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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Table

This table is set in the bay window of our living room.  As you will see winter came early here in Michigan and dumped two feet of snow on our little town.  It is expected to warm over the weekend and hopefully the bulk of the snow will be gone by Thanksgiving so travel should be clear for those who travel to be with family.  I used an old bay leaf wreath, bay leaf project that was in the kitchen and decided that bay leaves and pears would be my theme for this table.

I elevated the centerpiece on a beautiful square cake plate which I picked up at GW.   It has the same beaded edging as my basic white plates.

The turkey salad plates were a score from GW for $3.99 for a set of four. The beautiful gold tones went well with gold tone chargers and popped when layered with my white beaded plates.  They came in one of those cute round boxes that you see everywhere with salad/dessert plates in them.  When I turned the box over I saw the price tag from the Pottery Barn for $49.99.  That made for a happy dance all the way to the 
car. The silver is Maxfield from PB and my favorite set.  I tied linen napkins with twine and added a couple of bay leaves too.

I kept the accessories simple on this table, a white turkey covered bowl that will be filled with cranberry relish for the holiday and turkey salt and pepper shakers along with scattered bay leaves are what adorn this table.

Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Harvest Table

It looks like January outside today but my small kitchen table is set for Harvest Time.  
This small table has a beautiful honey color which just yearns for fall colors.

I grabbed a few things from my last tablescape  I had set for early fall.  The glassware  is crackled and from Pier One, I've had them for years and I think they still carry them.  The salad plates and bowls I picked up at TJMaxx, they have acorns around the rim, the under plate is which is solid colored is from the dollar store.  

The pumpkin centerpiece is also a leftover from my early fall tablescape and the silver bowl filled with napkins from the Pottery Barn also holds the flatware for the table and a few feathers tucked in the bowl.

This pillow was last years find at Pottery Barn in January. It was in a bargain bin for a couple of dollars.  It was actually a lonely placemat with embroidered fall decor on it.  It sewed up quickly and if you're familiar with the cost of PB pillow covers it was a real steal.

Thanksgiving table in the works for next week although with all the snow we have I feel that I should jump right to Christmas.  Speaking of Christmas I have a great DIY project from Pintrest I'll be featuring soon.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cabbage Patch Table

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This fall season I decided to take a different path with my tablescape.  Looking over the pumpkin selection which was where I had been headed the ornamental cabbages and kales caught my eye.   This tablescape couldn't have been much easier, I had a summer tablescape on this table click here.  I changed out the place mats from the black and white chevron pattern to my wicker and replaced the soup tureen centerpiece with a green pumpkin.  Then an ornamental cabbage was added to each of the small soup tureens that were already the topper for my white everyday dishes and a black and white dot print salad plates.

This table will be used for a small informal fall dinner I have scheduled later this month.  I added a touch of color to each setting with a black and white dot napkin that is a nod to the salad plates.

The pumpkin centerpiece had to be elevated for this table so I set it on a wire basket turned upside down and put all the lids from the small tureens under it.  This wasn't my best effort for a centerpiece and I may still work on it a little before my dinner party but for today I am happy with this.

Happy Fall to All.