A Thanksgiving Vignette

While testing out some tablescapes in our dining space yesterday, I updated our Fall vignette on the entrance buffet for a Thanksgiving style. I'll probably be editing it down some because we're planning on utilizing the buffet to serve food for Thanksgiving. To simplify it, I'll probably just place the one centerpieces with either a pair of lamps or a pair of candle holders. By prepping the space ahead of time, it will make it easier to set on Thanksgiving Day. Also: updating the decor in the space of the tablescape helps to set a mood...

Changing out wall art images for photos of horses...

The mood and look dramatically changed after the sun set...

 The receptacle behind the buffet will help keep the sides heated in warming trays. I added a leaf to the table last night, but here are two shots of two tablescapes I tried out in the dining space yesterday...

Very FALL looking with the burnt orange. Updating the look of the mirror with Rustoleum's Gold Rush Metallic spray really helped pull the look together.

Removing some of the orange, to start to edit the space for the next holiday - Christmas - also worked. This look is more modern, but I thought the brown & white although with gold, looked too similar to tablescapes I've done in the past...

Thanksgiving 2006

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving 2010

I'm leaning more towards this one... but will play around with it a bit more today, especially with the table leaf now added. It's amazing how by just a simple coat of spray paint (and a few feathers I've been waiting to use!) changed the look of both the vignette centerpiece and the mirror...

Mirror last year in silver in the living room.
Previously, the now gold container was black with brown twigs & rocks.

Big Lot's pumpkins got a shot of gold too!

The buffet & mirror were thrifted. The branch & centerpiece were free (minus the feathers). The branch was free. The Ralph Lauren book was a gift (from my old boss) and the candle holders are decorative items I already had (mostly gathered from Homegoods over the years). The white pumpkins here are real - but on the table are mixed real & faux.

I'll be sharing tablescape styling tip, ideas and photos next week.
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  1. I love what you have done and your dining room looks so warm and inviting, it is just stunning!! I really like the idea of pheasant feathers in mass in the rectangular vase. The pop of gold brings it all up a notch. You are one talented lady. I have done a whole slew of post on different colors use for Tday tables. Your table would have been a perfect example to show. Todays post is on the inspiration I found for my own table using one of my favorite colors. You are going to have a wonderful Tday dinner sitting at that table, Enjoy, Kathysue

  2. I love the changes you made. The gold mirror is really great. I personally love the more color on the table for thanksgivings. Although the other looked pretty amazing too.

  3. Hi Lynda! I love your vignette...especially the feathers! And your tablescapes are just gorgeous! The branches add such an unexpected touch. Hope you are having a great weekend!...Debbie

  4. love the elemints of nature what a great idea to use the feathers good job:)

  5. Wow, it's amazing what you can do with a simple can of gold paint...great job! Thank you for sharing your inspirational designs. Happy Thanksgiving. Cherry Kay

  6. Thank you Cherry, Paige, Sarah, Linda, Debbie, Marlis and KathySue! I had actually picked up the large feathers on clearance back in June... They were only $1 and the smaller ones I found at a craft shop while up in Georgia one weekend (back in September). The gold is really coming on strong b/c I liked its pairing so much in fall fashions...

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :D Lynda



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