Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Tables CAN Be Fun- Or Funny- You Decide~

I've been thinking about
Fall centerpieces.
I am not quite ready to
hop on the
Christmas Train yet,
are you?

So, as I was thinking about
Thanksgiving coming up
I got my copy of
My heart always beats a
bit faster when I get
my copy.
I can't wait to have a few
minutes to sit down
and devour it.

I love the front Fall entry
to this house.
And, while I love to see
the outside all prettied up for
I am thinking about
flowers for the table today.
I love the rustic look
of this old piece filled with
all the colors of Fall.
Or, how about a pumpkin filled
with the sweet scents of Autumn?
Or...maybe this....
Another looser arrangement
to brighten the table.
I love the natural elements of this one.
And I can see these off to the
side adorning a kitchen counter.
Aren't these CUTE?

  I think they would
be darling on a
Kid's Table.
Do you have a kid's table
for Thanksgiving?
I love a kid's table..
snugged right up to the main table.
bing image

AND...wouldn't the kids love this one?
Ummm...imagine what THAT looks like
after the fish do
their "thing"..unh-huh...
Losing your appetite thinking about it?

I don't know about this one...
Looks like there's not much
room for plates..
and I think there might be deer
under the table waiting
for their antlers!
They never thought when they
left them behind that someone
would pick them up and
use them for decorating!
They are on the move now
that it is hunting season.
They want to run
before SOMEONE decides
that they want their TAILS,
as well as their antlers!
(notice how they have their tails tucked?)
And, if I told MyHero
once I told him a thousand times.
when you go walking in the woods.

It could give a whole new meaning
to the term
"hunting widow"
your photo name


sissie said...

Cute post Diana! Great ideas for table centerpieces. I just usually put some fresh flowers on the table.
Not sure about the fish bowl on the table either. Yuck!


LDH said...

You're going to think I am silly, but I like the idea of the gold fish centerpiece. My daughter was to a wedding where they had beta fish in a tall-ish container and flowers above. It was beautiful!

Remember the gold fish in my pond....
(hehe) think they could do a final appearance before they head to the big lake?

Gina said...

All such pretty images! Thanks for sharing because I'm trying to figure out what to do with my Thanksgiving table & it's driving me nuts! Thoughts of Christmas are continually haunting me, but I keep trying to stifle them.

Pam said...

I wonder which centerpiece Denny's will have for Thanksgiving? I'm actually thinking of going out to eat this year and save all the mess for someone else. No leftovers that way though. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'm hoping my oldest daughter decides to host Thanksgiving at her house this year. I think after this wedding I need a break! After seeing all your clever decorating ideas, I'll offer to bring the turkey AND the decorations. Very cute! I love the idea of a kids table.

Patty said...

Beautiful center pieces. I am thinking of leaving the center of the table bare this year, though. It seems whatever I make or buy to put in the center of the table gets moved to make room for food. I guess there are just too many men around here. Thank God that He's given us GIRLS to finally even things out! :-)

Anonymous said...

beautiful choices for Thanksgiving season,, you made laughwith those antlers,, hunting widow,, lol,

Debbie said...

What gorgeous arrangements you found, Diana!
I like the idea of using pumpkins as risers.
The kids table is giving me ideas for the grandkids table...but no fish...eewww.

jAne said...

um. that fish thing centerpiece ...? that's plain strange. :o/

love the next one though!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great ideas and thanks for warning me not to wear my antlers out during hunting season!

Tete said...

Love all the arrangements, but the fish bowl? Yeah, not happening here. The cats would never get off of the table. Thanksgiving Day Massacre right in my house!
LOL- antlers on DH and a brown coat sounds like an idea...if the hunters don't get him, the big buck will. OOOOOHHHHH- I didn't say that...

Marie said...

I am def not ready for Christmas. I love Fall and I love, love Fall decor. I don't get to experience Fall in sunny South Florida so I want to leave my decorations up as long as possible. Thanks for the post that made me smile.


Anonymous said...

Diana, every time I come to your page either I smile or I laugh. I love it!!
My favorites here are those flower pumpkins right above the kid's table collage. They are gorgeous! I think the goldfish centerpiece is cute too.
If I could, I'd prolong autumn as much as possible. It is my favorite season of all but sadly it is typically rushed off for Christmas. :( Don't go, autumn. boo-hoo
I am DELIGHTED that you joined my 11/11/11 Starbucks Giveaway. Cindy's a doll for telling you. And your quote is lovely.
Have a gorgeous day, my dear.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Just love all of the fall tablescapes. Makes me so cozy inside!

