Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop

This week I'm participating in a week-long Thanksgiving tablescape blog hop, organized by Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate, and I'm looking forward to a daily dose of inspiration. You'll find links to the participating bloggers at the end of the post.


After the vibrant colors of mid-Autumn and Halloween, I was ready for a neutral Thanksgiving table on the screened porch. I layered the farm table with woven placemats, white pottery, clear goblets, and creamy flatware. I ended up making two centerpieces, and not by choice. (You can see the original arrangement at the bottom of this post). The first was traditional, fresh and dried hydrangeas were placed in a footed compote. I took a few pictures, then ran inside. While I was gone, a sudden wind storm scattered everything on the table. As I gathered the pieces, I decided to make a runner, using antlers, white hydrangea blossoms, greenery, white heirloom pumpkins, and baby boos. I liked it much better. 


I normally use the creamy Kate Spade flatware for spring and summer tables, but it proved to be versatle for all seasons. 



I've had the acorn and vine napkin rings for a while. This year, I added little eucalyptus sprigs.

The day was sunny but cold, so I tossed faux fur wraps onto the bench.







Here's the original centerpiece just before the wind storm hit.





Which type of centerpiece will you make for Thanksgiving? Flowers, candles, figurines, fruit, or food?


You'll enjoy visiting the talented bloggers this week--they've put together beautiful tablescapes! Prepare to be inspired.

Monday

35 comments:

  1. Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS!

    Now this is a table straight out of my dream book, ML.

    Beautifully done - so sorry about the wind - you fixed it perfectly! : - )

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  2. Gorgeous both ways but I think I prefer your runner designed courtesy of blustery winds and Mother Nature. I love your softer take on fall with your calm, soothing whites in the Baby boos, hydrangeas, eucalyptus and antlers! Your acorn and grapevine napkin rings with the sprig of seeded eucalyptus is such a sweet touch. We had howling winds too over the weekend that brought some cold Canadian air and our first sweater weather. It's short-lived though and warming up this week to the mid 70s by the weekend. Thanks so much for a seat at your Thanksgiving table, it's always a pleasure to blog hop with you. ♥

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  3. Oh, this is just naturally gorgeous, Michael Lee. I love the sprawling centerpiece. This kind of centerpiece works so well for conversation, I think, and just makes you want to reach and touch it. But, then again, you've taken care of that urge by having each napkin ring have its own touch of natural. It's little details like that which my eye is drawn right toward. Speaking of, the photo with ghost pumpkin on the fur wrap? My eye immediately went there. My only question was in depth perception - was it on a bench or on the floor? Just beautiful. Love the napkins and KS flatware too. Your style is exquisite!
    Rita

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    1. Thank you, Rita! The pumpkin was on a bench. Glad you're joining us!

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  4. Beautiful setting and I like the accidental creation better, too. Funny how that happens.

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  5. Michael Lee, I always look forward to your tables. It's interesting how we style our tables sometimes neutral and sometimes very bold. Your table elements chosen for this table are lovely. I love the softness of seeded eucalyptus and like the different shades of white and cream using white hydrangeas around the center pumpkin. The hydrangeas add that touch of elegance and I'm partial since it is my favorite flower.
    Texture abounds on your table and those placemats look so nice on the wood farm table. Adding the hob nob clear glasses and raised pattern on your pottery plates was perfect.Your napkin and napkin ring was an excellent choice, too. I enjoyed your creativity for this tablescape.

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  6. Lovely, Michael! The cream and white neutrals are so elegant.

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  7. Gorgeous Michael Lee!! Simple yet stunning, and Mother Nature knew what she wanted, as much as I like your original centerpiece, I love the bountiful runner and all the neutrals and naturals you've combined. So perfect for your home and the season!
    Jenna

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  8. I just love a floral table runner, and yours is simply stunning! It really is the star of the show! Using neutral woven placemats and creamy colored flatware is the perfect compliment. I would definitely be claiming a spot with the faux fur!! Beautiful table :)

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  9. Michael Lee,
    This is such a beautiful tablescape. I really love it and it gives me some ideas for mine. I was pondering having Thanksgiving on our porch. Now I will think even harder about doing that. Really lovely. I think I like the second centerpiece better..
    Love,
    Mona

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  10. An absolutely beautiful tablescape. Everything about it is calming and put together.

