DIY Crafty Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Today I am looking at DIY crafty Thanksgiving table decorations.

I am counting down the days to the yummiest day of the year.  Thanksgiving.

Contrary to what you hear (or see on television) Thanksgiving is not about saving money on gifts.   Thanksgiving is about spending time with family and being thankful for all the wonderful people and events in your life.  I think that celebrating Thanksgiving is becoming a lost art.

I remember Thanksgiving from my childhood and it was a special day.  It was all of the thoughtful details that made the day special.  We used actual tablecloths and cloth napkins.  We used special silverware and china that was brought out and put on the table only on holidays.  We ate foods that we didn’t normally eat.  It took the whole day to make the meal.  Thanksgiving was a special event.

This year, why don’t you try to keep Thanksgiving the special day that it was meant to be?  Have you thought about what you will do to decorate your table?  Adding a centerpiece or table decoration is easy.  You can even get your kids to help you!  Here are a few DIY crafty ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving table.

All photos are from pinterest.com

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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Plant Lover

Today I am looking at a holiday gift ideas for the plant lover.

Holiday Gift Ideas #4

A large terrarium

A large terrarium by New York Landcaper, Paula Hayes

A large terrarium by New York Landscaper, Paula Hayes

A small terrarium

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Small Cup Terrarium

A crafty terrarium

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The Slug and Squirrel Terrariums

Hanging Outdoor Glass

Upcycled Outdoor Mobile by

Upcycled Outdoor Mobile by

A New Garden Gate

Garden Gate

Garden Gate

Garden Sculptures

Upcycled Garden Spinner

Upcycled Garden Spinner

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Bottle Tree

Outdoor Planters

IT IS FRIDAY!!!

TALK about frustrating! I have a case of laryngitis.  If you know me, then you know how much I love to talk.

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Have a great weekend.  Why don’t you talk to a friend, sing a song, or recite a poem or short story out loud this weekend?  Vocalize your thoughts and wishes.

I’ll see you back here on Monday.

Patricia

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Ettore Sottsass Chandelier

Today I am looking at a chandelier by Ettore Sottsass.

I took a few minutes yesterday to look at the auction catalog for Wright’s upcoming December Design sale on December 12, 2013.  This sale brings together the most notable designs of the past century. Wright’s December Design sale focuses on rare commissioned forms, works produced in small editions and works of historical importance.

This chandelier (Lot 250) by Ettore Sottsass looks fabulous.  According to Wikipedia, Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting and office machine design.  Count me as a new Ettore Sottsass admirer.

Chandelier, Ettore Sottsass

Chandelier, Ettore Sottsass

Chandelier, Ettore Sottsass

Chandelier, Ettore Sottsass

Venini
Italy , 1985
glass, enameled steel, aluminum
15.75 dia x 30 h inches

Signed with incised manufacturer’s mark to one element: [Venini 85]

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CHARLEX Jarritos “Glass Blowers”

Today I am watching a cute television commercial for CHARLEX Jarritos.

What’s not to like about this adorable television commercial?  I like the 3 hair comb-over that the boss has.  lol.

Enjoy this quick 30 second commercial titled, CHARLEX Jarritos “Glass Blowers”.

I hope that it will make you smile.  Have a happy day!

 

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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Book Lover

Today I am looking at holiday gift ideas for the book lover.

Holiday Gift Ideas #3

Glass Book Page Holder

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Bookends

Poor Eyesight Helpers

"The Ferryman". Reading + Research Lamp, Art Donovan

“The Ferryman”. Reading + Research Lamp, Art Donovan

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass by Sigvard Bernadotte, No. 273, 1stDibs

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass by Sigvard Bernadotte, No. 273, 1stDibs

Steampunk Anthropologist Goggles With Magnifying Glasses , steampunkgoggles.com

Steampunk Anthropologist Goggles With Magnifying Glasses , steampunkgoggles.com

Illumination

Reading Lamp, TouchofModern.com

Reading Lamp, TouchofModern.com

The Ultimate

Noa glass bathtub (or water lounge) for Hoesch

Noa glass bathtub (or water lounge) for Hoesch

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Revelation

Today I am looking at a recently completed large scale glass project by architectural glass artist, Sarah Galloway.

Sarah Galloway has just completed “Revelation” for St. John, a Victorian Church in Silverdale, Lancashire, UK.

Revelation, St. Johns Silverton, Sarah Galloway

Revelation, St. John, Silverdale, Lancashire, UK, Sarah Galloway

“Created for the Grade 2 listed church built in 1856,  “Revelation” has crystal like qualities, incorporating deep sandblasting in the 15mm toughened low iron glass.  The work takes as its theme biblical references to the “river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and either side of the river, the tree of life”.  The contemporary brushed stainless steel fixings support the glass which has been designed to frame the west window behind”

Note: England and Wales, listed buildings are classified in three grades:

  • Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important. Just 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I.
  • Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. 5.5% of listed buildings are Grade II*.
  • Grade II buildings are nationally important and of special interest. 92% of all listed buildings are in this class and it is the most  likely grade of listing for a private residential building.
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Zama Table

Today I am looking at Zama Table by Emma Peascod.

I love this gilded side table.  I found Emma Peascod‘s work on Pinterest and followed the link to her website to learn more about her work.  I fell in love with the Zama Table.  This glass top table works well with the new metals interior trend.

Side table with verre églomisé glass top in Zama (gold, copper & silver) and aged brass base

Side table with verre églomisé glass top in Zama (gold, copper & silver) and aged brass base

London-based EMMA PEASCOD develops innovative processes combining traditional verre églomisé techniques with fine Japanese papers to create a new style of contemporary decorative finishes for high-end commercial and residential spaces.

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IT IS FRIDAY!!!

This week I put on my big girl work clothes…

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and I worked very hard and focused to get my…

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It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.  I was BLOWN away by how much work I needed to get done.  Everything started out all organized and then the next thing I knew, everything got a little SCATTERED all over the place.

In the end, it all came together and my week was very productive.

I hope you have a fun weekend.  Stick close to your family and friends.

I will see you back here on Monday.

Patricia

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