Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thanksgiving table dressing

Do you dress up your table for the holidays?  We do, even if it's just the 2 of us.  In fact, my table is always dressed and we always use cloth napkins.  There's a challenge this month over at Inspiration Emporium to celebrate gratitude.  You can make a card, tag, table decor or gifts for your dinner guests.  I won't be giving these napkins and wine glass charms to my guests because I'll want to use them all season.

Here's the group of 4and they are shown individually below.

I made my own muslin napkins (12" square).  Freezer paper was ironed to the corner where I stamped the images from Tim's Autumn Blueprint stamp set in Jet Black Archival Ink.  I heat set the images using a dry iron.  Using Ranger's Adirondack Liquid Pearls (Bottle, Lettuce, Pesto, Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Espresso, Raisin, and Cranberry) I made a color wash and colored the leaves and acorn.  I LOVE the colors of fall!  Once the napkins were dry I heat set them again with my dry iron (no steam heat).  It's hard to see the pearlescent sheen on the images but IRL it's very pretty.

The wine glass charms were made with shrink plastic.  Again, I used Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp my images.  I used the Distress Markers to color the leaves and acorn.  I let them air dry before shrinking.  A few beads and wire rings and my glasses will be looking spiffy!

So how about joining in the challenge?  You never know, you might just win $50 in Emporium money to spend in the shop!  


  1. These are beautiful, and dinner in your house sounds very smart!

  2. Susan, your charms and napkins are fabulous! What a great idea to make the goblet markers and match the napkins with the blueprint stamps. Love these!

  3. How brilliant is this? So cool!!! You can use them over and over...I love it!!!!

  4. WOW!!! these are just so Special...Love them!! Thanks for Playing with us at IE!

  5. Susan, these are brilliant!! Love the matching charms!

  6. Wow, Susan, these are WAY cool! And liquid pearls, who knew? FABULOUS!