Chubby N Chieque said...

All ideas are absolutely, inspiring. I don't mind the goldfish §:-)

Greetings from Stockholm,

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I don't think the fish would survive the kids table with our family. It would be alternately fed/petted/teased to death.

Gorgeous centerpieces!

KAT said...

I love the rustic look too. a centerpiece should look like it is relaxed for me. I love you fun post. and I would never wear those antler things outside. My neighbors already think Im a nut.

- KAT -

Blondie's Journal said...

These tables are gorgeous!! Now...why do you get Southern Living when we have a perfectly good Midwest Living?? I am tapping my foot as I type this! lol!

Love your jokes about the antlers...not crazy about them.


Anonymous said...

Diana, I am not ready for Christmas either. I want to enjoy Thanksgiving first. You cracked me up , picking on your man like that. :):)I tell my Teddy, if I don't pick on you, who will?LOL. Smiles, Susie

Simple Dwellings said...

Great post! I love the look of fall centerpieces! The dark, golden hues of the flowers are beautiful. I also love painted pumpkins! I am not ready to think about Christimas yet! It's starting to stress me out! ha! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for your sweet comments! Your blog is great. :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh my, what GORGEOUS pictures on this fun post! I loved looking through all the beauty. My husband is a hunter and I was recently thinking I need to bring out some antlers to use in decorating this time of year.


Julie Harward said...

So many pretty ideas here..thanks for sharing them. Thanksgiving is at my house this year, it won't be all fancy, wish I was better at that but by the time I have made all the food, about all I have left in me is.."come and get it!" LOL

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

You found such pretty Thanksgiving arrangements. You know, I'm thinking about Thanksgiving decor, otherwise I'll be behind on Christmas. Hey--don't want any of those kind of hunting widows, yikes!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Oops, that would be skipping Thanksg. decor...

julie - eab designs said...

Lots of inspiration here. I'm going to start thinking about our Thanksgiving table this weekend, right after I pick up a copy of Southern Living! So happy you stumbled across my blog, for now I have discovered yours! Have a beautiful fall weekend ahead! ~ Julie

Love of the Sea said...

I'm not ready for christmas decorations either...and I missed Halloween. I guess I am going to put a few things up for Thanksgiving and get the boxes out with all my favorite christmas things...I am spending christmas home this year and I am pretty excited about that.

Rebecca said...

Oh girl...I love the oblong/rectangle one! Yummeeee! Everything is Christmas here. WHAT? Not me. Despite looking for the perfect tree my fall is up and I'm loving it!


Town and Country Gals said...

The centerpieces shown are gorgeous, minus the goldfish, right color, wrong place! Have to say, I love the table with all the pumpkins, pine cones and antlers! Am I all alone in that?
Deers don't have to be killed to get antlers! Will pass on the ones that go with the brown coat! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you, I am not ready for Christmas decor. I love that you've shared your fall beautiful!

xo Abby


Thanks so much for your recent visits and lovely comments on my blog...I sincerely appreciate it each and every one of them.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great fall centerpiece inspirations! I love the one with the deer antlers...but, no...we don't want you to become a hunting widow! Thanks so much for the vote for my pumpkins! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

bj said...

With Mr. Sweet being a hunter, we have had lots of antlers around all these years. I try and try to like them for decorating but...I just don't see a THANG pretty about ole deer horns.:)

Your hubs will LOVE that bread I posted....mine sure does.:)

Lisa said...

WOW! What amazing pics. I think my very favorite has to be the buffet with the pumpkins used below the trays. Brilliant and beautiful! I loved browsing. Love to YOU!

Jacqueline said...

I am not much of an orange girl but all of these are stunning! I would love anyone of them in the center of my table.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh these are gorgeous--and I love those pilgrim hats--how clever is that? xo Cin

Laura said...

Diana, I am sooooo into the whole christmas stuff already!!! I had music blaring not the weekend gone, but the one previous and my poor husband wsnt too impressed!! He is away now so i am maybe going to put the tree up on sunday!!! cant wait!!! Love the goldfish idea!! my kids would love that for sure!!
hugs and love to you! Laura xxx

blessedmom's simple home said...

Those flower pumpkins are beautiful. I'd love a few of those :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

love the pumpkins as risers but not the poor goldfish so much. :) Thanksgiving at my house and I am hoping for pretty weather so I can set up tables on the deck. I think I am going to use old quilts as the table cloths. Love all the inspiration you showed us Diana. xo