So, let's set the table. I am aiming for a rustic look. Let's see what we get. I gathered up a few supplies.
Miss Morgan is not as impressed with Thanksgiving as I am. She really could care less if I can get to the table or not. She is not sleeping, she is ignoring me. She does not want to move.
I am starting with the place settings.
I found a great bronze charger. Then I layered our everyday white dishes with a splash of color. I love the burnt orange plate in the middle of the stack.
Tiny little wine glasses are a more rustic look than larger ones.
Now for the napkins. Aren't these napkin rings sweet? An acorn and an oak leaf are perfect together. I made them and I'll show you how on Monday.
Onto the centerpiece layers. I am starting with a burlap runner.
Right in the middle I added a glass pumpkin. The pumpkin is sporting a pile of dry red lentils. Red lentils are actually orange and they look great in this pumpkin bowl.
Next on are a few more vases filled up with dry pantry items like flax seeds, popcorn, rice and black lentils in the votive holders.
Always use unscented candles on your table. Do you know how hard it is to find unscented candles in colors other than white or cream? I found these at Wal Mart. I was so excited. They had other colors as well. I snatched up the mocha color for my Thanksgiving table.
I pushed the votive candles down into the dry goods and I had the perfect candle holders.
I hate to admit that I lost a few pictures. I'll just have to tell you what I did to finish setting this table. I added two tapers to the table in short dark green candle holders. I also added a few leaves to the burlap runner as well as some pine cones for some texture and a pop of dark brown color. Then I lit the candles. Whew!
Did you notice that I am using three colors of plates in fall colors?
Post Schedule for Next Week:
Monday - Acorn and Oak Leaf Napkin Rings
Tuesday - Cranberry and Orange Sauce
Wednesday - Baked (Make Ahead) Mashed Potatoes
I am joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.