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.
I also got to use some of my vintage and thrifted finds:
Tonya, for telling me about this treasure trove.. the Estate Sale. This was my first time using it as a vase.
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.