Today, I am helping kick off a fantastic blog tour with 25 super-talented bloggers.
Five bloggers each day will present projects, traditions, decor or recipes that focus on Thanksgiving and why we are Thankful at Home.
I am so excited that you are here and I hope you will find some amazing inspiration throughout this week!
I love that we are focusing on Thanksgiving because I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
I love Thanksgiving… yes, even more than Christmas.
Yes, I said it. I love it more than Christmas!
There is just a special coziness about the holiday with all of its delicious aromas, colors and cooler weather — not to mention the fact that we focus on what really matters…being thankful.
It’s a time to slow down, relax, enjoy a meal and the company of others. It’s a time to reflect and be thankful for all that we have.
I love all of the food of the season and the simplicity of sharing simple traditions.
And, while my kids and husband are dying for me to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving…I insist on keeping up the fall decorations so we can really focus on Thanksgiving and the present moment.
Putting together an inviting and festive Thanksgiving table helps me embrace the season.
It’s not about being fancy, but it’s a reminder of the bounty of the season and all that we have.
I can practically smell the turkey and pies cooking when I see my table all dressed up.
The best part is that anyone can do this and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
My little plaid napkins cost about a dollar each and I made them myself.
The best part? No sewing is involved!
Even though I can and do sew, I don’t especially want to sew that many hems.
- To make 6 napkins you’ll need slightly more than 1 1/2 yards of fabric (I used inexpensive quilting fabric)
- fabric scissors
- measuring grid or ruler
- Cut fabric in to 18 inch squares
- pull threads on each side of the square to fray the edges (you could also use pinking shears and you wouldn’t have to fray the edges)
You can even make a table runner inexpensively using this same technique.
My burlap Pottery Barn look-alike only cost a few dollars.
The loosely woven burlap is easy to work with. But the length can get a little tricky.
Just keep pulling the threads and you’ll get it.
For more Thanksgiving projects, traditions, recipes and decorating ideas, be sure to follow everyone on the Thankful at Home blog tour this week.
Please visit these lovely and super-talented ladies today: