happy thanksgiving

From our table to yours…

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is our first year hosting. And we’ve never cooked a turkey before!  (It seems were could stand to use an iron on our tablecloth – oh well.)

Our placecards are  shimmery gold cardstock with a stamped sentiment…and our placecard holders are simple – pinecones.

Our napkin rings are none other than copper pipe fittings. The color is perfect and they come in a variety of sizes.

The centerpiece didn’t set us back more than a few bucks. It is simply a grocery store bouquet of alstromeria – one of my favorite flowers for their versatility.

I arranged the bouquet in a glass vase and spruced it up with dusty miller from my garden.

And fading brown astilbe, also from the garden.

Gobble ’til you wobble.

Enjoy your feast!

I know I will…assuming everything goes off without a hitch over here!

What will you be feasting on?

Linking to:

on display

In our dining room we have a plate rack where I like to rotate seasonal plates and the like.  These old and new dishes come from all sorts of places: gifts, flea markets, my current dinnerware, discount stores, thrift stores, my mom.  I could go on but the point is, if I find a pretty dish I may serve you dessert on it or put it on display.

You probably guessed that I like to change out the plate rack frequently.  It is an easy way to have rotating art in the dining room where I can incorporate both vintage and modern.

For late summer/early fall I kept it simple with sunflower dishes as the focus.  All of the plates here are modern.  They were bought individually at Homegoods or T.J. Maxx over the years. 

The sunflowers complement the current harvest mantel display in the living room.  I’ll keep you posted on what I switch in next. 

How do you display or use mismatched dishes?