When the “tablescape” link-ups happen during the holidays, I’m usually busy painting molding, or tiling a floor….
There usually isn’t time to “doll up” the table.
Fall is my favorite time of year to decorate,
but last year we were so busy making some head-way with the renovations, I didn’t even decorate for fall.
Not to mention, we have a LOT of family where I live and this little table wouldn’t even come close to holding them all,
so we usually have holiday meals at my parent’s or grandma’s.
But this year, my house is finished (for the most part),
….. and so I figured I would try my first tablescape.
Even if it’s just my family that eats at it once.
Or maybe it would be a good reason to have some friends over.
Never mind the fact that my husband and seven year old thought I had entirely too much stuff on the table,
…..and maybe I do, but it was fun to pull together anyways.
I don’t have matching dishes or silver.
My kids do the dishes and they brake about two a week….literally. I only buy white dishes from thrift stores and yard sales. That way I don’t have to get upset.
With five little kids, I don’t think I’ll be keeping the table like this until Thanksgiving,
…but now it will be easy to recreate when the time comes.
Candle holders: yard sale
Pinecone candle holders: Fred Meyer
Feathers: my friend Mo (thanks Mo), and the local taxidermist (Tri-Cities Taxidermy)
Be Thankful coasters: Micheal’s Craft Store
Leaves and pumpkins: Dollar Store
Cream table runner: IKEA
Fall table runner: Kmart (a decade ago)
Everything else has been in the “fall” box for years.