I'll be posting a tutorial on how to paint pumpkins for a centerpiece later on this week. I definitely learned a few things during this process! I have to admit, I wasn't crazy about how they turned out. Mostly I wasn't in love with the flowers that were used (they look a little old ladyish, no?), though I'm blaming myself because I gave the florist our napkins as a color guide. Lesson learned: next year the florals will be white, white, white. Or just candles. (Yes, I'm already planning for next year!)
Sources: Rufflewood Plaid Dinner Napkins & Custom Table Runner - I can't say enough good things about this company. So lovely to work with. | Reed & Barton Wine Goblets & Iced Beverage Glasses (20% off at Bloomingdales with code "holiday"!) | Villeroy & Boch Candlesticks in Medium & Large (also 20% off) | West Elm Organic Shaped Gold Rimmed Dinner Plates (currently on sale!) | Acacia Wedge Server | Ikea Lanterns (painted gold) | Chairs via Party Rental Ltd. | Vintage Gold Flatware | Custom Calligraphy Menus by Charlie Whiskey (more on those tomorrow!)
I love the life added to this shot by the umbrella and L.L. Bean boots in the background. Speaking of - a huge thank you to Darren Gantt Photography for stopping by at the last minute to capture these beautiful photos. The rain made the room terribly dark and Darren is so talented for being able to work his magic given the conditions. I think he might actually be some sort of wizard.last year's Friendsgiving tablescape. You can see that a lot of the elements are the same (dinner plates, glassware, flatware, candlesticks) but by choosing a few new items (linens, centerpieces, menu place cards) a whole new look can be achieved without starting completely from scratch. If any of you threw a Friendsgiving celebration last weeked, or are planning to soon, I'd love to see photos!!