Setting a festive table is the easiest way to make your guests feel welcome and special….and definitely my favorite part of having people over! I still don’t have a clue what I’ll be cooking for Thanksgiving, but my table is set and ready to go! I guess we can just sit and admire
my table each other.
Since “conquering” my sewing machine (no, the drapes aren’t finished yet), I’ve been spending more time at the fabric store. I stumbled across this burlap with gold polka dots at JoAnns Fabric, and the rest of the table practically set itself.
Sweet Megan surprised me with four place settings of West Elm’s gold flatware for my birthday (I know, crazy nice, right?!?), so of course it had to make the scene. It’s gorgeous, and I love the clean, sleek lines. And it’s dishwasher-safe…bonus!
There will be six of us for dinner, so I just split the five-piece sets up to accommodate us all. I rarely have enough dishes, flatware and glasses for everyone to have a matching set, so I just mix it up. I think it makes for a more interesting table.
I ironed the cloth napkins for a crisp look, then folded them accordion-style.
I wrote our monograms on cardstock using a gold leaf pen, then glued them to mini-pinecones for place cards.
The flowers are from my birthday, as well, and I just cut them down and used Ikea white pots as vases. I also added a few sticks sprayed with gold. Super easy and inexpensive to recreate with basic grocery store flowers.
The centerpiece is a vintage bowl filled with pinecones and grapevine pumpkins.
I love the texture of the natural elements, mixed with the glam gold accents.
For the runner, I stitched two yards of burlap together end-to-end, then sewed along each edge to keep it from fraying too much. I just love saying that….I sewed. One more time, I sewed this runner. Granted there was no cutting, pinning or folding involved…but there was stitching, so it totally counts!
I caught this little turkey rearranging the placecards….hopefully it’s because she wants to sit by me!
I count your support and friendship among my many blessings….I am so thankful for all of you! I hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday…I’ll be back later in the week with a colorful organization project!