I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends. We had 25 people which included three dogs and five children. We had a beautiful day so we were able to set up a children’s table and a parents table outside. The children were delightful and the dogs well behaved. Here are the two tables that I set up inside. This year I picked a lighter autumnal scheme for my dining room table and loved the outcome. I wouldn’t shy away from using a similar “outside the box” scheme for Christmas be creative!
My long box (crafted from old fenceboards by our friend Steve) is filled with eucalyptus, vibernum berries, coffee berries, hydrangea, gold mums, apples, orange beets, lavendar, alstromeria and various greens from my yard.
The chargers are from Pier 1 several years ago. The blue napkins are from Pottery Barn many years ago.
In our almost completed Great Room (more on that later) I set a small table for four. The plates are from Pier 1 here.
The seagrass chargers are from Pottery Barn here
I layered a blue linen throw from Pom Pom at home that I have owned for a couple of years.
You can find on OKL here. The vase is from Wisteria in Soquel. It is filled with sunglowers, autumn leaves, delphinium, and pomegranetes and pyracantha berries from my yard.
The napkin rings are over 25 years old. The blue napkins are from Pier 1 and the gold napkins I have had for several years, along with the goblets and flatware. The nametags are printed on simple paper bag paper. I prefer simple tags with natural elements added.
Last but not least what I wore. I absolutely HATE getting my picture taken but I wanted you to see how flattering this Noblu Pucker Drawsting Dress is. Note the bugees in the front and back that can be hiked up or down to alter the shape of the hem. Here it is on someone gorgeous
and on someone over 60 with a “less than perfect” body.