Monday, November 17, 2008

More inspiration



I found some pictures from Thanksgiving 2004 to give you some more table inspiration.
We used the same burlap table cloth, only that year I took some rolls of brown shipping paper and chopped them on the table saw to narrow widths. We ran them across the table for place mats. This was great for keeping the gravy off the table cloth.Then ran a small strip down the center weaving them in and out of the cross pieces. By that year my sisters and I had collected enough Ruby glass dinnerware between the three of us, to cover the family. I stamped the napkins with a large tiole stamp. We used small bowls of fresh cranberries with candle for the centerpieces. I gathered fall leaves and dipped them in wax to lay on the table. There ya go, Thanksgiving 2004

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

How nice! I have enjoyed reading your blog. The pictures are lovely and inspiring. The downloads are some of my favorites. Thanks so much.

Bet

bl said...

Gorgeous table setting!

Tina said...

ooh, pretty. I wish I could get that many family members together for Thanksgiving. My family has managed to scatter all over the place....everyone of us were born and raised in Ohio...I think I have 2 relatives left there. We're still working on getting them to move down south with the rest of us (well, most of us between Georgia and Florida), much warmer here. Well, sorta, today it's the high temp will be 66 degrees...yes, I know, for those that don't live in the south, that's nothing. Beautiful table setting.

Anonymous said...

You are wonderfully creative......this would also work well for Christmas. You have given me inspiration........now to put it into practise. Thankyou for your great blog. Judy

brittney said...

wow looks great! come decorated for me? hehe

Tink said...

Totally awesome Derek. Although I will never feed a crowd that big at my table (neither table nor dining room will support it), the idea would work great for smaller gatherings as well. :)

babydoe said...

Well, aren't you just the crafty one? I love all the red tableware and your idea of the rolls of paper used as placemats is very unique. What a wonderful time you all must have!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table you set up for Thanksgiving! Like the leaves dipped in wax. The red dishes are great. Love reading your blog. Thanks for everything....I don't just come for the freebies although they are great too.

sweetheaven said...

What a beautiful table. It must be great to sit around the table with all those people. Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with us

BrendaLC said...

Fantastic ideas,thanks for sharing them and where did you ever find a stamp like that,it's beautiful.What a great inspiration you are.Thanks again for all the great sharing.
Brenda

L. said...

Derek,
I love the look of this table decor.
Simple yet elegant.
Thank you for sharing...gives me ideas.
Zan

Anonymous said...

Look out, Martha Stewart!!!! Here comes Derek!
LOL
Barb :-)

Gothmama said...

Yeah, what they said... your blog is really fun. I was so excited that you were a Halloween fan, but now it seems that you just have that kind of zeal for life and creativity! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Talk about making something from nothing...you so proved it doesn't take much to create a gorgeous display!!

OK, you're killing me, I need more details, details on the waxing of the leaves. I've used a glue covering in the past, but I'm thinking your wax method probably makes a better preservation!

Just found your blog and I certainly will be a returning fan!!
-Laurie

Anonymous said...

Wow, love your table! Love the dipped leaf idea!

Karen