Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Tablescape and DIY Fall Festival

Given that our house is a DIY project-in-progress in several rooms type of disaster (my dining room included), we didn't offer to host Thanksgiving dinner this year (thankful for that).  No doors on the kitchen cupboards, sawdust and tools, paint cans and piles are not the ingredients for an inviting, warm Thanksgiving atmosphere. However, last week I just had to take a moment when Mr. DIY wasn't looking to do something pretty.  So, I set about setting the table for a pretend Thanksgiving dinner.  A little dining room table harvest dress up...

I was just standing back to admire and tweaking here and there.  Re-arranging and dreaming of candlelight, swirling scents of roast turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie and happy smiling guests...

Orange, bronze and white with turquoise blues...

My burlap wreath (tutorial here) has a new seasonal position as pumpkin partner and is decorated with tucked mini pinecones and pumpkins...


And then Mr. DIY yelled, "I can't do this project with Martha Stewart all over the dining room!!!" and before I could perfect it, before I could finish decorating or place silverware, napkins and placecards, I had to put my decorative pretties away, clear the workspace and grab a Dremel tool (after I snuck in snapping a few photos - just for blog's sake and in order to show you a light turquoise/orange/bronze and white color scheme). 
The end. 


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12 comments:

JC's Loft said...

Oh your dining room looks great!

{ L } said...

Beautiful setting and very appropriate for the holidays. Thank you for the link up to! <3

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

so sad you had to put it away. It was pretty though!

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely!!!

Leanne said...

What a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for hosting this week. Have a great weekend.

Design Blooms said...

Love the pumpkins and burlap!

Lady Farmer said...

Very pretty! So many lovely Fall elements used to make a beautiful harvest table!

Reenie said...

haha......Martha Stewart!!! That was funny. Love the colors. :)

Finding Home said...

Sorry! I was multi-tasking! Not a good idea, I accidently posted my pillows and jewelry frame when I mean to do my fall ones! Sorry, I am going to do my fall ones now, but can you remove "Jewelry Spot" and "Equestrian Pillows"? Sorry again!

Laura

urban craft said...

ha! "Martha Stewart all over the dining room," hilarious. I want to steal that line. And love your table decorations, although I am a sucker for a Dremel myself.

armywifemamaof2 said...

OMG! I love white pumpkins, I love that you put them in with your table setting! Gorgeous..

Patricia Torres said...

oh my gosh!! and you call that little.. thats the most beautiful tablescape ever!! Well done.. I sure need to learn a lot from you!!

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