Saturday, November 9, 2013
It's Here! The On The Table Blog Hop for Joy's Life!
If you are looking for the Pinque Peacock "Holidays Are Upon Us" Blog Hop, please click HERE, or scroll down 2 posts.
Julie -- you're here!
Laura -- go here next!
We have a very casual Thanksgiving. My husband and I join my father for his Thanksgiving dinner in the assisted living facility where he lives for the noon meal. Then, depending on my sister-in-law's schedule, we either join my in-laws for another Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday evening or we get together on the following Saturday to celebrate. I'm still not sure what the plans are for the in-laws this year, but I know we'll be joining my father. With that in mind, I wanted something casual to bring to the table to decorate his place setting on Thanksgiving.
My father was a carpenter by trade and spent many hours taking care of his yard when he wasn't working. His yard became even more important to him after he retired. With that in mind, I found what I thought would be the perfect Thanksgiving table décor:
I had this idea for a wheelbarrow, but couldn't find exactly what I wanted, so Regina from The Cutting Café designed this for me so I could have it for today's hop! My own personal cutting file! I was so excited! It is a wheelbarrow treat box. You'll see it better as we go along. The sentiment is a Joy's Life stamp, of COURSE! It is from the "It's All Fall Puns" stamp set. Now, for a view of the other side:
I used the same Joy's Life stamp set, "It's All Fall Puns" on this side of the wheelbarrow, too. You can find this adorable stamp set, and all of Joy's wonderful sets, along with some great stamp bundles with free shipping in her store. The designer papers are Echo Park 6x6 Reflections Fall. The base is Close To My Heart Kraft cardstock. The leaves are CTMH Colonial White cardstock. They are a Tim Holtz die. I painted them with Creative Inspirations Paint to give them those beautiful Fall colors and shine.
Here's a little peek into the box...
And, one more view, showing you how big the box is:
My father will have plenty of candy to munch on all Thanksgiving afternoon!
Now, speaking of candy, how about some blog candy?
First, I have unclaimed winnings from last month's hop. Teresa K., you are the winner. Please let me know how to send you your goodies.
I have more blog candy for this month's hop -- a 6x6 pad of paper, some bling, brads, ribbon, and stamps. To be eligible to win, please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post. I will announce the winner with my Joy's Life post on Monday, Nov. 11.
I have a recipe to share with you also. Wild rice is part of our Thanksgiving tradition, and this is one of our favorite ways to enjoy it:
Wild Rice Pilaf
1. 1/2 c. wild rice & 3/4 c. water. Bring to a boil -- strain. Do this 2 times.
2. Take the wild rice, add: 1/2 c. white rice
2 c. water
1 bouillion cube or tsp. bouillion
3. Bring to a boil, simmer 40 min.
4. Meanwhile, brown in butter (2T) 1 lb. fresh mushrooms
1/2 c. slivered almonds
Off you go to the uber talented Laura's blog. Have fun!