We always did a pretty fancy Thanksgiving at our house growing up.  One of my favorite parts was helping to set the table the day before before the main event.  Mom would bring out her china, polish the silver, and iron the linens.  She must have washed all the linens first and then set about to iron (mom, you can correct me later about this!) because I loved watching her transform things from wrinkly lumps to beautifully pressed fancy linens.  My favorite by far was the fabric dinner roll holder.   I had forgotten about this until I found one at an antique store and bought it up quick.  I used it as a template to make my own.


UPDATE!  I made a Youtube video to show how to make this great project…

I had this adorable Sandi Henderson fabric that I knew would be perfect for the Thanksgiving table and I mixed it with some vintage fabric I have around.


See?  Cute!  You can get the free tutorial here

Download Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll Holder

I love the thought of taking these full of yummy homemade dinner rolls as a hostess gift.  Actually, I would probably just make a cute roll holder and buy some dinner rolls!

This is the original roll holder that I found in the antique shop.

Here is a vintage one that I have in my gingercake Etsy shop.

Red roll holder

Love that rick rack!   A friend suggested using it to organize sewing stuff too.  All those little pockets are so fun.  Did any of you have these at your Thanksgiving table?  Do you now?  I would love to hear your stories about them!

If you make one and want to show it off, I would love for you to add it to my Gingercake tutorials Flickr page here.


Hmmm.  I think I may need a matching table runner and some pretty napkins too!

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