Nov 5, 2010

Sweet November: something extra

Happy Friday to you! I decided yesterday, to do an extra post for today..... because today just seemed like a good day to share something special. :) Oh & before I start , check out Jessica's Sweet November recipe! I made some last night, and I'm excited to try some Pumpkin Butter with sweet potato fries. Sounds good doesn't it?

Double Oh!! Thankyou for all of the comments on my autumn journal!

Alicia had asked:
'I meant to ask.... Is the photos and chapter words with the scrolls around them stamps? or part of the old book?'

- Those words, are from a sheet of rubons... but I can't remember who made them!! So sorry! If I find the packaging, I'll be sure to post the name!! Also, if you have questions, feel free to ask, and I'll answer them in the next post.

Now that the holidays are inching closer, I'm thinking ahead to the dinner parties that we'll be hosting over the next few months. While, I adore the concept of name-cards.. (Little cards with pretty scrolled names of your dinner guests, placed ever so neatly at each table setting. Just an extra touch to let your guests know they were thought about before their arrival.) my carefully thought out seating arrangements never go as planned. It's usually Alaina that takes it upon herself to reassign everyone, more to her own liking.... of course.

So, this year, I'm one step ahead of the game! Instead of creating name-cards, each table setting will have a little place card with an Autumn word. I've used some of the words from the Autumn Word List from yesterday's post, and created a set of Fall place cards. (I also fully intend to do this for our Christmas dinner parties as well!) Each person can choose their own seat and place-card.






Now that I'm thinking about it, wouldn't a set of placecards with the different tree names be pretty too!!: Cedar, Maple, Oak, Walnut, Cyprus..... just think of the many possibilities to create something lovely!!

Join Jessica and I tomorrow for a very Sweet November giveaway!!


Bonnie said...

Those are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another great idea!! I totally understand. My daughter Alexis does the same thing, rearranges the name tags. This is a great way to make us both happy. You rule my dear!!! Julie

Diane B. said...

those are gorgeous! i'm having thanksgiving at my house this year so i may need to create something fun like that for each table setting. thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Brenda Weaver said...

Tara, these are stunning! I just adore your work. The colors, pattens and textures are simply breathtaking. Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!

Alicia said...


Thanks for answering my question!

Thinkie said...

So, so pretty! Can I come for dinner? ;-)

PinkPug,INK. said...

these are all so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love this idea!!! I want to make these right now.

kate blue said...

wow- I wish I was invited! siMPLY GORGEOUS and my mouth was drooliong over which was my fav-but I couldn't pick just one!