The girls and I had a fun time at the craft store this past weekend. Things kept jumping into our shopping cart. ;0)
I saw this idea for Beaded Napkin Rings in the October 2003 issue of Martha Stewart.
Choose embroidery floss or ribbon that matches your dishes. Wrap around a rolled napkin so the ends meet in the front. Thread through the bead. If you use ribbon, make sure your bead has a large enough hole.
I chose an orange bead and a single strand of gold embroidery floss.
I found "already-made" placecards in the scrapbook section. I added a sweet acorn stamp. I love acorns!
Here is the finished setting with the placecard at the top of the plate.
Here is another way to use any stamps you might have. I like to frame the corner of an envelope and have the stamp "float right off the edges." Make sure you place a piece of paper underneath so you don't get ink on the table. :0)
Sixteen days until Thanksgiving!
The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway -
Thanksgiving comes again!