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Wednesday, November 5, 2014


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

Fall 2013

Christmas 2013

Spring 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.

Number Fifty-Three
DIY Playbook
Sand & Sisal
This, That, and Life

Tatertots & Jello
Julie Blanner
Fieldstone Hill
The Chronicles of Home
Finding Home

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  1. LOVE all the colors!!!! What a beautiful table setting. I dipped my pine cones in paint and did something similar, but I like yours better!

  2. Lisa @ Shine Your LightNovember 5, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    Jennifer it looks like my first comment got swallowed up by Disqus so if I end up with a repeat it's because I love your tablescape THAT much! Especially loving your mom's blue & white container (a soup tureen perhaps?) with the colorful flowers, and how you repeated that scheme in the place settings. You are the master of the tablescape ma'am!! I love what you do- you make every occasion so special with the creativity and attention to detail that you put into planning the event - I love that!!

  3. Oh no, Lisa! Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully it was just a glitch. I know, that piece is one of my favorites. I think it's too big for a soup tureen, so it might be a foot bath? I don't know, maybe someone else will have some insight. Thank you so much!

  4. I'm sure yours are gorgeous, Krystine! Have you posted them? I'll have to hop over and see. Can't wait to see your ORC reveal tomorrow!

  5. You did a wonderful job at creating a high style but welcoming table. The perfect spot for a family thanksgiving. Love it!

  6. your dining room always blows my mind- it's just stunning!!!! i am in love with the mix of colors, feathers, leopard.... perfection. and just so you, too.

  7. super gorgeous! love love love that centerpiece with the feathers!!

  8. This is so gorgeous, Jennifer! I had so much fun styling my table, too. I love the pinks and oranges you used! Your dining room looks stunning.

  9. Your table is stunning. I love your floral arrangement and the touches of brass are so perfect. You always set the most fabulous table.

  10. Thank you, Marty, from one brass-lover to another! ;)

  11. Lindsay Lark JackmanNovember 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    I love the leopard, the purple pinecones, the centerpiece, everything!!!

  12. Pam @ Simple DetailsNovember 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Beautiful, as usual!! Love those fun unexpected pink pincones and the mix of leopard! Glad you're getting to enjoy it, I'm sure your family feels extra special!

  13. Kris {Driven by D├ęcor}November 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Wow - I absolutely love it! You need to go into event planning because I swear that you do tablescapes like no other!

  14. Love every single detail about this - mixing textures and patterns and old and new! One question - where are your hexagon bowls from!? So fun!

  15. Thank you Libbi! Are you talking about the white one with soup in it? If so, that's a set of Johnson Brothers Ironstone that I bought at an estate sale. If you're talking about the ones with the lattice trim, those were thrifted. Sorry I don't have a source for you!

  16. Well, I just love your non-traditional color scheme, Jennifer! That floral centerpiece makes quite a statement...gorgeous!

  17. For some reason I picture you standing on your table getting those perfect shots of your

  18. Heather @ Encouraged at HomeNovember 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    This is gorgeous. I LOVE all the color, and the leopard, and well, all of it! I'm trying to think of some excuse to make some pink pinecones!

  19. I love it all @Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles! From past to present. And do cat tails look like corn dogs to anyone else aside from me? Haha! Great job, GF! Happy Thursday!

  20. also, I think my link is missing from your tour list! I was on Monday, with Lindsay and the other gals. :) I love love this, and was coming back to send the link to my mom for a Thanksgiving centerpiece idea! It's too gorgeous not to! Love.

  21. Kristin Strickler CadwalladerNovember 6, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    So beautiful Jennifer! I love the centerpiece and the pattern play of your dishes is fantastic! xoxo

  22. Every time, Jennifer. Every single time I come to your blog, I am left drooling and inspired! That leopard print paired with the pink and then the pops of gold is gorgeous! I love it!

  23. I knew this was going to be good, but wow! So stunning Jennifer! I just love the different colors and patterns you chose. That centerpiece is gorgeous!

  24. You are a gal after my own color loving heart! Such inspiration here. Believe you me I will be borrowing that centerpiece idea. Nothing I love more than blue and white, animal print, Chinoiserie, and vintage. And let's not forget, pink. Brava to a gorgeous table!

  25. Laurie at Laurie Jones HomeNovember 8, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Another absolutely stunning tablescape Jennifer!! You’re the best at it! So beautiful!!!

  26. You set the most gorgeous tables! This is just stunning!!!

  27. *WOW*! It did all come together so well. It's classy and fun, sophisticated and whimsical. I love the gold touches and feathers mixed with your flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Julia @cuckoo4designNovember 12, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    I was so busy with my stupid blog move that I missed this. So stylish and festive! Love it

  29. This is perfection Jennifer! You create amazing tables and the details get me every time. Those lavender trees are darling and the leopard runner is so cool! I'm loving the bright colors and jewel tones this season!

  30. Simply stunning:)

  31. Your Thanksgiving tablescape is so magazine-worthy Jennifer!!!! I love the others too!


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