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Prrrrrrfect Day

This cat pretty much says it all.   Day after Thanksgiving and all I want is a couch and a Sharpie : )     This is Jasper, plucked from Kostia on Flickr.

As is tradition at our house on Thanksgiving, we did an art project with the cousins.  Previous projects have included handmade snow globes, beaded Christmas ornaments, small decorative Christmas  trees. This year we did ceramic Christmas ornaments with Sharpies.  See our fabulous results below!

It starts with a bowl o' Sharpies

My favorite by Aunt Suzanne

My personal favorite by Aunt Suzanne

My personal favorite by Aunt Suzanne

Emily's spider stocking

Sharpie stockings on the chandalier
Sharpie stockings on the chandelier
Sharpie stockings by Teague, Wil, Jack, Suzanne, Emily, Me, Paige

Sharpie stockings by Teague, Wil, Jack, Suzanne, Emily, Me, Paige

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Holidays, Sharpie Style

The holidays are always such a busy time, who has time to THINK?   As you head into Thanksgiving’s Big Sleep (compliments of turkey’s tryptophan and a day spent on your feet in the kitchen), kick back, relax, and enjoy this delightful little holiday video.  Pop artist Jelene Morris turns it out Sharpie Style, and like her legions of followers, we’re mesmerized by her fun, funky creations.

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A Sharpie Thanksgiving

Okay, I’m not sure where this came from but it’s on sharpie.com in the History section.  Back in the early 60′s when Sharpie was first introduced, Johnny Carson and Jack Parr from the Tonight Show were some of our first product endorsers.  So I think that’s where the NBC Sharpie Peacock was born.

Now if a Sharpie NBC “Turkey” isn’t exactly what you had in mind for your Thanksgiving centerpiece, here’s a quick idea from interior designer Libby Langdon to personalize your table.  This is an easy one for me because I happen to have dozens of decorative stones “sleeping” in the backyard, just waiting for a place at my Thanksgiving table.   I’m going to use some combination of Sharpie’s new Coleurs Cafe markers – the colors are just right for Thanksgiving:  Earl Grey, Pomegranite, Blueberry, Mocha and Hibiscus.

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Sharpie-d Stones

Sharpied Stones

“Thankful” Stone Place Cards and Centerpiece

Gather smooth creamy river rocks from a lake, pond or beach or buy a big bag of them at a local garden center or home improvement store. Write each guest’s name with a black Sharpie pen on a stone and rest them on napkins at each place setting on the table. Fill a large glass bowl or vase with the remaining river stones and a glass of black Sharpie pens on a buffet. When guests arrive, ask them to write what they are thankful for in one word on a stone (they can do as many as they like)… have the table set with a bamboo or cork runner (or any runner you have) down the center and set patches of moss on top of the runner. Ask guests to place their “thankful stones” down the center of the tables in and around the moss and then complete the table setting by adding loads of little white votive candles in clear glass holders to create a warm glow. This is a fun idea because the stones double as place cards and it’s also a conversation starter that gets people talking at the table about what they are thankful for.

I am thankful for you, Sharpie blog readers!

I am thankful for you, Sharpie blog readers!