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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanksgiving table

I was looking at the Pottery Barn catalog for fall and one of the pictures of a Thanksgiving table inspired me. I have tried to find the inspiration picture but even on their website I can't find it.  So I pretty much made the table as I visioned it in my mind.  The one thing that I remember about it was that it had antlers on the table.  My hubby helped me out on this part because he loves to hunt and I knew I could find a good supply of antlers.

I also was putting away my Halloween decorations and came across a couple of boxes of feathers that I had purchased at the end of the season last year.  It just seemed like these feathers say, "Thanksgiving" so I put them in a white pitcher that I had.

I used a burlap runner and added some white pumpkins,( they used to be orange, but I spray painted them white and speckled them with a brown paint. I also painted the stem silver.)

I went up to the barn and found the perfect antlers and had hubby saw off the ends so they were nice and smooth.  I then scrubbed them with a bleach cleaner and other than that they are just the natural thing.

I think he was excited that I had a use for his stash.

Added more pumpkins to my shelves.

and more white pumpkins to the window ledge.

A fall garland to the mantel.  I then added the white lights because I just love the look of sparkly lights.

I used a fall wreath around the base of the centerpiece, and added some acorns around the base.

The feathers are not real, so I guess if you had real ones you could use those.

What do you think of the antlers on the table?

It is so easy to lose Thanksgiving between Halloween and Christmas but I am glad that I decided to keep fall around for a few more weeks. I loved how it turned out and the PB inspiration.


Jilly said...

A great combo with the orange & brown. I also add pumpkin in each and every work. Also enjoy to make it in various colour. Many thanks for joining in Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT.
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Barb said...

Hi....your Thanksgiving centerpiece is fabulous! I totally love it. Wonderful job.


Unknown said...

Beautiful table!

Robin said...

Your table does have that PB look. Lucky that your husband has antlers for you to use! I like the use of the tiny white lights in your fall decor. I think I will "borrow" that idea if you don't mind. Visiting from Met Monday.

Robin Flies South

Okio B Designs said...

Your table looks so warm and inviting! My husband would certainly appreciate the deer antlers. =) Coming over from Met Monday and a happy new follower!


Chatty Crone said...

I have to say you are ready - and it is so lovely - love the white pumpkins that everyone seems to be using this year! sandie

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Your table setting is beautiful and very warm. I am sure your hubby feels honored to have his antlers as a par of your decor. great job.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

Wow, your table is breathtaking! What an incredible gift you have! I am sure that your family feels so blessed and loved by all of the details.

We are having a Home for the Holidays weekly link party and I know that our readers would fall in love with this tablescape, too! It would be an honor to have you!

Unknown said...

Your table is so festive and stunning. I love the rustic feel and how you used items around your home. Where oh where did you get the burlap runner. I have been on the hunt...PLease let me know if you don't mind at

Christie Hines said...

Your table is gorgeous...I love that you used the feathers for a's perfect and they do say Thanksgiving :)

Unknown said...

I adore your table! Your holiday guest are in for a real treat!!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Gorgeous tablescape and beautiful blog! I "pinned" you and plan on copying the ideas ~ THANKS!

Jami said...

Beautiful table...especially love the antlers! I sent out an email to my day and brothers this past summer asking them to be on the look out for dropped antlers at the ranch for just this purpose! Thanks for sharing your lovely fall decorations at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Sorry I am getting over late to let you know--You've been featured at in my Saturday Showcase.


Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Really, really beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow :)
-Trish @ Mom On Timeout


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