Monday, November 15, 2010

Martha Mondays - Thanksgiving Centerpieces

It was my pick for Martha Mondays and I knew that I needed to scratch something off of my to-do list for Thanksgiving.  With that in mind, I picked centerpieces because it was something that I could get taken care of and just put aside until the big day.

This is what is on my table now.  Gold, glass pumpkins purchased at Sam's.  I love them.  I can put them out in September and not worry about changing anything until the day after Thanksgiving.  They are beautiful and give off the fabulous glow.

After going through Martha Stewart's website looking at all of her handmade centerpieces and table settings, I was exhausted and took a small break to get my creative juices flowing.

They didn't flow very far, unfortunately!

This is what I ended up with after my first effort.

Candles in cranberries is what I call this.  And I made a note to buy new candles since these apparently haven't been straight in a very long time.  I couldn't find any ribbon that I liked and I think it is very, very plain.  Maybe I needed to make several and group them.  This presented a problem since I don't have anything that comes close to matching.

On to try something else.

I drug out a box of old decorations that I knew just needed some tender loving care.  Ok, I admit.  I keep stuff.  It's not hoarding, more of a pack rat thing.  I come by it naturally, my Dad was the same way.  But it's all in boxes and one day I'm going to either need it or find a way to use it.  Like today. 

With all of the Martha inspiration and a little of her glitter, I turned the old pumpkins into sparkling jewels.  I even sparkled a real pumpkin too.  And after inserting some glass balls that matched perfectly, I think I've got something here. 
Reminds me of a fairyland.   I had fun and my table will now look beautiful with this in the center.  I can't wait to see what the others came up with.


  1. These are really great Karen. I enjoyed this task a lot. YOur home is looking so pretty for the holiday.

  2. Wow! You really went to town in the creativity department. Great job! I love the sparkly pumpkins!

  3. Thanks Sassy. It usually takes me two or three tries before I get it right.

  4. It's fun seeing all this Thanksgiving activity from the US bloggers... I get to see all the fun things but not have to do any work myself :)