Well, my first thanksgiving is over, and it was (for the most part) a success. If you ask anyone else, they will tell you it was great. If you ask me, I will tell you that the turkey was dry. Oh well, try again next year! :-) More importantly then the food, my table was beautiful, which is what I was the most excited about.
Then I made burlap flowers, I used them as decorations and I turned 7 of them into napkin rings (I got the idea from Jen over at www.tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com check her out for other great decorating ideas). They came out really cute! I was very excited. If you like them also, I would be happy to sell you some. I can make them with any color fabric and any color center, just let me know what you want. $5 for a set of 6.
At the last minute I added some black beads that I had left over. When they were mixed with the cranberries, they looked like blueberries. I think it finished off the table very nicely. The foam turkeys are place card holders that Ella and her Nannie (Great Grandma) made when she came to visit. We tried to put place cards in them, but they wouldn’t stay, so they were just cute turkeys on our table.
:-) HAPPY THANKSGIVING now bring on the Christmas decorations! Well, not yet for me. I am hosting an engagement party next weekend. It is going to have a great “candy shop” theme. Keep an eye out for photos of it in the coming weeks.