Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving TableScape 2010

The most popular subject on my mind during the holidays is creating a tablescape. Crazy little things like that make me happy. I'm a classic housewife, totally rocking the role.

I used MANY of my supplies from last Thanksgiving to create this table: my large supply of dried wheat and plants, burlap, glasses, and place cards. BUT, I made some changes to make all the same stuff NEW.


(for all the details on this particular setting, see here)
This year I swapped the muted sage green of last year for a rich plum purple. I still maintained the earthy, neutral colors though. Deep purple is one of the most UNDER-USED colors of fall. However, it adds such depth and spirit to the traditional colors of the season. I used plum cloth napkins and plum purple ribbon around each glass.

Each glass is wrapped with plum purple ribbon...

and finished with a real baby acorn.
For the setting, I found these love-at-first-sight
urban farmhouse chicken wire plate chargers
from Pottery Barn.
Mmmm, yes please!

I've already been using them in some of my fall decor this year as well.

The count your blessings place cards are a FAVORITE of mine. As you may have seen, I used these in last year's table also. To change it up this year, I removed the ribbon ties and used mini clothespins to attach to the plates instead.

Below are bits of wooded whimsy.
My little squirrel candle is from Pottery Barn.
This is just a friendly reminder of
the bountiful harvest season.

Extra touches...
Jars with anything are on my radar this year.

For the centerpiece I re-invented
my centerpiece from last Thanksgiving.
Below is my dried wheat centerpiece
from last year, 2009:

I borrowed a few sections of wheat and dried plants
to create the centerpiece for
this year, 2010.

More jars and chicken wire for an
urban farmhouse style.

Under the wheat jar centerpiece I have a handmade burlap table runner that makes me SMILE. I've collected a handful of treasures from Sweet Cottage Dreams etsy store and love each handmade thing. This continues the urban farmhouse table with the heavy burlap and tattered ruffles.

The last tiny detail is the menu board. I've always double loved making menus for events and holidays. It's a tradition I started 10 years ago when I first got married! I don't have our Thanksgiving menu made yet, so this burlap check box is a fun alternative to cover the blank slate.

I've found many little uses for these tiny clothespins!
And I used purple chalk ink on the zinc board.

That explains the table
...end to end. {wink}

Wishing you blessings on your Thanksgiving.

Make your holiday beautiful.

and creativity
thrive under beauty.

Ideas for kids and Thanksgiving coming soon...

This post is linked to: Domestically Speaking, Dare To, DIY Living, Seasonal Sundays, Passionately Artistic, DIY Fall Festival, Days of Thanksgiving, Strut Your Stuff at Saturday Mornings, Making the World Cuter, Motivate Me Mondays, Market Yourself Mondays, It's So Very Creative, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy, Tuesdays at the Table, Topsy Turvy Tuesday, Tuesdays Unwrapped, Toot Your Horn Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, We're Organized Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Show and Tell, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Tablescape Thursday, Spotlight Yourself, Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff, Friday Favorites*, Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday*, I'm Lovin It*, Funky Junk Interiors*, Fabulous Friday Finds*, Tickled Pink*, Be Different Act Normal, Weekend Wrap Up


Rebecca said...

I love it Lisa! I love setting my table for the news seasons too. Its all new for me though. And your always an inspiration :)

Kelly Miller said...

I still don't set our table, but yours always look fantastic!

Kate said...

Your talent is endless. I am always amazed at what you create. Thank you for sharing all of your terrific ideas to grace our homes with


Carol@simple_catholic said...

Your table scape is beautiful. I so stink about getting creative with the setting a fancy table. I usually settle for a nice tablecloth and napkin. :)

Holly Lefevre said...

So pretty. LOVE the beautiful simplicity of the centerpiece...beautiful. I am coming to steal your dishes - they match my house!

I am working on a Thanksgiving Table - it wont be the real one - the kids get to decorate the real one (I am crazy!)

Jane said...

I LOVE the purple. It's such a rich color. Your table design is beautiful...love the farmhouse appeal. Burlap is one of my favorite table coverings.I bet your Thanksgiving will be a wonderful event...

Thank you, again, for your sweet comments. The teacher in me cannot help but share...
Jane (artfully graced)

Jessica Loukota Leimback said...

I love the purple...great transformation. You are on top of it lady :)

Anonymous said...

Simple but Elegant ! I love the look and all the 'little' ideas about the place cards and menu.

Leanne said...

You always add so many special touches and details to everything you do. I love the rich plum color for Fall too, but I don't have any. The girls did wear plum for our family pictures this year though. It looked beautiful against the golden Fall leaves. Thank you for always leaving such kind comments on my blog. I've been in a bit of a funk lately and they have helped cheer me up. Have a wonderful day!

