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Edible Decor, Christmas's Early Arrival; the Prettiest Turkey Ever

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Here in, our by-no-means-exhaustive roundup of local Thanksgiving decor/decorations happenings from news outlets big and small across this great nation. Know a good one we missed? Get ye to the tip line and tell us your hometown tale.

CANTON, OHIO— As Thanksgiving is such a food-centric holiday, it's no surprise that some of the decor is edible, too. The Canton Repository suggests: "instead of running around shopping for flowers or Thanksgiving decorations for your holiday table, raid the fridge." [Canton Repository]
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO.— For resident Shawn Burton, Thanksgiving is just a layover on the way to Christmas. "By Turkey Day, Burton's indoor Christmas stuff—including 19 trees glowing throughout his home—will have been up more than two weeks." Burton isn't the only one. Resident Dana Bamvakais, in similar manner, "was done with holiday bling 'except for one of my bathrooms'" as of Nov. 8. [Kansas City Star]

SEATTLE, WASH.— The Seattle Times is laying out some mighty definite (and questionably nit-picky) rules for the Thanksgiving table: "A dining table should be 30 inches high...the chair seat should be 16 to 18 inches high. If your guests are tall, the 16 inches works; if average to short, then go for the 18 inches." [Seattle Times]

MILWAUKEE, WIS.— Dinneware designer Rosanna Bowles has some tips for Wisconsin parents whose kids may be bored during the Thanksgiving meal. "Add a jar of crayons and they're entertained," claims Bowles. Works just fine until the rugrats start scribbling on the walls, rearranging the pattern on your wallpaper. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

FREEMONT, OHIO— One reporter penned a love letter to that classic Thanksgiving decoration, the construction paper turkey: "'Mommy, look what I made at school,' my excited girl, who was 8 years old at the time, exclaimed as she pulled the art class masterpiece from her backpack. In her tiny hands, she held this smashed and wrinkled three-dimensional brown turkey, complete with a black pilgrim's hat with gold buckle, orange and red tail feathers, large, oval white eyes with dilated black pupils, and a folded yellow beak with a crimped red waddle. Flat brown feathers were glued to the side and a couple of small orange feet sat virtually unnoticed underneath. It was the prettiest turkey I had ever seen.'" [The News-Messenger]