Part II of the Thanksgiving Dinner Setting


I had so many ideas floating around in my head from the Dinner Setting and Program I created last week, that I sat back down to create more items to match the ensemble I showed last week.  This time I came up with a set of coasters to go at each place setting.  So that the coasters can be used over and over for different occasions I tried to think of something durable to use for the base.  Picture frames came to mind!  With square frames from my stash, the coasters were an easy and quick project.  Mine are 3 x 3 (inside dimension)  but I recommend a half inch or inch larger.  Keeping with the ensemble I already created, on matching cardstock I stamped the Flourishes Damask Background and embellished it with the same ribbon and punched ovals.

All of the hardware had to be removed from the back of the frame while trying to preserve the backing piece.  I simply bordered the back side of the frame with the grabber part of velco and covered the back with felt.  When it’s time to change the insides of the frames, the felt will peel back, the picture door will lift, new items can be inserted and finally the felt matched back to the velcro.

I also wanted to create a momento for our guests to take home so I created this pumpkin.  The pumpkin is a 9" circle and the fabric I chose was a faux suede from my stash.  Although Its difficult to see because of the lighting, I stamped the Flourishes Damask background stamp with Cosmic Copper Brilliance on the fabric and heat set it with my iron.  As if I were making a large yo-yo, I ran a big basting stitch around the outside of the circle which I turned down a quarter of an inch.  Once finished, I gathered, stuffed then tied closed.  To finish I added a scallped circle cut from paper, a large cranberry colored bead with a bronze pearl and tied a green bow for leaves.

Stamps:  Flourishes Damask Background
Ink:  Brilliance Cosmic Copper (Pumpkin), Brilliance Pearlescent Beige (Coasters)
Paper:  Bazzill
Accessories:  Nestabilities Oval, Brenda Walton Pineapple Punch-Retired, Ribbon, Velcro, Felt, Faux Suede Fabric, SU Scallop Punch, Faceted Bead, Pearl

Happy Friday, I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

  • Laura (scrapnextras)September 19, 2008 - 9:47 am

    You totally blow me away! WOW! Your pumpkin is amazing, and those little frames are stunning…then I scrolled down to the next card and fell off my chair! Love your style!ReplyCancel

  • BarbSeptember 19, 2008 - 9:49 am

    What a creative mind you have Becca! Great idea on the coasters and sooooo elegant too! The pumpkins are just the perfect little momento for each guest too! Bravo Becca!!!


  • JanineSeptember 19, 2008 - 10:06 am



  • Cindy HaffnerSeptember 19, 2008 - 10:37 am

    Becca your work is always so elegant, thanks for sharing, beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Joan BSeptember 19, 2008 - 11:15 am

    Yikes, you’re good! Wow, your stuff blows me away……ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 19, 2008 - 11:30 am

    What a great idea.
    Love it.

  • AnitaSeptember 19, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    You’re so schmart!!! Too cool :-)ReplyCancel

  • wendypSeptember 19, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    Wow!!! They are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 19, 2008 - 4:13 pm

    Becca, this is just amazing! You need to send it to Martha Stewart!! Seriously!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomSeptember 19, 2008 - 4:37 pm

    Oh Becca….these are fantastic and I’m just waiting for my invite!!!LOLReplyCancel

  • DawnSeptember 19, 2008 - 4:50 pm

    Wow Becca – you could sell these in a store – they are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}September 19, 2008 - 5:37 pm

    You Rock!!! These are such a cool idea. I totally want to be at your Thanksgiving table this year!!! Please take pictures of your entire table setting to share!
    hugs, JamiReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 19, 2008 - 6:42 pm

    True elegance! It just gets better and better!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.September 19, 2008 - 8:05 pm

    Stunning, Becca… you must dream crafting, because there just cannot be enough waking hours in the day for all of this never-ending creativity… lol!!!

    Your creativity is absolutely magnificent.

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • dr.fineSeptember 19, 2008 - 10:51 pm

    I am so going to your house for Thanksgiving [I wish]. Everything is just beautiful. I might just have to case some of these ideas and use them for our New Years Day brunch.


  • Lisa D. AthaSeptember 19, 2008 - 10:57 pm


    Wow. If your cooking is anywhere near as good as your crafting, I want to come to Thanksgiving dinner at your house. I will even clean the dirty dishes! You are going to so much thought and work for your family T-day dinner. I can onlky imagine the look on everyones face when they see your table. Ok, you have to take picture of your T-day dinner table when it is all set up, before everyone sits down and eats. You have showed us this much, we (your adoring fans) have to see the whole picture too. Yes, I, Lisa am bestowing a challenge upon you! Post your Turkey day table photo. It doesn’t have to have all the food on it, just at least all of the beautiful hand crafted items. As long as we can see the handcrafted items. Have we got a deal? Oh, my end of the deal is to keep posting uplifting comments on your blog. What a difdficult job I have, since you are my favorite blogger ever! No, I am not kissing-up to you either, I am being sincere. Ok, I will quit typing now.

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • RosetteSeptember 20, 2008 - 1:41 am

    Lovely Becca.:)
    I hope you won’t mind… would like to know some more of you, so.. you’ve been tagged! Go and visit my blog for rules etc… :)ReplyCancel

  • Jan Marie 1flourishSeptember 20, 2008 - 7:48 am

    All stunning and done whit such Amazing Grace…just beautiful! Thanks you for sharing with your great creations done with Flourishes.ReplyCancel

  • hbSeptember 20, 2008 - 8:57 am

    Becca, do you know what I love about coming here? Ok, sure, it’s to see your beautiful creations, but it’s more to *feel* the love and beauty that comes from your heart as you describe your creations. Your Thanksgiving table is going to WOW your guests!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeSeptember 20, 2008 - 9:15 am

    Love, love, love the pumpkin and the rest of the settings. What a delightful gift as a remembrance of this special meal. Your creations are so elegant and appealing. Have a good week-end, to.
    SHirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 20, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    How creative is that, and so elegant too, even the pumpkin is very elegant, just love how you finished it off with the stem, Awesome work!ReplyCancel

  • SheilaSeptember 20, 2008 - 7:44 pm

    Incredible! Your pieces just blow me away!ReplyCancel

  • LorelieSeptember 21, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning!! Just in awe….ReplyCancel

  • Mel M. M. M.September 23, 2008 - 2:08 pm

    Simply stunning! How gorgeous your table will be! :O)ReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 24, 2008 - 7:12 pm

    Becca –

    Your pumpkin is beautiful! You mentioned that you gathered around the outside edge and then drew it up. However, I’m curious how you got the “bulges” running from top to bottom around the pumpkin. Did you stitch these as well? Or is it just some fancy “stuffing”.

    I would love to try to make some of these. And I agree with Jami and Lisa – I want to come to your house for Thanksgiving! :)ReplyCancel