Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Table for the Grownups ~



I completed the "grown ups" table for Thanksgiving (I think my husband is assured I have lot my marbles this time). If you remember, we swapped our dining room and living room about a year ago to make our spaces more "use-able" - and it works great, expect for when we extend our table. Here is how our table looks 11 months out of the year.

And then for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the table gets a bit larger. The only issue is that we don't have a chandelier in our now dining room. So my Mom picked this beauty up a few weeks ago...it was originally white.

Which didn't really match, so I grabbed a can of black spray paint and now it blends right in. I made another Give Thanks tag with distressed edges to hang off the top finial.

A couple shots of the mantle.

An up close shot of the center piece that my Mom arranged - thanks Mom!

And I decided to stick with the same place card holders as the kids table. I love the simplicity of the pine cones and that my guests can simply "add" their place card holder to the table decor when they sit down ready to devour all the Thanksgiving fixings!

And here are a couple of shots from my kitchen countertop.
I hope all your Thanksgiving plans are underway and running smoothly!


25 comments:

Jill said...

LOVE the chandelier!

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful!! I love what you did with the lantern and the mantel.
~Happy Thanksgiving~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Chelsea! I love all your decorations. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Mom's Place said...

Even you kitchen counter?! Amazing! I truly love reading your blog and seeing all your creativity!

meridith said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! You have such a good decorator's eye. I love your posts that include your mom, whether she's helping you or shopping with you or you're doing a tour of your place.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Everything looks stunning!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Angie said...

Chelsea, It turned out even better than I imagined!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nina Diane said...

looks beautiful. I'll be getting mine all set up tonight

Jane said...

Everything looks beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Jane

Cara said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jaime said...

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~ RM said...

TERRIFIC job!!! I love it!

{ L } said...

Wow, stunning! It is all so beautiful! What a lovely home you have.

Hopeful Housewife said...

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful!!! What time did you say dinner was? :)

Liz said...

Wow, what a gorgeous home! I love everything you've done. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lots of Love and Holiday Hugs,

Liz

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Everything is just gorgeous. The candles and colors you used create such a warm and inviting glow. It's elegant and not over the top...you can actually see eachother and don't have to peak through some ridiculous center piece. :) Nice job!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! Chelsea- Can you tell me what the wall color is in the dining room--pretty please? Thanks, much. Laurie

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Sweet Chelsea~ I'm strolling in to catch up and especially to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
It's such a wonderful time to stop and reflect on all those we cherish and are truly grateful for.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to visit and leave feeling inspired!

Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with hubby and son (we don't count the cat cause she doesn't like turkey). We don't scrimp on the menu...from appetizers to desserts with several carb loaded dishes in between! We will be enjoying tryptophan playoffs too!

Sweet Holiday wishes,
Sara

Dani said...

GORGEOUS!! Can you come decorate my house:-)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristin said...

What lucky guests you have. Your decor is impeccable. Have a wonderful holiday!

Tammy said...

That is sooooo pretty! I love the jars in the kitchen! That gives me a great idea for my jars when I am done using them for my christmas candy! Happy Thanksgiving!

oneforeachhand said...

This is gorgeous. I am new to your blog and I would love to know the story behind the art on your mantle. It is beautiful!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Gorgeous!
I love your kitchen counter as well! Where did you get the candle lamps? I have been looking for some - I love 'em!

Hope you had a great holiday!

Now time to get out Christmas!

Danielle

2sisters said...

It all turned out beautifully!!!

Deb said...

very warm and inviting....

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