Friday, November 13, 2009

My Thanksgiving Table plays PEEKABOO


peekaboo!



Okay, so I piled all my GIVING DAY decor on the table and it's playing peekaboo with you before it's finished!

This year I want to focus on a more rustic feel, bringing in the heavier textures of these colder months. I want a wide variety of textures with some natural elements. I am adding candles for a sprinkle of elegance to give the entire setting a
rustic elegant style.


I want the table simple without high contrast in colors. I am keeping the colors muted to bring pleasant peace to the atmosphere, while providing calming beauty.

Finally, to maintain the natural effect I don't want any glass in the decor. No glass vases, candle holders, pillars, or cloches.


My inventory of goodies:
~burlap...a LOT of burlap!
~amazing tags that are still hiding!
~white pumpkins (my absolute favorite!) I had to drive to a little farm town to get these treasures.
~cream candles of all sizes
~twine
~pears (not pictured)
~bluish sage colored ribbon
-~AND a wheat mixture bouquet I made using Martha Stewart's idea for a wheat bundle



That's the sneak peek!
There is still time for all you lovelies to give me some advice on what I should add or eliminate.

Please Do.
I would LOVE that!


merci beaucoup

My boys are learning French and it's adorable!
Sooo, I'm practicing...

I feel like pushing the "repeat" button every time little French phrases come out of their little mouths. I just love it!

I could listen to them all day...
but I'm getting off topic here...





16 comments:

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

This reminds me ... I need to get to decorating for the Holidays -- yAy!!

Kathleen Grace said...

This all looks beautiful. I like the idea of all the natural textures and colors. You will show us the whole table right?

Beth said...

You know, that stuff could easily be modified for Christmas decorations with just a few touches of burgandy with some holly or mistletoe. Very "Early Colonial" type of Christmas. At least I think the white pumpkins would make lovely snowmen!

Love seeing all the creative things you do with your home Lisa! Thanks for sharing!

Vic said...

I love french....My daughter gets upset because she has to take spanish down here....and I'm always saying something in french because, well, that's all I know...

so, bonne journée:)

Kirsty said...

Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Fall decorating is by far my favourite. I love all the rich natural elements. Yours is going to be spectacular!

portatoredichrist said...

Well written Lissy. I'm excited to see the next post! 1610

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

I love the white pumpkins and burlap. I can't wait to see the end result!

laterg8r said...

love the burlap and white punkins - gonna be gorgeous, i'm sure :D

Jill said...

Can't wait to see what you do. I LOVE white pumkins!!

Michelle said...

White pumpkins! They look great. My youngest asked me the other day when we were going start decorating for Thanksgiving. The sad part is usally I don't do a lot of Thanksgiving decorating.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Oooh! I can't wait to see the full design when you are finished! I think that is going to look beautiful!

Jane said...

Hi Lisa
You are using many of my favorite elements on your T-day table! I love using burlap...and white pumpkins (they're difficult to find here) and grasses...and candles. This year, I am using polished gourds and raffia. But first...I have GOT to get the band equipment OUT of my dining room...and guest room...and garage...and...... At least they have a show tomorrow night and will be removing most of the items during the day.

I can just imagine the lovely sound of French rolling off the tongues of your little ones. Wonderful!!! (My college French teacher told me to give it up, when I answered all the oral questions in Spanish! So much for the idea of being a UN translator!)

Hugs,
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to see the finished table. =)

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Your table will be amazing! Maybe add some pinecones for more texture. Not that you need to add anything, the collection is perfect!

Best wishes,
Tammy

b. said...

i really do LOVE the colors and textures of this!!! i love the natural-ness of it and the soothing colors! i would say i cant wait to see it... but i already have.. hehe!

ps i didnt know the kids are learning french. i love it. i bet its toooo cute for words to hear those cute little voices speaking it! i have always wanted to learn french!

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