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


  1. Lovely table! I'm working on my Christmas decorations also!

  2. Love your table and your space and the setting on the table!!

  3. I agree that working full time does get in the way of decorating ;o) I am slowly decking the halls! I love your table and the entire room. Very stunning!

  4. Beautifully put together! I do love the way your DR looks with that long table and all the ladder backs -- so American and perfect.

    Glad you got your photo issues settled.

  5. Just gorgeous! I love the pheasants. Such pretty pieces. The globes on the candlesticks are a great idea. The tablecloth is a great backdrop for the dishes you chose.. It's really wonderful. xo marlis

  6. Wow your Thanksgiving table was beautiful! Love the tablecloth and the goblets are really gorgeous! I'm still decorating too..hope to be done by the weekend. Happy Decorating!
    Miss Bloomers

  7. Oh, those pheasants are fabulous, what a statement they make as a centerpiece. I am glad that I wasn't the only one with a busy tablecloth this week...lovely table, Dianne!

  8. Your table is so pretty, and I love your pheasants. Your mil did great! laurie

  9. I love the pheasants!!! Thank you for visiting my blog.

  10. Beautiful table, I work part time, and help my daughter and SIL see about my 2 grandsons so seems like I meet myself coming and going.

  11. Beautiful table! Love the pheasants and candlesticks. Lovely tablecloth.

  12. How clever of you to combine the candlestick and the globe! That is a statement maker and so are the wonderful pheasants! How fun. The pattern was perfect with the table and really set a nice background. Everything was just perfectly done! Isn't it fun to have captured pictures.

    We looked and looked for photos of our old tree! I know I never blogged it. I decided it must have been because I could never get any great photos. I am showing some on my before and after and she really does look pretty homely. She was prettier in real life!

  13. Lovely! I love the tablecloth and those pheasants!!!

  14. Hi Dianne,
    Thank you for popping in and leaving the sweet comment, it gave me the opportunity to peak into your beautiful world!
    I am crazy about your pheasants, and I totally enjoyed my self perusing thru old bog posts.
    Thank you for sharing all the fun and inspiration!
    Happiest Holiday,

  15. Yes, working full time def cramps one's style! I don't know how I ever did that for so many years!
    Your table is beautiful, the pheasants add so much!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  16. Your table is beautiful and I, for one, enjoy seeing a T'giving table about now! I have little or nothing done at the moment, so don't feel alone! Hoping to accomplish a LITTLE bit tomorrow!

  17. Your Thanksgiving table was lovely! I bet your Christmas table will be spectacular! I'm taking my time pulling all the decorations out. The older I get the more memories with each one!

  18. Cindy Crawford has a line of stemware??!??! Where have I been? Geez...I wonder what else I've missed out on! BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving able, Dianne! You did a fabulous job of tempering the busy pattern of the tablecloth. I like a busy linen on a Thanksgiving table because of the feeling of "bounty." Using the other pared down elements worked out perfectly!!! LOVE those globes!!!

  19. I really like your table. The tablecloth gives me the impression that you've created your design atop a gorgeous bed of new fallen leaves. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Merry Christmas preparations! PS: I'm not finished either, but it will be done by Christmas...actually next week because I'm hosting two luncheons and one the next week. :-0 Cherry Kay