Setting the Thanksgiving Table

November 24th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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OK, go ahead... call me a fruit cake. I always pick up pennies I see on the ground and save them in a jar. i really do believe they are lucky. Ha! I employed some on my  Thanksgiving napkin rings to bring good luck to my family and friends this year.
The napkin rings are made from vintage watch display bands, old buttons, and lucky pennies. They are held together with Gorilla Super Glue.
First, push the band together and glue with the Gorilla.
Apply glue to back side of button.
Add to band, covering up the joint.
More of the Gorilla goes on the penny.
Bippity, boppity, boop. All done!
Ooooo....cant wait to set the rest of the table!! More to come. I just LOVE Thanksgiving!
OK, go ahead... call me a fruit cake. I always pick up pennies I see on the ground and save them in a jar. i really do believe they are lucky. Ha! I employed some on my  Thanksgiving napkin rings to bring good luck to my family and friends this year.

OK, go ahead... call me a fruit cake. I always pick up pennies I see on the ground and save them in a jar. i really do believe they are lucky. Ha! I employed some on my  Thanksgiving napkin rings to bring good luck to my family and friends this year.


I thought I would start off with something easy, peasy, lemon squeesy. Everyone needs nifty noodle napkin rings for their table right? Here's what I came up with for my table this year.


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Comments (14)

ALVN writes: Do you ever get sick of me telling you how wonderfully talented you are? I hope not, because I just can't stop! Gorgeous and clever...as always!

Amy


Posted: 7:41 pm on November 26th
CottageElements writes: Ms. Susy Q, this is a great project in a pinch. I love the color of the copper with the color of the watch holder. And how simple (I LOVE simple). I heard a story once of a billionaire who would pick up a penny every time he saw one. When asked he said it was because each penny says in God we trust, and that it was a good reminder. I like that. And as old Abe Lincoln said, a penny saved is a penny earned. And on this project you probably saved a lot! LOL!

Lani Posted: 12:15 pm on November 26th
MimiToria writes: Absolutley love what your creative mind did this time, Sue. How cool to use the watch band holders for the napkin rings. Their texture size and shape are a no brainer, I wouldn't of ever thought of. You cease to amaze me, and I'm thankful to not only have you on the site, but to live in Minnesota and to be able to call you my friend. I'm thankful for you Sue! Posted: 10:49 am on November 26th
emw1203 writes: A Penny for your thoughts! I would have never thought to use change like this.... so cute. And of course the copper penny blends so well with the wheat and napking ring. Very well done! Posted: 5:45 pm on November 25th
JunkArchitect writes:
OK Fruitcake, if you can come up with this cool of a project using watch display bands than you can do anything. These came out beautiful.

Jim
Posted: 4:11 pm on November 25th
deezie writes: Oh I just love these. I am going to make some for Thanksgiving tomorrow, if you dont' mind me copying. What did you use for the band that goes around the napkin?
You are so creative
deezie
deeziesunshine@aol.com Posted: 2:34 pm on November 25th
fellowjunker writes: These are gorgeous Sue.....love the combination of colors you used.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 12:41 pm on November 25th
alicemom writes: Sue,
Another great one! We all need to come to your very generous table and give thanks. Happy Thanksgivings all.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:06 am on November 25th
roadtriplouise writes: We can always be thankful for Sue's great junk projects!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Ann Posted: 11:45 pm on November 24th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Sue, you are so incredibly talented with junk! You can take the most common items and make them look fantastic. (Thank you for sharing and starting this inspiring business.) Happy Thanksgiving! ~judi ;) Posted: 9:18 pm on November 24th
shabbychick writes: Pennies from heaven - they make such a divine addition to your napkin rings! Very cool Miss Sue!!

Wishing you and your family a happy, happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy Posted: 8:48 pm on November 24th
suewhitney writes: Ah hahahaha, Kenda! How did you know I did these on the fly? I so did...guess my secret is out.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:23 pm on November 24th
RustyDiva writes: Great idea on the fly Sue. Anybody could whip these up in a New York minute!

I once heard a story about pennies being dropped by angels from heaven in order to remind us to stop and notice the small things in life ~ now I pick them up too and smile, sometimes even whispering a thank you to the angel that dropped it for me! Happy happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Kenda Posted: 5:23 pm on November 24th
georgiamoon writes: Oh these are so cool. What a creative use for pennies and they really add to the Thanksgiving table...I think we are all grateful just to have a few pennies. I know your table will be awesome and the food will be fabulous. You really know how to do it right. I wish I could be there to celebrate with you and your family...and to see the fabulous decorations you come up with, Love you, Georgia Posted: 2:36 pm on November 24th
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