I know that none of you probably want to see a Thanksgiving table after the fact, but you're going to anyway. Considering that I had absolutely no idea just how I was going to set it as close as the very day before, I thought it turned out beautifully.
It was largely due to our good friend and dinner-and-baseball bud, Lennie, who was not able to join us, but sent a lovely little flower arrangement instead. It was a bit small for our table, so I surrounded it with some faux pumpkins and the result was quite pleasing, I think.
Then, I thought I'd do something really different with the napkins this year, so folded them into turkeys!
While they are more pretty than practical (because each diner has to deal with not only two napkins, but a securing pin and piece of foil), everyone enjoyed them and they were amazingly easy to do.
The best way to learn is to watch this video. I find that it really helps to fold them on an ironing board, and iron between each step. Also, do starch your napkin that will be used for the feathers.
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Here's what we had for dinner (and this took me THREE DAYS to prepare!) that probably tasted better than it looks.
Even two days hence, I am still recovering from it!
Now...on to Christmas!
Plates – Johnson Brothers “His Majesty”
Placemats – World Market
Tablecloth - Williams-Sonoma
Brown Napkins – World Market
Indian Corn Napkins – Made by my mother
Stemware – Gift from my dad
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