Hello and Welcome!
I’m happy to report that after some heavy flirting with GOLD.. we are totally going steady.
It all started early last year, and I’ve been smitten ever since.
You might recall the ‘dipped” feathers I used in my Vintage Gold Cottage Christmas post here. Mmm… I loved relaxing in the evening and having that for my view!
Anyhow, they were kept out throughout Winter before finally getting tucked away for the Spring and Summer months.
I was hoping they would add the perfect pinch of sparkle to our Thanksgiving table.
They didn’t disappoint!!
I am not a super girly-girl. I mean.. yeah I like handbags and pretty things, but I’ll get dirty, sweaty, paint covered.. and grind potting soil under my nails when doing gardening.
Sparkle just thrills me.
Between the glitter dusted pumpkin and the gold polka dot place cards. I think this is it!
I’m not into crazy-fancy. Sure I love to look at it… but in real life, I prefer low stress, simple and attainable is nice too.
A simple table using what I’ve got on hand. Instead of chasing a look that requires buying all new items.
You can replicate this, or something similar I’m sure, tailored to the colors you’ve got available or on hand.
You will need:
- Table Linen/Cloth Napkins – Paper will do too. It’s more about the day, than the decor
- Runners and/or Place Mats- If you like the layered look
- Charger – I know they have them at Dollar Tree (spray paint if necessary)
- Dishes/China – (these are my everyday dishes, and why I love white!)
- Flatware – Again, my everyday silverware.
- Water Glass, Wine Glass, Coffee Cup/Saucer
- Pumpkins or Faux Pumpkins – I used all the fakes I had on-hand.
TIP: Paint or repaint your Halloween pumpkins!
TIP: use natural elements and different patterns/solids in your linens to add texture and interest to your table.
- Dried Flowers – I used Hydrangeas from the Summer that I air dried.
- Greenery – Often free from the yard.
- Cut Flowers – An inexpensive bouquet will do.
TIP: use small, low containers and you’ll need less. Gather on a tray or cake plate for more impact.
- Trough Box – See How To Make One Here – Make to match your decor, totally customizable with paint, stain and hardware! You can stencil them too.
Now, I’ve got to be honest here…
My Thanksgiving table is not completely set and ready.
This is a test run, and I also wanted to share the place cards I made in case they are something someone else might like to make too.
The little pumpkin on the bread plate filled my “need to glitter something”.
Plus, I got this cool, sort of gold-flake looking glitter (also at and estate sale) and I wanted to use it!!
I’ll need to run out and get a few if I want one at every place setting. If that’s all I need, it’s a low budget table for sure!
- I used Avery Shipping Tags. I got a whole box for .25 at an estate sale.
- You’ll need Craft paint, I used Yellow Gold by Martha Stewart
- To make dots, you can use a Martha Stewart pouncer, or an eraser!
- I simply added gold polka dots at random with craft paint. let Dry.
- Next, I tucked the gold dipped feathers in the string.
TO MAKE FEATHERS: Add metallic gold paint with a soft bristle paint brush, paint in the direction of the feathers.
- Add name. I used a black Sharpie (I tried a paint pen… too heavy)
Simple. Do-able. Low Stress. Low aggravation level.
My kind of DIY!
.. and GUESS WHAT?
I’m going to start saying Happy Holidays.
Because I am in the mood and it’s such a extra happy time of year.
If ya liked this post, pleas feel free to Pin-it and share!
Thanks bunches ~xo
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