Thursday, October 7, 2010

Harvest Gathering Tablescape


A couple of weeks ago, I asked Justin to build me a table. At my house such requests are common...Another example of one of my 'little ideas' that I can come up with, but need him to execute and build, you know, cause I have no upper arm strength *ahem* and you are so much better at math than I am *cough*.
The idea was to build a table for product shots (for Etsy), as well as a place to hangout outside and of course for tablescapes. I wanted something very rustic, weathered and simple. I knew that his dad had stacks of old Ponderosa Pine lumber sitting in an outbuilding that I thought maybe we could use. So we went to take a look. Now the lumber has been sitting in this building for 15+ years, they salvaged it from an old church from what I understand, Lord only knows how old it is. 12 inch wide and 16 feet long, beautiful old wood. And we only needed two boards, 5 2X4's, and 4 4x4's, and a table was born.

Here is what the top looks like with all the worn spots and stains, just perfect in my opinion. Now I'm on the quest to find at least 8 mismatched chairs to go around it.
I really loved how it turned out, and I see lots of fun things happening around this table!





So that is how the table was born, so on with the tablescape.

I really love the centerpiece, it's in some kind of galvanized tray thing, some of the 'junk' that I found at Barnyard Days last weekend. I filled it with pumpkins and pinecones and bittersweet. It's probably one of the lowest centerpieces I've ever done, but the sheer mass of this is really striking.









Very simple place settings, nice heavy stoneware plates on burlap placemats with fringe detail. I made these placemats and hope to get some listed for Etsy soon.
Mismatched yet coordinating napkins and rings

This pumpkin tureen was a find from last year, I love it.












The dessert plates and coffee mugs are a recent thrifty find. They are Desert Breeze from Mikasa, I got them for a steal. I love the matte mocha finish and the crackled inside, looks very fallish to me.








Small leaf plates hold flatware but doubles as a bread plate







Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you are inspired!

Linking with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

50 comments:

  1. I'm totally enthralled. I love every bit of creativity in this post. I love when the Honey Does what the wife has on the Honey Do list! Amazing teamwork. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I would invite myself to dinner, but that's just rude. :)

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  2. I love the table!! And the metal thingy - it looks great filled with pumpkins!

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  3. Fabulous tablescape....more pics of the table though please?....handy hubby adore that wood
    Hugs Suz x

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  4. LOVE the centerpiece and being low totally facilitates great conversation over whatever meal you're serving. How about an autumn dinner party and have a fire pit and s'mores for dessert! I too would like to see some pictures of the rest of the table.

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  5. I love it! I can imagine having dinner out there and roasting marshmallows over a bonfire.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the low centerpiece too, very inviting and conversation friendly. Everything is just beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful! It looks so inviting...

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  8. Simply Lovely! I am crazy over the table, and the centerpiece is just perfect! Enjoy that wonderful outdoor space, I would eat at that table every chance I could!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

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  9. Oooh, I love everything about this, Michelle.

    Great table and tablescape~ What a fine TEAM you and your hubby make! :) Kudos to you both. xo~m.

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  10. I love your new table! It has all the charm and personality that is so endearing. Your tablescape is wonderful too. Love the burlap placemats!

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  11. Simply stunning! Your table (and photos!) are ready for a magazine or catalog! The centerpiece is really wonderful. Great job!

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  12. Michelle, this is perfection! I absolutely love this table and the scape you created!

    Pat@Back Porch Musings

    http://backporchmusings.typepad.com

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  13. I am liking your inspiration. I am loving it!!!

    I adore the rusty metal with the rusky husky table with the leaf plates? Perfect.

    REally adorable. TY for sharing the beautiful ideas.

    HAppy TS...
    /chie

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  14. so love this, i asked my husband to build me that very same table... i am still waiting! i love the rustic outdoor look to, our problem is no level land to put even a chair, much less table! love all your pics, perfection as always~

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  15. BEE UUU TI FUL table! I love the TABLE itself and the tablescape is gorgeous. I LOVE the large pumpkins coloring in the centerpiece! I ahve to get to a pumpkin farm!!!! XO, Pinky

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  16. Love the table, and your tablescape is just wonderful. Your centerpiece is stunning and all of the dishes coordinated beautifully. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  17. What a beautiful table and table scape. You always inspire me.

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  18. Your post is amazing and I promptly sent this link to my husband asking if his Dad had any old weathered boards in his barn. You are a lucky girl to have a handyman around (I am too) They help to make our visions a reality. I'm going back to look again at your post...love it. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring post.

