A Harvest of Friendship

I wanted to really celebrate Thanksgiving this year. So, I thought about the things in my life that I am most thankful for. I am fortunate enough to have a group of the most amazing women living in my neighborhood. These darling women encourage, support, help and love me- and I wanted to tell them how much I appreciate all they do for me. Thus was born- the Harvest of Friendship Brunch.

I made these invitations and took them around last week. The pleating on the card was meant to mimic a little the pleating on the place mats I made to use for this occasion.
This is the table setting I decided on. Very similar to what I tried last week, but with a few minor changes. I knew we would have lots of little kiddos running around, so instead of a full tablecloth, I used a square topper in the center. Then I gathered up some oak leaves from my mom’s back yard, and used them to fill in the empty spots between the pumpkins.
More leaves adorn the chandelier. I just tucked them in among the loops.

The menu for the event: Hash brown Casserole, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, banana bread, lemon poppy seed cake, cinnamon rolls, homemade applesauce and caramel sauce with apples. A couple friends also added to the festivities by bringing more cinnamon rolls and some cranberry, orange pull apart rolls. Everything was delicious and we enjoyed a great visit. These ladies are the best and I hope they know they are right there on the top of my list of things I’m grateful for!

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  • Karie's Chic Creations
    November 3, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Very nice! I love your decor. Thanks you for sharing.

  • Swensgirl
    November 3, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Cool idea!

  • Cozy Home Scenes
    November 5, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Looks so festive and I can tell you must have had a great party. I especially like those cloth pumpkins and how you did the leaves on the chandelier.

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    November 5, 2010 at 2:54 am

    This is such a sweet idea, Amy! The table looks beautiful with your new placemats!