Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I'm currently in the process of painting our front room....I've been talking about doing so for over 3 years now.  I'm mildly in love with the main color choice, sort of a gray, medium blue (unexpectedly purple) and am terribly unhappy with the "accent wall" color that I thought for sure was a white/gray color that turned out to be ice blue.  I'm far from done with the painting but needed to take a break.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner I figured I'd better get this out as soon as possible!!  

This time in the words of Jaime (the little sister) Yay! 

***Hi my name is Jaime and the last few years I've had the honor of holding Thanksgiving in our home.  Grandma has passed the Holiday Hostess torch and I've gladly accepted.  I'd love to share how we decorated for last year's Thanksgiving bash.

I went to the backyard for most of my inspiration and collected all things from nature to decorate!  I carefully picked leaves to use as "confetti" and scattered them on the table and mantel.  I found thing such as pine cones, acorns, pods, and old fall colored potpourri that had lost its scent over the years.  

I picked sticks off of the ground and made arrangements for the centerpiece which was placed on the main dining table.  

I picked up 4 bamboo place mats from Pier 1 imports (on sale of course!) and used them as a table runner (reason for purchasing place mats instead of a runner: can be used as place mats and pieced together for a table runner!)  
I picked up all of the glass jars at thrift stores through out the year and even used some old vases that had been saved from flowers given to me from my loving Husband!  We are all about recycling and reusing!

To finish off the look, large pine cones and tags were used to create place cards adding to the "natural" and "recycled" theme.

 Can't wait to share this year's Thanksgiving with everyone :)


  1. Gray is such a difficult color! We originally picked up a color that we thought was gray with just a touch of blue and once we got it on the wall it was baby blue! I ended up mixing my own gray color which I am in love with but even it has a bit of a purple tint in some light. It's crazy!

    The Thanksgiving table looks beautiful! Enjoy your time with family. :)

  2. I love this! Rustic, recycled and absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful ideas. Thank you for joining the Thanksgiving party! I have pinned and tweeted this.

  3. really love how you used nature's elements in your table decor. great job.

    i've been wanting to paint my teeny tiny entryway for five years now... and it might have to wait for the new year. congratulations on getting to your front room!

    have a great thanksgiving.
    (saw you on tatertots and jello)

  4. I really like the natural feel of your decor! Great for Thanksgiving! Hope you will share it here:


  5. Beautiful decorations like pine cones Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

  6. I love your table. So rustic and naturally beuatiful. Thank you for sharing. I gotta say, I never would have thought of the pine cones for placement cards, but I'm SO doing this!!! LOVE IT!!

  7. I am a big fan of bringing the outside in to decorate! Your table looks fantastic, love the pine cone name holders!
    Thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday!

  8. This was a beautiful natural table scape, great job with it. Can't wait to see what you do this year.

  9. good luck with the paint I hate when that happens I'd love you to link this to my party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-wore-wednesdays-1.html

  10. I LOVE the way your table looks! I would love for you to share it at Totally Inspired Tuesdays at The Inspired Collection tomorrow!


    Kelli @ www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

  11. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

  12. I love the touch of the pine cones - my favorite part! Very pretty (:

  13. Thanks for the inspiration! I was just given a bag of pinecones and was looking for an idea for them. This is perfect! I am a new GFC and FB follower visiting from Hope Studios. Vicky from Mess For Less

  14. I love the pinecones. Thanks for sharing and inspiring at our Shine on Friday party. I can't wait to see more.

  15. The rustic decor is awesome!Thanks for sharing.I'm following you now and I'm sure I'll enjoy all your other posts as well:)



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