Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

One of my favorite things about holidays is that every year, even though it’s a day steeped in tradition, a fresh new memory is made.

I live in Canada where we celebrate Thanksgiving in early October, so I thought I’d share something new I tried this year. First I should tell you that I love to set the dining room table for a special occasion so I tend to go all out with the china, crystal, candles, linens and fresh flowers.

This year I decided it might be fun to add placecards. I started by searching online for “vintage Thanksgiving graphics” and this one caught my eye.

I printed the image on white cardstock, trimmed it to size, glued it on a piece of gold paper, and added the names by hand. Then, at each place setting, I propped the card on tiny white pumpkins I found at a local farmers' market.

My pink-and-white china doesn’t lend itself to traditional fall colors, so the gold and white worked well with my color scheme. Best of all it was easy and inexpensive!

Now I’m planning my Christmas tablescape. I think moose placecards will be fun because I have a lot of moose-themed holiday ornaments. What do you think of this?

Or this?

I haven't decided how to display them, but I might use pinecones. If you can think of a better idea, please let me know!

For now I’m wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving filled with everyone and everything you love.

Happy holidays!

Until next time,
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linda s said...

I knew this would be you with the little pumpkin turkeys. Beautiful table setting. I do my fine china, silver, crystal thing at Thanksgiving and Christmas, too.
I think pinecones and moose make a great combo. I can see you gearing up for the holiday season. Have fun.

Anonymous said...

The top pick with the moose and water - easier to put the name where it will be seen.
Pinecones are a cool idea too.


Lee McKenzie said...

Hi, Linda!

I laughed at "I knew this would be you"!

My family says I spend too much time setting the table, then everyone takes photos before we sit down to dinner.

What can I say? Many people complain about all the work involved in preparing for the holidays, but for me it's just plain fun!

Lee McKenzie said...

You're right, Marcie. The names will show up better on the one with the water and the sky in the background. Makes me wish I could do calligraphy.