Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Western Theme For Thanksgiving

After much talk we have all decided to dig out the western plates and go cowboy for Thanksgiving. I found a table cover that has that old west boarding house feel in my stash (thank you, M-I-L). So we are almost all set. Red lanterns instead of candlelabra, leaving the leaves on the ceiling to make my life simple. Put up one Christmas tree tonight for my uncle who will be arriving the day after Tday. Will just put lights on for Tday, and decorate one while they are here. I am so excited to have him and Betsy here for a little while. I think the Nutcracker is on our 'to-do' list this weekend! Now if we can get mom to quit worrying if the turkey will thaw.

Thanksgiving start

I washed the dog, cleaned the house, vacuumed, cleaned some windows, finished up the Rubber Carving Swap and got it in the mail, cleaned up the very embarrassing messy sewing room so my uncle won't think I am one of those crazy fabric hoarders :0 and finally found my winter clothes which I need to go put away right now. Started Thanksgiving table, put up a tree and harassed my son for a couple of hours about his homework. I think I deserve a little glass of the red. Here is a little peak at my first swap ever - rubber stamp swap from Moki.

Carved rubber stamp swap tease

11 comments:

LDahl said...

Oh, wow! What a great idea for Thanksgiving dinner! I have just one of those lanterns, but it is cool 1 because it was used for a movie prop! Love your dishes!
I know you are going to have a terrific holiday!!

gkgirl said...

wow..busy bee
:)
and i love the stamps...
so cool

Charlotte said...

What a lovely arrangement. I will be busy myself this evening baking.. and baking some more :) If I can find the energy that is. I wish I had yours! Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

Yeehaw Thanksgiving. I love it! And the stamp swap peek...can't wait to see it in person. :)

Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING and safe travels for your family coming to visit too.

RavenGrrl said...

great idea for a Tday motif, Kim. I just brought home a circlet of rusty barbed wire (about 24" diameter) that would make a great centerpiece for your table. Wish I could get it to you in time. I found it on a pile of stuff in an ancient, no-longer-used dumping grounds. Thought I'd make a western-themed wreath for our front door and lo and behold, there you are with a very cool collection of western stuff on your blog. ideas for my wreath???

oh, btw - I wish I had know about the stamp swap before she closed it.. too bad for me. that sounds like a fun swap.

la vie en rose said...

i love, love, love the western theme! how fabulous and creative!

tricia said...

I love your dishes! What a cool Thanksgiving table you'll have.

mati rose said...

i'm gonna borrow this for my b-day party! yeehaw!

amanda said...

oh, what fun! those dishes are fabulous!!

twistedsoda said...

those plates are increbible. You could use these for almost any kind of party! Love it!

Becca said...

you are always inspiring! hope your Thanksgiving Day was fabulous ...