Tracey said...

So beautiful and inspiring!! I love how you incorporated the plum color.

Sassy Sites! said...

This is gorgeous! I would love for you to come over to Sassy Sites and link up to our Thanksgiving place settings! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lisa, you did a super job on this! I especially love those wire chargers... so cute!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lisa, you did a super job on this! I especially love those wire chargers... so cute!


Sheila :-)

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

LOVE your blog!! Im your newest follower~ Hugs, Rachel

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the wire chargers and the menu -- I would like to do that every night -- maybe it would encourage me to serve more veggies if I saw them in print. Joni

Pamela Michelle said...

Yay, I'm your newest follower via Blue Cricket link party and number 500! Love the table decor :)

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Beautiful table! Love the centerpiece!

Michelle said...

I love the purple touches and the orange chargers. Beautiful as always!

Barbara said...

I just love the touches of purple. I used it last week and never had before. I love those chargers but how you repurposed your centerpiece is just wonderful! I checked your etsy link hoping to find a burlap tablerunner. Maybe next time? Lovely table!

Denise said...

Hi there, I love your table, those chargers are just darling :) And the purple gives it a beautiful splash of color, very royal, and adding warmth too. Great job.
Come say hi

Victoria said...

Those ribbon and acorn glasses are just way too cute!

Melissa Miller said...

Lisa it is a gorgeous tablescape! I love the way you have created such a unique grass centerpiece. Everything is outstanding and divine in every way.

You are a true decorating talent sweet friend! ~Melissa :)

PS I'll look for the post. That is wonderful!

Decor To Adore said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love those clothespins and your burlap runner! Those ruffles are great. I've been seeing a lot of purple this year brought into a lot of holidays you wouldn't normally think of purple, but I like it.

Roeshel said...

I didn't think I could love anything more than your table last year but this year is even more gorgeous! I love the colors and those chargers are on my wish list. Beautiful job as usual!

Thanks for sharing in the DIY Fall Festival. ;)


Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Lisa. Love your centerpiece.

Nancy said...

I LOVE the purple! The wheat is so pretty to. You have a talented eye!

The Tuscan Home said...

Lisa, you went all out! Your table looks AMAZING!! I love your table runner, very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Friday! XO ~Liz

Lisa said...

You really go all out! The purple is such an unexpected color so that makes it really fun!

Alycia Nichols said...

SO grat that you found a way to repurpose items with a new twist! If something works, stick with it!!! Great! The baby acorns are such a neat touch. LOVE the chargers!!! I hope you and yours have a really wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com said...

How pretty! Love the understated, elegant style! Very unique from the traditional fall colors.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Denise said...

This is wonderful. First, I think the ribbon and acorn decoration around the wine glasses is such a nice touch.
I'm with you concerning the chargers. I can't figure out how I missed them. I'm forever pouring over the PB catalog.

I like putting out a menu too and often do. Your burlap menu ties in so well with the theme.

I will be returning for sure.

DANA said...

That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!

Lynn said...

Looks like you're all set, I see everything but the bird:@) Happy Thanksgiving!

Maggie said...

Joining you for the first time today from Seasonal Sundays.
I love your simple but elegant style.
This years centrepiece is so stylish & chic & the ribbon with acorn accent adorning each wine glass is inspired.

Marlis said...

beautiful table. I love how you were able to use the items from last year this year and make it all seem new. The chargers are fab!

Entertaining Women said...

You've definitely kicked up the design quotient of your tablescape several notches this year. The divided chicken wire basket is a marvelous base for your wheat inspired centerpiece. Everything looks great! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

The Tablescaper said...

Love the use of plum!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Michael Wurm Jr said...

love the plum and orange together! that's always been a favorite combination of colors.

and the glass accent! so cool

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

You're right about plum being under-used this season - it's gorgeous though! I especially love your centerpiece and the little ribbon/acorn accent on the wine glasses. Oh, and the burlap menu is so creative!

Amanda said...

Those chargers from Potterybarn are AMAZING!! How on earth did you find them? You rock!!

(stopping by from Tidymom)


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Everything looks amazing. So posh. I'm totally OBSESSED over the chargers. Seriously. Dying. Over. Here. I also love the ribbon around the glasses and the centerpiece. Just lovely.

Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY>

Emily said...

Your burlap runner is fab! Your table looks delightful!

Holly Lefevre said...

I know I already commented, but I missed the little acorns on the ribbon adorning the glasses - you have a special and unique touch.

Leah said...

so so so SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! :)