Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Turkey Day Tablescape

For most {including myself}, Thanksgiving is a distant memory.  The turkey-induced coma is a thing of the past, and many are much more focused on all things merry and bright.  But before I can fully wipe Thanksgiving from my blog-o-sphere, I have to do a little show and tell about my turkey day table.  As I mentioned earlier, this was the first time I was hosting.  I was super nervous that I’d screw something up...so if all else failed, I was hoping to have a pretty table to distract my guests from any food that might be less than desirable. ;)

I had a vision in my head of what I wanted our table to look like, but I was striking out left and right when it came to finding tablecloths and cloth napkins.  For a hot second, I considered ordering something off Etsy...but before I took the plunge, I ventured out to a fabric store that opened up near our house.  I hit the jackpot!  I spent my entire lunch hour strolling through the store one afternoon and found a cute fabric I wanted to use.  I wasn’t sold on an entire tablecloth of it, but I thought a runner and napkins would be perfect.  For my tablecloth, I bought a plain white one at Target for $17.99.  It was too long and too wide, but nothing a little sewing couldn’t fix.

All ready to trim off the excess...


After that was done, my mom and I got to work on the fabric runner and napkins.  We both ended up liking the reverse side of the fabric more than the “right” side of the fabric...so we went with it.  {The underside of the fabric is showing in the bottom of the picture to the right.}


























After a ton of sewing, I was ready to put together a bunch of odds and ends to make the “centerpiece” of the table.  I used some things I already had on hand {votives, various hurricanes, candles, lace, jute cord, pumpkins} and supplemented it with some cute stuff from Michael’s {candle sticks, wood slices, more votives, ribbon, pine cones, etc.}.

To dress some of the glassware up, I added lace and jute cord...and the rest of the stuff I just moved around until I was happy with how it looked from all angles.  I have to say, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.












About 90% of the way through...I realized I didn't have the mason jar glasses on the table. :(  And then a rogue napkin went missing...so just pretend it's there in these last two photos. :)



Anyone else put together a fun Thanksgiving table?

And because I kinda DIY’ed our d├ęcor, I’m totally linking up with the ladies of the Dare to DIY (Entertain) Link Party!!  Check out Michelle, Kim, Chelsea and Rachel’s amazing blogs for more details! :)


PS-Obviouslyyyyy, our turkey day table was disassembled, just as quickly as it was assembled, to make way for our Christmas Wonderland.  We started decorating on Friday and Saturday, and I’m hoping we’ll be ready to share everything ASAP!!

32 comments:

  1. Very simple, clean and creative. I love it
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    1. Thank you so much, Ariccia! I'm glad you stopped by! :)

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  2. Stunning! Love every detail, but I'm partial to jute and mason jars myself. By the way, your turquoise sideboard is gorgeous too.

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I just made a mason jar soap dispenser for my kitchen. I definitely love a good mason jar and some jute too! And thanks...it's one of my favorite makeovers! :)

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  3. Oooooooooo, me like! A lot. The fabric is perfect!

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  4. LOVE your table setting! It's absolutely gorgeous! Way to go! :)

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  5. Your table was gorgeous! I love that fabric! Where did you get it?

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    1. Thanks Jess! I got it at a local fabric shop near my house.

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  6. It is gorgeous. Really and truly! Magazine worthy, for reals.

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  7. This is SO PRETTY. I'm drooling. And the orange is just perfect with that aqua buffet. Just plays off the color perfectly.

    Okay. And I also love that the runner and napkins match. I love a little matchy-matchy. Smart idea to use the "back" side of the fabric. It's probably better texture, too.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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  8. Looks great Gabbi! I love the lace and twine details on the jars. So pretty! That orange fabric is awesome too!

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    1. Thanks Christine...I love little details like that too. They "make" it for me! :)

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  9. ummm your table looks absolutely amazing. seriously, I am so impressed!!! I love the fabric runner you used...its fun and geometric, i feel like it could be used for a summer tablescape too!

    CANNOT WAIT FOR THE XMAS WONDERLAND!!!! ahhhhhhhh!

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    1. Aw, thanks Lyndsay!! I could definitely switch some things out and play up the orange for summer...although it has a pretty thick, and cold-weather-ish feeling texture.

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  10. Your room looks amazing!!! Love it all! That is an awesome fabric for the table runner and napkins. Beautiful!!

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  11. What a lovely table... I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas.

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    1. Thank you so much...I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

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  12. What a beautiful table! I love the runner and napkins you guys made. I am contemplating making a runner to match napkins for Christmas, but we are having three tables of guests...that's a lot of work!

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    1. Thanks Kelly!! Wow, yea, that'd be a lot of work. It was bad enough just making 12! {We didn't have 12 for Thanksgiving, but I wanted a full set of 12 for the future...just in case.} Good luck! :)

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  13. Beautiful! Great idea to make your own runner and napkins!

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