Thursday, November 17, 2011

One Table, Two Ways Part 2

Happy week before Thanksgiving!  I can hardly believe it!!  I am hosting a dinner party on Friday evening, but then I am off the hook for Thanksgiving.

Well, I changed up the table setting from Monday just a bit...mixing my favorite two elements, the rustic and the pretty, for this version...

I kept things fairly simple...I used my bolt of burlap and cut a piece big enough to cover the table and then added  vintage French canning jars, golden pears, and the prettiest vintage dinner plates  to achieve the look I was going for...

I then stamped words like...gather ~ family ~ love...onto vintage wallpaper that I had picked up at the flea market some time ago, and fashioned a little napkin holder.  I also tucked a torn page from a vintage French book and tucked it under the silverware...why, because I seem to be a wee bit obsessed with torn papers lately :)  You could choose to stamp names of your guests instead, I just wanted to change it up a bit...

For each new morning
with its light,

For rest and shelter
of the night

For Health and food
for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

While I was photographing, my little helper showed up and asked if she could come to my party...well, how could I say no?!!  She even put her "pretty" dress on all by herself :))

Blessings to all of you ~