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.
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.