Thanksgiving Tablescape and DIY Fall Festival

Given that our house is a DIY project-in-progress in several rooms type of disaster (my dining room included), we didn’t offer to host Thanksgiving dinner this year (thankful for that).  No doors on the kitchen cupboards, sawdust and tools, paint cans and piles are not the ingredients for an inviting, warm Thanksgiving atmosphere. However, last week I just had to take a moment when Mr. DIY wasn’t looking to do something pretty.  So, I set about setting the table for a pretend Thanksgiving dinner.  A little dining room table harvest dress up…

I was just standing back to admire and tweaking here and there.  Re-arranging and dreaming of candlelight, swirling scents of roast turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie and happy smiling guests…

Orange, bronze and white with turquoise blues…

My burlap wreath (tutorial here) has a new seasonal position as pumpkin partner and is decorated with tucked mini pinecones and pumpkins…

And then Mr. DIY yelled, “I can’t do this project with Martha Stewart all over the dining room!!!” and before I could perfect it, before I could finish decorating or place silverware, napkins and placecards, I had to put my decorative pretties away, clear the workspace and grab a Dremel tool (after I snuck in snapping a few photos – just for blog’s sake and in order to show you a light turquoise/orange/bronze and white color scheme). 
The end. 

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