Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brandy's Thanksgiving Wish Spectacular

My daughters always get so excited when I decorate for the holidays.  It is
so cute how nostalgic my children can be.  They remember every decoration.
If I forget to pull something out of the attic, they are the first to let me
know.  As I was setting the table for Thanksgiving my daughters walk in the
dining room and start eying how I am arranging things.  My oldest daughter
turns to me and says, “Thanks Momma for giving us happy memories.”  Wow,
that coming from a 7 year old!  It stopped me dead in my tracks.  I had to
think on it for a bit.  Being a parent is such a heavy responsibility.  You
definitely want to give your kids happy memories.  After all, someday the
will be grown and be off on their own and it is those memories that will
make them want to come home again.  I thanked Jayla for her compliment and
as she turned to go she said, “I wish I could do this for my children.”
Well, knowing very well her “children” were her beloved dolls I was
determined to make her Thanksgiving wish come true.

(Brandy's Own Table)
First I started this project by making a brown tablecloth to cover their
Payne Street Doll Boutique dining table.

I used one of my old turkey salt shakers for the centerpiece.  Fill the
holes with white play dough.  I used card stock paper and a leaf punch to make the leaf décor.

I made the candle sticks from a 1 inch wood bead and a 1 inch wood disc.
Primed and painted them in a white gloss paint to make them appear to be
ceramic.  I painted a craft mini rolling pin in a burnt orange color for the
candle. The pieces were hot glued together.  The candle garland was décor
salvaged from an old wreath.
                                                      (Brandy's Inspiration)

  For the place setting I purchased 2.5 inch wood plates from Etsy shop:
school locker.  Each plate was primed and painted in white gloss paint.  I
love how they look like my white Fiestaware.

The water goblet is made from a communion cup, two clear beads, and a clear button.

 I also made a few cloth napkins; each 4x4 inches.  Silverware was an eBay purchase from years

For the buffet table I covered their Payne Street Doll Boutique picnic table
with a white tablecloth.  Food items were reused from my Thanksgiving post I did last year:  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, salad, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie, and chocolate pecan pie.

What do you think?  Will this make a Thanksgiving wish come true?  I can’t
wait for my daughters to wake up on Thanksgiving morning to this surprise.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  1. Nothing short of amazing! That was pretty profound for a 7 year old. I think Jayla is a pretty deep thinker. And it's really great that you coould mimmick the doll's Thanksgiving table so close to your own.

  2. I was so impressed by Brandy and her daughter, this was one of my most favorite posts she has submitted!