November is flying by, isn’t it? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I finally got all of the Halloween and birthday party decorations down in time to do a little decorating. I am not hosting dinner this year (thank goodness!), but I always like to decorate for Thanksgiving anyway. I kept things fairly simple again this year with a vintage, eclectic vibe.
Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we plan on painting the dining room a dark color once we get all of the wallpaper removed (it was painted over by the previous owner so it will take a while!). Right now I am debating between black or a dark green/turquoise color that would match the chairs.
For now, the side of the dining room that you see when you enter our home is just off white. The only furniture in this room is our dining room table and chairs and the vintage buffet I scored for $6 at a charity sale (first shared here).
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The table (which we got from Raymour & Flanigan a couple of years ago) was kept especially simple. With small children in our home, lots of spills happen and Violet gets quite interested in whatever is on the table, so I have to keep it simple.
I started with a piece of wool plaid used as a table runner. Then a basket filled with apples in the center and dried oak leaves surrounding. The leaves had been collected by my daughter, Hazel, last year. Simple votives on each side with tea light candles added coziness.
The buffet décor was a mixture of eclectic, vintage, rustic, sparkling and natural décor. I started with a rose gold sequined table runner and then added my collection of vintage brass candlesticks. I only had red candles (left over from last Valentine’s Day), but they seemed to work when I put a branch of bright red leaves from our Japanese Maple tree in a glass jar on the opposite side. Unfortunately, the leaves dried out within a few days, so I replaced when I could, but then a big snow storm came through and ended that for me!
In the center I placed a ceramic turkey (found at the Goodwill). I bought it out of season and have been saving it ever since. With young kids in the house, I really enjoy adding traditional pieces like this and the pilgrim salt and pepper shakers. They love the traditional stuff so much!
On the other side, I put together a cornucopia of pheasant feathers, faux fruits and a small faux white pumpkin. Sequined and glittered pumpkins filled in the rest of the buffet.Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans and I hope all of you who have found your way here to this little blog of mine have a lovely week ahead!
Trevelin Dining Table – Raymour & Flanigan
Black leather dining chairs – Raymour & Flanigan
Bentwood chairs – antique store find
Penta Pendant Light – Raymour & Flanigan
Round rattan mirror – Target
Brass candlsticks – Goodwill, Etsy
Sequined pumpkins – JoAnn’s
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Wool plaid fabric
Preserved oak leaves
Rose Gold Table Runner
Ceramic turkey statues
Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers
Faux pumpkins and gourds
Bentwood style chairs
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Till next time…