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?
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.
Why hello. It’s Monday today. Just figured I would pop in for a quick post to let you all know that. In case you had forgotten. Colleen is still in California and I am still at my house. But I managed to have a perfect weekend that included cupcake baking, a viewing of Godzilla and eating of Milk Duds, a hiking expedition to Crowder’s Mountain, a nice little dinner party with a few friends, cupcake eating, and then a lazy lazy Sunday. Man do I wish I had brought my camera to Crowder’s as it was lovely, however, we took the Rocktop Trail back from the summit and parts of it included scaling some serious rocks so I may have broken it. That would suck. Anyways, I did take a couple pictures of my table setting which I felt pretty good about even though it was super simple and just included some glasses, linens, etc. that I already had. Sometimes when I am trying to decorate for something it is fun and exciting to buy new things and make crafts. But it is also cool to remind yourself what a pretty little setup you can create with things that you already had laying around and in the 25 minutes before your guests arrive. The flowers I bought on my grocery trip to Trader Joe’s this week but the real star of the tablescape was the gurgling cod pitcher. It was given to me by some of my best friends a couple years ago when I was so jealous of one they had received for their wedding. Aren’t they thoughtful and generous? There is something really satisfying about the glug glug glug sound it makes when it pours water. The cupcakes I baked for dessert were strawberry basil with strawberry basil cream cheese frosting. They were delicious if I don’t say so myself and I will be sharing the recipe later this week.
Let’s keep our chins up now. It is a Monday but this weekend is Memorial Day weekend and therefore a long one for many of us. We can make it!