Friday, November 18, 2011

Fall Felt and Fabric

There are many things I enjoy, but there are few things that thrill me as much as decorating ....well everything! I absolutely swoon over tables capes and relish the opportunity to set the dinner table during each Holiday! I have an extensive linen collection in all shades, shapes, and textures, mmmmm love hunting for vintage linens....ahem...sorry you lost me there for a minute! OK OK back to this table..... These crisp white napkins were trimmed with the GORGEOUS spice cake fabric from Stampin' Up! The napkin ring is fashioned from a combination of kraft cardstock, spice cake paper, and those yummy spice cake buttons. A thick felt leaf, and my favorite fall "ribbon" raffia.

I think is nice to make each family member and guest feel welcome, so quick and easy to make a place card with a warm felt leaf, and a button accent! To get a multicolor stamped image like this one, simply stamp image in lighter color ink, and color in darker color with a marker and stamp. Be sure to clean stamp between uses so you do not get brown ink on your lighter ink pad.On the inside of card add a little gift or sincere message telling your guest why you are thankful for them.

Rustic wood charger plates are perfect for a relaxed Thanksgiving table, less formal than gold and just as pretty when the dishes are piled up with the comforting fare of a traditional Thanksgiving. In our line of work we do not get many Holidays off, and Thanksgiving is no exception, we work until around 5PM so dinner must be simple, delicious and planned ahead of time. Each year I ask each family member what they really want and make each one of those items. The one thing I always make just for me is a big bowl of brandied cranberries! What is your must have?

Happy creating!{ no mustaches were harmed in the making of this photo!}


WinterBerry Glen said...

I {heart} tablescapes, too. I think it is so fun to decorate for the holidays and my table is where I always begin because it gets my creativity going. I didn't know SU sold fabrics. Hmmm. gonna have to look into that!
Thanks for sharing!!!!

Court said...

LOVE it! I LOVE what you did with this and for some reason it makes me want to cuddle the felt! haha. LOVE the "stash" picture too!

Tammy Schmitt said...

Those are gorgeous place cards! I love the idea of using a large button with the napkin rings. TFS:-)

~Tammy S