Sunday, November 30, 2008

One Holiday Down...

Well, my houseguest left at 4, and here I am posting just minutes later. I didn't want to wait too long to show off the Thanksgiving table, because I know you've all moved on. The turkey's been served, and the fall decorations are down. I have two trees up, but sooo much more to do. More on that in the near future. Until then, here's the Thanksgiving table.


One good thing about decorating last minute is that you find your garland for 90% off. I bought two garlands that were regularly $19.99. Nope. Not this cheap girl. I paid $1.80. I bought two of them...I'm too dumb to figure out how much that would be for two. I literally kept them wrapped the way they were out of the bag, wriggled them a bit, and called it good.

The kids, the dog, the husband and I went on a pine cone excursion in our backyard. I guess backing up to a forrest of pine trees has its perks! I stuck a candle and a bunch of mini pine cones in a vase for the centerpiece. Warms it up, I guess eh?
I know, I know. Where are the pears? We got hit with some major snow, and it just wasn't worth the 20 minute drive down there for them. I had some of this wheat as my back-up. I loved it. It was perfect--and it was only $2.50!

There's my mom in the background. While she was slaving away in the kitchen, I felt it was necessary to take another picture of the table. Gotta have your priorities, I guess.
Okay. Off to Christmas-fy my house! Right now it looks like a Christmas dumptruck just crashed into my living room. EEKS!

53 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Your table looked fabulous! I love the pinecones too!

Michelle said...

Your table looks great! Cant wait to see your christmas stuff.

Rambling Girl said...

Oh my this was so cute! Can't wait to see all your holiday stuff!

julie & joe said...

I love the garland. What a deal! We were sick so no decorations here!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Its beautiful! I just love fall decor, but I guess it is time to move on!

Natalie said...

It looks amazing. Absolutely gorgeous!

You're so dang inspirational.

Katy said...

Your table is beautiful! But where did you put the food?

sandra/tx said...

Chris, love your Christmas table. You always find the BEST deals! I have pics of my table, but the SD card doesn't fit in this laptop, and I'm too lazy to walk it over to the PC. Maybe tonight...

Can't wait to see your Christmas decor. (And I hear ya about the nemesis. We deal with cat hair around here).

Sandy Toes said...

OH..what a beatiful table..I love the wheat in the napkins:)!
-sandy toes

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

SO SO beautiful! I was hoping you would take photos. I LOVED the wheat and ribbon on the napkins!

Can't wait to see the Christmas-fying in your future posts. : )
M.L.

Mindy said...

Looks great and I love the fruit basket on the nemisis's kennel. I fell the love!

Melissa Wertz said...

Beeuteeful table! Glad that you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Way to go with the cheap garland! The pinecones and wheat do a wonderful job accenting a huge part of what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about.

So beautiful!
Katie

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Wow! I am impressed...do you breathe? rest? sleep like the rest of us???

TWO Christmas trees up and more to go? Are ya serious??!

Your thanksgiving table looked warm and inviting...just lovely!

The Graves' House said...

great tablescape! hope you had a wonderful and blessed thanksgiving. (and finally we can all start with those christmas decorations we know we have wanted to break out for weeks now.)
~nicole

bec4 said...

It turned out beautiful. I especially love the napkins and wheat.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful table! This is the ONLY reason I would like to host Thanksgiving, so I can decorate :)

How did the shopping go? I can't wait to see what you do with your house for Christmas!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your table looks great Chris! On sale at 90% off is the way to go!
diane

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I love the glarland and that was an awesome deal!

I can't wait to see your Christmas decorations.

AndreaLeigh said...

I love what you did with your table! Everything looks amazing.

Jenny S said...

So pretty! I can't do any Christmas until Wednesday!! I am babysitting and just don't want deal with the little one getting into everything!!Can't wait to see allllll your trees!

