Sunday, November 20, 2011

Last week I was one of the 9 lucky bloggers chosen to create a unique Thanksgiving table setting for Daily Buzz Mom's 9x9 Thanksgiving Table Setting and Design Challenge. The rules were to create a tablescape in 9 hours based on inspirations and concepts we submitted. I decided that I wanted to do something sparkly and elegant, yet still earthy and representative of quintessential Thanksgiving decor.

I started with my hotel style duvet cover as a tablecloth and a furry taupe scarf (TJ Maxx) as the runner. I decided to use natural twigs and an extra large lighted pumpkin fashioned out of grape vine branches (Pier 1 Imports) as the centerpiece. I added both gold and silver pine cones and other natural decorations enhanced by candles in crystal candlesticks. I was also inspired by some photos showing words of thanks incorporated into the actual table setting. And in the last moment I decided to add some personal framed family photos because, after all, my family is what I am most thankful for!

Here are some inspirations that sparked some of my ideas:

 And this is how my tablescape turned out:
I used glitter letter stickers (Michaels) to create the Thanksgiving table message.

I love the juxtaposition between the different textures of the furry scarf, natural twigs and gilded picture frames.

Candlesticks and twinkle lights add a festive glow.

The sparkly placemats (Pier 1 Imports) add visual interest to my classic Lenox china.

There is nothing more to be grateful for than family.

The pumpkin centerpiece is elevated by an upturned salad bowl covered in the furry scarf.
 For a more whimsical look the letters can be placed in a more random fashion.

Each place setting is enhanced with an inexpensive flower pot filled with a green apple. These can be used as place card holders too!

So what do you think?

Wishing everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. this is so beautiful!

  2. gushing. i just love love love fall decor. so beautiful. thanks, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I've got a new outfit post inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Love to hear what you think. xo


  3. Beautiful table!!
    Thought of you when I browsed this.


  4. You did a fabulous job your tablle is so beautiful! You also gave me an idea for adding shine to my table...spray paint the pumpkins, thank you!

  5. i think you can give thanx for your talent!

  6. Wow!! I love how you were able to keep with a homey, autumn feel but still make it so glamorous. If Cinderella had a Thanksgiving ball, this is what the table would look like!

  7. You are so talented, Sharon. Beautiful tablescape.

  8. gorgeous tablescape!!
    Xox <3 An
    Only 3 days left to enter my giveaway for a pair of Buffalo Skinny Jeans :)

  9. Just beautiful! I love the whimsical placement of the letters the best, I think ... good thinking! Being an artist, I've been asked to create tablescapes for two big designer fundraising events before and I loved doing it ... I had a couple of months at least to prepare and I enjoyed the creativity explosion of it so much and I love doing tablescapes at home too ;) Hope you have a wonderful holiday, love!

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    This Week: Grand Flirt III

  10. I love this! The framed photos are brilliant. I will be dining at my parents this year but will be sure to bring photos of the grandkids for the centerpiece. I love the coziness of the fuzzy runner intertwined with nature and bling, and the simplicity of the apple - just perfect! (I also LOVE your wallpaper but that's another issue).

  11. Your tablescape is gorgeous..you must be thrilled!!

  12. OH MY G-D its Gorgeous. THis is so incredibly inspiring. One of the most beautiful things ever.

  13. Wow, so pretty! I love it!



  14. Very festive! Have a wonderful holiday!

  15. Your design is so exclusive when compared with several others. Thanks for publishing whenever you possess the possibility,Guess I'll just make this bookmarked.two