Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving





I know that Thanksgiving isn't being served on a ping pong table, and Snoopy is not serving, but I couldn't help but think about this classic Peanuts Thanksgiving show, especially after I found my new-old camp blanket. Brown and yellow, unusual yes, but it is so 1973!


I found this great blanket while thrifting this past weekend (I have a thing for camp blankets, see another example here), and since the weather is still tolerable, outside I went. It is not my usual color pallet, but I knew I had yellow and brown plates, and with a few other elements, maybe I could pull together a great table. Doesn't it look like the colors of Charlie Brown's shirt?










I decided to keep the table pretty simple, pine cones and a twiggy candle centerpiece

Using a wooden charger, two glass vases, that fit into one another, gathered twigs, acorns, and a little ribbon make up this centerpiece. Kind of modern meets rustic.




I cut each twig to the height of the vase, and put them in between the two vases, the candle goes on the inside of the second vase

I used acorns around the outside and tied some yellow ribbon around the vase. It was looking a little plain, so I stuck some wispy twigs around the top too.


Wicker chargers, yellow dinner plates, and brown salad plates make up the place settings.


I struggled a little finding napkins in my stash that would go with the camp blanket, but ended up going with some brown and cream napkins with a great trellis pattern


My everyday flatware and glassware keep it casual.

Huge NC pine cones on each place setting and down the middle of the table


I have to show you the cute little felt owl napkin holder that Justin's Grandmother made for me, I love his ruffle eyes!


I love pine cones!

When the sun started going down, I snapped a few pictures of the centerpiece lit, it's getting dark soooo soon now! Daylight savings time is going to hamper my photo shoots!! :)


{I forgot to mention, I put the candle in a bed of rice to catch the wax}

Thanks for stopping by!I hope you're inspired!

Pardon the flipping back and forth between Christmas Projects and Thanksgiving! I think I'll get one more Thanksgiving table scape out {maybe} and then onto Christmas!


Joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch



47 comments:

  1. So beautiful! You did an amazing job! I love the twigs and pinecones...and the blanket is just the perfect touch! Angie xo

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  2. Oh I could just sit at this table and enjoy every aspect you've pulled together. I love the twig centerpiece. Your blanket is evoking some happy memories..

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  3. I love the blanket and the pinecones...and that owl is adorable!

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  4. This is wonderful. Like the blanket tablecloth. The twig centerpiece is ingenious - keeps the twigs upright and protects them from the candle flame.
    Nice job!

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  5. Fabulous!!! I love everything about this. But the candle thing you made is my favorite.

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  6. u.r.amazing.

    how do you not run out of ideas?

    loving the owl, totally didn't like them when they were around 30 some years ago, but they're definately growing on my this time around.

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  7. THAT is just Lovely! I really love what you did and it feels so good and earthy and like love streams forth! Really really wonderful!
    Janet ox

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  8. This is just amazing! You did a a really great job!!

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  9. Your table is just beautiful! Lovin' the centerpiece, the pinecones are perfect-enjoy:@)

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  10. That is EXACTLY what I love! Can you give me a hint how to fold a napkin like that?

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  11. Great job and that twig centerpiece is awesome!

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  12. Beautiful Michelle. I love chocolate brown and yellow. I especially love all the nature elements of the tablescape. Lovely!

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  13. i LOVE this so much, i love all things of nature, calm, simple, so rewarding, just beautiful!

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  14. I LOVE this color palette! Loooks so good! Great job :)

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  15. What a find on that blanket! It is a perfect back drop for the table. I hear ya about the time change! Way too dark too early.

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  16. Beautiful! LOVE that centerpiece...I am so making one :)

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  17. What a stunning table! The plaid blanket was very inspiring, wasn't it? LOVE that centerpiece -- just the right blend of rustic and elegant.

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  18. That is a table that Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peaunuts gang would be proud to sit at. I love all the nature-inspired decorations!

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  19. I love the natural look. Your centerpiece is perfect for the table and the blanket colors are wonderful!

