Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Full of Gratitude: Thanksgiving 2012

The sunshine and mild temperatures of this week are forecasting a glorious Thanksgiving Day tomorrow.  We can almost smell the sweet aroma of pumpkin pies baking!  We asked two of our wonderful teachers to share they love about this Holiday... here are their responses:

Jan looks forward to setting a beautiful table each year for Thanksgiving.  This Fall, she decided to switch things up from her traditional decor and incorporate some handcrafted pieces using her die cutting machine as inspiration.  

Don't you just love her paper flower centerpiece and those adorable pumpkin place cards?  Jan is a master at incorporating different textures and products into her designs... like adding buttons to the middle of the napkin rings!

In addition to celebrating with her family, Candice hosts a potluck "Friendsgiving" each year.  This year, 15 people took part in this annual Turkey Day tradition... almost more than could fit around 1 table in the dining room!  She looks forward to sampling all the delicious dishes that everyone brings, as well as catching up with close friends.  In her words, "there is just something magical about gathering everyone around a beautiful table, toasting to the great moments of the year, and sharing what you are grateful for."  This year, she started a scrapbook to document the tradition and looks forward to adding a new page next Thanksgiving!

We spy our paper in the center panel, as well as a Memory Box Snowflake die cut in gold!

Thank you for the inspiration, Jan and Candice!  

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude this year- we are so appreciative of our dear family and friends, and especially our WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS!  We are grateful for not only your business, but also your caring hearts and inspiring creativity. 

Thank you from all of us at Checkered Cottage.

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