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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rustic Thanksgiving Table

Menus to plan, shopping to do, slaving over a hot stove ... so much to do before the big day!  Thought I'd get the table set well in advance (hope it doesn't collect too much dust from now til Thanksgiving)!  Lots of vintage pieces combined in an old wooden toolbox include a variety of  corkscrews, Japanese glass fishing buoys, small tarnished silver spoons, green flower frogs and a few white pumpkins make for a one of a kind centerpiece. 

The tablecloth is simply four yards of a large weave burlap I found at the garden center.  Laid diagonally across the table and tied with a green ribbon, the rough texture sets a rustic mood.  Super simple place card holders with vintage porcelain doorknobs can be made in minutes.
To make the place card holders I just poked a toothpick into a wine cork (I have plenty of those on hand!) and broke off part of the toothpick so it fit into the hole in the doorknob.  I drew some free hand leaves on fall colored scrapbook paper, cut them out and used a glue stick to paste them onto the corks. Done!  A cute place card that can be easily changed with each season.
Wishing everyone a memorable Thanksgiving!

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