thinking thanksgiving…

We’ll be hosting Thanksgiving again this year.
So my mind is on Thanksgiving-y decor, menu, tablescape, etc.
I’m working on my table | dining room at the moment & I hope to be able to share soon.
In the meantime I thought I would share my place cards from last year.
I love silhouettes.
So I found Thanksgiving themed images online & created these using shipping tags.
Super easy for the most part.
I had to use some photoshop action for a couple of them (ship & cornucopia) but otherwise it was pretty smooth sailing.
And totally worth it ‘cuz they were a big hit.
I distressed the tags and on the back I stamped them so everyone could write what they were thankful for that year.  We went around the table and shared our thoughts.
Everyone wanted to take theirs home to keep.
 That’s the whole point right?
I have the 4 from our family & I think I might create a banner with them this year to hang in the dining room.
Like I said I’m still working on Thanksgiving as many out in blogland & beyond are already in Christmas tinsel up to their elbows but I’m holding out until the weekend after Thanksgiving.
{sorry about the quality of the photographs.  I took them quickly last year for my own entertaining file.   So they are not necessarily blog worthy but I wanted to share anyway}
partying with:
share your cup thursday @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson
lilacs & longhorns
wow us wednesdays @ savvy southern style
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage 
treasure hunt thursday @ from my front porch to yours
show & share @ coastal charm
tablescape thursday @ naps on the porch
inspire me please @ liz marie
home sweet home @ the charm of home



  1. Marigene says:

    I ♥♥♥ the simplicity of this elegant table! Thank you for sharing.

  2. thanks marigene! i appreciate you hosting the linky party and stopping by. XO- mj

  3. Nellie says:

    very cute tags, and lovely tablescape.
    and Happy Thanksgiving

  4. thanks nellie for stopping by & visiting. happy thanksgiving to you & yours as well.
    warmly- mj

  5. Jann Olson says:

    These are darling! I love the silhouettes you used. We always tell about what we are thankful for, but writing it down is a great idea. We usually try to add a twist by changing it up from year to year. One time we had to say something that started with the first letter of our name. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Sherry says:

    Love these!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. thanks so much sherry. & i really appreciate you stopping by. MJ

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