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Thursday, November 5, 2015


Welcome to one of my favorite weeks of the year (in the blog world at least)... Blogger Stylin' Home Tours!  Thank you so much for joining me today as I share my Thanksgiving table with you.  If you're here from DIY Playbook, I'm so glad you found your way here!  Many thanks to our sweet host Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Company, she always puts a cracker-jack group of bloggers together for some amazing tours.  

Over the summer I made a new gingham tablecloth, and I knew right away that I would use it for my Thanksgiving table this year.  However, I couldn't decide which look I wanted to go with... so I did two!

I played with a simple tablescape when I made the tablecloth, but added in some seasonal accessories to the base I started with.

For this table, I just gathered.  Everything came from my Fall stash or from the yard.  

Do you love to mix leopard and black and white as much as I do?  A simple leopard ribbon tied Fall colors together with the black and white tablecloth and polka dot plates.

Trimmed sprigs from green bushes in the yard made a super simple centerpiece, and some curly branches add height and interest.

 For the second look,  I wanted to add more color and a luxe feel.  

I started with a brass container from a local shop (The Rink) and filled it with grocery store flowers. I took a cue from all my friends who attended the BHG Stylemakers Event where they created gorgeous arrangements using kale. I love the ruffled leafy texture, and you certainly can't beat 98 cents a bunch for a great filler!

I kept the look very simple (quite the opposite from last year's table!and allowed the flowers and my pretty dishes to shine.  Just a few candles added to the center were enough.

Since it IS the symbol for hospitality, how could I resist using my brass pineapple napkin rings for Thanksgiving dinner?

Cardstock, scraps of ribbon, and a gold Sharpie were all I needed for some quick cute place cards.  I typed the names in a font I liked on the computer screen and just used it as a reference to write each name out.

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Gingham Fabric  ||  Gingham Pre-made Tablecloth  ||  White China  ||  Gold Flatware  ||  Mikasa Flute Glasses  ||  Mikasa Crystal Goblets  ||  Gold Plate Chargers  ||  Embroidery Sewing Machine  ||  Embroidery Monogram Font Download  ||  Tufted Dining Chairs 

Now, be sure to hop over to see Emily's gorgeous table(s!) at Eleven Gables.  I had a sneak peek last night and oh my... I just want to move in.  Seriously.  Emily, set an extra place for me at Thanksgiving!

If you've missed any of these fabulous tours this week, you can catch up here, and don't forget to finish up with the last group tomorrow.  Thank you so much for joining me today!

Monday, November 2:

Tuesday, November 3:

Wednesday, November 4:

Thursday, November 5:
A Thoughtful Place  ||  House Seven  ||  Burlap and Lace  ||  DIY Playbook  ||  Dimples and Tangles  ||  Eleven Gables  ||  Restless Arrow

Friday, November 6:
The Makerista  ||  Dwellings by Devore  ||  A Creative Day  ||  My Fabuless Life  ||  Primitive & Proper  ||  Simple Stylings  ||  Amanda Katherine

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