Monday, November 24, 2008

The Perfect Table

If you don't subscribe to Lowe's Creative Ideas catalog yet, you SO need to. They have come up with what I consider the perfect table (say with echoes). Their website is not showing this picture for some reason, so I had to employ my fantastic photography skills to show you this. Bear with me.

As I type this, I'm shaking my head at the injustice these pictures do. It's gorgeous. You know my favorite part? The BURLAP runner! Oh my. Genius!

I'm all about "natural" decor, so the burlap paired with the wood, paired with the fresh greenery was right up my ally. Of course, the gorgeous table and chairs don't hurt. Why don't they have fingerprints all over their chairs like mine have?

Next up...a little sneak peak. Do you ever feel like you have about 30 projects going on, and you're always ONE ingredient away from having it done? Yeah. That's where I am. Lots of stuff that's almost finished. Bummer. However, can you guess what this is going to be?

Just in case...here's another angle. What? You can't tell?

Well, it's going to be THIS, of course! DUH!
I'm actually not kidding. This garland (well, last year's version) was the very first picture I ever saw on Nester's site. That was back in March. That means for the past 8 months, I've been prepping for this moment. I couldn't quite figure out the thickness of the actual garland, so I'm trying to stock up on those. However, the feathers? Yeah, in the bag. The fake greenery? Mine. Stay tuned...

P.S. (I do a lot of P.S's don't you think?) One more reason that I love blog friends? Like me, you care about the dumbest things--that's said with adoring affection, by the way. I can't tell you how many people have commented on my lack of finding pears for my Thanksgiving table. You should know that I have gone to Big Lots (they had nothing). I finally went to Bed, Bath and Beyond, and they had them!!! Wouldn't you know, I didn't have my coupon. Hopefully, I can make it back down there Wednesday. Thank you for your concern, girls!

49 comments:

Mandi said...

I get that magazine from Lowe's and love it too! This is just your style. I bet the wreaths hanging by ribbon in the background would look great in that big window you have. I also plan on trying Nester's garland. Can't wait to see how yours turns out. I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Jodee Leader said...

That is a fabulous table! I will check out that magazine soon!

sandra/tx said...

I'm glad you finally got found your pears, even if you have to go back with your coupon. I love that runner. I'm doing burlap for TG, so I may just hang onto it and do if for Christmas -- that is, if we end up entertaining for Christmas. Love that! Come to think of it, I need to subscribe to the Lowe's magazine. Thanks for the info.

Patricia said...

Thanks for the magazine reminder
I have been meaning to subscribe and your reminder was what I needed

Tamara Jansen said...

Did you notice that EVERY place setting has their OWN bottle of WINE?! That's my kind of party!

tardevil said...

Funny, I live in the town w/ their headquarters, and since I moved here, I can't seem to get one in the mail. Hmmmm...The table is beautiful. I'm having the same problem getting a garland made. I think I'm doing to do one & add more stuff to it later...like next year

AJ said...

Can't wait to see your prettied up garland:) Good luck hosting Thanksgiving!! Just remember to take deep breaths and enjoy. Oh, and drink lots of wine too♥

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Yep...the perfect table setting! I love that burlap, too. My sister did burlap drapery panels in her new house and they are FABULOUS! So simple, yet so elegant. Hey, I'm glad you found your pears...sorry about the coupon. Try, try, again.

p.s. I've found that I also do alot of p.s.'s. They make me happy!

AndreaLeigh said...

Ok, definately signing up for the lowe's catalog. Where have you been getting your garland from?

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I get the Lowe's magazine, but I didn't get one with an awesome burlap runner! That is awesome!!!

Now, grab your coupons (ya know you can use one for each item you're buying) and go and get those pears.

Saucy said...

You have no idea how much I dig feathers in my holiday decor. That mantle will look fab.

Handmade Housewife... said...

I live 5 minutes from Lowes and I had no idea they did this magazine! Thanks...I just signed up. I was there today and they have a great price on hand tied 20 foot fir garland that would be great to mix in as filler. I think we're all going for that "Nester" look this year!

-Hayley

Our Complete Family said...

I need to spruse up my garland after seeing Nester's, too! How neat it is! I can't wait to see yours hun!
That Lowes table is so neat. Love it! Bummer that my Miss Priss would tug that runner right onto the floor at her age though. Maybe next year I can play the table decorating game!!!
Happy Monday to you~ Les

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Egads, you can't find pears?? Ahh! Try Hobby Lobby, Joanns, Target...ummm where else...Michaels. Stein Mart? Then if they aren't pretty you can faux them up with spray paint and glitter!! (Love that mag too!)

...and she lived... said...

that's so pretty! I just went and subscribed!

Mimi Sue said...

I've been worrying about those pears since that post. I'm so glad you found them. I'll be able to sleep better tonight:) Nester makes the best garlands. Mimi

Nikki said...

I love the Lowes Mag, and I love the burlap runner.

I hope you get all of your projects finished in time. I think you can do it.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love the burlap! Would go with my burlap curtains and burlap pillow. It is sooo cheap too! cherry

Tanya said...

