The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

Just a Simple Sweet Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Last year I made this shabby pumpkin to be on my Thanksgiving table, the wire pumpkins sit on my ledge in the new kitchen this year.  Thus this year I decided I wanted something shabby but with a little french inspiration.  I used those bright orange, approx 2 to 3 inch sized, pumpkins from Michaels, and restyled them into this:

I used the same technique, noted in the link above, but tried some other types of papers, the heavier scrapbook papers really need to be soaked and patience is the key.  I used a soft greyish/blue color.  I found testers at Home Depot and the paint works lovely in projects.  Nice to have other today colors to work with.  Taupe velvet ribbon, grey/silver seam binding, and a tuck in of some leftover burlap ribbon, in a warm honey basket.  Love the simplicity and the little bit of pumpkin frosting from the glitter. 

Although this year it will be a small family dinner, all the favorites will be made, including my grandma's oyster dressing, and Mom's bread dressing/stuffing.  I still haven't gotten used to the Southern version with cornbread yet. 

My little one really, I mean REALLy, loves the Food channel and slightly obsessesed with the 'cooking lady' or Giada at Home show.  Seriously, she asks to watch the DVR shows! LOL :) Not sure if I have a chef in the making.  We watched the Thanksgiving show and I want to try this turkey recipe, Cranberry Orange Glazed Turkey, it just sounds refreshing and light.  I tend to like the more citrus flavored turkey recipes.  We will let you know, she loves to 'help' course the whole kitchen needs a cleaning afterwards between the two of us.

So tell me what is your favorite dish or recipe for Thanksgiving?  Love to hear!

It will be a very short week here; loving all this collected vacation time to use up before year end.

May you have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving

2 Sweet Thoughts:

  1. Hi Kris! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your pumpkins are gorgeous! My favorite Thanksgiving dish is sweet potato casserole with peaches and cashews. So yummy!

  2. Kris~ your pumpkins are beautiful!
    Thanks so much for visiting my holiday home yesterday. My coffee table came from High Fashion Home:

    Happy holidays to you!


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