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 ~