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  20. Without a doubt, I'm INSPIRED. This was a wonderful table. Amazing that it was set outside, and yet I felt warmth. I love your colors and think the napkin choice was perfect.
    That centerpiece is great too.

    And how cute are those owls???

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  21. I LOVE your Thanksgiving table :-) The candles are beautiful , and how clever just to place sticks between the glass. Just lovely

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  22. Wow. This is just stunning. Love the napkins, the colors... everything. Perfect for fall! (found you from along for the ride)

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  23. It's gorgeous - everything about it! Thanks for sharing so many lovely ideas.

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  24. Okay, I think I'm starting a love affair with camp blankets, also! This is such a lovely tablescape. Keep 'em coming!

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  25. I also used a blanket for the centerpiece/runner of one of our Thanksgiving tables! Love the colors of yours!

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  26. Oh, boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! Do I ever love that table! I find this type of table with found items, repurposed items, and lots of creativity soooo much more interesting than a formal table with every dish out of the same pattern and no star of the table. Your blanket sure is a star at this one!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  27. so beautiful! It all pulls together so beautifully with the plaid cloth!

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  28. Oh, I lvoe this! I just LOVE this. It is so rustic and warm and inviting and natural. I could go on and on. Your centerpiece is just lovely. We are hoping to eat Thanksgiving outdoors this year. I won't have gorgeous leaves like that on the ground but we are hoping it will be a lovely day. Smiling at the Charlie Brown reference. I never get tired of him!

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  29. So beautiful Michelle. You just have the best imagination for tablescapes along with so many other things! I love the color scheme and those napkins are perfect with the overall look. If you have a moment stop by and see my daughter's wedding reception tables. Fun!
    Donna

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  30. SO pretty! I love the pinecone centerpiece, it is great!

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  31. What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  32. I love this! So rustic and comfy!

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  33. What a beautiful table...I ♥♥♥ the blanket. This is one of my all-time favorite tables. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. That is so funny that you noticed the colors of the blanket resembled those in Charlie Brown's shirt!!! You're absolutely right, though, and that blanket makes a great table covering! Everything is lovely, and the pine cones are so pristene! Gorgeous napkin pattern!

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  35. I love this whole tablescape! The blanket and all the natural elements really make this table approachable and comfortable. That's not easy to do... I've tried! Well done, Michelle!
    -ME

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  36. Too cute!!!
    I've shared it and your site on my site!
    http://johnhoodfamily.blogspot.com/2010/11/some-favorites-of-mine-this-week.html
    Have a great holiday season.

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  37. So pretty Michelle~~I just love it!!

    The Charlie Brown plaid throw~~is fabulous, your twigs, pinecones~~ekkk and your cute napkins!!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving:))

    Smiles,
    Kay Ellen

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  38. This looks wonderful! You are so creative! Love the blanket! The centerpiece is great too, and the napkins.
    Do you bake your cones and acorns first to kill the bugs and worms? I didn't do that the first time I used them, and it wasn't pretty! :)

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  39. Thanks Kathleen, Honestly, I have had those big pinecones for years! But yes, baking at 200 degrees is certainly a good idea! :)

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  40. So glad that I came to visit and glance at some of your comments...I'd never heard of baking pine cones and acorns at 200º. Great information! Great work with the camp blanket as an inspiration piece. Your tablescape is lovely. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. Cherry Kay

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  41. So beautiful! I love that blanket, the twigs, the pinecones, the acorns, the pop of yellow....I love it all! When's dinner?

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  42. This is awesome! Perfect use of a blanket- so clever!

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  43. You did a beautiful job with your table. I love it. Very nice photos and great ideas. Thank you for sharing.
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  44. Love this! Simple, but beautiful and I love the Charlie Brown inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
    dawn@joyfulscribblings

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  45. I just found you through Pinterest and am now following along. Love your table here. I was actually visiting a Christmas table you posted in 2010 but hit a link on your camp blankets that brought me here. I'd like to pin some of your table ideas here and on the other post. Love the use of twigs! Thanks for sharing these ideas. You have beautiful style. Don't know how I've missed seeing your posts previously. ~ Sarah

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Michelle