11/25/08

Banquet tables

The kids and I put these tables together for our Thanksgiving Banquet at church last week.

Last year the kids made the Pilgrim and Indian candle holders. I made the ship from a basket and some burlap. It was fun and so I kept all of it to use over again. This year we added the corn to the table and printed out vintage Thanksgiving greeting card pictures and tied them to the corn with gold cord.












I know this is totally a mom thing, but I just love the Pilgrims and Indians, simply because my kids made them.
















We use a brown table cloth and a burlap runner.













This idea came from BH&G or Country Living or some magazine like that. Yellow apples wrapped in gold tulle. It was pretty cute, although it took longer to do than I anticipated.










I had no idea how to core an apple without my Pampered Chef tool, isn't that ridiculous? One of the ladies who was at the church cooking came to my rescue, and I am pretty sure she was laughing on the inside! But it did hold the candles better because I was able to make them just the right size for the tapers.

12 comments:

joyfuliving said...

those are all fabulous ideas. oh, and i love the pilgrim candlie holdes too! :)

Astrid said...

Those table settings are lovely!

You won! You won a bar of soap from my soap giveaway ....http://thelopsidedhouse.blogspot.com/2008/11/wash-away-that-dirt-soap-giveaway.html

Is there an email address that I can reach you at? You'll need to decide which bar of soap you'd like and I'll need an address to send it to. :)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Astrid

Mrs. Jones said...

Those tables look fabulous!

Carla said...

Thanks so much for linking to my Vintage Holiday Crafts blog. I appreciate it!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :-)

Jennie said...

those are great... love the kids table and I LOVE the apples !!! Pampered Chef is the best@!!!

~Cheevers Family~ said...

Those look familiar!! (haha) Very pretty settings!! Turned out really great!!!

~Cheevers Family~ said...

Those look familiar!! (haha) Very pretty settings!! Turned out really great!!!

jen said...

These are great!!! You're so creative.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I like the basket pilgrim ship... great table settings. I like the gold tulle idea. BHG should attach a time to each project, for me I would have to double the time expectancy. Ha.

Amber said...

Good luck on the move, first of all.

Second of all, I love the ship you made out of the basket of fruit! How creative!

Amber said...

Oops! I just realized that the baskets had mini pumpkins in it. Didn't realize that 'til I went back and maximized the photo!

Positively Creative! said...

very very cute....love it all! Great Job!