Come on, everyone is doing it! Pinterest, that is. Even At Home columnist Jerusalem Greer, of Jolly Goode Gal, can’t get enough. Check out her fave Thanksgiving-inspired pins below. And follow her on Pinterest too! She’s one of our all-time favorite Pinners…
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OK, I have a confession. I am obsessed with Pinterest. Since the advent of Social Media, I have treaded slowly and cautiously. I like to blog and read blogs, I enjoy Twitter but can go days without it, completely forgetting that it exists. Facebook is what I call a necessary evil. I use it to stay up-to-date with local and social events and to connect with old or far away friends because it is convenient. Tumblr is still a little bit of a mystery, even though I have an account, and Â I managed to completely dodge the MySpace and Xanga all together. However, Pinterest has me completely whooped. I am fully under her spell.
Since I was a little girl I have been ripping pictures out of magazines and stuffing them into folders. From crafts to decorating to fashion, I have binders full of inspiration and idea boards scattered around my craft room. Now I have Pinterest, a beautiful, paperless, virtual way to create hundreds of idea boards all with a few computer clicks. From recipes to hair-styles to home building ideas to holiday decor, it is all there.
This year I will probably spend Thanksgiving eating Chinese food out of a take-out box, as I will be days away from submitting my cooking & craft book manuscript to my publishers. I will pack my boys up and send them to the grandparents for a happy holiday, while I buckle down to meet my deadline. However, thanks to Pinterest I can still dream of a beautiful homespun and crafty Thanksgiving, planning the perfect gathering, even if it is just virtual. If I were going to host Thanksgiving at my house this year, these are all the crafts I would want to make – all of which I found, of course, on Pinterest:
I have a large collection of vintage aqua plates that I think would look adorable in a setting like this. Â And look at the little berry, mini-pumpkin and mum baskets – how cute are those? I may have to add a floral table cloth under the natural stick place-mats, but over all this setting is perfect.
I am going through a bit of a felt-phase and I think this leaf garland would be precious, hung in three or four strands on our white mantle. The colors are the perfect version of traditional fall tones for my home, the texture old fashioned, the assembly simple.
The Kids’ Craft
Around our place the turkey has been known to take its own sweet time cooking, so I like to have a craft for the little (and often big) kids to work on, keeping them occupied and out from underfoot. This a great take on the traditional Thanksgiving Thankful Tree and it makes a lovely party favor as well.
One of the things I love most about holidays is picking out what to wear. I love to add a little homemade crafty flair to my outfits whenever I can. This floral sash would be the perfect addition to a smart little fall dress, or even a skirt and thick sweater combo.
For thanksgiving I love to make one new dish. Something that looks yummy and holiday specific. As soon as I saw these little one bite pies I knew I wanted to try them. I am not sure about the filling, maybe I would change that. But oh the shape! How could you resist a golden flaky leaf pie?
So those are my Thanksgiving Pinterest dreams, what are yours?