Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 Tablescape

Last weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving with a special family dinner at our house on the Sunday of the long weekend.  This year's tablescape featured sunflowers against a backdrop of rich autumn colours. Our guests commented on the cozy welcoming vibe they felt as they sat down for the turkey feast.

My centerpiece began with the use of these battery-operated fairy lights which were a recent purchase from Costco.
There were 4 in a box for  $8.99 CA which is the cheapest I've seen them. "LED Microdot Lights"

They added a lovely glow to the table.

The fairy lights were arranged in a glass vase filled with faux leaves and topped with a faux sunflower.

The battery packs were hidden under faux leaves around the bases of the vases.

A trio of the vases were placed on a plaid runner down the center of the table.

Below, you can see the cranberry coloured tablecloth I pulled out of my stash. It has a harvest type pattern to it which I thought was perfect for Thanksgiving.

These leaf bowls I've had for many years held the butternut squash soup my mom made for the meal.

The dish stack

No expensive napkin rings here - I just formed a circle out of the stem of a faux sunflower and put the napkin through it.

In keeping with the theme, these Partylite sunflower tealight holders also adorned the table.

Placecard holders that my dad made years ago held the Thanksgiving name tags I created on the computer.

Drinkware consisted of my amber glasses and copper mugs for wine and/or Moscow mules.

Thanksgiving in Canda is always on the 2nd Monday of October.  As such, we still have blooming sunflowers and leaves falling from the trees...

...which made for the perfect accents on my table.

I hope all my Canadian readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving last weekend and I wish my American friends all the best on their upcoming holiday in November.

Be sure to check back to see more details on how I coordinated the sideboard decor with that on the table.

Thanks for visiting!

I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Very Scary Halloween Tablescape

Halloween will be here before we know it and for those of you who like to have a little fun creating a spooky vibe for the occasion, I've got plenty of inspiration in store.  Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate is hosting a Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop and I'm pleased to be participating in it along with many other talented tablescapers.

Rather than me giving you a full commentary on the all the scary details of the tablescape...

...I'll just let you take it all in...

...just don't get too spooked! 

So what do you say...want to stay for dinner?

Or maybe you'd rather move on and check out another of the many fabulous tablescapes on the 
Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop.
Be sure to follow the links below for more spooky fun!
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween Decor at Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fall Tablescape in Orange, White & Gray

I'm super excited to be joining in with a talented group of bloggers for a Fall Festival Blog Hop hosted by Kendra of Joy in Our Home and Lindsay of My Creative Days.  You'll find a different fall theme every day of this week so be sure to check out all the links at the end of my post. If you are stopping by from Back to Blueberry Hill, welcome!  I'm sure you enjoyed Kate's terrific tablescape and I'm happy you are here to see mine.

Today's feature is fall tablescapes and I'm sharing this orange, white & gray number.

I thought the colour combo and these dishes added a modern look to what just may be, our Thanksgiving tablescape.

Thanksgiving is on October 9th this year (Canadian) and I'm trying out different looks for the occasion starting with this one.

I began with the gray/silver tablecloth (Walmart this year) as a backdrop and added a shiny silver runner down the center.

I created the look of faux leaf chargers and saved myself a lot of money by doing so.

I simply took a Dollar Store garland and wrapped it around underneath the charger bending and twisting it until I got the look I wanted.  If you try this, get the garland with wire as it makes it easier to work with. 

 I didn't glue or attach anything - just formed a circle and placed it on top of this woven placemat and under the charger.
 This is 1 garland as seen above.

When you place the charger on top, all you see is the faux leaf embellishment.
Easy and cheap!

I kept the centerpiece fairly simple and used repetition by placing like objects down the middle of the table.

Silver mini pumpkins sit atop white candleholders. 

I placed white pumpkins on silver candleholders (turned upside down) next to those with silver votive holders in between.

Orange napkins and silver flatware sit next to each place setting.

I used these silver lids off jar candles propped against pine cones as placecard holders.

Though the colour palette was limited, a fun and festive table suitable for any fall occasion was created.

There's lots more fall decor inspiration to be found by clicking on the links below.
 Next up on the tablescape tour is Lemons to Lovelys - you won't want to miss Marci's wonderful table!

Vignettes on Monday

Front Porches on Tuesday

Fall Recipes on Wednesday

Tablescapes on Thursday

Mantles on Friday

Thanks for visiting!
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