waxed leavesI guess I’m a grown up now. I’m having Thanksgiving at my house for the first time EVER and cooking my first Turkey. It’s big news!

I’m going to google what size turkey to buy for all these people and get it tomorrow. It’s official.

I decorated the table over the weekend. I had some unwelcome help from Annie. She was so very interested in tablecloths and runner. gerbercenter pieces

Last week, Chad and I gathered beautiful leaves in the woods and dipped them in paraffin wax and I hung them in our windows and scattered them along the table runners. I also gathered a few other finds in the woods and used in the center piece. Pinecones, moss, acorns, buckeyes, and bought some pretty pears at the store.

jesus and loveI hung some of the waxed leaves from the chandelier with slips of cardstock with gifts I am thankful for stamped on them. God, Family, Friends, Freedom, Beauty, things we all are thankful for. familytablewarmth

I used the wax leaves at the place settings and embellished it with a stamp that says “with gratitude” and tied a little twine with 2 little tiny pinecones hot glued to the ends that I gathered off my trees.  placesettingtable settingpineconesgerber daisies

the table

Table set so now the baking begins… wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and blessing to you. psalms


PS: If you want to wax leaves. See this post by Clover Lane Blog. It is very easy and fun for all ages.