Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A "Charming" Addition to the Table

This year, I am dressing up the Thanksgiving table a bit.

I needed new wine glasses anyway (the last set has met their demise stem by stem), so I decided to finally take the time to make a set of wine charms.

Now, I've always thought these were a great idea, especially since I have a habit of setting my glass down & forgetting where I put it.

I headed off to Michaels to pick up a few things with an "autumn" flair. I've been spending so much time there lately my husband is starting to wonder who this "Michael" guy is!



I also dug around in the jewelry supply stash & pulled out the Swarovski.

Nothing says "Celebrate the Holidays" like a little sparkle!



I decided to keep with an Autumn color scheme that will also complement the table; olivine, smoke black, topaz...



It was easy enough to bend up the corners of the earring wires so I didn't have crystals running amok to try & search down once the festivities were over.



I'm almost thinking of running back & picking up another set of the leaf charms so I can make extra charms in case my guests would like to take one home! I have a hard time parting with some of the things I create!



And my daughter liked them so much, she informed me I need to pick up a bottle of sparkling cider so she can have her own glass & charm!!



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17 comments:

Maven said...

Those are so GORGEOUS! What a great idea Jinx. I love that your husband is wondering who Michael is - great line!

Tsquared said...

Jeez. Sue's are all plastic...

Jinx said...

Thanks!!

I think I found yet another hobby! I expect I'll have seasonal wine charms lying everywhere now!!!

And, I can send you some for Sue...I'm sure I'll be making lots!

Tsquared said...

Sue is, by the way, a marine biologist - specialty is crabs, whatever that's called. :)

Jinx said...

I could make her some ocean themed ones if you'd like...for Christmas or whatever.

Then, you could just add a godzilla glass & have the perfect gift!!

Tsquared said...

LOL. Do they have little crabs?

Jinx said...

Of course they do!!

Tsquared said...

Golf Themes?

Jinx said...

You name it, they've got it!

(We could be at this all night...good thing I just went wine shopping today!)

keeper of the chocolates said...

wow. those are totally gorgeous!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Jinx,
This is a brilliant idea! Thanks for posting such great directions.
Diane

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Well, that's a fun idea. Very creative! :-)

Teresa said...

Oh I can see lots of times I will be using an idea like that!
Thanks for sharing-

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Happy friday!

Meredith said...

These are just lovely and so seasonal. Thanks for the idea.

mary beth said...

I love these! Thanks so much for sharing.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Clever, clever!! Loved reading through your Bucket list too....taking over the castle - now THAT is great!!
Enjoyed the Thanksgiving tree too!
Have a great weekend!
Karla & Karrie