So we all ate turkey and felt grateful, and now are frantically decorating, shopping, crafting, etc. for Christmas. But before we get too far into Christmas, I must share my Thanksgiving Insanity for this year. Here is the centerpiece I made for one of the tables. I still love the marigolds and the vines on the inspiration post, here, and it would be more obvious with a larger pumpkin stem, but sometimes you have to make do with what you can find.
Here’s a different angle after I added ribbon on the bottom. My husband liked it, but with all of the chaos (there were around 40 of us there), I’m not sure if anyone else even noticed it. So if you like it at all, it would help me feel like the hours of creativity and effort that went into it were worthwhile if you would leave me a comment. (OK. Enough with the drama, it really wasn’t very difficult. And I should be used to normal people not really appreciating my insanity. If they did, I might not have this blog. Thank you, fellow lunatics for validating me!)
But of course, the kids’ table was the most fun! Would you believe I had a heck of a time finding plain orange plates? (Big Lots–Thanksgiving morning). I utilized scrapbook paper as a placemat (a la Hostess blog), and cut a little pumpkin stem to put under each plate. I made the same placecards I used here.