Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Twiggy Tablescape

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday! Visit Susan and all the talented participants at BNOTP!

Can you be inspired by your husband cleaning out the gutters?


The answer is YES!


We have a large elm tree in our backyard that has really been beat up by this Missouri weather. Justin cleaned out the gutters over the weekend and trimmed up a few limbs and I couldn't have been happier.


Luckily, I was at work, so I didn't have to actually help.......but I did get my cutters out and harvest some loverly weepy branches. It inspired my centerpiece and I even added some to my chandelier . Let's get started!



I have had these fall dishes for about 5 years now. I bought them at Wal-mart and I have never seen them again. I didn't buy all the accessories and wish I had! I did get these loverly serving bowls which I adore.






Coffee mugs and dinner plates complete my collection...I just love the embossed leaf and acorn...and of course they're green!







My centerpiece

I used shipping tags as place cards, I'll be showing you how to do these in a later post, be sure to stop back over if your interested....I tied them to the handles of the mugs, put the silverware and napkin in....love it! We always have coffee after dinner anyway....




Now you might be wandering what on earth is my candle holder......well....it's one of those folding steamer thing-a-ma-bobs...They open up to reveal a beautiful perforated surface in which to transform into a centerpiece....oh yeah, that whole steaming thing is good too....but I mean come on! It's much happier holding a lovely candle than steaming!




You may have noticed my new chargers, yes they are lovely, thank you.....


They are from the Mary Carol Home Collection (Love her!) There are square ones too!







Here's the whole dining room...I mean eat-in kitchen...Loving the twiggy chandelier and they are going to be spooky for Halloween too!













I found some burlap garland at Michael's.....very fun stuff....I have another project waiting in the wings for that stuff too.......come back soon if you're interested....

















Thank you for joining me! I hope you're inspired!
Thanks for hosting Susan!








45 comments:

  1. Michelle,
    Just wonderful tablescape! The twigs in the light fixture, the steamer candle holder, the pumpkins in the hutch, and the excellent fall "walmart" dishware. Thank you for sharing...
    Dee Dee

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  2. What a beautiful tablescape! LOVE the twigs in the chandy!

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  3. Everything is wonderful. The twigs really add something special. I am certainly inspired.

    Sue

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  4. What an interesting eye you have for decorating. Just lovely and so creative. Your placesettings were not the run-of-the-mill and I just loved them!
    Keep inspiring us, thanks. You have a new follower!
    Yvonne

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  5. What a wonderful table. I love the floral centerpiece, it is stunning and the use of the steamer for the candle holders is tooooooo clever. Your burlap and shipping tags are wonderful accents to the setting. You are right about the dishes, they really are beautiful. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I love your green dishes!
    Your whole presentation is wonderful.
    Super great job,
    d

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  7. Simply beautiful - love the plaid napkins.

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  8. wonderful! i love those chargers! where can i find them? i cant wait to see what else you do with the burlap!

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  9. Oh this is all so pretty - what a creative fall tablescape! Love it.

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  10. Beautiful! You are so creative and always come up with unique ways to combine the "unusual" with the "usual" that puts such a fun twist in your style. Elaine

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  11. Such a pretty table... love it all
    xoxo
    Julie

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  12. Stunning...simply stunning!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  13. That is a beautiful table! Did you make your centerpiece? It is stunning!

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  14. What a lovely table. I love your dishes and all your coordinating colors! The centerpiece is beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Wow, beautiful table!! I love the burlap ribbon. The centerpiece is gorgeous also, and the photography is beautiful!!

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  16. HI Michelle that's a lovely leaf pattern on the plates. I just love leaves and use them all year long in my home for decorations. NOT fall leafs but just leaves. I really think your TST is my favorite so far this week GREAT JOB! beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Very Beautiful! I love the tags, very clever! I also really like the trays hanging on the wall they are really pretty!

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  18. Your tablescape is just so beautiful and I love the name tags, love the way your dining area looks so pretty with all the orange in cabinet and the wonderful centerpiece, love it all and I will return....

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  19. Love chargers, Love plates, Love name tags, Love colors...okay...I just LOVE your tablescape!! I will return!!
    Maddycakes Muse

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  20. Wow! I love that centerpiece. Beautiful inspiring table, Michelle!

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  21. Oh Michelle, your blog always provides such terrific inspiration! I love to come and visit with you. :)

    You've captured the feeling of autumn so perfectly, down to the last detail. Very nicely done! Happy TT to you, sweetie! xo

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  22. FAB!!! You are ready for a perfect Fall gathering at your table!

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  23. Michelle,

    Your table is fabulous. So many great ideas. Love that you were inspired by what was cleaned from the gutters. How great is that?

    Christi

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  24. Beautiful..love all the textures, the twigs, and burlap ribbon..I'll be back to see what you do with that!

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  25. Yes, I was inspired with all your visual creations. I will be back and have added you to my blog list! Thanks

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  26. Fabulous! I love it all! ~Liz~

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  27. Lovely fall table! Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my tablescape. Have a great day!

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  28. The green dinnerware and the orange linens look so pretty. I love the centerpiece. Using the steamer was brilliant.

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  29. Michelle this table is simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it is inspirational!

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  30. This looks so nice I love your use of texture, and anxiously await the details on how you made the cute place cards.

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  31. Very pretty--just love those colors. Quite clever on the candle holder!! Love the centerpiece and dishes!!

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  32. Hi Michelle! thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a message today so I could find you! Oh YES, I am super inspired by your tablescape. I do love it in every way. The colors, the styling, the dishes, tablecloth, all add up to a great look.

    I hope you'll come visit me often.

    Donna on 47th Street

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  33. Everything in your tablescape was perfect, and I do mean perfect. Loved the name tags and how you put the napkin and silverware in the coffee mug. Your centerpiece was to DIE for. Those chargers, I might have to get me some of those. Oh everything was just wonderful!

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  34. Happy Fall! Your tablescape is beautiful! Please stop by for a visit soon.
    Michelle

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  35. Absolutely perfect! Love the sage green dishes with the acorn motif, and your name tags are beautiful. This is a wonderful table full of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. You really have a beautiful setting there. It is rustic but yet special. Good enough for company but still very inviting and cozy. I prefer the chunky dishes to the delicate ones so these are right up my alley.

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  37. You are one heck of a decorator! You have the most stunning home!
    Brenda

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  38. I was truly inspired by your tablescape. I love the unique way you used the tags. What fun... looking forward to that post. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get around.. life in general has gotten in the way of fun things like blogging.lol. Hope to see you again soon.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  39. Such a pretty set of dishes! Love the placecard tags. Very nice touch!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  40. I always enjoy your beautiful tables. You have a special talent!
    I would appreciate knowing how you put the guest names on the place tags. I liked the font style and combination.
    You attend to every detail to create a perfect presentation.
    Thank you,
    Nancy

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  41. Nancy, Thank you so much! The first letter in each name I stamped with vintage printer blocks, and the rest is my own handwriting.

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  42. I know this was few years back, but could you tell me where you found those green plates?

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Thank You for taking the time to comment! Because of the insane amount of spam comments, I had to stop anonymous comments-sorry for the inconvenience.
Michelle