My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity of hosting our very first Thanksgiving in our new home. It was such a treat!
To share the holiday in true blogging style, I thought I’d leave you with a snapshot of our table yesterday… all inspired by this fun little brown and orange remnant from the local fabric shop.
The orange and brown solid burlap fabrics (from Ikea) made the perfect complimentary runner — no need to sew, the unraveling edges looked great as is. White milk glass bud vases from around the house made the perfect taper candle holders.
Now off to a sunny San Diego holiday with out-of-town family and friends! Have a restful and relaxing four day weekend.
Our Friday Guest Blog Interview Series will be back next week! Drumroll… I’ll put myself in the hot seat to formally introduce the face behind Pepper by sharing my answers to the four PDB questions. I’m really looking forward to it!!
Don’t forget the kids this Thanksgiving holiday! We all remember holidays spent at the kids’ table playing and laughing with cousins. To create those special memories today, set up a kid-friendly space and keep it the ‘fun’ table by adding games, coloring, projects and creative decor. Here are a few inspirations that will make everyone excited to sit down! Country Living’s paper covered table is an excellent start (above).
Martha Stewart shares terrific kids table decor, such as felt finger puppets, customized table ware, DIY fringed tableclothes and pastel dessert centerpieces.
In good weather, set up the table outdoors with little stools and chairs. When kids get tired of sitting still, they can play and run in sight (Country Living tablescape). For steps on how to make your own headdress napking wrap and paper boat place cards check out Martha Steward Living.
For more ideas, and Bakerella’s tasty Turkey Cake Pops (the perfect kids dessert), follow the jump! Continue reading
Here’s a clever little idea I found over at Country Living… Thanksgiving to go boxes ready for your guests and all of their yummy leftovers! It’s as easy as a standard cardboard box (try your local bakery to purchase a dozen or so) and a cute handmade label (see adorable example below by MCC Designs on Etsy).
Women in the Green featured a post on DIY wedding favors… but wouldn’t these colorful boxes be perfect for a slice of pumpkin pie or a turkey sandwich?
Four more handmade doggie bags and boxes after the jump! Including an adorable DIY project and downloadable box template by Style Me Pretty. Continue reading