Thursday, October 4, 2012

31 Days With ME: Patch NYC Tablescape



 Welcome! It's day 4 of my 31 Day Series. Thank you for coming everyday so far.

It's Thursday and I can't help but do a tablescape. Putting a table together is one of my most favorite things, it's like putting a room together, except it's a table (har, har)...but because of chemo, I have only done one this year, and this is my second. Have we eaten at the table this year? Yes, it just hasn't been pretty while we do it. :)

 This is not the original centerpiece that I came up with, but the first one was too wimpy. Every time I try to "do something simple" it looks wrong in my eyes, so I end up beefing it up. I can't help it, I like things beefy. Do you like the brass champagne bucket the hydrangeas are in? It's new (to me), found it last weekend...I bought it to go in my booth, but I think it might stay here at home with me for a while...I mean how many brass champagne buckets do you see around? Not many. You wanna see the first one? OK, but don't pin it. Just kidding.






 See? Wimpy.

 What inspired this whole table are these cute dessert plates I found at Target from the 'Patch NYC' Collection (hence the name of the tablescape). Each plate has a different woodland creature...and I love the white on black with a little gold. Each member of the family is represented...
The fox is Keegan:


Justin is the stag:
 The owl is me (of course ;):
 Ain't he cute?

And the rabbit is Logan:
 I have been seeing all sorts of chalkboard-paint-on-log projects around so I decided to try some for myself. Cut up a log in about 1" slices and then paint them with chalkboard paint. I will be using these for Christmas too, I feel sure. I even operated the miter saw by myself, I was really nervous (first time using one)...hopefully I will get use to that thing. Keegan supervised, he uses one in his shop class at school, hows that for the son teaching the mother?
 The walnut and brass napkin rings are vintage with 'Lagoon Blue' napkins from World Market.
 Used the flatware I received as a wedding gift umpteen years ago...shhh, don't tell anyone, this is only the second time they've seen the light of day...they are a little on the fancy side for me.
 I don't know if you can see them well enough...the candle sticks are brass with glass inserts with blue votive cups inside. I like to layer people.
 Soup bowls are vintage, love the handles. Dinner plates from Dollar Tree a few years back, all on chargers from Mary Carol Garitty Home Collection. I'd point out the glassware, but they are the same ones I use every time (from Nell Hill's).
 So I know it's not a traditional palette for fall, but I hope you can still grab some inspiration and ideas.
 
 
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32 comments:

  1. I love a beautiful set table. I just never seem to be able to do it.

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  2. Love the blue in you tablescape Michelle! Thst rich blue with the natural browns and touches of orange are so fall inspired! And that champagne bucket is fabulous...love it on your table. God has certainly blessed you with a beautiful talent.
    xo
    Barbara

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  3. Michelle, you truly are so gifted wtih tablescapes. You just seem to have a real eye for it! I love this one! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Good Morning, Love the log place markers.

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the colors and the log place markers so cool and creative! Great job!

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  6. Beautiful! Love the log place cards.

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  7. so pretty! What a wondeful spot to enjoy a meal. Tablescaping is not one of my skills hehe.

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  8. Just delightful! The centerpiece is stunning, I have never seen a brass champagne bucket, I really like it :)

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    1. Thank you Jayne! I know! I thought it was unusual too

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  9. Hi Michelle, just wanted you to know I was so so so excited to hear you are doing 31 days because when I first discovered your blog it was shortly after you became ill and I missed your beautiful posts. I want you to know taking on 31 during this time is absolutely unbelievable and I also want you to know I think it is admirable. Something tells me there are great things in your future. I just feel it Michelle. Take care of yourself please and I look forward to the next few weeks. And remember if you're not feeling well let us know as we'll understand. Carol

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    1. Carol, I'm glad you're excited! :)Thank you so much. I really appreciate your never-ending support

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  10. your center piece champagne bucket I just love those and the different plate designs another thumbs up and the cute log name cards...awesome!!! -Monica

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  11. I am so going to use that idea of putting the colored votives in the clear hurricanes. I've never tried that! I agree, the first one was wimpy...but, the second one was amazing! I'm still looking for a silver ice bucket (for almost free) and I know that one day at a garage sale or thrift store one will call my name. Your arrangement looks so beautiful and the table is perfect for this time of year! Love it!

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  12. I love it, Michelle!! You are such an inspirational tablescaper and diy-er. Also loved the wood place cards. I'm going to make those for my sister for Thanksgiving. :) thanks for such wonderful ideas!!
    PS-Are you still offering your services on room design? I contacted you in Jan, before your journey through chemo began, and I had to cancel right in the middle of everything. After your 31 Days, I'd love to see if you're up for getting together on a few rooms in my house. :^)
    Thanks again for the inspiration!

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  13. You inspire me in many many ways! And, is it just me, or does those twiggy things in your arrangement look like the backside of an owl or what?

    Gloria in Virginia

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    1. Gloria, thank you so much and yes! I scrolled back up and it does look like a twiggy owl!

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  14. I so love the whole thing. Funny, I just noticed a bedding line at Target today called Patch NYC! Really like those cute dishes. I know what you mean about the silver wine bucket, when I found one I was so proud of myself! And I am SO going to use the log chalkboard idea (just when you thought you had seen all the chalkboards there were to see...).

    Kathleen
    Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}

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    1. Thank you Kathleen. I am loving the whole Patch NYC line at Target, I think I missed the bedding though

      I know, I'm a Chalkboard nut!

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  15. Great plates! I like the centerpiece redo too! The gold tones make everything so lively. Nice!

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  16. So fantastic love the added touch of blue. No i had not seen that set at Target but i will keep an eye out for it, so glad the Patch co. notice your table scape . Ok so what is in store for tomorrow. I'll be back to check it out. Love you bunches Klair

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  17. Love the change of color scheme for fall. I can't believe you made those place card holders!

    It would be great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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Michelle