|Is...is that...a paper green bean dressed as a cowboy riding a plesiosaur? Why yes, yes it is.|
Things to know: 1) A few years ago, my mom was trying to give my sister and me directions about what to make for Thanksgiving dinner, and since English is not her first language, she misspoke and called it a "green bean carousel" instead of a "green bean casserole." 2) If we had to say that we had a family holiday tradition, it would be that Emily and I build some ridiculous craft project while the rest of the family looks on dubiously at first, then grudgingly admits that the finished product doesn't look half bad (see last year's Barad-Dur Christmas "tree" as an example). So...this year we decided to make an actual green bean carousel on a lazy Susan for our table's centerpiece. Some bloggers do classy Thanksgiving tablescapes, we do cardboard-based puns...
|It's Tanksgiving...get it? get it?|
I realize this makes us look pro-war or something, but I promise we're not. I case you're wondering, there was also a green bean riding a crab. This is not your standard carousel featuring giraffes and ostriches and other large land-animals.
|There are cats in dubious poses on the top. Also Gummy ran off with the green bean that was riding the triceratops.|
|The pumpkin pie was cracked, so Emily covered it with lobster cutouts. When else can you say that you had a lobster and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving?|
I'm thankful for a sister to engage in shenanigans with, for other family members who are okay with less-than classy tablescapes, and even though things have been really busy with work and class, that I'm happy and healthy and doing what I love. I know many people are not as fortunate, which is why EmSewCrazy and I wanted to do a Stashbusting Challenge themed around giving back.