Monday, November 30, 2009

thanksgiving table


This Thanksgiving, I went with a natural theme for the table decor so I focused on natural textures and elements in neutral colors with green accents.



I printed the menus and placecards on L Letterpress paper in cream and then used the L Letterpress to blind emboss the matching design on both pieces. 


For additional table conversation, I printed Thanksgiving trivia on L Letterpress paper and then die cut it using a QuicKutz leaf die cut.  The leaf has a fun pop up element that added extra texture and dimension to the decor.


I had originally anticipated going with a more modern design theme, but found these harvest -themed ceramic dinner and salad plates at Shopko for only $.50 each.  Secretly I had wanted to purchase plates for the dinner, but hadn't figure out how I could justify it. I had been thinking white square dinnerware, but at only $.50 each for this style, it was a deal I couldn't pass up.  I ended up loving the way the plates turned out.

The pictures below show how the finished product. There were 31 people seated at the table (my mother-in-law's dinner table combined with two fold up tables next to each other). I used branches, pumpkins (painted off-white), floral greenery for the centerpieces, votives, cream candles, bronze candle holders, twine and twig balls, wire twig garland, stick placemats and burlap.






7 comments:

Lauren Mellor said...

It looks great! I love the natural theme!

tvmom said...

Yeah, so beautiful!

Melanie said...

I've been waiting all year to see this tablescape! I first glimpsed last year's table on Julie Rasmussen's blog... we were college friends. You have such awesome design talent! What a beautiful setting to a memorable feast.

The Good Report said...

Unbelievable!

Mary Jane said...

Very beautiful! I hope my sons marry talented women someday :)

Cissy said...

I was so impressed that "rustic" could translate to "elegant". Those little sticks on the napkins were the perfect, simple touch.

prashant said...

such awesome design talent!

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