Hope you guys had an awesome weekend. We watched our little man play his soccer-lovin’ heart out, and help take his team to third place in the tournament, which is not too shabby as they had been moved up two divisions for the event. There is nothing like seeing someone you love so much doing something that they love; as a parent, that experience is one of the most rewarding. However, the soccer season’s over except for a parents versus kids game Wednesday night where I am probably going to get my nonathletic booty handed to me on a plate. Speaking of serving things up on a plate, today I am joining Lindsay’s Blogger Stylin Home Tours and sharing my amber and aqua vintage Thanksgiving tablescape. If you are hopping over here from Julia’s, welcome! Don’t you just love her faded blues and silver!
This year, I am really getting into more earth toned colors, and these amber goblets have made an appearance already in an earlier fall tablescape. Additionally, the amber bottles have made their entrance on my Halloween table. Truthfully, much of what is on the table now was left from my Halloween table, but totally reworked for a new look.
I am always a fan of mixing styles, textiles, natural elements, and eras to create a unique look. That belief translates to my entire dining room, as well as throughout the rest of my home. Some call it eclectic, some call it bohemian; I call it just very me. When something speaks to me, I like to find a place for it in my home.This year we aren’t actually hosting Thanksgiving, but I truly love designing tablescapes so I knew I wanted to create one just for you. Beginning with those amber goblets and bottles I mentioned, I built upon that foundation, adding in a mix of blue bottles I already owned and a variety of candlesticks and candles to create the centerpiece.I wanted to bring a little more pop to the table, so to the white candles I already had on hand, I added some fun turquoise candles.
Blue Bottles / Amber Bottles / Brass Midcentury Candlesticks / Mercury Glass Candlesticks / Log Candlesticks / Silver Tulip Candlesticks / Similar Plaid Napkins / Lennox Dinnerware / Amber Goblets/ Turquoise Candles
This room is open to our kitchen and I love how the colors on the table mirror my backsplash and the current situation on my open shelving. (I will share more of that later!)Arriving fashionable late, the autumn foliage is currently at its peak in my area of Maryland, and I took advantage by snipping a few branches from a beautiful golden tree in my yard. I placed these in the larger aqua bottles on the center of the table. The way the light enters this room can be somewhat magical, and it truly dances with the thin yellow leaves. I couldn’t recreate this kind of natural beauty if I tried.This entire table is set upon my vintage macrame table runner I was lucky enough to find at a yard sale. I love the way it drapes over the edges. We have a fairly long table, and I really don’t like runners that don’t drape… they always look awkward to me for some reason, even though I like them on other people’s tables.At each place setting, I layered my grandmother’s platinum lennox china dinner plates and salad plates. On top of the plates, I set these numbered spice jars I purchased years ago on clearance for $1.95 each from Anthropologie. It was maybe 7 years ago, but I remember it well because I was so pumped that my store had every number available!
A few years ago I found these brown plaid napkins at Target, and with the blue in them they were the perfect choice for this table. However, some were still nicely pressed and some were wrinkled badly. Plus, I honestly had no idea what I would put in those numbered spice jars. I decided to roll the napkins and stuff them in the jars, killing two birds with one stone; no ironing and no more worrying about what I’d fill the jars with.As for the silverware, I planned to use what I had but last week I was shopping at Sweet Clover and came across mixed vintage silverware for $1 a piece. I decided to gather 8 of each mixed forks, spoons, and butter knives to create an eclectic look. The elegant fine china pairs well with hodge podge tarnished flatware to keep it from feeling too fussy.I love how this table came together using primarily what I already had on hand, adding in just some new candles and vintage silverware we can use again.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I want to point out a few things you have have noticed that have recently changed. For starters, I changed the light bulbs on our chandelier. We’ve had this chandelier from Lamps Plus for 3 years and have always had the Edison style bulbs in it. Now I have to be totally honest here; I love the look of these bulbs but when they are on at night, they cast a very yellow light in the room. Last year we changed them to LED dimmable Edison bulbs and they still were very yellow. I happened to be at the dollar store a couple weeks ago and saw these round bulbs and decided to give them a try, thinking they would help maintain the modern look and crossing my fingers that they’d be more white than yellow. I am happy to report they are. And when you have to purchase 12 bulbs, the dollar budget works well, too!Another change I’ve made was to take the vintage bison tapestry I found and drape it on our antique daybed. By the way, I have not been able to find one like it, but I did discover this vintage bison tapestry remnant I wanted to pass on to you.
Thank you so much for coming by today to check out our Thanksgiving tablescape. I’ve gathered up all of the items from the post so you can shop the look here if you’d like to recreate it, or put your own spin on it! Just click on the images above, and you can also scroll through. Now head on over to my friend Corinna’s blog to check out what is sure to be a fantastic bohemian Thanksgiving table.
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