Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table

Last Monday was Thanksgiving here in Canada. 

This special holiday is always on the second Monday of October however, in many homes, the traditional turkey meal often takes place on Sunday.

We were fortunate to be invited to my parents' place for dinner on Sunday but I did do a Thanksgiving tablescape for a dinner we hosted earlier in the week. 

While I am calling it a "sophisticated" Thanksgiving tablescape, it also has a few rustic elements including pine cones.
 
The centerpiece began with this large white pumpkin I got at HomeSense this year.
 
 
I gave it some "glam" by adding crystals (off our chandelier).
 
 
A turkey and a cross were placed next to the pumpkin.
 
 
Next comes these sparkly candleholders, "Windswept" by Partylite years ago.
 

A white serving platter holds a variety of elements which carries the centerpiece the length of the table.  I'll show you the items required to create this look at the end of this post.
 
The full table view
 
 
The dish "stack" consisted of gold, black and white.
 
 
Place cards were flanked by a pine cone and a candle.
 
 
Thanksgiving dinner with dimmed lights and candlelight is always so cozy.
 
 
The sideboard is decorated with a simple pine cone theme with pine cones placed alongside my "HOME" clock.
 
 
Beside the sideboard sits a tall branch/feather arrangement and some white pumpkins.
 
 
On the other side, a candle arrangement and my "trees in fall" picture complement the décor.
 
 A new addition to our dining room is this rustic "word" wall art. I love that Mr. Delight picked it out and we felt that it did a good job summing up "our home".

Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus...
1 Thessalonians 5:18

As promised, here's a look at what you might want to round up to create something similar for your next Thanksgiving table.

Hope my fellow Canadians had a Happy Thanksgiving and all the best to my American friends for their holiday in November.
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these fantastic blog parties:
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Monday Funday at Setting for Four
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Tutorials and Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Say G'day Saturday at Natasha in Oz
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just popping in to wish all my fellow Canadians a very Happy Thanksgiving! 
 
Hope you are enjoying time with family and friends and a meal of turkey and pumpkin pie! 
 
 
 
 I am especially thankful for all my readers and appreciate you checking out my blog now and again.
 
Click here to see last year's Thanksgiving tablescape pictured above.
 
I'll be back later in the week to share what I have created for this year's table.
 

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Outdoor Fall Tablescape



As promised in my last post, here is a look at the outdoor fall tablescape I created in our cabana last week.


What we call "the cabana" is really just a small canopied area on the deck in our backyard.
 
 
 We enjoy many meals out here in the summer months and on warm days in early fall.
 
 
My tablescape started with a centerpiece created using multiple cylinder hurricane vases.
 
 
Here are the items that I placed inside each one.
 
 
The place settings were kept very casual.
 
 
These plates have an embossed leaf pattern on one side which seemed perfect for fall.
 
 
A burlap runner, few faux leaves and pumpkins complete the table setting.
 
 
If you look "up" in the pic below, you'll see my candelier hung over the table...
 
...and here too along with a view toward the firebowl and sitting area.
 
 
The mini-lights and candlelight look pretty in the evening.
 
 
When dinner is done, we often like to get cozy by the firebowl.
 
Whether its for eating meals or a casual drink with friends, the backyard cabana area has made for a great social spot this season.
 
Click here to see more of the fall décor in the backyard.
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
I'll be linking this post to these great blog parties:
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Monday Funday at Setting for Four
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Tips & Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Feathered Nest Fridays at French Country Cottage
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Say G'day Saturdays at Natasha in Oz
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Decor in the Backyard

With the warm weather last weekend, it was the perfect time to sit and enjoy our backyard cabana area.
 
By adding a few fall accents and cozy comforts, the space was spruced up for the change of season.

 
The leaves on the trees in the woods behind our yard are starting to change colour and make a lovely backdrop to our seating area.
 
Whether it's relaxing with a glass of wine...
 
...with a great magazine to savour
 
...or inviting some friends over for a chat, we are really enjoying our backyard this year.
 
I've added a few fall décor items to enhance the space.  On the firebowl cover, a small fall bouquet and two lanterns sit atop an orange napkin.
 
On top of the "storage table" that hides the propane tank for the firebowl, a pumpkin, candleholders and bouquet add some colour.
 
A full view of the cabana with attached deck.
 
Inside the cabana, the corner shelves are decorated for the season.
 
A faux sunflower arrangement in a pitcher sits on the shelf under the clock.
 
A lantern with some other décor enhances the other corner.
 
And a similar display is created here.
 
As the sun goes down, the outdoor lighting ( strung along our clothesline) becomes more visible.
 
Lighting the firebowl adds light, warmth and ambiance to the cooler evenings of fall.
 
It makes the area seem so much cozier.
 
When we light the firebowl, the cover that usually sits on it gets moved to this storage table which is where the propane tank is hidden.
 
Aaahh, it is wonderful chilling out here!
 
And if we get too chilled, there's a bunch of extra throws to snuggle up in.
 
Mini-lights inside the dining area of the cabana are perfect for making that space feel special too.
 
In my next post, I'll show the details of the fall tablescape I've created out here.
 
Hope you've enjoyed seeing the fall accents I've added to our backyard.
 
If you'd like to see our cabana area in the summer, click HERE
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these fantastic blog parties:
Fall Porch Link Party at Housepitality Designs
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Mondays at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at StoneGable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
2014 Harvest Hop Link Up at April's Homemaking
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show & Tell Fridays at My Romantic Home
Say G'day Saturdays at Natasha in Oz