Friday, November 16, 2012

A little Seasonal Eye Candy :: Thanksgiving Inspiration

Thanksgiving is now less than a week away... We're preparing our tables, menus, grocery lists... we're shining our silver and our crystal... or perhaps we're packing up our bags in preparation for a great long weekend filled with good friends, good family and great food!

I'm always look for last minute ideas and inspirations... a new twist on an old tradition... I've found many along the way and thought I'd share a few with you!

Abundant Harvest  For a bountiful and modern cornucopia, arrange a mix of candles and fresh fruit and vegetables on a rustic wooden slab.
image via Pinterest... candles, fresh fruit and greens... say no more!

Pecan Pie Bars by justataste: All of the taste of the classic pie without the hassle of pastry dough. #  Bars #Pecan_Pie
Pecan pie bars via Just Delicious....

Heavenly Mashed Potatoes by #potatoes #thanksgiving
Mouthwatering from Spoon Fork Bacon

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich by #turkey #sandwich #foodie
I know it's silly but this is my favorite part of Thanksgiving! 

Take the Side Street: Thanksgiving Table
I'm a huge fan of bringing the outdoors indoors for seasonal decor... the storm has left me with many pine cones and broken pine branches... Little white candles complete the look. I adore the rustic and the elegant. Via Take The Side Street

silverware tied with bow
Simple is always elegant in my book!
via Pinterest

Wishbone Napkin Ring
I adore this clever and simple idea from Martha Stewart!

Glimmer and Shine
Another great idea from Martha Stewart and a great way
to transition those little pumpkins to Thanksgiving!

Love this idea for a buffet.......
I found this trophy idea over at Belles and Bows!

Day after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.
It really is all about the sandwich in my book!

The Thanksgiving "Double Down"
Ok, now we're talking!

This happens to be one of my faves... give me the canned over he the fresh any day!
(And think of all the nifty and craft things you can do with the cans!)

For Thanksgiving:  Each person submits a thing they are grateful for. Type them up and roll into the dinner rolls. It is fun to find them all - even more fun to guess who they belonged to.  This tradition will be a keeper!
I simply love these little Thanksgiving rolls. Each person writes something that they are thankful for.
Thank a fortune cookie, but for Thanksgiving!
This fabulous idea is from Beauty and Bedlam

I love what this blogger has done with the river rocks, but why not turn them in to Thanksgiving rocks?
A great idea for children. Simply leave out a bowl of river rocks and a few black Sharpies. If you live near a beach or somewhere where there are smooth rocks, you could have the children go out with an adult on Thanksgiving morning to collect the rocks.
Image via Tumblr

Chilly Pinecones
I adore this creative wine cooler from Better Homes and Gardens.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Champagne Ladies? by dominique




Katie Clooney said...

Beautiful post! I think I gained 10 lbs from reading it! Have a great weekend.

Jo said...

Such lovely options!
At the rate I'm going we'll be take out on paper plates! I have to get my rear in gear this weekend!:)


HMC said...

I'm with you 100%--I love the post-Thanksgiving sandwiches, and there is nothing better than canned cranberry sauce!

Carrie said...

this is making me super excited for Thanksgiving!!! it's gonna be so much fun filled with food.

Enter my Chicnova Thanksgiving Giveaway! Ends in 3 days. :)


kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Love the ideas and photos here Jessica! Just what I needed!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!