Friday, November 2, 2012

Thinking about the feast and the dishes

I love Thanksgiving!  The food, the people, the table settings, the great weather here.   Usually we set the table with the china that was once my Mothers.   I love the elegant look and the colors.   More about that in another post as I need to make some "packaging" item for that post yet.

Today I decided that I would show off the plaid bags a bit and share a little idea for those who use paper goods and want to "fancy" them up and also something that you could do ahead of time for your guests to make silverware easier at the beginning or the end of the buffet.

I choose purple bag (7x5 just in case you want to know)....yes purple but I love the color with the fall leaves I think it sets them off more.   I added in a straw of course just in case you have children at your Thanksgiving feast. Next is 3 colors of bakers twine with NO knot for the center.   I just wrapped some twine single strand around the loops.    Last the perfect tag to let everyone know that you are thankful for them.

As usual you will find the plaid bags and the bakers twine in my etsy shop at:   The stamp is from Papertrey ink and the leaf die cut is a Tim Holtz die cut.  Hope someone sees this post with all of the photos.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's the beginning of "Wrap it up November"

Welcome to the beginning of a few ideas on "wrapping it up" with things from the shop.   I want to give you ideas.   I love the little touches for the holidays.   I have been making these little pillow boxes in different colors and embellished with loads of little details.   Think of what you can put inside.

Gift cards
small soaps
A key

Stop the and pick some up of these or make some for yourself and embellish away.