Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Other Half

If you read the previous post, you saw the table where half my guests will be seated for Thanksgiving dinner.  Now let me show you where the other half will have their meal.
Because the dining room has a fireplace,
I chose the foyer so the rest of my guests could be seated next to a fireplace as well.
I used the red toile dishes in this room because they worked well with the rest of the décor.
The napkin rings with the orange and red seeds have been previously used for a another Thanksgiving feast with lime green napkins.  This time red worked best with the centerpiece.
All the flowers for this arrangement were 80 % off at Michael’s.  I added a few cones made from the yellowed pages of an old book.  The container comes from Hobby Lobby.  It is a wooden box with slated sides and a handle.  Purchased it at for 1/2 the original price.  I lined it with burlap and arranged the flowers in desert floral foam.
Look closely and you will see the red water glass blending into the arrangement.
More books and pinecones tie this table décor to the one in the dining room.  Because I felt like the reddish orange candles did not stand out against the brownish red of the books….
I covered them in a strip of gift wrap and tied it with twine.  Then to personalize this table I added the scrabble tiles.
Each place setting gets one tile.  The table of 10 then has to form a word with all ten letters.  I will reveal the word later in this blog so if any of my guests are following my blog, they will be one up on the other guests.
Actually, I think I should just reveal the letters and let all of you figure out the word.  They are: P,N,C,A,O,C,I,R,O,U.
While you work on that I’ll continue to show you more pictures of the room.
The front door already had a wreath that fit the color scheme so no work there.
I did change out the display on this table.
I just removed the candles from the holders and added a few fall leaves.
The white candles on the mantle seemed a little stark.
So I gave them a little burlap robe with a button and twine tie.
I captured the protruding corners of the tablecloth with a piece of twine and a couple pinecones.
I will have to get more pictures with the candles burning. What was I thinking?  It is hard to remember everything.  That’s why I start early with the table decorations.  I like getting my pictures before the guests arrive. 
At least there is time for retakes if necessary.

Have you unscrambled the letters yet?  It definitely is a Thanksgiving item but you did not see a single one in this blog.  My final clue is:  The word ends in “A”.

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1 comment:

  1. The reds in this table are so warm and comforting...I love every detail! CORNUCOPIA...great idea!...Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy Thanksgiving. Cherry Kay