Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sunflowers on the Sideboard

As mentioned in my last post, here's a look at how I coordinated the fall decor on my sideboard with that on my Thanksgiving tablescape.  Sunny sunflowers were mixed with sparkling glassware and some more rustic elements for a vibrant contrasting fall presentation. 

If you missed seeing my Thanksgiving table decor or if you've forgotten it, here's a look back. The sideboard is directly behind the table.

You can see more details here.

With sunflowers being an important part of the tablescape, I also made them a main feature on the sideboard.

Glass vases and apothecary jars were filled with faux leaves and a single faux sunflower was placed on top.

I also used orange acrylic vase filler on the bottom of the vases.

Birch log pieces and sunflowers were arranged in a burlap vase and set in the middle of the sideboard.

For a more rustic element, I placed two of these ducks atop candleholders on each side of the center sunflower arrangement.

I've had these two ducks for several years and scored them from a coworker who was cleaning house.

You may have notice by now that I also wove a strand of fairy lights throughout the display. Fairy lights played a big role on the tablescape as well.

I didn't get a picture of the area at night but the little lights add so much ambiance to the space especially during Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving is behind us here in Canada and I'm looking forward to getting out the Christmas decor after a bit of Halloween fun.

Thanks for visiting!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 Tablescape

Last weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving with a special family dinner at our house on the Sunday of the long weekend.  This year's tablescape featured sunflowers against a backdrop of rich autumn colours. Our guests commented on the cozy welcoming vibe they felt as they sat down for the turkey feast.

My centerpiece began with the use of these battery-operated fairy lights which were a recent purchase from Costco.
There were 4 in a box for  $8.99 CA which is the cheapest I've seen them. "LED Microdot Lights"

They added a lovely glow to the table.

The fairy lights were arranged in a glass vase filled with faux leaves and topped with a faux sunflower.

The battery packs were hidden under faux leaves around the bases of the vases.

A trio of the vases were placed on a plaid runner down the center of the table.

Below, you can see the cranberry coloured tablecloth I pulled out of my stash. It has a harvest type pattern to it which I thought was perfect for Thanksgiving.

These leaf bowls I've had for many years held the butternut squash soup my mom made for the meal.

The dish stack

No expensive napkin rings here - I just formed a circle out of the stem of a faux sunflower and put the napkin through it.

In keeping with the theme, these Partylite sunflower tealight holders also adorned the table.

Placecard holders that my dad made years ago held the Thanksgiving name tags I created on the computer.

Drinkware consisted of my amber glasses and copper mugs for wine and/or Moscow mules.

Thanksgiving in Canda is always on the 2nd Monday of October.  As such, we still have blooming sunflowers and leaves falling from the trees...

...which made for the perfect accents on my table.

I hope all my Canadian readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving last weekend and I wish my American friends all the best on their upcoming holiday in November.

Be sure to check back to see more details on how I coordinated the sideboard decor with that on the table.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Very Scary Halloween Tablescape

Halloween will be here before we know it and for those of you who like to have a little fun creating a spooky vibe for the occasion, I've got plenty of inspiration in store.  Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate is hosting a Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop and I'm pleased to be participating in it along with many other talented tablescapers.

Rather than me giving you a full commentary on the all the scary details of the tablescape...

...I'll just let you take it all in...

...just don't get too spooked! 

So what do you say...want to stay for dinner?

Or maybe you'd rather move on and check out another of the many fabulous tablescapes on the 
Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop.
Be sure to follow the links below for more spooky fun!
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