Hey, everyone! I’m thrilled to be joining the talented bunch of ladies from Thoughts of Home to share a Thanksgiving vignette with you. It was so kind of Laura, Jemma, Stacey, and Laura to invite me to participate, especially considering how I am with the holiday decorating around here. #notsomuch
Since I don’t much care for fall colors, I decided to build my tablescape around these green goblets I found at the thrift store. (Don’t tell Michael–he’ll throw them in the trash, even though they’ve been sanitized in the dishwasher.)
Snazzy, right? I found a set of deep plum plates at IKEA, bought some ribbon from Wal-Mart and then dug around here to gather everything else.
I’ve been waiting to trot out the monogrammed napkins for quite some time now. I had them made for the original porch reveal, but they weren’t ready in time so I had to carry on without them. Three months later, here they are.
I tried to give a little nod to autumn by selecting bouquets from Trader Joe’s with some orange in them. There’s sunflowers, too, but that’s about as autumnal as it gets around here. We prefer to move from straight from Halloween to Christmas.
I felt like the linens were a little plain considering the amount of color from the glassware and flowers, so I added some ribbon to the table. It’s an affordable fix and if your guests aren’t messy, you can reuse the ribbons to wrap gifts. (Is that bad?)
I didn’t do too much with our little buffet other than add some sunflowers in a vase and put some apples in the silver bowl. The Pellegrino came out for the photo shoot, of course.
In case you are wondering, yes, I did iron the napkins, but that was a few months ago. They’re linen and wrinkle like crazy, but that’s part of their charm. I did drag out my favorite steamer and gave it the old college try, but the wrinkles weren’t budging.
I always let the family dine at the table once I finish taking my pictures. What glamorous meal did I serve on such a lovely table? Beef stew, which both girls proceeded to dump all over the chargers and linens. Because I know how we roll, no monogrammed napkins were harmed during the feeding of my family.
If this was your first time visiting here, I hope you enjoyed yourself and will stay to look around a bit. This blog is nothing if not somewhat amusing and periodically educational. Everyone else, please go say hello to these nice ladies and tell them I sent you.
Monday – November 7th
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Thursday – November 10th
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Friday – November 11th
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!