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  19. Those are gorgeous! You and your husband are so talented!

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  20. Michelle, oh my your pics are just beautiful. Just the perfect inspiration for Fall. I love your whole outdoor setting, beautiful!

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  21. What an amazing tablescape! It looks just like a magazinr photo shoot! Wonderfully inspiring!!

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  22. I just love that galvanized tray! That's my kinda tablesetting :) I made a pine table several years ago, and then we downsized...some body else owns it now...I guess I can make another one if need be. I like the weathered wood on yours!

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  23. That table is just wonderful! The weathered wood and the history behind it makes it so special. My husband and I have the same conversations around here and he is a sweetheart, each and every time. I love your tablesetting. I know this is silly since it is yours but it is so ME! :) I love every little detail.

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  24. Your table and the setting are beautiful --I love the tray but I also love the fall leaf that holds the flatware I would not have thought to set the table using that look --You are so creative and have such an eye for color and placement.

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  25. Oh, I love the table - and the place settings.
    I am joining you at Rhoda's.
    Karen

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  26. How wonderful!! You're certainly blessed to have a hubby who will do that for you.

    The centerpiece is just gorgeous!!!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  27. Rhoda posted your link on her facebook page and I hopped on over to see. Everything looks gorgeous! (And might I add that you have one of the best blogrolls that I've seen around!)

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  28. Spectacular! The weathered wood table is a masterpiece, and that galvanized tray is an incredible jewel that I think that you'll use often for years to come. I LOVE THIS TABLESCAPE! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  29. That table is amazing! I'd love something like that in my breakfast nook. Your tablescape is perfect! I love all the natural elements.

    Visiting from Rhoda's Southern Hospitality)Facebook link.

    Jane

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  30. Very nice post. Amazing pictures and I love your table and centerpiece!

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  31. Great tablescape/table/centerpiece! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the centerpiece galvanized tray thingie! Lucky lady having a hubby that is so talented.

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  32. This is my favorite of all Table Scapes. I can feel the dool fall air on my face just thinking about sitting down to this beautiful, organic, and comfortable setting.

    BTW...what is for dinner?

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  33. Love! Love! Love! This table is very cool. It's so beautiful all decked out in it's fall finery. I can just see it in the winter too, with bits of snow and greenery, silver globes and mercury glass! Perfectly done.

    xo,
    Kathleen

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  34. Always inspired Michelle!!!!
    Love the table...and your autumn sign, previous posts too!
    Happy fall,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  35. Well all be... so all you have to do is ask your hubby huh? I'll have to try that one!

    That centerpiece is just right. Perfect for fall and friends, and gatherings. Just right indeed.

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  36. Really lovely Michelle! You and your hubby did a fantastic job! I love the table centerpiece! Angie xo

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  37. This looks so nice. I love your galvanized tray centerpiece and table...that weathered wood is beautiful :)

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  38. The center piece is a show stopper. It looks like something that would grace the pages of Pottery Barn Magazine!!! If only I had come up with something like this for Thanksgiving last year! If I host it this year I will be trying to copy you! (hope you don't mind)

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  39. That centerpiece is stunning! I love it!!!

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  40. OM goodness--beautiful! Thought I was looking at a magazine spread!

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  41. Congratulations Michelle,

    Your beautiful table and centerpiece made this week's Top 5 Hits. It must feel great to be ready for all of your Fall festivities! Enjoy.

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  42. Looks like something out of a magazine! Love your table, long galvanized tray with fall berries, pumpkins, etc. Very attractive. I think you get an A+on your tablescape!

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  43. I am a nonblogger follower-last week I commented on your beautiful post-Just wondering how you are? I miss when you don't post lol -yes I did say I was a follower not a stalker :-) -Just checking in and letting you know that you are missed when we don't hear from you -so all those hours you must spend getting a post together, there truly are those of us out here that appreciate all your great ideas and photos.

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  44. Kathy,
    Thank you, and I am doing fine...just still having computer issues! Hopefully back in the swing very soon!

    Michelle

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  45. Beautiful! I love everything about it. The table is FABULOUS! And the centerpiece...pure beauty.

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  46. I just found your blog. Great table (my husband does the same kinds of things for me -- aren't we lucky gals?) and lovely tablescape. I hope you'll stop by and visit sometime...

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  47. Your Hubby is definitely a keeper, all buildy like that! =) Beautiful table, beautiful spot to hang out!!!

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  48. This is so beautiful! I love the galvanized tray the best! In fact - I had to feature it in my latest post on great galvanized projects and ideas! I hope you will stop by and check it out! :)

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Michelle