Sooooo...anyone still with me out there? I always feel like I come back to post with a bunch of excuses for why I am so haphazard with blogging. All I can say is...I will blog when I can. I love blogging and I pray I always will keep up with it. But for now...this season of my life is calling me to focus on managing my home and being available to my girls. Blogging is no longer a full time aspiration for me but a wonderful hobby where I hope I can continue to foster old relationships and make some new ones too.
So I am thinking a nice seasonal post with some Thanksgiving inspiration (a tad last minute) was a GREAT idea. And tablescapes are my heart and why I don't do more of them on here...I just don't know.
Probably because I have like 2 hours of optimal sunlight to do it and I am usually knee deep into something else during peak photo shoot time. Which is why I LITERALLY dragged my dining room table through two french doors to my porch to take these photos.
I believe that is dedication and cause for complete forgiveness of my sporadic behavior of late.
It all started with these spray roses (3 bunches for $12) that I typically grab every time I go to the grocery store. I loved that these were a fun orange and yellow color so I grabbed three bunches thinking I was going to throw them in a vase and be in my "flowers make me happy" place.
But then I remembered I had a bunch of these cleaned out, glass candle holders I tend to hoard and thought it would be fun to arrange these flowers with a cluster of them running down the center of my dining table.
I used some faux leaves and acorns from the neighbors tree to scatter down the runner for some more fall flair.
Then I just decided to experiment a bit.
I grabbed some leaf chargers I made last year for another table I did using leaves from a dusty old ficus tree. I just cleaned off the leaves, peeled then right off and hot glued them to a cardboard cake circle.
The bird plates are from Crate and Barrel and I topped them on my everyday white plates instead of using china. I did use silver flatware and crystal glasses to dress it up a bit.
These cute favors are orange cinnamon votive candles in a drawstring, canvas bag. Attached are leftover tags used from a client mailing I did. The seed paper leaves are stapled to kraft paper squares tied off with twine.
I adore the fact that these bird plates all have a slightly different bird on them.
Happy, happy plates. :)
Obviously you can adjust this for a larger gathering and a longer table too. I was just having a little fun staging the table.
Just thought I would share and actually do a post in the month of November.
If I don't post for another long while...Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
♥ xoxo ♥