Can you believe
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away
A wonderful and generous fellow blogger Susan, asked me to share some ideas of what I might use this thanksgiving for a table center piece.
The idea was to have some sort of a "coastal" feeling..but there was not a shell or a piece of driftwood to be had that day,
so I did my best with "coastal inspired" colors.
I had these really pretty dyed quail eggs and thought that they might be fun to use
This is just a little wood salad bowl with some stones,
carrot tops and some society garlic blooms from the yard
The main centerpiece is in an old French baguette basket which I filled with dried artichokes and butterfly bush blooms
The old camp blanket over the chair was going to be the table cloth but it was just too busy...but the colors are great!
The huge succulent box spends all year on this table
so why mess with a good thing!
Plus...it's kinda heavy.
I put a few more of the blue eggs in an abandoned birds nest and just layered the rest of the greenery along the length of the basket
The place mats and napkins are simple ticking in black and white
and a bit of that robins egg blue color that you see in the little eggs
I stuck in a few pepper berries from a California Pepper tree in the front yard,
I really like to do tables for the holidays...which is pretty much the only time I do them.
It forces me to get creative with what I have just laying around and things that are blooming in the garden.
I always think you can't go wrong with the colors found in nature
Susan wrote an article about this which you can read here.
She included many of my favorite blogger friends too,
and their ideas are really wonderful...it will get you inspired!
Be sure to check out Susan's blog...you won't be disappointed.
Thanks for checking in and have a great week!