Thanksgiving: A Fresh Look


While planning our Thanksgiving table this weekend, I decided to go against my usual plan & added a few non food additions.  I tried to incorporate a few things that were important to my husband & our family.  AS well as bring in some brighter hues.  The end product resulted in a fresh take on the typical fall table setting.

I utilized an old book that I happened to have a duplicate of & destroyed it.  I tore it apart page by page (I apologize to the people that think this is a travesty.  Honestly, the book wasn't even that good.) After laying out a table runner made of pages, I picked up each of the pages by the corner & added a little drop of glue to keep them together.


I also included an old board down the center of the table.  Last year this proved to be the best trivet for all of the hot plates.  

The flowers are placed in mismatched bud vases & a set of hot chocolate cups that belonged to my husband's grandfather.  They even have his grandfather's initials engraved on them... I love that.  The flowers I choose are not your standard fall variety, however they made me smile & I am thankful for that.

Incorporating some more of the book pages I created multiple origami flowers using this tutorial. They were a little time consuming, but once I found my rhythm they went much faster. 


Each place setting is topped with a book page feather.  We'll say it's a turkey feather.  I have loved the look of these ever since Beth posted about hers last year on her blog Home Stories A to Z.  Not having any pipe cleaners on hand, I simply used paper straws I picked up a few weeks ago.


While definitely non traditional, the classic elements paired with punches of colors & the unexpected leave our table something to be thankful for.


xo-










14 comments:

  1. Your table is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the non-traditional touches!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the fresh and colorful look. I'm diggin' the slab o' wood in the middle too...nice rustic touch:)

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  4. Stunning! I love the brightly colored flowers you chose and your flatware is so pretty!

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  5. Gorgeous pics! Love the wood slab down the center.

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  6. Kristin - I LOVE the paper flowers. This table looks wonderful!

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  7. Kristin,this is fantastic! Love the feather. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Love your unique twist and lively table, Kristin! Wishing you a wonderful day with your family!

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  9. Wow...this is completely beautiful. I love the idea of having a book page runner -- that is just magical. And the board down the center of the table is such a great idea. Such amazing details -- thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  10. What a beautiful table! I absolutely love all the colors.

    Vera

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  11. Stunning!! In loving the texture and pop of color. Ok so I have a dorky question- how do you get your photos so large? I noticed your on blogspot as am I-but my photos are never that big. When Im posting I select the x-large option but they are still not as big. If I select the Original size option they are the size I would love but when I post it they photo is usually cut in half.- do you post directly in blogger?

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  12. I am pretty much convinced you can do nothing wrong in the world of design! This is gorgeous. It is comfortable yet oozes style. Thanks for linking up to our Home for the Holidays Link Party! xo Kristin

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  13. This is SO pretty and fun ~ I love the creativity! Thanks for linking up to the Home for the Holidays Party!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

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