Keep yo’ fo’ks folks, they’s pah!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends and neighbors!!  C’mon in and help yourself to something from our appetizer platter!  The table is set and the turkey in the oven is making the house smell divine!!


I’m sharing with you today, some photos of our Thanksgiving tablescape.  And also the little crafty/scrappy effort I made for place setting name tags.  Because I have all the supplies and someone would be disappointed if I didn’t.  Make that effort.  Even if the only disappointed person is me!


I don’t have a grey table cloth to cover both our regular dinning room table plus the folding table Mr B has jimmied to fit with the regular table like its all one huge long table, so I covered everything with several white cloths and then angled the grey table cloth to fit end to end and tucked the sides up underneath the cloths.


Yes, I married copper accents with china that has a gold edge AND silver tableware and goblets.  I don’t care what anyone says.  I like it and I’m gonna do it.


So these name tags.  As much as I wish I could say I printed them (and that IS my goal to one day be able to do) I stamped these.  With individual alphabet stamps.  That Lori is looking into getting in the store.  SUCH a fun and easy way to look way more Pinteresty than you actually are.


I tucked a single gingersnap cookie into each little paper bag (and I used up all I had so, Lori, I’ma need more please!) folded over the top and tied the tag to the bag with some twine.  Love how the buttery cookie makes grease marks on the bag!  These bags and these would also be super cute!



I found some copper twinkle lights at Kirkland, a home decor store down here.  They’re battery operated so no need for cords dangling off the table.


I decided against the fall colored floral arrangements I’ve seen everywhere this year, and decided to just cut a variety of greenery and put them in the chalk painted mason jars I did awhile back.  I love the simple color scheme of grey, white, copper and green.  So fresh and on point!

And finally the pie.  Always pumpkin.  I have no need to complicate my taste buds with pecan or apple options and so my guests have to be happy with pumpkin as well.  I am learning a new skill of cake decorating so the spun sugar accent was a late night youtube lesson that I thought would go fine on the pie.  I think I’ve just started a new tradition in our house!


I hope you’re having a spectacular day where ever you are.  And if it includes a bite of turkey, even better!!

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This post was written by Norine on November 24, 2016

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Birds of a Feather

Hi there blog followers!!  Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!  I hope you get to eat some turkey this weekend! (On that note…do you KNOW how hard it is to do a Canadian Thanksgiving where I am, in the southwest USA??   Forget fresh turkeys.  Forget even whole frozen turkeys!  I have a Turkey Breast With Some Leg and Back Meat thawing right now and will be happy to have that much!  And if I want a pumpkin pie I’ll have to make it myself!  Which I will.  There might only be 3 of us left here this year, 4 with my brother who’s visiting, but we will have ourselves a Canadian Thanksgiving if we have to shoot us a bird to do it!  The upside is, we’ll do it all again in about 6 weeks time!)

I have a layout to show you today.  Of the birds who are missing from the nest this year, (who are all celebrating Thanksgiving with family up North).  But for whom I am ever so grateful.  They make me who I am, and my life is so much better, funner, funnier and infinitely more interesting, because of them!  And yes, the photo comes from DEEP in the archives!


I used the FabScraps Shabbylicious line from the Love Store.  The papers are so pretty and delicate and feminine and while it’s not something I reach for often, I LOVED using them for this layout.  I have a whole other project in mind for them as well…couldn’t get enough with just a layout!


The birds on the branch is a chipboard laser cut die from Blue Fern Studios.  I covered the top surface with embossing ink and then heat embossed with white emboss powder.  Love that enameled look for a bit of a change.



The feather…I found while out walking the other day.  I love the feather trend right now, but I love REAL feathers even more!


I love the decorative frames from Prima that Lori has in the store as well!  You might wanna getcha some!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your holiday weekend doing whatever makes it wonderful!!

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This post was written by Norine on October 13, 2013

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