Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Woodland Transition

I'd like to wish all my American friends, a very Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday!
Even though Thanksgiving is long over here in Canada, I was still planning on doing one more Fall tablescape this week but then the white stuff arrived!  I just can't get used to leaves/pumpkins on the table with a backdrop of snow outside.  Thus, I created this Woodland "Transition" (from Fall to Winter) 'scape using a white, black and gold colour scheme.

Pine cones gathered from a small wooded area behind our house were given a spray of faux snow from a can.  These, along with a few cedar boughs from the same area became the basis for this table setting. I've had the gold leaf picks for a long time and the giant acorns are from Pharmasave last year.


I even tried one of Susan's (BNOTP) tutorials on how to do a different napkin fold.  This one was so easy and her instructions are wonderful.
 
This type of fold is called the "artichoke" and it makes the perfect hollow in the center to set something like a pine cone.

    A white tablecloth, black runner and gold placemats add a touch of elegance to the woodland theme.

     Two birdies warm themselves by the fire with the freshly fallen snow all around.


    I've been wanting a cloche for years but have never found one that was reasonably priced/sized.  Then I discovered, I had one (of sorts) all the time!   I was moving a large metal stand in our kitchen which has this glass insert for pillar candles inside.  Duh! I inverted it on a cake plate and voila, a cloche!

    As darkness falls, some views by candlelight....
    This grouping flanks each side of the cloche.  Black vases from a local gift boutique, Creative Flowers & Gifts.  Mosaic candle holder and wire pillar holder both by Partylite.  Black stand under mosaic holder is from Pharmasave Drug Store. Birdie is from Peoples' Drug Mart.

    Dishes are called Primavera by Royal Heritage and I bought them about 8 years ago, might have been at Zeller's.
    I think if I added some red berries and other red accessories, this 'scape could transition into Christmas as well.

    Speaking of "transitioning".....why don't you transition on over to Between Naps on the Porch and check out all the other tablescapes there?  No doubt, there will be a nice variety of eye candy to inspire you for the changing seasons/holidays!

    27 comments:

    Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

    Such a beautiful table. I love all your textures, and the arerelections of the candles. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    hugs ~lynne~

    Aledia said...

    What a beautiful tablescape! I love the transition idea, everything is so inviting and warm I just love it all! Have a blessed night!

    Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

    Your table is fantastic! The napkins are fun, I'd like to try them too. Love the first shot looking out the window at the beautiful snow-enjoy:@)

    Deb said...

    I'm doing one of Susan's folds for the T-day napkins tomorrow! Gotta love her!!

    Linda @ A La Carte said...

    Such a beautiful table. Love the transition! The little birds are so cute!!

    Denise @ http://www.somanytables.com/ said...

    Oh, DD. Once again you've created something that can only be described as elegant.My favorites are the black wire candle holder and the black stands.

    Of course, it's how you arranged all the items down the center that make it such a treat for the eyes. I love it all!

    Linda @ A La Carte said...

    I just became your 200th follower!!

    Rita May said...

    A beautiful table. I love how you have used the pinecones.
    Cheers!
    Rita @MAY DAYS

    our daily dishes said...

    your table is beautiful, i am loving your pine cones and acorns, just a grogeous centerpiece~

    Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

    Your tables are always so gorgeous! I love how you used the pine cones! We have been hit with the white stuff and super cold temps as well...it has been -27 this week! Needless to say that I have been staying inside! With all this talk and pictures of US Thanksgiving in Blogland, it almost makes me want to go cook a turkey this weekend...yummy! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

    Marlis said...

    So enjoyed your table this week (as I do every time). I love the colors and the richness of the pieces you chose. The centerpiece is wonderful. Love the snow!!!

    Mimi said...

    Wow, your table is very striking!

    Sherry said...

    Your table is beautiful. I love the woodland theme. I have that theme going on for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I just love how you sprinkled it with snow, just gorgeous.
    Sherry

    Miss Char said...

    Your transition table looks beautiful, I especially love your little birds enjoying the warmth of the fire. Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

    Entertaining Women said...

    A truly lovely tablescape. The golds and browns with the touches of greenery are indeed a perfect choice for a transition table....not to mention the glory of your snowscape just through the windows. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy Thanksgiving!...even though yours is long gone. Cherry Kay Cherry Kay

    ~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

    Hi lovely lady, I love your Tablescapes just Beautiful. I hope your Thanksgiving day was Great,thanks so much for sharing with me.
    Diane

    Tammy said...

    What a beautiful table. Thanks so much for the tip about the cloche! I didn't realize it until I read your blog, but I have a possible cloche as well. I can't wait to bring it out to try. Your centerpiece is inspirational. Thanks!

    Bettsi said...

    What a beautiful table! It is a perfect late fall / early winter setting. I'm bookmarking this one!

    Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

    Such a gorgeous table! Would work for Thanksgiving or Christmas :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

    Deanna said...

    Lovely!!!

    Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

    Your table is beautiful--so elegant and warm, especially with the contrast of the snow outside! I had forgotten about spray snow, but I am going to search for some. It looks great on the pinecones! All the accessories are interesting. I love the little birdie getting warm by the candle. Stay warm yourself up there in the cold! Linda

    Yellow Rose Arbor said...

    Gorgeous tablescape! Great idea to add the snow, white plates, etc.

    I have enjoyed browsing through several of the posts here, to catch up! I took a little blogger break for the holiday!

    I still haven't posted anything new on my blog and don't have a clue to what I'll do next! All the pretty details you have shown has inspired me though! I started taking down the fall decor here and hope to get the Christmas decor boxes out this weekend!

    Katherine

    Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

    What a beautiful table! The "snow" was just the right element to pull it all together!!

    Alycia Nichols said...

    Exquisite! That is all I can say...absolutely exquisite! You really put nature's bounty to excellent use!!!

    Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

    What a beautiful transitional tablescape. Love those pinecones.

    Ames said...

    Just beautiful! I love all the natural elements!~Ames

    Jacqueline said...

    I just love your holiday header. It is so beautiful and elegant.

    What a lovely table and I have thought about trying a napkin fold from Susan but haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for showing this one. It really is gorgeous and is such a perfect nest. Your table is lovely, all of the warm colors and interesting textures.