Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Marvelous Mess and Natural Thanksgiving Centerpieces


Thanks for joining me for my party!

I'm sad to say my Boston Terrier did not win the costume contest....... and I cry FOWL. Actually, I cry Reptile.....as it was a Lizard dressed as King Arthur who won first place. Boooooo. ;-)

I just got back from a family party where I was asked to make some impromptu centerpieces at the last moment.....here is what I came up with using what I could find in nature, in the garden, and in the house. These kind of centerpieces could easily be used for your Thanksgiving table and they took me about 20 minutes to make. 
~This one is just wetland grasses and cat tails tied with burlap, rose hips in ironstone pitchers, and a quickly made grapevine wreath to help hold the grasses together. 


~This is an antique wire egg basket with dried up lavender and rose hips, and a burlap ribbon.


~And, this one is a squash with the top taken off and used as a vase for some rose hips. Burlap was wrapped around the base of the rose hips to keep with the theme and make it prettier. There is also some teeny grapevine curlicues around the middle. 

See? 
Very simple. 

And, I got lots of compliments!

Here is my favorite from last weeks party:
Cider Glazed Butternut Squash from Gluten Free From A-Z

Now on to the party!



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