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!