Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Table Changes

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is around the corner. I know all of you are making your preparations, from the fall decorating to the meals or travel plans. I recently changed out the fall centerpiece. You may recall the last one was "over the top" for the table. Although fun to make and look at, it just wasn't practical for an actual dinner party. So, I came up with this one. I'm still not sure if it will adorn the dining table, but I'm having a ball looking at it on a daily basis. Guess you could say I'm playing with vignettes for the table. lol
Anytime I can use something from Mother Nature I feel like I've touched a bit of gold. Although the feathers aren't real, they appeared to be and give a bit more texture to the arrangement. I've had this bird more many years. I'm not sure but I think I got it at Michael's on clearance. He has held up well over the years.


Naturally, Mr. Squirrel joins the party, we certainly couldn't leave him out. :-))



A "wee" bit of bling for fun.
A close up of the metal pot.

A textured candle with writing on a marble base puts the finishing touches on this vignette.

Final view.....
You know me, always trying something different on the dining room table, I wonder what you might find here the next time? ;-)) Thanks for swinging by. Until next time...

hugs ~lynne~




18 comments:

Karen said...

Lynne, so pretty! I too love nature "stuff". You did a really great job putting the pods & bird in there. Love it!!!

xinex said...

Very pretty vignette, Lynne, as always!..Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty my Dear Friend...As every thing you do in your beautiful home..Love you Sweet girl..Hugs Gloria

PAT said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Lynne...it looks like the arrangement was fun to make. I love all the feathers and the little bird is just darling. This is a keeper!

XO,
Jane

nannykim said...

Very lovely; I would say it is still a bit over the top! Love the bird and squirrel--makes me smile!

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! OH, you are so good at this. The arrangement is just beautiful. Love all the little extras.
I haven't heard from you in so long. I hope I haven't said anything to offend you. If I have it certainly wasn't intentional.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bill said...

Hi Lynne,

What a gorgeous arrangement! Love the colors and textures ... thank you for sharing the inspiration with your readers.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Bill

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I really like the bird tucked into the arrangement.

BECKY said...

Lynne, what a gorgeous centerpiece! I love fall the best, too, for the weather, and Thanksgiving! It's the perfect holiday....no gifts! Just the gift of love, family, friendship! And blog buddies! :)

Mary said...

Lynne, you do nothing by halves :-). This is a great post with lots of lovely photos. I'd love to see your final holiday table. I hope you are well and having a great day. Blessings...Mary

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, this is stunning. Love the colors. Your tablescarf is gorgeous. The floral arrangement is exquisite, love the feather and the pods mixed in and the cache pot is beautiful. The cute little squirrel is just the perfect touch, and that candle is to die for. I absolutely love it all. Hugs, Marty

Dolores said...

Good to hear from you Lynne..... I hope you all are doing well. Thanks for your sweet comments on our sweet Lily.

Your decorations/centerpieces/vignettes..... are always exactly what I'd love in our home.....
Beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynne this is gorgeous! As always you have the best tables.

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Lynne! I love all the natural elements and textures. And that little squirrel is too cute. Just lovely. Kat

The Muse said...

Vignettes are like diamonds...a gals best friend :)
love that you are having fun playing, with the holiday/seasonal tablescapes!
isnt it great to be the mistress of your own castle :)

Pinky said...

HI Lynne, I was out today looking for feathers and didn't want to pay the pRICE! So, I settled for wheat for my arrangement. I am going to do hydrangeas that I have dried from my garden and wheat. I really wanted feathers but I think it will be fine. I will show you when I get it done, probably Sat. I LOOOVE your arrangement! SO pretty! XO, Pinky

Jenny Harris said...

Yowsers! that's one amazing centerpiece! Happy Thanksgiving.