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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving thoughts and Thrifting

I am trying to move forward with my ideas for my Thanksgiving table. I decided that I would like to use some pewter on my table.

I went thrifting with a friend and I was so pleased that I actually found a few pieces. I still need more to get the look I am going for, but I think this is a great start!! I love, love the barley twist candlesticks. I think I really lucked out to find these.

Thanksgiving Table 011 (600x800)
By setting up this little vignette I can tell that I will need the box that will be holding my arrangement  to be a dark espresso colored stain.

I thought I had it all figured out, but as luck would have it, I do not have the old wood from my fence that was recently taken down. It got hauled off, and now I need to re-group and find an alternative. I have something in mind, hopefully this will keep me on track!!

I find it helps to lay out elements together to see what completes the picture. I always group items together first to see what will work and what will not.
Since I like to keep my elements tight I think I am on the right track with the color scheme of:

Dark lime
Dark espresso

I need to get off the computer and see if I can track down what I need for my Thanksgiving Table.
 List of To Do’s:

  1. Iron white linen napkins, spray with lavender water
  2. Iron table cloth
  3. Decide on side dishes and desserts
  4. Get out serving dishes and utensils for all items to be served.
  5. Purchase some Rosemary for arrangement and napkins.
  6. Order fresh produce from grocer to use in arrangement:

Green apples
White mini pumpkins


I will keep you all posted on how I am progressing. My mind is spinning with Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas. I just love this time of year!!!!


“Enjoy the Process!”Of:

Making progress on your
 Holiday plans!


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