Friday, December 06, 2013

Project Home: Setting the table for the holidays

For about 4 years now our family decided it would be nice to celebrate Thanksgiving on the weekend...WHY? because on Thursday everyone has about 4 or 5 different dinners they have to attend all of which are serving EXACTLY the same food...there is football on tv which basically takes the attention from your beautiful table scape and fine attention to detail when it comes to setting your dessert table...haha hypothetically speaking of coarse...everyone is rushed and uncomfortably stuffed and the night ends around 5pm where you are left with an empty feeling that no one really spent any time together....SO...that brings me to Saturday night...the family tradition I started.... I will post more pics this weekend but I thought I would start a new series on this blog to inspire...but mainly to help me get this house done...and not DONE in there will never be things we want to change etc...but done.. in every room has it's purpose and is filled with personal touches...so I thought it only fitting to start this series right after Thanksgiving as I got my butt in gear and started adding the personal touches...I also wanted to get this going before the new year has begun and we would have officially been in this house 7 years I think? 
So let's start with setting the table for our dinner...this was Thanksgiving but I think it can be used for any holiday... On to my table...or 3 that I basically stacked together as we had over 18 people over! Thanks to Marshalls, our grandparents, and vintage finds/craigslist deals...I think it has come a long way.... whether it is for Christmas..Hannukkah in our home, or just a dinner in December...I LOVE breaking out all of the dishes and special silverware at this time...especially the ones you are worried to break...this should ALWAYS come out...haha USE YOUR STUFF! Who wants to store amazing things they are scared to break!!

I love mixing old and new...personal and unique... for the runner I got some burlap from Walmart about 4 years and just folded it in half...love the rustic look of it and it was cheap! I used vintage tablecloths for the tables all from our grandparents... The gold chargers were gifted by my hubby's mom and I believe were his grandma's for all of their holidays...The small mercury glass votives are from Marshalls...I got 6 for $8!! really cute... and the white milk glass vases came from my hubby's grandma as did the REAL silver candlestick holders. I picked up the wine carafes at Marshalls also. I got the pine cones at Whole Foods but you can get them anywhere and the flowers are from Trader Joes.
 The antler candlestick holder is from Marshalls in the clearance aisle..I had been waiting on this to go on sale for two weeks and sure enough it did...patience my friends patience...haha The vintage looking bowl is also from marshalls.. and the milk glass vase is vintage.
I used my grandpas vintage wine carafe as a vase..he loved this thing...he had a whole matching bar set in this glass..I am sure you guys have seen this before..
 The plates are from my hubby's grandma who passed...Noritaki vintage..and they are lovely...You can also see a mismatch of chairs..the wood is from Marshalls and the dark wood was thrifted.

I love collecting things and I look forward to sharing them with family and friends...thank you to Marshalls for helping me set my table as well as my family and good friend Dawnya of Everything Nonsense who well helped make sense of my eclectic pieces...

More to come I will share the rest of my home and how I have added my personal touches...I will also be looking to you guys for advice as I complete it! You can follow me on Instagram where I try to share my finds and or pieces I am looking for! Thank you as always and I hope that you are preparing your table for family dinners to come here in the next few weeks!

You can check out how I decorated my fireplace HERE. Let me know if there is something specific you want me to share!

Some of the items in this post were sponsored by Marshalls in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.Thank you for supporting my sponsors who are helping me make this blogging dream come to life!
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