Monday, November 11, 2013

GREENS AND BROWNS FOR A THANKSGIVING TABLE



THERE WILL BE A BRIEF INTERMISSION ON MY CHRISTMAS POST DUE TO THANKSGIVING.

Since Thanksgiving is only 16 days away I thought I better get back in gear on my plans for my table and menu.

Today I am going to share my 2011 Table.

This table started with the table cloth found the year before on clearance.

Thanksgiving Table 007 (800x600)
The colors in the plaid dictated the color scheme of Brown and Greens.

I pulled together some elements for inspiration that could possibly work on my table …..

Thanksgiving Table 010 (600x800)
Next came the brainstorming of how to pull the colors and elements together.

I knew I would use all natural produce like do almost every year.

The perfect green would be artichokes and limes. Artichokes and limes would give me some architecture to my arrangement as well..

I saw a long wooden box full of candles and pumpkins on a blog, and I knew I wanted to have a large box made for my table.

In order to figure out how long to make the box, I did a simple lay-out of elements to see the spacing…..


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You can read about it HERE!

After taping out the size I decided on a 4ft. 6in. box.
I would stain the box a dark umber with the word, “Blessings” on the side of the box in black.

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I gathered branches, and greenery from the park behind my home, and added fresh produce for the pop of green I wanted. 

Artichokes, and limes were the perfect green and shape that I needed. I used mini white pumpkins as well.

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Pewter candle sticks were the perfect soft sheen the arrangement needed.

I decided to use rosemary and simple brown satin ribbon to tie the silverware together on each placesetting….

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I used my vintage umber Fostoria goblets to tie in the browns.

ribbit
The three clear glass hurricanes added just the right amount of sparkle with the candlelight.

Ribbet collage 2010 Thanksgiving table

This table was using darker value colors. In 2012 we go with a lighter and brighter color pallet. Come back and I will show you what I did last year.

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10 comments:

SHERRY HART said...

I remember that beautiful table:)

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I remember that, too, and I still love that box idea!!

Karena Albert said...

I loved that table Kathysue and have wanted to have a long accessory box for my table ever since!

xoxo
Karena
Feature: "House Proud"

Merlin said...

A beautiful table-scape, indeed! Just bought a gorgeous paisley fabric to coordinate with (my recently inherited) mom's china...off to You Tube and sewing instructions. franki

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love all of your tables, including this spectacular one. Gorgeous. Hugs, marty

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Your table is beautiful! Love those greens.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Ann Krucek said...

I remember this table because I loved the Bo's you made!! This was a beautiful table, worth repeating for sure!

Lulu said...

How you pulled your colors together is great.

Marigene said...

Gorgeous!

Susie Brown said...

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