Thanksgiving is a great holiday. There is plenty of food and beverages. There is cool stuff to watch on the TV. You are surrounded by family and friends (yes, that can be a blessing and a curse). It is the start of winter season and most importantly, the lead in to Christmas.
For me the stuffing is more important than the turkey. For my daughter, there must be mashed potatoes and gravy, for my son-in-law it’s macaroni and cheese. For all of us, there is a special Pumpkin Chiffon pie, light and fluffy, covered in whipped cream. No matter what else is going on, I must start the day by watching the original “Miracle on 34th Street”, then watch the Macy’s Day Parade and end the day with White Christmas.
Now that you know what we like, let’s get started on some ideas for the upcoming holiday. Here are some simple, yet wonderfully appropriate accents for your table top from Celebrations.com. Aren’t they spot on?
I can only find a picture for these, but putting together some ideas together from some other pins, I’m guessing that you hollow out the center and put a small can or votive holder inside to hold the candle. I find them to be quite fabulous! And if you are worried about kids and candles you can always use those battery powered tea lights.
From Home is Where the Boat Is comes this lovely, rustic floral arrangement, with mini pumpkins and Sunflowers. Mary confessed that she bought that particular brand of pumpkin because of the look of the label!
Here’s a nice idea for a placemat that I couldn’t trace back to anywhere. Good Idea, whoever came up with it!
To make sure you have some actual healthy food and just because it’s so darn cute, from Not My Own Life is the Thanksgiving Turkey fruit platter! Totally love it!
From Spoonful.com are these Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings. They are a great craft for kids using popsicle sticks, a piece of felt, and tacky glue and of course, buttons. (I have to include these because my Mom used to make button jewelry for my daughter when she was a kid. I threaten to make some for her daughter when she is a little older, to carry on the tradition!)
Here’s a cool Edible Cookie Wreath from Country Living. I love the colors, although I would hate for it to be eaten away at bit by bit. Maybe I would try making it with salted dough to have it be more permanent!
Ok, one last craft for the kids which is really cute. Parents.com has quite a few crafts that are good to keep the kids busy, but I love this Gourd Gobbler.
Well this is definitely enough to get us started. But there is much more to come, thanks to Pinterest!
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