I am a little late with this post but I wanted to share my Thanksgiving table with y'all. I went pretty simple this year
Our dining room is rather large because it used to be a two car garage. That's ok, I love the size and I can usually accommodate our entire family in one room by setting up an additional table. This year I used my new drop leaf table I found at an antique shop here in Huntsville as my 2nd table.
This is our main table. I used a simple white tablecloth and draped three burlap squares with fringed edges over it. I sat 10 at this table and 4 at the drop leaf table in the corner.
I really wanted to buy woven chargers at Pottery Barn (be still my heart!) but at over $10 each I opted for these from Walmart instead. I like the texture they add to the table and I love the fact that at only $2 each my budget wasn't blown before I even bought the turkey! I used my Lenox Eternal china plates (which left my china cabinet kind of bare) and my Reed & Barton Country French flatware. I don't own real silverware so I reserve my best flatware for special occasions.
For added color I placed a could-of-been-better-ironed red napkin under each plate and some red silk sunflower blooms to the gourd centerpiece to tie it all together.
I found these large glass hurricanes at a thrift store and placed them over my milk glass candleholders and on top of a salad plate. I love to find treasures like this at thrift stores!!!
Oh how I wish I didn't have to use card table chairs at my second table! One day I will have extra real wood chairs! This is our 2nd table all decked out for four. I didn't want it to look just like the big table so I used this plaid tablecloth and tied it to the big table with the gourd centerpiece set on top of a brown charger. The sconces on the wall behind the table are another thrift market find. At only $4 each I thought they were a bargain!
You can see the centerpiece a little better in this picture. Gourds and pumpkins just scream FALL to me!
Now for the rest of the dining room...
I love this oil painting I bought from a dear friend. Don't you just want to walk right into that vineyard and eat some grapes? (Better yet, take a bottle of wine and plop down on a picnic blanket and just enjoy the scenery!!)
Up until a few days ago there was just a big blank spot where these 4 frames are hanging now. It took me a long time to find something interesting to hang there! Then I came across an OLD family letter - dated 1893 written by my husbands great, great, great grandfather to his son - and I knew I wanted to display it! So, into the attic I went and found these 4 simple frames, I scanned the 4 sides of the letter and framed each one. I could not be happier with the final look!
This is a close up of the first page of the letter. I think it is amazing that it survived 117 years!
This little side table sits to the left of the windows, on the opposite side from where the framed letter hangs. I really am not in love with this table but for now it will have to do! I DO love this set of lidded apothecary jars I bought at Costco several years ago - they are so versatile!
This picture was taken looking across the dining room table towards the wall with windows. I had the window treatment custom made many years ago and while I still love the toile I would like to update them with some panels. So many things I want to do... so little time and money to do them with!! (Am I alone with this thought???)
So that's our Thanksgiving table and our dining room tour. Thanks for stopping by - y'all come back soon!
I am participating in the following link parties:
French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday here
The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday here
Chic on a Shoestring's Flaunt it Friday here