Friday, October 25, 2013

Pull up a chair at the country harvest table...

It was Thanksgiving in Canada a few weeks back and we enjoyed sharing our table with our dear friends, the Andersons.  I enjoy setting a nice table, especially for friends and special occasions.



 I purchased the burlap material for the table runner and the striped fabric for the napkins, otherwise I was able to go through the cupboards and put together an autumn inspired table.  I got a great deal on the leftover fabric for the napkins from a roll end at Walmart.  I ran out of time to sew up the edges, but will get to that eventually!  Kinda goes with the rustic theme,... unfinished napkins!

 Raffia around the water pitchers and mason jar glasses,
Chargers that have a wood grain,
and candles in hurricane lanterns.



I used a scalloped paper from a collection of autumn papers to set off the plain brown and white plates.
 Napkin rings from Winners, always find a good deal there .  Didn't have enough of one kind, so I mixed the owls and the pumpkins.


I wanted to have the candle sitting on something in the hurricane to give it more interest.  I tried filling it part way with popcorn kernels, but didn't really like it.  Solution was to crumple up some brown paper and that worked great!  Grabbed a trio of autumn leaves off of the deck and put them in with the raffia.
Finished!



Hydrangeas from my yard...autumn favorite!


You all would laugh if you could see me as I am typing this post!  I have tennis elbow, I think...so I am sitting at my desk, typing with one finger as I have my left elbow sitting on ice!! in  my big metal mixing bowl!  It seems to be helping!  I have a few things on my to do list before I have to get ready for work, so no time to just sit and ice an elbow,,,, must multi task!!
Have a great week end everyone!  Sure am thankful for the beautiful weather we are getting in Southern Alberta...hope it lasts for a long while yet.

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15 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Great fall table setting! Love the burlap. Hope your elbow feels better soon!

Sue said...

Your Thanksgiving table is so beautiful! So sorry about your tennis elbow, I will be praying for healing.
Blessings,
Sue

Vee said...

The tablescape is beautiful...very autumnal. Take care of your poor elbow! Don't overdo!

Pamela Gordon said...

You did a beautiful job on your fall Thanksgiving table! I love the simple and rustic look of everything including the chimney lantern. Lovely!

Gina said...

Dawna, your table was beautiful! Rustic elegance! I really love how it turned out.

Hope your elbow feels better soon!

Jacqueline@ Deeprootsathome.com said...

What a pretty table you set! I need to get thinking about how I will decorate my table for Thanksgiving and Christmas. So much time is spent there, it needs to be really pretty. I love the hydrangeas and have LOTS of them, linen tinged with pink. Also, if you are even inclined to link-up on other blogs, consider yourself invited to DRAH on Wednesday thru Monday. Blessings!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful tablescape, both rustic and elegant at the same time. Gorgeous. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that goes live Monday afternoon at 2:30 PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

Lavender Cottage said...

Your thanksgiving table looked awesome, I didn't think to take a photo of ours. Now we move on to thinking about Christmas decor while our US friends are still waiting to celebrate their thanksgiving.

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely Thanksgiving table! I just love the cute owl napkin ring and the pretty hurricane lantern. Cute ideas! I hope you feel better soon, take care. Have a happy week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your table looks lovely. Valerie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What perfect decor for Fall. I like the natural elements you brought to the table, too. Very nice!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful autumn holiday tablescape! I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year so I appreciated all the ideas.

Take care of that elbow!

Karen said...

YOu set a beautiful table!

Lorrie said...

A beautiful table setting, Dawna. Love the chargers and the napkin rings. It's all so very rustic and fall-ish.
Yikes! I hope your elbow soon heals. The scenes behind the blogs we write would make hilarious posts in themselves.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Your table and setting look so pretty and so inviting!

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