I've started getting our house ready for Thanksgiving. We will be having 13 guests, so I set two separate tables a "kids' table" and an "adults' table." Mind you, the kids' table's youngest guest is 23... except for my 7-month-old niece, Sam.
The kids' table is set in my office, adjacent to the dining room. I think this will work great because the two groups will be close enough to chat. I'm using tree branch clippings from our pear tree - it still has great fall colors and some berries. I'm so excited to use my new Spode Woodlands china collection.
I am not a "matchy-matchy" person. I love the feel of mixing and matching all of these wooden chairs. To me, mixing all of these chairs and finishes creates a "grandma's house" vibe. I found the table at KC River Market Antiques Co. It was $46 and is solid walnut. It is a drop-leaf table, so I'll be able to collapse the sides and use it as a console table after the holidays.
I love the Fall and Winter seasons - the coziness of the harvest season is something I dream of all year long. I decided to swap out all of my hanging prints with season appropriate art. I printed them from a vintage prints website... so it was free.
Vintage Spode Woodland Turkey plates on the wall... pheasants in frames.
I added a rust, orange and brown throw to make my 'light and airy' living room feel more cozy. The framed botanical prints were inspired by the artwork we saw everywhere in italy. I used tips from "Good Bones Great Pieces" for framing the prints.
Almost done... more photos to come!