So how does our table look for the Thanksgiving?
Well…kinda like this:
I was inspired to mix up some patterns. I’m about as good at putting patterns together as Angelina is at saying no to orphan children. As in…I’m not good at all. I am good at challenging myself though…and that is exactly what I did when it came to patterns. I tried my darndest to create a tablesetting that had a huge variety of textures and interesting variety of pattern without looking overwhelmingly busy or just plain fugly.
I started with the homemade table runner (I wrote about it’s history here). Then I picked up the golden hues with what I like to call my pineapple placemats. Then I took that blazin’ yella down a notch by placing a woven charger on top with a white china dinner plate. Then those rich reds needed a little nod (plus it creates some amazing fall color contrast)…hence the red napkin. Last but not least is our little ‘kins. I love the golden touches in the little gourd.
Moving to the centerpiece….I focused more on the neutrals. I wanted them to take center stage…or center table, if you will.
First, I knew this would centerpiece would be completely contained in a tray. It makes it uber-easy for quick removal…which is great when you are entertaining and plan on putting food on your dining room table. Imagine that, huh?
Overall, the entire arrangement cost VERY little…and I have accumulated the items over time…so it really is an evolutionary tablesetting.
One of my favorite things is mixing browns. Can you tell since I paint like every room tan?!
Anyhoo…these faux balls are great because they nod to the woven chargers…but also because the color is similar to the wooden acorn…which ties in the pumpkin and the wood veneer candle wrap.
Speaking of wood veneer…this little piece was on sale at Michaels in the scrapbooking section…and I love that you can create your own wooden candles for cheap. Especially since they cost over $20 at other home decor stores!
I also gave the room a little whimsy by tucking some stray craft leafs around the mirrors. No tape. No glue. Just hang or tuck or twist the little stem till it worked.
So there you go folks…our tablesetting…just in time for our Thanksgivin’ guests. (oh yes…we are housing two of the ten relatives that are comin in town for Turkey Day- yahoo!). And I am sure this room will get at least one good hearty meal (I’m thinkin’ it’ll probably be breakfast seeing as how I do not have the slightest notion on how to cook a bird).
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week…stay tuned throughout the holiday…I’ll be random posting about the goin-on’s around here. And if you get a chance, please shoutout a little prayer for us. We have A LOT on our plate right now (that’s not counting the turkey & mashed potatoes) and we have some pretty huge things we are tryin to wrap up, nail down, and decide about…so I could use a little extra heavenly boost, if you know what I mean Thanksloveyakisses!