How to make Golden leaves from Clay

In yesterday’s post about fall decorating ideas I promised to tell you how to make these gold leaf place settings from my table.  Are you ready?  Don’t blink,  you might miss it.  It’s super simple.   Step 1.  Gather leaves from your yard. I found that green hydrangea leaves worked really well since they left deeper grooves in the clay. The pointed sweet gum leaves worked well, also. Step 2. Flatten out a lump of white polymer clay so it’s about 1/4” thick.  This will require a pasta maker … [Read more...]

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Tablescapes and other thoughts on hosting my first Thanksgiving

Can you guys BELIEVE that Thanksgiving is one week away? I can't.  I still think it's September most days.  I'm not ready yet, but I'm getting there.  This year I'm very excited about Thanksgiving because I'm hosting it at my house for the first time ever. Gulp. That's kind of a big deal, y'all. My whole life I've gone to other people's houses for Thanksgiving.  Every year when I was growing up we went to my Granny's house with all my fifty-leven aunts, uncles and cousins piled all … [Read more...]

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