Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just Trying To Catch Up!

I know everyone is posting Christmas tables, but I have been struggling to get my Thanksgiving table posted for a week!  I ran out of storage space and had to decide what to do.  Obviously Google won. 
My table started with the tablecloth which I purchased on clearance at Home Good last year.  
I loved the pattern, but when I got it on the table, I was worried it was a little too busy.  So I kept everything else very simple. 

The place mats and matching napkins are from Old Time Pottery.  The chargers are Pottery Barn Bronze metal from a CO thrift store, plates are OTP, as is the Cindy Crawford stemware.  The flatware is Cambridge. 

 My MIL bought the pheasants at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts gift shop.  I just love them and when they are not on the table, they live on top of one of my china cabinets year round. 
 I added some dried hydrangeas, some Bradford Pear and Japanese Maple leaves and some fruit. 
Candlesticks are from Home Goods and globes are from Ross.     

I promise I'm trying to get my Christmas decorations completed.  So far, I have one tree ready and boxes everywhere! Working full-time just takes up too much of my time :)
Thanks to the hosts of the following parties:
Let's Dish!
Tablescape Thursday
Seasonal Sundays

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Weekend Fun

This past weekend two girlfriends and me spent 4 days cruising antique vendors in Atlanta. 

We shopped, ate, drank a little, slept late and did it all over again until we had to come home. Perfection!

OK, so IKEA isn't antiques, but think of it as my friend says, "antiquing in advance".  

 Saturday we started at Scott's Antique Market.  We spent some time in the "expensive" building, until we realized that where we really wanted to be was with the outside vendors.

 When my battery went kaput in the parking lot of Talbot's Outlet, a dear sweet angle gave us a jump and we drove over to the mall for a new battery and were lucky enough to come upon the UGLIEST furniture in the history of the Universe. 

 We were told, "no pictures please".  We couldn't believe they wouldn't want this stuff to be seen by the public!  
Balloons taking off in the parking lot of the Queen of Hearts. 

Plans to do it all over again the spring!  Love you girls.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Oh Beautiful

Colorado is a beautiful state no matter what season, but in the fall it's breathtaking.