As promised in my recent post, here is a look at my Thanksgiving tablescape from last weekend. My inspiration came from my desire to create a rustic-yet-elegant table setting to go with our new dining room furniture.
I started with this faux white pumpkin (Michael's)...
...along with two of these crystal tealight lamps (Partylite years ago).
My centerpiece was created by grouping a little turkey (HomeSense years ago) on a crystal pedestal amongst three metal pine cone "trees" (Home Outfitters recently - see below)
with some wheat sheaves, a cross and white pumpkin in between two crystal candle holders.
Side Note: Below, you can see the metal pine cone trees actually came with a top plate for a candle but I got Mr. Delight to cut it off with bolt cutters as I like it better without.
The place settings started with white placemats, silver chargers, brown edged dinner plates,
a white and a clear salad plate topped with a white floral bowl.
Decorative items of a small white pumpkin, wheat sheaves and a silver-berry napkin ring were placed on top of each brown napkin.
Something VERY different for me was that I didn't use a tablecloth!
With our brand new table, I wanted to let the dark wood show and thus, it was incorporated into my colour scheme.
The addition of a cross to our table reminds us to give thanks to our Lord for all His blessings
including the greatest gift of salvation we have through Him.
The view looking into the living room...
The updates to our dining room included this more modern chandelier. It took a bit to get used to but I'm really loving it now especially with the extra "bling" of the crystal pendants.
I like that the new furniture has more of a rustic look and the chandelier adds an unexpected elegance which is also the feeling I wanted to create on the table using the white pumpkins and crystal.
The metal wall art on the new sidebar/buffet was on trial and has gone back to the store. Although it looks okay in these pictures,
in real life, the colours weren't right and it wasn't really the look we were going for. I'm hoping to find a large mirror for the space.
Thanks for visiting. Hope all my fellow Canadians had a very Happy Thanksgiving last week and that maybe I've provided some inspiration for my American friends to try for their upcoming holiday in November.I'll be linking this post to these terrific blog parties:
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming