Thanksgiving Season

Well friends, now that Halloween has passed and it's November 1st, it's officially Thanksgiving season! If that means you're starting to stress about people coming to your house (and maybe THAT LOOK from your cousin when you pull out the same ol' stained napkins from last year) then keep in mind that you have until November 10th to secure my services to whip together a Thanksgiving tabletop that will have everyone oohing and aahing.

In fact, my pal Laura got a head start this year, and we assembled  the pieces last week so I could show you.

 

The "placemats" are pieces of purple linen cut to size (no hemming required).

 

I kept it simple for the place setting, Laura's simple white plates with heirloom glasses and silver. Napkins are from Target. Pumpkins from the grocer (varying sizes). Mixture of votive holders with tea lights.

 

We bought two yards of this pleated satin and velvet ribbon to make "napkin rings" (a dab of hot glue to the back).

 

I commissioned these place cards from the oh-so-talented Tobe of Because It's Awesome. They turned out SO beautifully and she had many different styles of calligraphy to choose from. A low-cost way to add some glamour to the table.

 

It turned out so beautifully.

(Reminder: you have until November 10th to schedule me to do your table!)