A Golden Thanksgiving Table
I don’t particularly appreciate being rushed from Holiday to Holiday… Sure, I like to think ahead, but seeing Christmas decor and candy being put on the shelves while I’m still shopping for Halloween just freaks me out. Now that Halloween craziness is over, I’m super excited to move on to Thanksgiving and, more importantly, setting our Thanksgiving table.
I did think ahead this year in one sense when it came to my Thanksgiving table decor. Every year pumpkin picking turns out to be one of my favorite days… The farm we go to, Eastmont Orchards, has a huge selection of gourds and I can spend hours sifting through them. This year I stocked up on small “gooseneck gourds” knowing that I’d use them for Halloween and then later transform them for Thanksgiving…
Armed with a jar of gold tinsel glitter and a few other craft items I transformed my natural gourds into these golden turkey friends!
Since the glitter sheds, I also spray painted a few of the gourds to use as place card holders. As much as I love glitter, I don’t like getting it on the plates we will be eating from.
With my craft projects complete I was ready to set the table…
For setting the table I used a huge piece of ivory burlap instead of a traditional tablecloth. I love how the ivory makes it a bit more dressy than basic burlap (which I also love) but still adds a slight bit of rustic feel. I love to add “sprinkles” to all of my table designs. “Sprinkles” can be anything from rose petals, to confetti, to feathers and they just add an extra dimension of festiveness to the overall look. In this case the white feather “sprinkles” enhance our turkey gourd mascots and give a little preview to our upcoming dessert cookie platter.
Happy November! If you are out and about and haven’t already, pick up a variety of small gooseneck gourds as well as a larger one if you can find it (Local farm stands or whole foods are your best bets). In the weeks ahead we are going to show you how to make a larger version of these golden gourd turkeys for the center of your table. For now, we will enjoy these guys…
Happy DIY crafting! Xo Dani