We had some friends come stay with us last weekend… it was a great excuse to get some little projects done around the house… Not to mention the fact that it was 1 week until Thanksgiving and I still had not finished putting up the decorations….
I can only do ONE Holiday at a time… (this makes for crazy Christmas seasons for me, because I really should start earlier since I always think I can get more done than I do.)
So a few days after Halloween, I pulled out the Thanksgiving decorations. Then they sat for a few days (um…weeks) Here’s my entry way/dining room… I always try to decorate this table for the seasons…
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I was all ready to post photos of my table settings from last year (we had over 30 people!)… but I guess I was too busy cooking that I didn’t take very many photos! Here’s are a couple..
This is the kids table, I had to search HI and LOW for vinyl Thanksgiving placemats for them…
The centerpiece… It came out “okay” pretty much you take a pumpkin then turn it into a little “Fruit appetizer” by putting skewers in him… The kids thought it was pretty cool.
It’s easy to make. Simply start with an uncut pumpkin. Then use a toothpicks to attach his head. Which is made from a pear, a piece of red pepper (for the warble) raisins for his eyes and a piece of cheese for a nose. Then just make fruit kabobs on bamboo skewers and insert them for his “feathers”.
My Thanksgiving Turkey that I am INSANELY proud of. It was delicious and not the least bit dried out.
Next on the list was the guest bathroom and basement. We finished the basement last year and I am slowly getting it pulled together.
Got my latest painting hung up… still needs a frame.. oh and that lamp has to go.
We have this HUGE long wall in the basement across from the Kitchen area, I had always wanted to make it a bit of a “rotating” art gallery (I’m going to add some clips so the kids can put there art up there too)…. I finally got some paintings hung.. Don’t laugh, but most of those have been done for a year and sitting on the floor.. I don’t know why I have such a hard time hanging my own art… I pulled out a couple of my husband’s paintings from college too..
Guest Bath.. got this cabinet hung up.. it’s a “redo”.. I’ll post more details bout it next week…
More art hung up.. this time the paintings I bought at the St. James Art Fair
It felt good to cross some things off the list! But there is still a HUGE list… it’s never ending, oh well.. I kinda like it that way.
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