|Created with love|
Well Martha I’m a failure. I’ll never be able to assemble a towering display of fruit and flowers without them all crashing down like a fruit salad puree, nor carve a pumpkin to look like a turkey (nor carve a turkey to look like a turkey for that matter), nor able to cook and serve a sumptuous gourmet Thanksgiving feast for 20, with make up perfectly intact, not a single bead of sweat on my brow, no lumps in the gravy and Brussels sprouts cooked so perfectly that even my son will eat them (well ok that’s going a bit far. Not even Martha could swing that one). BUT I can at least bring a little something in from the garden to decorate the table in a very non-Martha-style. Oh yes, that’s right…….the rabbits.
|The base was filled with hazelnut shells|
(borrowed from our path!)
However my wonderful daughter took charge and brought home a lovely bunch of sunflowers. Then she found a pair of scissors (no small feat) and went off to see what she could find outside. All it took were a few fern fronds, clippings from the cedar trees, lichen-encrusted branches which had fallen to the ground plus a few curly willow branches and we had our centerpiece. Since our vases were still in boxes ‘somewhere’ Katie improvised with a Mason jar. It was perfect and reflected what the holiday is about; the love of family and appreciation for the harvest we have enjoyed.