Sandy said...

looks and sounds beautiful!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Glad everything went well..it all looked gorgeous. I too look like a CHristmas bomb went off..but I am slowy decking my halls! cherry

Adam & Jessica said...

Your table was gorgeous!!

westnest said...

Your table looked great! Can't wait to get some great Christmas ideas from you! :)

Gypsy aka Tam said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving table, doesn't look last minute at all and how wonderful that you got such bargains.
I'm also in Christmas decorating mode and can't wait to see your creations.
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Our Complete Family said...

WOW! It turned out GREAT! I love the center and the wheat is such a fab touch! The pinecones are genious as well. Your guests must have a had a great time being served by the hostess with the mostess!!!
Hugs, Les

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

$2.50...you gotta love procrastination. It looks FABULOUS!

AJ said...

Glad you survived:) Your table looked great! Now it's time to start stressing about Christmas;)

Lacy said...

I love your table and just knew it was going to be fabulous! It looks so warm and cozy. I bet your guests loved it.

coco said...

Your table looked beautiful... those are the cutest pinecones around the candle, the pinecones around here are just the big ordinary ones.

Kristin said...

Your table setting is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! :)

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Kristin
Reclaiming the Home

The Smith Family said...

I love your blog. Your so talented and I love that you find things at great prices. I can't wait to see what you've done for Christmas!!!

Erin said...

LOVE the table! I'm not over Thanksgiving yet at all. Thanks for the post!I'm putting this in my ideas for next year.

cakescraps said...

OH, I love it! We don't have Thanksgiving at our home, so I didn't get to decorate my table! Boo! But I am using some of your ideas for my Christmas tablescape for sure!

Coco said...

Your table is so pretty!

I need to get creative like that! ha

Shannon said...

Gorgeous!!! It looked great! I love the wheat instead of the pears. I bet everyone loved it.

Can't wait to see your Cmas things!

Valarie Lea said...

Love the table! I found some fall stuff at Hobby Lobby the other day for 90% off! Isn't it just great!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Wow! Your table turned out amazing! It looks like it's from a magazine. Great job! Can you believe Christmas is here already?

Kris said...

Your table looks lovely! I love the garland and the wheat...so pretty. I am just finishing getting Christmas up - waiting for my stockings to come back to me, I finally had our names embroidered on them this year. (Because I need to know exactly which one is mine with the presents in it!) :) How did you make out on the BF sales?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the browns and greens you used. It turned out so pretty!
Carrie

Barb said...

Fabulous table setting! I really enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend. The food was great and your decorating was so very nice. Loved all the pine cones and candles and the wheat!
Mom

Barb said...

PS: What happened to going to the movie to see "Australia"? Where we too exhausted to go? I think we were....
Mom

Erin said...

Beautiful table! I love your napkins!

ka1t_lyn said...

I swear, as much as I can, I am going to start shopping after the Christmas/Thanksgiving sales for seasonal items-- gotta get it cheap! :)

Everything looks amazing, I can't wait to see it all decorated for Christmas.

Tara said...

Such a classy looking table! Love the wheat & ribbon on the cloth napkins! And all the candles & garland - beautiful!

I'm curious...since you don't have the food on the table do you have it on a buffet with everyone taking a plate & helping themselves or do you pass stuff around the table & then put the food back on the buffet??

Can't wait to see your house all Christmas-y!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Your place settings and centerpiece are gorgeous!!

yeahexceptfornot said...

The table looked absolutely gorgeous! Gotta love the last minute sales!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Chris, glad you liked that picture tutorial & hope everyone can get their pics larger. I know I love it.

Your Thanksgiving table was beautiful! Love those pinecones. I've collected so many, it's a little overkill. I need to give some away. But, i do love the rustic natural look of them.

Elizabeth said...

You did such a terrific job! That is magazine-beautiful.

Amber said...

Your table was so beautiful! Love it!

Screaming Meme said...

It is great! Nice table scaping abilities...Honeychild! Meme

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