Well hello, and if you're new here, Welcome! I'm so happy that you've found your way to Dimples and Tangles, and hope you like what you see. If you're visiting from Rain on a Tin Roof, wasn't Jenna's table just SO good? And yes, that's Jenna-I'm-in-BHG-this-month!!!! So happy for her. I'm pretty sure we're design twins separated at birth, neither one of us are afraid of color...that's for sure! And on that note, ALL of the tours today are pretty fabulous, so make sure to catch the others. Also, a big thank-you goes to Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Company for organizing this week's Blogger Stylin' Home Tours: Thanksgiving Edition. All of the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours are some of my favorites every year.
This year, I wanted to make a departure from the traditional fall palette. I'm not really sure what my inspiration point was, it just all sort of fell together.
The flowers were a couple of bunches from the grocery store mixed in with a few clippings out of my yard, and some pheasant feathers. The gorgeous blue and white container belongs to my Mom, and she was nice enough to check it out to me to use for the centerpiece. The gorgeous brass candleholders are hers, too. I need to add those to my thrifting list!
I played musical chairs and brought in the side chairs from the kitchen.
I carried the pop of pink through to the "place cards." I made them with some wood blocks sprayed gold and a spray-painted pine cone hot glued to the top. The initial tags are from Ballard several years ago.
One question that I receive frequently is where I got the leopard pillows in my living room. I made them with upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby (in store but not online) and I recently bought a little more for a table runner. I bought 2/3 yard, used the 54" width across the table, and turned the edges under with some iron-on hem tape. The pink underneath is a few more yards of fabric with the edges folded under. You don't need lots of linens for table settings, I almost always layer strips of fabric.
Over the weekend I finally got some of my own Blue Willow (I usually borrow my Mom's). It was a small lot on Craigslist, but had plenty of dinner plates to start a collection with. The brown lattice plates were thrifted, gold chargers were Target Holiday forever ago, chevron napkins are from Homegoods, crystal glasses are Mikasa, and I bought the gold flatware at Dillard's after Christmas last year, but you can find it on Amazon here.
Even though we're weeks away from Thanksgiving and my in-laws will be hosting, we still enjoyed our simple soup dinner on a cold and rainy night at a pretty table (yummy Cheeseburger Soup recipe here).
I really enjoy putting together tablescapes. Here's a few more of my favorites if you're looking for more ideas:
|Early Fall 2013|
|Early Fall 2014|
Now, we'll continue the tours tomorrow with Angela at Number Fifty-Three, and if you missed any tours earlier this week, you can find them all here.
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