Skip to main content

table scaping

I know that the Christmas season is now upon us, but I wanted to drop in and share how I dressed our Thanksgiving table this year. It was an intimate dinner with just five people - my hubby, my mommy, and two of our dear friends whom we love to pieces. We ate REALLY well (thanks to my for mom throwing down), and had a wonderful time. I managed to snap a few pictures just before our guests arrived.


Because I'm a use-what-you-got kinda girl, I try to remix whatever I find in our Billy bookcase. You would not believe how many candle holders and vases I have behind those doors!


Thankfully, Thanksgiving-theme decor always looks right at home in our place. We live with green and orange year-round, so it definitely wasn't a stretch. The only thing I bought in honor of the occasion were fresh flowers from Kroger.


As usual I had a great time arranging flowers. So much in fact that my mom told me that flower arranging might be my hidden talent, and that when I retire I might need to open up a little shop! I kind of laughed it off, but it is pretty fun. I like puzzles, and it's always a challenge to figure out which vase from my arsenal would pair well with my flower bounty!


Aside from the centerpiece, I did a mini arrangement on each place setting with a leaf "place card". Metallic markers people! Who would have thought? Next year I may invest in one with a thinner tip. The gold one I used here was a college oldie but goodie.


Oh, and just in case you were wondering where the dinnerware and glasses are, I like to leave that stuff on the kitchen countertop. We always serve dinners buffet-style in our place, so I try to make those pieces convenient to assembling your meal.


I must say that I was pretty pleased with how everything turned out - small, sweet, and chic. Hope your Thanksgiving was just as wonderful. :)



Comments

  1. I love your table scape and I have to agree with your mom. Your flower arrangement is cute.
    www.dressingournest.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Do you want to make my day? Comments make me feel super special!

Popular posts from this blog

sektion launch

Hey Folks! On February 2, 2015 IKEA launched its brand new kitchen range called Sektion. Almost a year prior to the launch, I was chosen as the interior designer to represent our Atlanta store at the US Service Office. Along with Kim, our Sektion sales leader, and Erin, our Visual Merchandising planner, we created a beautiful department that kitchen dreams are made of.  Here we are below sitting on the famous concrete Klippan sofa. These ladies were amazing to work with! 

While there, I collaborated with Common Store Planning to create the layout of each kitchen in our store. When I came back home, I had about 5 weeks to and create all of the IKEA roomsetting documentation, as well as all of the official installation drawings and contract documents for city permitting. Fast forward a year later and there are 19 new kitchens in our store! Wanna see? Here are the ones in the kitchens and dining department. 
Brokhult / Ringhult, Grevsta stainless steel 





This one has a butler's pantr…

dining with a docksta

So I have been totally debating whether or not I need this table in my life. Sure it's "an interpretation" of one of the most recognized tables in history, but at $149 can you really justify not having some Saarinen worship in your home?

With that being said, I asked some advice from my dining expert Eddie at work, and he told me the structural integrity of a table that comes in parts is only sound as the person who spends the time to construct it. In other words, no wobble worries if you do it right! I think the Docksta would be a great starter table. Let's see how people make this simple little "nod to greatness" look adorable.

 I love the idea of some fresh pillows in the dining chairs. You can change them out seasonally. A chic lighting fixture would give the table some sparkle too.

 Ha! There goes that Stockholm Rand (which I am still loving by the way).  The chair legs blend in so well with the rug, that you can't help but notice the table base.

Black a…

My Summer Bucket List

Hey Guys! Happy summer! Question... do you remember when the anticipation of summer was heavily tied to a three-month vacation between grades in school? I was reminiscing about this the other day with a friend, and I realized that "grown" people typically only look forward to summer for the warm weather and perhaps a good trip to the beach before Labor Day weekend is over. For myself, I'm afraid, summer is now only a season... nothing in particular to look forward to besides the same or similar daily grind in which I partake during any other season. BUT I thought that for this summer I might find something to lift my spirits a bit, you know, something a little more inspirational. I wanted to make sure that I not only enjoyed my summer, but also challenged myself to step a bit outside of my daily grownup monotony. That's when I decided to try a Summer Bucket List!


So for those who don't know, I'm an avid list maker. I find that making lists for items that are…