I bet Paul Bunyan never had this much fun in his logging days.
So what if he had a blue ox named Babe, I have Rudy, Rover and Mr. Rust.
Mr. Rust and I have been having some discussions about my impatience with him, I’m totally going to blame this on my state of sadness over the loss of one of our trees.
Miss Autumn, the first Bradford Pear tree in a line of five down our driveway is now gone. Well she’s now a stump. This of course is a source of fun for our grandson’s as they love to step up on it and jump off, or in Joshua’s (22 mos.) case, tumble off. He thought it was fun, grandma…not so much.
We made good use of Miss Autumn’s leftovers (sounded better than remains) in an effort to keep memories of the tree in our home. Silly I know, but you’d be surprised at what you can make out of a tree. Other than logs of course.
But today I took these three lovelies…
and made something fun and practical
one measures 11″ another about 9″ and then the smallest in about 4″
circle marks the spot
I took them to the garage and worked some magic…
we’ll come back to that in a sec
because now I went inside to stage the area for the “after” photos.
I pulled out my HUGE Johnson Bros. turkey platter, it’s title “His Majesty”
this is a huge platter and heavy too!
My mom gave this to me one year as a gift and I’ve priced these in the antique shops when I’ve run across one,
woooey! these are worth a pretty penny. this comes out only at Thanksgiving the rest of the year it’s under lock and key resting on feathers and velvet…I’m joking of course, but it is well protected.
I dug up my little gobblers
they’re so cute. I love these little guys.
then I grabbed my white mini pumpkins, wood chips, a bundle of cinnamon sticks, a tin heart and a couple of lovely glass candlesticks in a rich plumb color…these were given to me by my grandma, they are very special to me.
Oh and my burlap table runner…
I guess you’ve figured out that I am working on the Thanksgiving vignette for my table centerpiece,
but you have to see this.
drilling the holes was not fun…and the holes are not perfect, but I didn’t need perfect. I just need an opening just large enough to sink the tea light down into the log. Let’s just say I learned how to be very creative with the drill.
this is funny…if you get at the right angle it look as if the logs are the candle…
this was taken before I started fluffing the platter,
but I thought it was neat how the logs were lit.
the next pic will be as close as I can get to a night shot…
I turned of the lights and used the natural lighting to try and get the glow.
All this was stuff I had tucked away in various places in my home
so the cost for this vignette was $0
that’s my favorite way to decorate!
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