Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Thanksgiving Table

I must say that out of all the wonderful things I'm thankful for in my life, I'm also thankful that I started blogging. It has opened my eyes to so much. It has helped me become a better home maker. I've learned to love thrifting, decorating, DIY, cooking more elaborate meals and making everything I do in my home, more purposeful and a little more fab.

Blogging provides me with so much inspiration for doing everything in life.. just better. I love that.

Case in point, I shared really wonderful mother, daughter time as I showed her how to make a simple floral arrangement. It was a lesson for me too, as I had never done it before but Eddie made it look simple yet elegant enough.

Most of the roses were still kinda closed, so Briani painstakingly opened most of them. In addition, we didn't have floral foam or florist table... too much running around to do and not enough time to find foam and tape. We made due with a grid made of  Scotch tape.

I also got to use some of my vintage and thrifted finds:

I found this sterling silver punch bowl after attending my very first Estate Sale. Thanks Tonya, for telling me about this treasure trove.. the Estate Sale.  This was my first time using it as a vase.

I had been dying to have the bamboo flatware but never pulled the trigger to get the set from Neiman's. So, I went trolling Craigslist and found this pretty fabulous gold bamboo flatware set. I had never considered gold flatware before but I thought it was pretty darn cute. For the set of 43 pieces, (it was missing a small fork) I got it for a steal of $40.00.

The black plates came from the Dollar Store... crazy right?  I was thrilled to find black plates there... they are really great, nice weight and dishwasher and microwave safe. The gold chargers was a purchase made during the summer at Bed, Bath and Beyond.. I think I paid $3.00 for a set of 8, so I got the gold AND silver.

The little gilt pumpkins were found last minute at the grocery store... I spray painted them gold.

The striped "tablecloth" is fabric I found at IKEA. Thank you Natalie for this inexpensive find!!  This fabric was perfect, I LOVED it.

Without further ado, my first fancy-ish table setting.:

I was missing napkins and napkin holders but I ran out of shopping time. *sigh*

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. We had a house full of friends and family and it was the absolute best time EVER!!  I hope your Thanksgiving was just as wonderful.


Nicole Marie said...

obsessed with the striped tablecloth and the roses are beautiful! Maegan said...

omg I love it. The black and white stripes with the gold and the bursts of color!!!??!?! Seriously, I love every single bit of it!

in the night sky said...

You did an amazing job, it looks so glamorous! Completely stealing the striped tablecloth idea for my Christmas table ;)

Gorgeous_Puddin said...

You.. did..that!!! It's Beautiful!
The design is so wonderful! You replicated perfectly. Reading your post has me interested in thrifting again and doing more DIY. I'm so happy that everything turned out.

P.S. I love this... said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for the compliments. I really loved how it looked and it looked so pretty in person with the kinda low lights in the dining room.

Now I have to find something cute for Christmas. =)

Romana said...

love your table setting,, I think you took your inspiration images and really made it your own!!!
And lovely blog, I'm enjoying have a good look through it :)

Nuha said...

so jealous you scored that amazing gold flatware..ive been on the hunt for some for months-but with no luck!