Hi Sweet friends! Popping in for a quick post today ... I'm here to wish you all a wonderful , delicious, and blessing filled Thanksgiving!
I made my centerpiece today and was inspired by the natural elements of that wonderful Susan Branch table setting above featured in Country Living magazine..... I took my pumpkins from outside and dressed them up a tiny bit with some gold glitter and a little holiday star tag too. Super easy! Just use clear dying glue and glitter away :) Then I used my dried hydrangeas as a base under the pedestal and added some fresh nuts, woodland accents and just to give a hint of the holidays to come, I added a decoupaged Christmas ball that I covered in baking images and wah-laa , all done!
I love glittering the stems too, it adds a nice little touch. If I had some squash or more gourdes, I'd use them too, anything natural works! pine cones , fresh greenery etc! I don't have a picture , but a friend of mine grabbed some fresh pine from outside one year and laid it down the center of the Thanksgiving table and placed all of her pretty dishes on top, the finishing touch was she sprinkled some gold glitter on it too! I thought it was a great simple idea!
What a busy week ahead! Time to polish all the silver and get all my turkeys in a row :) ...I can't wait to start cooking! Oh that wonderful smell of the turkey and pies in the oven! yum!
I love to decorate the table the day before, that way I can work and cook and not have to worry about anything except to enjoy the day!
Well ladies, gotta get running now, lots of shopping and baking to do!!
pie ( susan branch/country living )
Wishing you a beautiful week filled with family and friends and abundant blessings !! And a big Happy Thanksgiving to all my lovely friends in blog land!!
Much love and Thanks!
~ Cynthia ~ XO