Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A diversion from cooking and cleaning

Lots of relatives are arriving later tonight. Tomorrow there will be 20 people at our Thanksgiving meal. So that meant a lot of preparation today. I cleaned bathroom, bedrooms, kitchen, the studio and I baked. It would have seemed like one very long day of not the most pleasant tasks, except that I took time out this morning to arrange a Thanksgiving decoration on our mantel. It was fun and turned out better than I even imagined. I took my small pumpkins and gourds and coated them with glue and then sprinkled glitter on top. Lights were laid down on the mantel first, then moss, then the pumpkins. Next the letters were suspended from the edge and last rafia and rose hips that were recently cut from my garden were added. I love the way it looks. It is truly one of many things to give thanks for!


Cheryl said...

Very pretty, and creative. I'm sure it will be like the whipped cream on top of the pumpkin pie.... Just the right touch to enhance your time together with family and remind everyone of the purpose of the gathering.

Tamela said...

What a beautiful mantle decoration!I"ll just bet that it put everyone in a relaxing and thankful mood. How did you make the letters? Are they fabric?

Anna said...

Laurie, that is adorable! I can't believe how long it's been since we've had bible study. I miss the holidays in your home! So cozy.