: Pre-Thanksgiving Get-together

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Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Nov 22, 2011 2:10 PM CST
My family got together last Saturday for a pre-Thanksgiving brunch to draw names for Christmas. I was at the local supermarket Friday afternoon, getting fruit and nuts for a cornucopia, when I came across a display of free gourds. I picked out six and worked them into the arrangement below. Very simple. I used a saw-tooth knife to cut a slit in the rind of each gourd to hold the place card. The card itself is a snippet from an illustration I found on the Web. The leaves with the gourds are left overs from an old fall arrangement. So it cost me nothing except the paper and ink for the cards. (I shared this in the Garden Art Forum as well.)

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Sharon
Nov 22, 2011 2:40 PM CST
I love the Pfaltzgraff, Larry, though I never thought of using mine of the same pattern with fall colors. It looks really good. I'll have to remember that for one of the upcoming holidays.

Your table looks very festive, great idea for the place cards.
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Nov 22, 2011 9:26 PM CST
Thanks, Sharon. We don't have tableware that coordinates with the colors on the tablecloth, but we thought the "leafiness" of the Pfaltzgraff design might work. Glad you liked it!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 23, 2011 7:43 AM CST
Allright Larry! NICE! VERY NICE! Thumbs up
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Nov 23, 2011 8:15 AM CST

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I agree- very nice!!
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Nov 23, 2011 8:21 PM CST
Thanks, Ann and Trish! I tip my hat to you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 23, 2011 8:44 PM CST
Cute video! Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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