Happy Thanksgiving to All...The DRT Centerpiece

November 20th, 2012 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Here she be. I call this a centerpiece, but its really more an end cap. When I am serving a feast I need room in the center of the table for food. Seconds are a must on Thanks giving....right? So, I leave the center empty and move the frills to the end of the table.
Heres where it all started...in jolly old England!! I love this map. Everything about it was perfect for the foundation of my Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Next, it was time to dig through my cabinets...again. I love going through what I already own. Lookie, lookie what I found! A silver pitcher (no polishing required) and two Majolica pitchers. Me loves the corn pitcher and I thik it is wery fitting for the occassion. To get them to the appropriate height I used vintage Os. We all need a little boost now and again.
I like to surround the main course wit a few sides. It is Thanksgiving, afterall!
These shoe forms came out of the closet for this special occassion. If you look closely, you can see that the shoe forms have been lovingly repaired. Love that! The buckles were added by tyours truly to make them look a little more like Pilgrim shoes.
A peek a perfectly patiaed little Majolica pitcher. I had forgotten how much I appreciated my collection of these pieces, so I took them out of storage and put them on parade for the day.
How did this all come together? Well, we already know about the map and the shoe forms, and the pitchers, so lets address the wood piece. This is the bottom half of the gear mold I posted earlier as a living centerpiece. The top half is being used to serve appetizers and the the bottom half encircles my table topper. You know how I feel about twofers. Its a win-win situation.
The butter gets a new set of wheels.
A collectable majolica plate meets a rusty set of castors. its a match made in heaven. Later, the butter will be added to the plate. The castors make for easy passing.
And yes, the fruit is available for consumption. About the grapes...I see a food fight in my future. Id like to say that this would be started by my children, but sadly enough I suspect that the first grapr will be thrown by me. Thanksgiving without silliness? I dont think so!
Here she be. I call this a centerpiece, but its really more an end cap. When I am serving a feast I need room in the center of the table for food. Seconds are a must on Thanks giving....right? So, I leave the center empty and move the frills to the end of the table.

Here she be. I call this a centerpiece, but it's really more an end cap. When I am serving a feast I need room in the center of the table for food. Seconds are a must on Thanks giving....right? So, I leave the center empty and move the frills to the end of the table.


It 's early in the Am and I am getting ramped up for T time. Are you all ready? Not me. I had an unexpected visitor last night and very long winded phone conversation Both very enjojable, but you know what that means...I'm behind. Yikes! Well. here's the way I look at it. "What would a holiday be like without last minute, frantic preparation?" I don't know...I've never been there. Te He. At least the centerpiece is done. Now I have to stuff the bird. Time's a ticking!! I love this real time stuff. Gobble, gobble, gobble!


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Comments (13)

gadgetsponge writes: Nothing less than magnificent Sue! Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone else here on JMS! Looking forward to a creative December and 2013 from everyone. Posted: 5:53 pm on November 21st
georgiamoon writes: Hey, I must have missed this before. It is LOVELY! I adore the corn pitcher, and of course the Pilgrim shoes. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Give E a big hug for me! Love ya,
Geo Posted: 7:25 am on November 21st
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, Happy Thanksgiving 2012! Your table is as beautiful as ever. I hope you have a relaxing and fun holiday with your family and friends.

I have some interesting junk creations coming up for the remainder of the year...can't wait to share them.

Jim

Posted: 5:53 am on November 21st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
As usual you have a beautiful center piece.I love the way you display things.Just want to wish you and your family a very blessed thanksgiving.What a family this is This site will always be special to me and the special lady you are. Thankyou for your inspiration. GOD BLESS and have a special day.ROBERT. Posted: 2:45 pm on November 20th
RustyDiva writes: Your attention to all the little details make everything you do sooooooo special Sue! I love how everything ties in to make a complete story! You're the bomb!!!!!!!!! Happy belated Thanksgiving Sue!

Kenda Posted: 12:55 pm on November 30th
TinTinJunkFan writes: The pilgrim shoes are perfect! This display is wonderful! Posted: 11:02 am on November 28th
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, please tell me you never wear Pilgrim shoes out in public...or even around the house! Anyway, your centerpiece adds the perfect holiday touch.

Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to share our ideas and projects with the best Junkers in the world. You constantly inspire me with your creativity, humor and dedication to JMS. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Jim

Posted: 10:51 pm on November 26th
ALVN writes: My favorite touch is the buckles on the shoes!! You put together the best "end caps" I know! Gobble up that tofurkey!! :)

Amy


Posted: 7:37 pm on November 26th
CottageElements writes: I'll swap my bank tubes for your Pilgrim shoes? Ha! Love them, and love how they were lovingly repaired. They used to do that kind of stuff didn't they? Your table looks very festive and I may have to have you set another spot for me? Oh wait, your serving tofu turkey, aren't ya? Seriously though, absolutely stunning!

Lani Posted: 12:36 pm on November 26th
MimiToria writes: Incredibly fun and oh so cool. You always come up with the coolest stuff. The majolica pieces are perfect for the holiday and I think the pilgrim shoes are the cutest thing ever.
Gretchen Posted: 10:58 am on November 26th
oldnews writes: It's beautiful! I wish you and all of our JMS family the happiest Thanksgiving ever. Even in these difficult times, we have so much to be thankful for! Have a wonderful day! Marie
Posted: 10:17 am on November 26th
monakent writes: Your centerpiece is absolutely FAB!!! You seem to bring out the best, in whatever you create. LOVE the buckles on the shoe forms. They totally look like they belong.

Happy Turkey Day!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:09 am on November 26th
LuAnn writes: Sue: Once again what a beautiful display and to think all was what was already around! What's Thanksgiving without some frantic moments. This year for me it's only 4 attendng-myself, JH, daughter and fiancee. It's an early meal (1pm) so all is pretty much ready-turkey's in the roaster, pie in the oven, sweet potates cooked, green bean casserole (a must) is made and waiting for the oven. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and to the whole JMS family members!!

LuAnn Posted: 9:54 am on November 26th
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