The other night it was my turn to host our craft group dinner so I decided to do a
I used a cream linen tablecloth and added a strip of burlap down the middle.
A few years ago I made arrangements with ribbons and natural elements to add to the top of pumpkins. When Thanksgiving was over I tossed the pumpkins and saved the arrangements. I decided to add them to a terra cotta colored and white pumpkin that I brought in from outside. I simply hot glued them to the top.
Just recently I was at Home Goods when I spied these gorgeous Johnson Bros. turkey plates. It was the touches of aqua that made my heart
skip a beat.
I tried to resist, but ended up coming home with 12 of them. :) I started with a wooden round cut from my sister, Julie's trees, a large gold plate, and the new turkey plate.
We were having soup so I added one of my pottery barn leaf plates, alternating green and gold, and finished with a white bowl.
My Pioneer Woman goblets were the perfect touch to pull out the aqua in the plates.
The napkins were tied with a string pulled from the burlap along with a tag that I stamped each guests name onto. I picked up the tags at Targets dollar spot and added a small acorn and
a sprig of rosemary.
They were take home gifts along with a turkey candle holder I bought at Michaels. Originally they were copper. I painted them with white chalk paint and sanded to let some of the copper color show. The utility candle is wrapped with a piece of torn book page and embellished with cream seam binding and an old key.
It's always fun to pull out my vintage S&P shakers. I placed one at each end of the table.
I offered to cook, but they wouldn't have it. They brought it all and it was fabulous!!!
From the chicken tortilla soup, made by Karen,
green salsa dip by Jackie,
and a relish tray by Natalie,
My plate loaded up and ready to dip! (wink)
Then to top it all off, Brenda made the best flan I have ever tasted!!
This delicious meal certainly geared me up for our upcoming Thanksgiving feast!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties: