Monday, November 23, 2009

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

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


Dee said...

Hello Cynthia,
What a beautiful centerpiece! Your cottage reminds me of a beautiful B&B my husband and I visted a few years back. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, can't wait to see your beautiful holiday decor in the coming weeks! Hugs to you, Dee

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful centerpiece, Cynthia! I love the doily with the teardrop crystals. The glitter on the pumpkins adds that ooh la la effect!!

Have a wonderful & delicious Thanksgiving!! :-)


Evi said...

Beautiful photos - thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

The Old Parsonage said...

The Centerpiece is wonderful - so full of country lovin'!
I'm right there with you trying to prepare early. I actually have off today and set one of my tables already and placed the dished for the other table on a counter. I'm baking pumpkin rolls today which have the whole house smelling good.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cynthia....I love your centerpiece and I think I will borrow your idea of glittering up my little pumpkins for the dining room table. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!~Patti

Sharon said...

Good day Cynthia :) Your centerpiece is just beautiful! I have a couple of Baby Boo Pumpkins a sweet friend gave me and was thinking about adding glitter to them. Now I will :) Thanks for having such an inspiring and encouraging blog, I do enjoy it :)

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!


Julie Harward said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU TOO! I love the centerpiece..way cute! Amazing what a little glitter can do! I'm busy this week too, all our kids are coming for 4 days...the house will be poppin! Come say hi :D

Unknown said...

Oh! Happy Thanksgiving to you too Sweet Cynthia! I am sure your table will be BEAUTIFUL! :)


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Love all the pics. This is a great time of the year. And you really have a way with color and pattern. Loved the last post too, all that tartan plaid and lace. It's wonderful.
I am also a huge Susan Branch fan. Are you on Facebook? Susan Branch is there and she posts all kinds of things. There is a video she made of her KITCHEN... the stove and everything! So CUTE! Check it out if you haven't already!


Hi Cyn,
Love your centerpiece, it looks beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving (;

A Southern Rose said...

Happy early Thanksgiving! Your centerpiece is beautiful. A great idea. I love your home. It is always so beautiful.

Lee Laurie

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I think the centerpiece is beautiful! At first I thought the ball was reflecting all those lovely images, a very cool effect!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Love the pics.


lillie mae acres said...

What a beautiful centerpiece Cyn! As usual, you did a fantastic job. I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing week and a blessed Thanksgiving. I got all my errands and chores out of the way today, so I'm just relaxing the rest of the week before cooking. No stress! Just blessings and thankfulness!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Cynthia, everything looks beautiful and so festive for the holidays. Love what you did to the Love the added sparkle. We too are getting ready and I'm enjoying all of it.
Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

Uh-oh! Hope the glitter doesn't end up in the gravy! ;-)

Everything's so beautiful, Cynthia! It always is.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Cynthia,

Your centerpiece is so pretty. Can't wait to see your other decorations for Christmas. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I know it will be special! Your centerpiece is lovely! You always make everything with such style!

Lisa said...

Love the pumpkins!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

Cindy said...

Your centerpiece looks wonderful, Cynthia! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was a month ago, so I can concentrate on nothing but Christmas decorating!!! hugs, Cindy S.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Cynthia!

That's a lovely centerpiece you created! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia! How pretty!!! Glitter is a girl's best friend ya know!!!lol I've been a bad blogger but soo busy lately! Just wanted to stop in and wish you HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Sincerely, Jeannette

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Elyse said...

hi cyn!

i love thanksgiving! we go to NJ to visit my sisters and their families and it's a really great time. my very favorite meal of the year.

tomorrow i will be packing, baking and making cranberry sauce and apple sauce. a fun time in the kitchen with yummy smells everywhere!

wishing you and your family a happy, healthy & yummy thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Table !
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Nishant said...

I actually have off today and set one of my tables already and placed the dished for the other table on a counter.

Work from home India

joyh82 said...

Beautiful pumpkins, I never would have thought about doing that but it really shines. Happy Thanksgiving!

Beverly@ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Thanks for the table ideas. Love the glittered pumpkings. Have a great day preparing and enjoying.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Gorgeous table! Your family and friends are fortunate to have the privilege of sitting down to eat at it. I would just sit and stare at the creativeness of it all.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hi Cynthia...Nice to meet you!!! Enjoyed surfing your blog and loved it...put you on my blogroll so I can keep an eye on what your up to. Susan Branch and glitter, a great combination!!! so cute! Have a wonderful week, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...stop over would love to have you!

Linda Stubbs said...

I have never seen a snowflake on a pumpkin before, but it is the cutest thing!!!!!! You are so creative and everything on your blog is so inviting!

I do like coming over.

Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower

Reneé DeLano said...

WOW! love your photos!! the pumpkins look amazing! hope all is well : ) x0

Its So Very Cheri said...

Is that a gingerbread ornament and if so where did you get it. I have a gingerbread tree and that is so cute


Annie said...

oh the pie looks like heaven!