Hi everyone! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thankgiving spent with food, family, and friends! Sorry for our November disappearance. We have been having some technical difficulties with the blog and Colleen has been working to try to fix everything so we were trying to wait until everything was all resolved before doing another post. Colleen has fixed it but in doing so messed up our blog theme so if it looks weird right now, that’s why. This is not our new look. Colleen did take some photos of our Thanksgiving table to share. This year I recycled our napkins and a couple striped candles from the year before and added some pretty blue candles into the mix. The real star of the show were the big old beautiful leaves that served as place cards. The weekend before last, Colleen, my mom, and I drove down to Charleston for a quick overnight trip to pick up my wedding dress from the store where we bought it. I have never been to Charleston at this time of year and it was really so very nice. Usually it is hot as blazes when we go. The air was crisp, Christmas decorations had started to emerge, and the some of the fall leaves were clinging to the trees while many had settled on the streets and sidewalks. We were walking down King Street towards the Battery when I noticed piles of these leaves on the ground and kind of fell in love. So there we were gathering and marching down the streets with arm fulls of huge Charleston leaves to bring home for place cards. Don’t worry, I washed them well. So that’s the story of our Thanksgiving table.
Entries Tagged as 'Tablescapes'
Monday, November 30, 2015
Thanksgiving Table Decor
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving eve! The 24 hour countdown to pie is on! Since our table is not set yet,I figured I would throw together a little collage to share some of our plans. Some of these items we will be using in reality and some of them are thrown in to make my collage more attractive. If I had unlimited funds to work with, this would all be happening. Alas, this is not the case. I have a white ceramic pumpkin shaped bowl that we will be arranging some flowers in and I am sure a few other pumpkins will make their appearance as well. I bought some glittered pinecone ornaments from Target that will serve as placecard holders. I could probably have made them for free but I just didn’t find the time. I am sure nobody will be surprised if some calligraphy comes into play as well.
1. I got these copper and white striped candles way back in October after I fell in love with them. Aren’t they pretty?? So basically they started our table off and everything else was gonna have to look good with them.
2. We bought these black/gray striped napkins from World Market because they were reasonable and a nice neutral. And also because we are always looking for good napkins and we knew we would use them again.
3. I kind of love these glasses from Target but since I can’t seem to justify buying them, I will at least use them in my collage. Someone buy them. The pattern is adorable.
4. We will need some mugs to hold our Thanksgiving toddies and I really don’t know that a more lovely Moscow mule mug has ever existed in history. A set of these suckers would be a big splurge but good grief are they good lookin. In reality, we will probably just use what we already have for our cocktails but in my dreams I will use these.
5. I was surprised that I liked this onyx flatware so much but I think it is a little edgy and adds a nice pop of black to correspond with our napkins.
6. This is actually Colleen’s wedding china if you can believe it. Jerk. This may be the thing I was most jealous about after she got married.
7. A wood charger would balance out the fancy of the china with a rustic feel.
8. This bowl. Maybe we will put something in it? Maybe we will just admire it and enjoy its attractiveness.
What do you guys have planned for your tables?? Any ideas I need to steal?
Monday, October 13, 2014
I have always liked the idea of having an intimate Halloween dinner for friends. Since my October weekends got absurdly busy and it doesn’t look like I am going to have the opportunity to do it this year, I thought it would be fun to throw together a little tablescape with some ideas for what I might do if I did have the chance. This way I can share it with y’all too. I threw the lit broomstick that I DIYed last year in the middle of the table, along with my new skull decanter and some pretty fall leaves that I cut off of a tree. Some striped burlap ribbon helped spruce up a simple setting with a white pumpkin placecard that I calligraphed. A couple other touches including the spider web tablecloth that I got for our party last year finished things off for a pretty quick and easy little tablescape that I didn’t have to buy anything to create. Since it was just a mockup, I did not include silverware and only put ribbon at one setting. You guys get the idea though.