Making Thanksgiving Memories

Inspiration

One of my favorite memories growing up in Northern Wisconsin was our annual family Thanksgiving Day dinner. With lingering aromas from the kitchen, waiting to see cousins that I hadnt seen for several months, and the anticipation of who breaks the wishbone, the day seemed magical. Each year it seemed we created new family traditions, and our Delphi Family would like to suggest some traditions your family can start:

1. For a fun accent piece for the holiday table, try slumping brown or green bottles as a side dish. The size is perfect to serve Aunt Mildreds sweet potato hash or your family favorite. The color will add punch to the table as well.

2. Make it easy to identify whos drink is whos. We like the idea of creating glass beads strung with silver wire and attached to the goblet stem to claim your stake. As a take away gift, these are wonderful and can be used over and over.

3. Surprise your family and relatives by creating your own unique tableware. Using various size plates or serving pieces, solids and patterns will mix and match for a perfect harmonized and stylish look. Let your imagination go wild!

4. Small decorative weights (pumpkins are this seasons favorite) can be used as a fun unexpected way to hold down place cards on your table. After dinner, they can be given away as a memory of this years dinner feast.

5. Cut 3 squares of glass to be used as drink coasters. To eliminate sharp edges, use a mirror bit on your grinder to round over edges or fire multiple layers together. Make extras to give as gifts.

6. Browns are a huge color for fall. From rich chocolates to creamy mochas, the range is wide. An easy centerpiece idea is natural brown branches, juxtaposed with bright shiny faceted crystals or bevels wrapped to boughs with copper wire. When placed under the rooms center light, it will make the entire table sparkle.

7. Contrast browns with dusty and murky blues. (Think the color of right before it starts to rain.) Use glass nuggets or create glass beads to accent under and around your centerpiece. Create several and wire together and within minutes you have a beautiful ornament to attach to your clear glass candleholders.

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Submitted by John K., Delphi Merchandise Specialist; Harvest place setting by artist Julie Haan.

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julie h.  •  October 06, 2010
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Maria R.  •  October 06, 2010
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