Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Tablescape Preview!

I have been working feverishly the last couple of weeks on making everything for my Thanksgiving Tablescape. I made the wall decor a week or so ago, but that was only the beginning. Since then I have made the table runner, 12 napkins, 12 napkin holders and 12 placemats! And thank goodness (or unfortunately) after almost completing the very last placemat my sewing machine decided to quit on me! I put on the finishing touches with my handy dandy glue gun---though I don't know what I'm going to do since I was planning on a quite a few sewing projects for Christmas! Looks like a trip to the sewing machine repair place will be in my very near future! It figures that my machine would go out today's been sort of a frustrating day. My sweet son has been a little pill! The check that I mailed off to the bank over a week ago never made it, so I can only assume that it got taken or lost in the mail---and I really needed that check! Plus, for some reason I am just super tired today. I guess this baby-creating business is really taking a toll on me! Anyhow, there's plenty to be thankful for today too - - - - - like my Tablescape!!! Okay, here we go!


Obviously there will be more chairs at the table...and more place settings...just remember, this is a preview! ;)

The runner was by far the easiest thing to make. Just take a long length of burlap (mine is about 9 feet long to account for the extra leaf we'll be putting in the table) and cut it the desired width. Then simply pull off about 10 or so threads from each side to create a fringe and you're done!

I mimicked the red berries in the napkins with a few sprigs on the table & in the candle holder.

The three center jars house some cinnamon sticks, some vintage recipe cards passed down to me from my great-grandmother/red berries, and some wine corks. In the tops of the jars are tealight candles nestled in whole coffee beans. The two outside jars are dollar store candles with a bit the print fabric tied around them.

I really like how my placemats turned out! Too bad my sewing machine quit on me!

Aren't my little napkin holders cute?! Hot glue gun, baby!

I think I need more red berries.

Alrighty, y'all. That's it for now! I think I'll go take a break while my little sweetie is napping!

I'm linking this up to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch...

...and to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.


  1. I like the colors you chose for your placemats and runner! Your napkin holders are the leaves in your napkins, nice touch.

  2. Looks to me like you are making serious headway into entertaining a large group of folks! I really do like the "berries." They always add a lot to a table. Especially this time of year. They match the napkins which is really cute!

  3. Hi Grace! Wanted to stop by and check out your blog and thank you for peeking in on my giveaway and entering! Good luck to you.

    Blessings, Linda

  4. Looove the colors that you used...those placemats and napkins are so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!


  5. So happy Grace that you found me because now I have found you. lol
    Love what you have planned already for Thanksgiving. I need to get busy myself.
    Love the name of your of your jewelry business. My candy business I use to have was called Ms Ruby's Chocolates after my sweet grandmother.
    Looking forward to visiting your site and good
    luck to you for my giveaway. I will remember 11 entries for Grace. Oh if you want to be listed on my post once a week for selling your jewelry write me at

  6. whoops that is suppose to be

  7. Grace,
    So lucky to call such a talented woman my sister in law!! Those are some great sewing skills! Pure beautifulness. I will be so honorned to be a guest at that beautiful table!

  8. I love the colors in the napkins and how you pulled them all togther. It looks really nice, but not too fussy. I alos like the corks in ther hurricane. Great touch! You're going to have a well dressed table for turkey day.

  9. I really admire those of you that sew. I am learning how much can be done with a glue gun and stitch witchery! Love the colors and the burlap!


  10. Delightful post, your earthy tones for autumn are so sweetly combined. Am working on my Thanksgiving post and looking forward to sharing soon.

  11. Being a "non-sewer", I'm impressed with all your projects and how nicely they have come together for your Thanksgiving table. They will be a lovely background for your dishes and food!


  12. Very pretty! Hope your sewing machine is an easy fix.

  13. I like all your simple and thrifty decorating ideas. It really doesn't take much to make a house a home. I don't sew so am impressed whenever anyone can actually make a button stay on; creating a whole tablescape is another story. Blessings to you, :) Tammy

  14. I knew I was a follower as soon as I saw 4 babies in heaven--we have 2 in heaven. I love your blog and look forward to getting to know you better and would love to have you come by for a visit.


  15. Lookin' good, Grace! I really like the fringing on the burlap runner :)

    My machine is staging a protest, too. I finished up a skirt for each of my two oldest girls last weekend, just *barely* getting the thing to cooperate enough to get a straight seam. Grr. Really, though, I know it's long overdue for a service. Think I'd better get on that!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a really wonderful weekend :)


  16. Your Thanksgiving table looks so beautiful. The colors are so inviting.