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Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Table Favors

I did a lot of browsing on Pinterest at table settings
just before Thanksgiving.  Such beautiful ideas!
One thing that I liked was having a little gift at each plate.
I didn't want to put a lot of time or money into
them, but still wanted them to look special.


I ended up finding some things at the craft store.
Tiny gold take out containers, ribbon with a leaf pattern,
brown shredded paper filler and 
a box of assorted chocolate truffles.


They added just the sparkle I was looking for!


I might have to do it again for Christmas!


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    1. Very creative once more
      There at your shore
      A neat idea too
      As you have quite a few
      Santa leaving one would be fun
      Although maybe not from a certain Santa under your sun haha

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    2. I suppose you'd want a catnip mouse in yours
      better than chocolate if you took a tour.
      Oh, and it's about time for Santa to umm...make an appearance.
      that's one way to give a crowd a clearance.
      lol.....away they'd run
      when his song he had sung.

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    3. hahaha scare the people away
      That works well I say
      Then you can be alone at your bay
      At least until school is out for the holdays

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  2. I love this idea! I may have to copy you!

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  3. Oh I'm getting such good ideas from you. I think I will doing something like that for Christmas Eve...we don't do sit down dinner Christmas...to many of us...we are more buffet, sit where you can find a spot!

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    1. Oh, that will be fun. I'm thinking I'll do the same thing but maybe with something different inside...don't want it to get boring, you know. haha.

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  4. cute boxes! and who wouldn't be happy with a few yummy truffles?! very cute!

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    1. they turned out pretty nice, didn't they? and some people ate their truffles and skipped the dessert buffet! ha.

      I opted for the dessert buffet...lol...

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  5. ooo seriously classy betsy...what a cool extra touch for everyone....truffles...yum

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    1. I think there are a lot of little things that could go inside! Will be fun to decide on what's next!

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  7. all look really beautiful Betsy!!!

    ppffttt! the cat arrive first

    Pinterest is fun I love it Im making a board with Christmas recipes.

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    1. yes, the cat is back
      on his first attack!
      haha.

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    2. yes he will sleep well this night!

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    1. haha...sorry! was in the shop! ;)

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    2. is ok Betsy I think all went to sleep lol
      we have a new bunny here in my zoo:)
      is grey and white is a she ha!

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    3. what? Two bunnies now? awww...you have turned into a zoo! hahaha

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    4. yes I thi.k so you have cats and I adopt bunnies:)

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    5. If your first bunny is a boy...better prepare for more! lol....

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    6. They say the two are girls lol
      hope so I will send you a picture of the new girl!
      They were fighting by the food in the morning!

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  9. Lovely...
    Perhaps red boxes...
    Green ribbon...
    Filled with Misty Mints!!!

    Cheers!
    Lidna :o)

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    1. Misty Mints must be a Canadian thing! I'm going to look them up! Love that idea!

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    2. Ok...we call those nonpareil mints! Yum...that's a great idea!

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    3. Or...
      After Eight Mints...
      Those are delicious as well...

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    4. Yes! Or butter mints...do you have those? They are so smooth and melty...can be very addictive. ha.

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    5. Nope...
      But probably another name here...
      Small candy canes would also be very festive!!

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  10. No wonder you have all those birds hanging out just outside your windows! They're enjoying the fun and festivities going on inside. (Do you have many bugs on your walls?)

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    1. Bugs? ha...thankfully no...the cats take care of those immediately. lol...

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    2. Well then, I guess I don't want to be one of those. ;)

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  11. A very special idea. Your dinner guests are lucky indeed.

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    1. I hope they felt special...that was the idea! Now I'm thinking of Christmas...that will be fun!

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  12. Oh how pretty!!!! Awwww they're such creative and beautiful things to find on your plate!! Yay!! Take care
    x

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    1. thanks, kitty! Say hello to gumgum for me. :)

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    1. thanks, cali....it was really fun to do!

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  14. Such a sweet (literally!) idea. Love it - I think it is so YOU too. Special, sweet & simple. Thanks for sharing. We all read a scripture from the printable place cards I downloaded this year and I believe God honored us by giving us an extra special time together because of it. He's so good like that.

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    1. I like that idea, too! My inlaws used to have that stack of daily verses sitting with the salt and pepper shakers and would read one at each meal. :)

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  15. What a beautiful idea, Betsy! (Pinterest is great, but I definitely get "lost" on there sometimes... One thing leads to another... and another... Ha!)

    xo
    Kristin

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    1. Oh, I know! I have to be careful or I'm on there for hours and repinning everything! haha

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  16. Lovely idea ... I am having a houseful (first Christmas with all four of my children since the early 90s.) I can just see our dinner table with those charming little goody boxes sparkling in soft candle light!!!!

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    1. oooh...make sure you take a picture! How wonderful you will all be together! :)

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  17. Hi Betsy,

    Such a wonderful table setting for the Holiday. And I would imagine the gift was gobbled up by everyone. I repinned an idea where you melt mints in the oven, and when they harden after cooling, you have a plate in which you can give cookies and gifts away on it and not have to worry about getting your plate back. It was really eye catching. Really enjoyed all of your pictures of the festivities.

    God bless.

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