Canadian Thanksgiving was a while ago, but I completely forgot to do anything
crafty for it. Luckily American Thanksgiving has given me a second chance to
put together a little printable I've been planning.
Download the Printable Placecard
I painted these placecards with watercolours first then scanned it it, so it's
basically the real deal! If you have paints of your own, you could also
paint this design yourself since it's pretty simple.
The download is a printable PDF with 2 placecards per page, so just print
as many you need, cut along the faint grey lines and fold them in half. If
your printer can't handle thick paper (like mine, frown) then just print on
regular paper and glue it to some cardstock.
I hope these placecards will add a little artsy style to your Thanksgiving
table this year!!
I'm in love with this colour combo, emerald and navy together look so rich
and beautiful together! Dark jewel tones look great on everybody, even me with
my very fair skin. That emerald green wall look gorgeous too, it would make a
very striking accent wall. Beautiful dark colours like this actually make me
excited for cooler weather.
Birthdays usually bum me out a lot, but for some reason this year I'm actually looking forward
to it. A little bit. I've got a small get together planned with friends, my husband says he
has a surprise for me and my grandma is taking me out for lunch. Can't complain about
any of that! For reasons that can't be explained though, I just booked a haircut at a completely
new salon days before my birthday party, so maybe I should add a hat to my birthday wishlist here.
So after my hopefully-not-too-horrible but probably-not-very-good haircut, you can buy my
happiness with any of these suggestions. Or just tell me I look pretty.
The search for furniture for our new house has been a slow process. We've decided to mostly
stick with whatever we have for now and save money for stuff we really like, even if that means
using our old kitchen table as a desk for the time being. One thing we needed right away was
dining room chairs and luckily we managed to snag these for free from some very nice people
looking to get rid of some furniture.
I'm absolutely in love with the shape, but not in love at all with the fabric. Hey, they
were free so I can't really complain. The chairs also go beautifully (sort of) with our
vintage teak dining table... more on that in a later post.
My task now is to recover
these chairs with a slightly less 'granny' fabric, but that's proving more difficult than I
thought because there's too many great prints to choose from! Since we don't really have any
other furniture I can pretty much go with whatever colours
I want, so I've managed to narrow it down to a pattern in either blue, black or green. I chose
blue and black because it's dark enough hide any potential stains and is easy to decorate
around later, and I chose green because I think it would look nice with the slightly reddish
tone of the wood.
What do you think? I'm leaning towards the triangles in the very first circle but late last night
while I was browsing fabric I got this crazy idea that I wanted a skull print.
I went to bed thinking I had it figured out. In the light of day, that idea is looking a little
crazy... or is it? Ack! There's too many choices! This may come down to me closing my eyes and
pointing at the screen.
Blue 1 -
Black 1 -
Green 1 -