Thanksgiving is almost here and since I am not hosting a crowd this year, my dining room table has turned into project central. Projects for my new office, projects for Christmas, pantry organization project and so on. I started to feel guilty that my table wasn’t all set up for Thanksgiving and photo ready! So, I asked my good friend, Lori, if I could pretty up her table. I had just come across a simple image while looking at Country Living. Which got me thinking…sometimes it’s better to just use what you have.
It’s so simplistic and lovely. Everyone has a white candle, leaves in their yard and some sort of glass container. Easy peasy! I suspect that the purple tablecloth adds a bit of the unexpected, but that is not my point here. Using items easily found in your home or your backyard sometimes is all you need. When I arrived at Lori’s she had her “fall” things all laid out and was apologizing that she didn’t have much to work with! I told her we were just going to use what she had! So, after a trip to her backyard, that included a reptile sighting and me screaming like a girl and abandoning my friend! Here is what we came up with…
We gathered lots of beautiful leaves, pine cones and some small twigs. We used some of the candle holders for fruit, pine cones & twigs. Leaves were layered with napkins and used as place cards (until they shriveled up for the second photo shoot). And, the centerpiece was created out of a candlestick, a glass hurricane and a lid from a wire basket. We filled a metal charger underneath the candlestick with fruit, gourds, leaves and some random fall silk florals. Martini glasses were rimmed with orange sugar left over from Halloween!
Thanks to my beautiful friend, Lori, for working with me to create this tablescape and for letting me be my bossy self! Look for Lori to be making more appearances on ASI, as we are partnering in a new venture together! Thankful for her and all my friends and family this holiday season!