Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Table



As I told you before, I was hard at work preparing my dinning room for Thanksgiving day, making it the special place to share a good meal with our guests.  This year I wanted to give it a rustic feeling, using natural elements, and doing it on a budget.  Let me show you what I've been up to.

The first thing I worked on was a tablecloth, I have a very formal table, which I like, but in order to give it a more casual feel a burlap tablecloth was created.

Remember the damaged playset? Yes, I already used those highlighted pieces to create a frame for a mirror. I went back to pick some other pieces.  That long wide board on the right was my new pick!


It was cut in half and both pieces were screwed together, creating a wooden plank that would serve as a table runner, all those holes would be pretty handy as candle holders ;)


Well, one more thing I couldn't leave outside was the ladder, a perfect place to display my decoupaged pumpkins...


And these flower bouquets, made out of recycled water bottles.


To top it off, my daughter helped me put together this garland with fabric remnants from the pumpkins.


My last post was about the new lighting, you can click HERE to see how these lights were done.  They give the whole room a really good atmosphere.

The reclaimed wood creates the perfect background for all the pops of color given by the pumpkins, gourds, apples, leaves, and branches.  Leaving a good amount of open space to accommodate serving dishes when the time comes.

Plain white dishes are my favorite.

Acorn napkin rings are a nice compliment to the theme.

Indian corn dug on some more corn, give the centerpiece arrangement some high.



Last but not least, a banner reminds us the main purpose of the day!  The free printable letters can be found HERE.




Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!




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30 comments:

Feral Turtle said...

Looks amazing. Love your up-cycled play structure! Great ideas! Cheers.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Your dining room looks absolutely gorgeous, Cristina! That ladder looks fantastic and you have such a talent for decorating. Headed over to check out those amazing light fixtures. ;) Megan

Meeha Meeha said...

WOW! Just wow! You had me at burlap, actually, but then this endless beauty galore with the pumpkins and vases and that wonderful grey reclaimed wood... this could easily be the cover of BHG!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Christina,

Your table and the entire room looks so perfectly festive! Your guests are in for a serious feast fro the eyes!

:)

Linda

It's All Connected said...

You have outdone yourself on this one! Every, single thing in the room is perfect. ~ Maureen

The French Cottage said...

Hi, I found your blog through Home Stories A to Z, where she featured a pic of your kitchen remodel. You are so talented. I am so inspired by your woodworking projects. I especially love your fridge enclosure. I just completed a woodworking project for my dining room, and your post is giving me confidence to enclose my fridge. I have been wanting to do it for a long time. Great work! Can't wait to see what else you do! Just wanted to let you know.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Everything looks amazing! I love the burlap tablecloth and the lights. The wood for the centerpiece works so well. It all comes together beautifully :)

Rea T said...

love how you set up your thanksgiving table, the burlap table cloth and the reclaimed wood are just awesome!

i also like what you did to the recycled water bottles - flower bouquets! cute =)

i'm just so hooked with your blog cristina!

huggies***
rea

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous! I had to pin your lovely ladder with pumpkins and flowers! I guess they're aren't just for holding magazines or quilts anymore :) Now I'm just going to have to add an old reclaimed ladder to my list of must-find things! :)

Shelia said...

Your dining room looks wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Cristina, your table looks beautiful! I love all the little touches in your home. The lights, the ladder, decoupaged pumpkins, acorn napkin rings, everything! Your home is ready for the holiday!

Debbie

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

I love it! The ladder is so cool, and the little reused water bottles are perfect!

chateau chic said...

Cristina, I love all the wonderful details and handmade items for your Thanksgiving celebration. The fact that your daughter helped makes it even more special. Trust you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.
Mary Alice

K Coake said...

So pretty! I love the burlap tablecloth...so many great details.

Cindy Ritchie said...

Oh have you been busy! So many details in your table and dining room. I love that you re purposed the ladder and the wood for the table. The flower holders are so adorable and I love the rag swag! Great job! Your family and guests will be so impressed!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

You outdid yourself girl! Absolutely fabulous!!!

--Katie
PS. I'm so in love with the lights above the table!

Terry Moore said...

So many wonderful ideas to use. It's really eclectic and beautiful

Maria Elena said...

Cristina, just gorgeous!!! You always do such an amazing job! I love the table and the ladder with the pumpkin display is stunning!!! Beautiful post!

Kristen said...

Lovely! So bright and cheery while still being warm.

Ellora said...

Everything looks so great! So creative with the lights and I love what you did with the ladder from the playground. ;) So fun and stylish!

Martha said...

A lovely table

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Love it! Every single detail is perfection! I have some old wood on my front porch - I am going to use some of it to make a table runner - great idea. And I LOVE that you hauled the ladder inside and used it like that!

Karen said...

Every single thing is gorgeous. That table cloth is wonderful and so are the lights and ladder. You really pulled it all together beautifully.

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

Oh,my word! You are so creative! Everything is absolutely beautiful...truly some trash to treasure things going on here. ;-) I am your newest GFC and Facebook follower. I'd love for you to stop by Posed Perfection for a visit sometime and maybe even a follow back. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your guests are going to love your dining room!
Blessings,
Nici

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Miss Talent Christina, wow!! You are beyond clever and smart, with such creativity I'm always so amazed to see your great work. I love the spheres as lamps and the ladder is adorable! The table is gorgeous! I'm sure you all will have a wonderfl Tksgiving.
Big hugs,
FABBY

Debra @ Common Ground said...

this is beautiful and I love the amazing lighting and I too am using burlap this year. It really cuts the "formal" feel!

Heather said...

I adore your new lanterns!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Your table is just gorgeous!!!!
XO
Kristin

Alycia Nichols said...

Seriously one of the most creative Thanksgiving settings I have seen in a while!!! I really admire people who use their noodle to make new stuff out of old stuff. Using the pieces of damaged playground equipment is such a great idea...especially the ladder upon which you can display other creative pieces! And then to use the scraps from the pumpkins for that garland...wow! Your light fixtures are cool, too! Very, very pretty!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your ladder!

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