Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving and Life Rushes On

Clearance tablecloths, napkins, glitter pumpkins (from Halloween), 3 bags of candy, and 14 place settings with the Harvest Blessing Mix treat bags and turkey napkin holders, and we've got our Thanksgiving table. My girls helped me put together the turkey napkin holders.

I think the tables turned out looking pretty good. Thanks J and K for helping. Too bad I forgot to take pictures during dinner, when there were actually people in those chairs.

Thanksgiving was a week ago, and I live for Christmas, so I'm always anxious to start the Christmas music, get out the tree and decorations, and make lots of crafts and gifts. But since going back to school, I feel almost Scrooge-y. I think it's because I don't have the time to do what I usually do during the holidays. This year, I haven't completed gift shopping and making, I'm not completely on top of Christmas decorations, and we haven't got the tree out, yet. But I did manage to pull out the red tablecloth (while putting away the orange from Thanksgiving) and change the contents of my vases. So I have one Christmas decoration out. At least I can say I've started.

Now, ribbon bow around the vase bottoms or not? I can't decide what would look best. That, and I don't actually have any appropriate red or green ribbon on hand. Does they need a ribbon?


  1. I'm with Christie. I wish I had some of your creativity. I love the way that Thanksgiving table looked. This year we had two huge dinners so at both places it was literally the big ugly tables at the church. Nothing pretty like what you have :)

  2. Debbie, we do Thanksgiving at a church quite often. Every other year, my mom's family still gets together. We're talking ~100 people. But we still like to decorate the tables and have some type of favor, even if it's not as fancy/complicated as this.

    The thing to remember is to try to keep it simple. The hardest thing for this setting was actually hauling dishes (and the rest of the stuff) to Mom's house.