Monday, November 14, 2011

One Table, Two Ways...

Happy Monday!  Well, November is moving right along isn't it?!!  With Thanksgiving coming up next week already, I thought I was past due for a table setting post.  I also wanted to showcase some of the items I have in my shop, so while my husband and kids were out of the house on Saturday, I had the idea to do a little "rearranging" in the family room and shoot my table setting post in there...then I had the idea to show you the same table set two different ways.  I love doing table settings so much, that I have been trying to really focus on adding items to the  SHOP  that reflect this love. 

If you get a chance, please stop back on Thursday morning and I will have this table set a whole different way for you :) 

Elements for this table setting include:

vintage ironstone dishes

vintage silverware

pine cones and cranberries

pear branches from my yard

pressed and dried maple leaves from my parent's yard

 {I dry leaves in between the pages of a telephone book every year so that I have them available whenever I might want to use them for Fall table settings and craft projects}

I covered one of my sap buckets with a  vintage French map and then tied some jute twine around it for a little added interest.

I have a dozen of these blue striped napkins for myself and use them all the time at my dinner parties, they have such great texture and just keep getting better every time I wash them.  I decided just to leave the napkins casually draped on the back of the side chairs...

I am in love with the extra large vintage mason jars that I just added to the shop!  They are over 9 inches tall and will be perfect for many decorating projects this Christmas season.

Because I love how versatile basic white ironstone dishes are, I will start offering pieces in the shop as I find them at the flea market...right now I have a beautiful pair of antique ironstone platters listed.

And just because I think the antique French letters that I brought back from Paris are so very pretty, I added one of those to each place setting as well :))

I now offer the vintage German beer bottles you see on top of the armoire in the shop too...they can be found, along with other new items, in the Flea Market Finds !

***And, as a holiday special, I am offering all Jeanne d' Arc Living pillow covers I carry at $25 off now thru Thanksgiving weekend!!!  You can find them in the Beautiful Living section of my shop***

Have a great day!


p.s.  I cooked the best tasting turkey I have ever made yesterday.  I bought one of the fresh turkeys from Trader Joe's and followed the instructions *HERE* to cook the turkey breast-side down so that the breast meat would be extra moist...and it worked!  Just thought I would pass that tip along.