Hello Lovely people!
I don’t really know how in the world I am getting another post out this quickly (except that my kids have friends over and they have been occupied playing manhunt outside for several HOURS!) but I have so much to share with you that I can’t hold it in!
After working with Brylane Home on a Christmas segment with my sister-in-law, one of the producers of the Daytime show asked if I could help them the following weekend. They were taping their Thanksgiving episode and needed a festive table for 9 guests to sit around. My brain kicked into over-drive and in about 10 minutes I had my ideas for the table ready to go (there was probably smoke coming out of my ears).
I knew that I wanted to use my Johnson Brothers ‘Friendly Village’ plates because they have very muted colors on them. I made some chargers last year (I will post a tutorial) that are covered with old book pages and pick up on the creams and dark browns in the plates. Under those chargers I placed a dark brown woven seagrass charger that I found at IKEA (these are inexpensive, but add a LOT of texture and dimension).
I wrapped twine around some cream-colored fabric napkins and stuck in a fresh twig of rosemary for some color. At a store in our cute little downtown area I picked up the adorable metal place cards and wrote the guests names on them in chalk.
Here is a shot that I made while I was practicing:
The center of the table was pretty simply arranged. Lots of natural elements to bring in varying shades of greens and browns. Magnolia branches (that I chopped under the cover of darkness from my neighbor’s tree…I had permission…seriously) hurricane vases and lanterns filled with candles, pears and nuts–everyone needs a few nuts at their Thanksgiving table…sorry, I had to go there…
Here is a shot of the table set up and ready to go…
The tablecloth is just plain old utility fabric from JoAnns. I then made a stencil on my Silhouette Cameo and painted the design on the front with gold fabric paint. I am going to be using this tablecloth today for Thanksgiving with our friends at our house. They can all write on it the things that they are thankful for with fabric pens.
I hope that you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving Day where ever you are. May your home be filled with friends, family and fine food!