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  11. You have styled such a gorgeous table! I do love your second take on the centerpiece, isn't it interesting how a little 'accident' can cause such a happy outcome? Your table is so lovely, it is amazing to me that this is a diy! Thank you so much for joining us in another blog hop. I am thankful to count you as bart of my tablescape blogging tribe!

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  12. I always love your table styling. I especially love your greenery tablerunner! I want to learn how to do this. Your cream flatware, plates, napkins are elegant touches ti the rustic setting. I love using opposites. A+ ❤️❤️

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  13. Wow! This table is breathtaking! The way you styled your centerpiece shows how talented you are and the napkin rings are perfect.

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  14. Kari @ Me and My CaptainOctober 31, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Lovely as usual Michael, and I am glad to see that I am not the only one at the mercy of the elements. I had a complete table encounter a sudden rain down-pour, even though the sun was shining bright. It vanished as quickly as it appeared but my table had to be completely re-set.

    I like your second centerpiece choice and the woven placemats and creamy flatware are perfect. I enjoy blog hopping with you as you are so creative.

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  15. Michael Lee, this a stunning table! I love the centerpiece of hydrangeas, white pumpkins, and antlers...rustic elegance at its best!! I would feel special to be invited to sit at your beautiful table!

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  16. Your table is just beautiful! The centerpiece runner is gorgeous. I always love white flowers. They are simple, but so elegant. It is always so much fun blog hopping with you!

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  17. That little windstorm transformed your table. :) I love the way you created a runner that drapes over the sides of the table. Stunning! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Your tablescape is lovely, and I also enjoyed browsing your blog. I almost made a runner from fresh greenery for mine this year but went in another direction. So naturally I just loved all the greenery you used!

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  19. You couldn't go wrong with any of the lovely elements you picked out! It's perfect!

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  20. What a gorgeous table! Love that flatware.
    Brenda

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  21. I really enjoyed seeing all the neutral tones of your table and especially, like you said, after the bright colours of fall and Halloween. You've combined the perfect natural and rustic elements for a very cohesive look. The cream-handled flatware does work wonderfully for your table and the plates and stemware are lovely. Of course, the 'icing on the cake' is that fabulous table runner you've created! Would love to cozy up with one of those terrific fur throws and linger around your table.

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  22. Your table is nature at its finest, since nature had a hand in how beautiful it turned out. The earthy, rustic runner you created is gorgeous. Your choice of placemats atop your wood farm table add a wonderful texture to each setting that sets off the senses! What a stunning addition to the hop!!

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  23. Michael Lee, your white pumpkins set a beautiful style for your table. I love your placemats ~ just a touch of rustic with the soft neutral colors. Using the faux fur throw on the bench was brilliant ~ adds so much warmth, literally and figuratively, as well as softness. What a pretty setting with the sun streaming in through the windows.

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  24. Your white Thanksgiving is gorgeous! Your tablescape is charming and elegant, and both centerpieces are perfect! Lovely!

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  25. Your table is so beautifully calming, Michael Lee, and I prefer the effect after the winds came through. The bubbly stemware are so pretty and the faux fur throw makes me just want to wrap myself in it. I'm really loving the natural look!

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  26. Love the soft colors for a Thanksgiving table. Good choice!! Both centerpieces are great, too bad the wind destroyed the first one but you can right back for a beautiful replacement.

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  27. Lush, luxurious, and downright gorgeous!!! I love the fullness of your centerpiece! It's nice when every guest seated at the table has his/her own little piece of it to admire during dinner! I'm a HUGE proponent of seeded eucalyptus AND white pumpkins AND softly colored autumn tables. This tablescape is a triple threat! :-)

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  28. I just love the hydrange on your Thanksgiving table!! It brings a fresh look to a table. So modern and chic! Love the crystal stemware too!
    Emily-B. Lovely Events

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  29. Michele Lee, your table is gorgeous. It is a shame the original centerpiece was destroyed by the wind, however you have managed to create a stunning piece after. Love your attention to detail. Charming and so beautiful.

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  30. Michael Lee, Your tablescape is stunning! Look as the wind as a blessing in disguise because I really love the second centerpiece the best. So great meeting you through this blog hop.

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  31. Oh my Michael Lee, what a gorgeous table. I am loving your soft color palette. And that floral and white pumpkin runner is everything.

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh I love your table, and your tablescape...I was blessed by a friend's husband (a surprise gift)with a table made out of boards from an old sharecropper's cabin on their property...My favorite thing....and so easy to decorate!

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