Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Split Seating

As I mentioned earlier, I am expecting about 20 for Thanksgiving dinner so I am setting one table in the dining room and another in the foyer.
Because the dishes on each table are different I focused on the reds and oranges of Fall on one table and the browns and golds on the other one.
Let’s take a look in the dining room first.
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These dishes were the starting point.  To pull in the Autumn colors I picked up some dessert plates at Pier 1.  They were purchased with bonus coupons so that was a guilt free purchase.
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There were four designs and I purchased two of each.  Then I found complementary dessert plates at World Market and used them alternately on the table.
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I found pillar candles at Hobby Lobby in the same golden color as the plates.  They were 50% off in the rush to clear the shelves for Christmas.  Everything else was something I had or could pick up for free…like pinecones.
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The books were something I had folded for another occasion. 
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The easels are something I use often in my table settings.  This year I typed up quotes I found on gratitude.  I mounted them on brown paper and stuck them to the ceramic easel, attached a coppery leaf and scattered them around the table.
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Old books work nicely to build up a little height for small items like the acorn ornaments.
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I have some jeweled pears that I purchased at an “after Christmas” sale so I tucked those here and there.
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On the right edge of this picture you can see parts of two ball jars in the greenish blue color.  I picked up three of these at a yard sale earlier this fall.  I have a huge stash of gold buttons so I poured some in each jar and added them to the table. They pulled the border color of the plates into the centerpiece design quite nicely.
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The 3rd jar ended up on it’s side at the other end of the table.

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A shot from the other end of the table where I used some of the same items in a slightly different arrangement.
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The highest point of the center arrangement is the footed covered bowl.  I filled it with pinecones and added a jeweled butterfly clip and ribbon flower.
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I love the mix of the rough natural pine cones with the sparkles, the glass, and the flowing ribbon.
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The details are really the fun part for me.
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This is where 12 of my guests will enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner.  I will show the table for the remaining guests in my next post.


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3 comments:

  1. Very pretty Tricia :) Love all the old books~~and those darling tiny easels!! So cute!!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving:)
    Blessings to you,

    Kay Ellen

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  2. Love the blue and the apricot gold together in your tablescape. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy Thanksgiving. Cherry Kay

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  3. Stunning! Another wonderful tablescape.

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