This time last year we had just moved to the area and we were in a rental cottage and all my pretty’s (décor stuff), were in storage. I was sad not being able to have our own place and decorate it up for the holidays. It’s one of my favorite things to do. So this year, I’m so happy to see some of my favorite pieces again. (You know how much fun it is when you open things that have been packed away forever?) It’s like Christmas morning!!!
Here’s what I came up with for our dining room table this year…
I know I’m not the only that loves the color combination of oranges, yellows, reds & browns. But what about when you combine elements like old wood, antiques and natural pieces to create a fall vignette as a tablescape? Outcome…a beautiful, bountifully stylish table!
That’s what I love and enjoy doing when I’m decorating!
For our Thanksgiving table this holiday, I went with crisp, clean, rustic and colorful. Starting with a crisp white linen tablecloth. This particular one I got from my sweet girl. She purchased a box of linens (for cheap) last year, and in turn, gave them to me. This beauty was in there.
Draping beautifully with gathered corners, then softly tied off with brown organza ribbon bows. Now, the fun part! Choosing a piece of old barn wood that Boo had picked up for me, I used it as the base on the center of the table (see below),
Next, topping it with a large antique wooden carpenters tool box I’ve had forever.
I filled it with gourds, flowers, berries, feathers, mini pumpkins, and my old wooden PILGRIM COUPLE.
Then the place settings were grouped with a wooden charger, white ceramic dinner plate, dessert plate topped with a crisp russet linen napkin, giant wooden acorns, and ceramic pumpkins. The drinking glasses are vintage amber that I got when we married 34 years ago, then I placed an antique mini dessert crystal goblets by each setting to complete my vignette.
Finishing touches were more gourds, painted wooden pheasants and candle sticks. Don’t forget the candle sticks!
What will YOUR Thanksgiving table look like? Will you go traditional, rustic or think out of the box? I want to know your ideas and traditions.
Now we’re ready for fall dinner parties, soup days and more @ casa GCC~