Friday, October 6, 2017

Set the table: Thanksgiving Autumn bounty

It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and that means tables are being set, turkeys being roasted and the liquor store lineup is just a bit longer.

Thanksgiving is not my holiday to cook as I am not a fan of the bird this season goes along with, so our family members such as my lovely Mom take on the Thanksgiving holiday and do the cooking. I do however enjoy setting the table and thought I would share how our table is looking this season and did a little photo op prior to us eating dinner one night.

Autumn is the season for colours and nature and thats exactly what I pulled into this table.

The massive antique dough bowl in the centre of the table usually lives on top of our kitchen cabinets. I pulled it down to load it with all our pumpkins, gourds and dried bits for the table.

I set the table with our general southwest vibe in mind from the rest of the house. I used our super easy jute charger mats that we use every night [also available in store], brown transferware, some speckled white pottery from our everyday set and set the base with a creamy chindi table runner and some lanterns and votives.

My collection is currently insufficient in the amber glass department for more than 2 people but the thrill of the hunt keeps me looking for more.

So what's in the dough bowl? 
Well let's see.
Linen pumpkins [in the shop]
tree fungus/ mushrooms
artichokes from the grocery store
dried tansy and wheat [in the shop]
an airplant [in the shop]
wood fir root ball [in the shop]
and a squash

I just kept moving things around until they made me happy and gave me the look I was after. Harvest happy for the season and super simple.

Have a splendid weekend all,
I'll be back next week with the rest of our fall home tour.



  1. this is beautiful! i love the colors and i have those amber goblets, too!

    1. thanks cassie. i do believe my new collection is actually your fault as i saw them in your kitchen and started the hunt.

  2. I am a fan of yours! You have amazing talent!


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