Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Preparations and an IDEA

Have you began your Thanksgiving preparations yet?

I pulled a few of mine together to share with you on Mosaic Monday, Made it Monday, and DIY DAY.

First on my preparation list -

It's always a sweet reunion when I pull out Mr. and Mrs. S&P Pilgrim from a long year's storage. Many of you may have this same couple. Remember the Publix commercial? Didn't you love it? Always brings back fond memories for me. Here's another prep I did and you may want to do the same. I made name tags for my guests and attached them to the stem of their drinking glasses. If your guests are staying the day, they will need a drinking glass for longer than the Thanksgiving meal, while watching football or the parade for instance.

This idea not only allows them to recognize their own glass throughout the day and keeps you from having a load of dirty glasses, but it adds decor to your table and could dual as your place cards too.
I made these out of cardstock and used leaf punches and embellishments to jazz em up. Tied them to the glass with raffia. Quick and Easy!
Next, on my preparation list was to make this Pumpkin Praline Pecan Pie-Cake to take to a pre-Thanksgiving get-together. It is so delicious and a great dish to take and feed a crowd. I know this will be one of your favorites so check with me tomorrow and I'll share the recipe with you.
Until then, here's my wish for you.
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!


SharDon Exclusives said...

I will be back for that recipe!!
You are getting me in the Holiday mood.
Have a wonderful wonderful week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the name tag idea. It looks super. You are really getting things under control. Everything looks gorgeous and the cake looks yummy. Hugs, Marty

RCUBEs said...

That's a nice idea about the name tags. Your guests must feel so special, too...recognized and appreciated! The cake looks yummy! Wow! I feel like having something sweet now! Happy Thanksgiving!

erin said...

Yumm-mee! That pie/cake looks fantastic! Love your Thanksgiving images and thanks for the reminder about this holiday (considering I am into all things Christmas right now because of my job)!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the tags. That recipe sounds and looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Deanna said...

Really like the name tags!
God bless you this Thanksgiving,
d from homehaven

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Love the poem and the tag idea!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Marsha, I couldn't help but notice the "John" name tag. So you have a "John" in your family? Do you get alot of the "Marsha", "John" comments? Apparently that was an old recording and when I was growing up I was often asked where John was. I guess you know! I loved the name tag idea, and the mosaic. I'm looking forward to the recipe.

Courtney said...

That PPPPC dessert was one of the best things I have ever tasted! Thanks for bringing it to share with us!

And, yes, I too loved the Publix commercial....the have some pretty great holiday ones. When I'm preggers, they even make me cry.

Carol said...

I'll be back for that delicious recipe. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Evi said...

Some great ideas for Thanksgiving - glad I took a peek at your blog this week.

Jeanne Selep said...

Nice ideas!

♥Mimi♥ said...

I just ♥ your post today! You really gave me some good ideas for my Thanksgiving table. And, I, too, and thankful for those valiant souls who risked death to make it to our great country's shores.

Ebie said...

Very festive! I love your creative idea of the name tags! I bet that pie is so delicious!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeanne said...

What a great idea with the tags on the glasses. Your table looks wonderful and that dessert delicious!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Marsha
You certainly set a nice table. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.

Maureen said...

What a great idea about marking the glasses!!!

And that pie? All I can say is "When can I come over?"

Whoah... your friends and family are too lucky. Happy Thanksgiving!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful mosaic, Marsha! Your name tags are so clever and wonderful! Everything looks so festive and the food delicious!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!


Dragonfly Treasure said...

What cute name tags!! They have the look of sweet.
I have that same poem set for tomorrows blog! LOL
It's scute. Thank you so much for the visit and comment, much appreciated.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

eileeninmd said...

You have a lovely tablescape. The tags are cute. Great idea. Wonderful photos and mosaic.

christi said...

the drink tags are very cute!

Mary said...

Pumpkin Pecan Praline Pie Cake?! Whoa, does that ever sound good!!! the name tags are wonderful, Marsha. thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at MM. :) Have a happy holiday!

The Persimmon Perch said...

I love the name tags. So cute. I particularly like the acorn embellishment. Thanks for posting to Made it Monday! Jules

food with style said...

love your name tags, they are so cute! hope you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow, happy thanksgiving!