We do eat dinner with a candle lit every night, even if it is take out.
That little flame helps to elevate the everyday.
When the everyday turns to a holiday, it is time to turn up the heat a bit, so to speak.
For me that means opening cupboards rediscovering my treasures, mixing burlap & bling and enjoying the process of creating some beauty from what I have on hand.
Today I am joining with 29 other bloggers for the Styled & Set tour. The master of the tablescape, Lory of Designthusiam, is our hostess with the mostess. Visit Lory’s table here.
Styled and Set – Holiday Tables by 30 Bloggers
For my fall tablescape I used my stash of dishes, precious & everyday, clippings from the garden and a yard sale three tiered stand as the foundation.
Nothing was newly purchased except a tin of cinnamon sticks for the place cards and a bouquet of white roses.
Have I told you about my cinnamon stick place cards? I love making these during the holidays.
They are easy to create, smell great and are wonderful little gifts for your guests to take home.
Look for 6 inch nice looking sticks like these.
Learn how to make my Cinnamon Stick Place Cards here.
The inspiration for the color scheme for my table comes from this estate sale painting.
The painting decorates my kitchen this fall and I am taken daily with the mix of greens, teals & golden yellows.
Let’s head back to the dining room…
These plates, a client’s castoffs, ( ‘you sure you really you don’t want these??’ As I practically ran to my car to slide them carefully in the back seat ) played off the painting perfectly.
The drying hydrangeas played along too, offering up dusty greens, faded teal and a bit of umber.
All the little boo pumpkins scattered around the house clustered together on the table to clearly say “FALL”.
I kinda wish Thanksgiving was today as the table look really looks nice. Hope you think so too.
Are you ready to see it all?
Ok, let’s just say it now ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
This will be our first real Thanksgiving in our house, so I will try to make it very special.
Last year we had no kitchen, so anything is an improvement, but I plan to take it up a few more notches.
One inexpensive item that always takes a table up a notch is using chargers. I love my gold charges. They go with just about every theme and certainly suit the holidays.
Take it up a notch too and pick up a set for yourself. Click here or on the little charger. At less than $20 for 6 a great deal.
Thinking maybe I’ll just toss a sheet over all this & save it for the month !
Thanks so much for coming by today…but don’t go yet!
There is so much more to see! Please treat yourselves & visit my friends who also Styled & Set their tables just for you.
** Kelly **