In my last blog post I showed you all my last three years Thanksgiving tables.
Little did I know that writing that post would get me to take out my pencil and paper and start making notes on what I would like for my very own table this year.
Trust me this is not a technical, or a particularly artistic way to do things, but it works for me.
I use my loyal 3X5 index cards, and scribble my notes when they pop into my head.
I do a stick figure drawing(I use the word drawing loosely). I take measurements, write down the cost factors, and then I let the idea marinate in my little brain!!
See I wasn’t kidding!! It just works for me!!
My inspiration actually started with an image that I saw a year ago. I knew I would use it in my home someday………
The warm glow of the white lanterns next to the cluster of the pumpkins just spoke to me. So, this is where I started.
From this point I decided I would use the natural linen tablecloth that I already have. That gave me a color scheme to work off of……
Linen and White
BRIGHT MOSS GREEN AND DARK BROWN
CREAM AND MAIZE
When it comes to the elements I like to keep it more limited. I find that if you use too many elements it will tend to make the eye jump around, and creates a busy feel.
Let me show you some of the images that have inspired me……..
My friend Melinda from Georgia Pond designed these place cards. You can go Here to her blog to see more of her creativity.
Lanterns with cream pillar candles
I have already found the lanterns that I want to use at Ikea
It is called the Borby Lantern. If you go back to the top you can see my little sketch, and measurements that I wrote down to figure out how many I will be using.
I have the beginnings of my Thanksgiving table and the only big purchase will be the lanterns. I can justify that purchase because I will be using these in my design for my Christmas mantel also!!
I hope this little post showed you all how my mind works and maybe inspires you a little bit!