I wouldn't expect Lowes to come up with something so pretty for some reason. It's so festive and inviting!

Jackie said...

That table is gorgeous! Love all the details. FYI - BB&B will credit you for previous purchases if you take in the coupon with the receipt.

Moi said...

That table really is beautiful!
I cant wait to see your garland - I am super intimidated at the moment..but I am going to get to work on a garland this weekend!

Inspired Kara said...

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard. I love you lowes.

~ Jamie ~ said...

I'm glad you found your pears. Shows what kind of friend I am that I gave you know suggestions, sympathy, nothing. I made no comment at all about it. Maybe I can make it up to you by sharing this little tidbit. Did you know B&B&Beyond will take expired coupons & Linen & Things coupons? Okay, that probably doesn't make up for anything at all, since I'm sure everyone in the world already knows about that. Cheesy me. Well, have "peary" fantastic Thanksgiving! Ha...ha...lame.

Angela said...

Oooh, I'm getting ready to make my version of "The Nester Garland" tomorrow (no school tomorrow)! I've been planning and buying up a few things, so I can't wait to get in there in see what I can make! I can't wait to see yours!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

I also saw the the pears on clearance at Target if you have one by you!

Shannon said...

I love that magazine. That is the perfect table!! I can't wait to see your garland!

~ Jamie ~ said...

I forgot, I have something for you on my blog today. Have a great day!

Manuela said...

I get that magazine from Lowe's but I haven't gotten that issue yet. Burlap always looks good and it's so cheap. I once had burlap curtains - they were beautiful but so itchy!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Manuela

Ashley said...

What a great idea! I love that runner!!! This is why I love blogging... you girls find the neatest ideas! Now I've got to start following through with some of these ideas.... I feel totally inferior to all of you crafting geniuses. :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oh man, that garland. Jeeze Louise. It's GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see how you do yours.

Blarney said...

I got the mag a few times then it stoped coming. I wonder if it's because we live so far from one or if they know Mr Blarney works for a competitor? Hmpf. We did buy a good amount of tile from them because they were the olny ones who had it in stock ... that's gotta count for something right!
PS - I love the ps's! ;)

megan said...

I totally want to do a Nester garland myself. Where did you find the feathers?? I think that's one of my favorite parts.

The Graves' House said...

love the tablescape! that magazine has some great ideas. have a blessed thanksgiving.
~nicole

Erin said...

What a beautiful table! It is what I would do if I had a dining room table we don't use all the time. My kids would destroy that while doing their homework. Sad! I love the garland on the mantle! I can't wait to see yours!

michele said...

That garland is beautiful... the magazine sounds great.

Sunny said...

Can't remember if I've commented here before or just lurked a LOT but did you know that BB&B coupons never expire? My MIL told me that she keeps about 10 of them in her glove box, expired or in date, and uses them whenever and that they will all honor them. 'Course you seem in the know about stuff and therefore not as lame as myself and already have this checked off in your brain. ;) Can't wait to see your finished garland.

Sandy Toes said...

Love that wreath on Nester! So cute! What a great table..love the bow on the end of the fabric..great!
Happy Thanksgiving, Just a Girl!
-sandy toes

Wendy said...

That IS a beautiful table...Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

I LOVE the greenery with the burlap. Awesome. I'm doing a burlap runner for Thanksgiving with pinecones/white pumpkins/orange berries for my centerpiece. I think I'll use the burlap for Christmas as well! Thanks!

Amber said...

I subscribed!! I L-O-V-E a good magazine, and I figure, the more the merrier! Actually, my mom gets these in the mail, so I look at them occasionally when I'm over {and sometimes snag them!}, but just never thought to subscribe.

Check!

I hear you on the project front. I'm currently at my in-laws, so I'm trying to keep my mind off of all the wonderful things I want to finish at home. BUT!!! I am finishing my December Daily. That's good. Because it's almost here!

I'm gonna post pictures tomorrow if you're interested. :)

The Nester said...

Your garland is gonna be breathtaking--you have waited longer than anyone!

Lacy said...

This table is to.die.for. I bet you can copy it exactly! I dream of having this type of table at my house to entertain! I love that magazine and stopped getting it...but am going to email and get it back. Happy Thanksgiving...by the way, love the wreath!

Barb said...

I am signing up for Lowe's Magazine right now! That garland over the mantle is fantastic! Looking forward to seeing yours. That table setting was to die for. Of course, the table and chairs are perfect.
Getting ready for tomorrow!
Mom

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

I have been eyeing Nester's skills with that garland. Can't wait to see you create one, too. They're just too beautiful.
Katie

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hope you, your hubby, kidd-o's and The Nemisis have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Carol said...

You have inspired me to create a swag out of some garland greens I have. Lights and fruit and berries and bows!!!!!! I love it!

Screaming Meme said...

Im making those cheese boards as we speak...well after we speak...:) I thought we could give them as gifts with cheese,grapes, and fancy smancy stuff...wrapped with clear wrapping and a ribbon...

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JeanetteS said...

We must live parallel lives as I posted about the same article too. Lowes Creative Ideas is filled with so many ideas. It's one of my favorites.

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