Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Good morning...

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

We actually celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday this year since it was easier for a few family members who were working or already had one or more Thanksgiving dinners to attend on Thursday. And honestly, I really liked doing it on Friday.  It gave us an extra day to prepare and since we're not Black Friday shoppers, we didn't have anything else to do that day. :)

Between my side of the family, my husband's family, and some friends, there were more than 15 people squashed gathered in our house.  An additional table and seating were very necessary since the dining room table only comfortably handles 6! And this is what I came up with in the living room...

The picnic table and bench were Craigslist finds from earlier in the fall that I painted Navajo White with my paint sprayer.  (A second bench came with the set, but I didn't use it here.)  They're meant to be used on the screened-in porch in warmer weather but they sure came in handy for this gathering. 

The tabletop decorations were kept ultra-simple with a linen table runner sprinkled with fake leaves, then topped with a small fall centerpiece. 

The three bistro chairs are from IKEA.  And the two blue chairs at the ends of the table were $5 yard sale finds painted in ASCP Duck Egg, lightly distressed, then waxed.

I really {heart} these blue chairs.

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I can really begin to think about Christmas. Yay!  I'm one of the few that doesn't put up the Christmas tree until December is actually here.  Does anyone else still do that?  :)

And speaking of Christmas, many of you have already begun your Christmas shopping. If you're considering giving the gift of handmade candles, check back here later tonight...I'll be posting a Cyber Monday coupon code for my Etsy shop!  

Enjoy your Sunday,


  1. Beuaitful "second" table set-up! I am in love with those chairs too! SO pretty! My crazy family...we had 3 long tables and a kid table. Ha ha! 35 people = crazy fun! Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving :)

  2. Oh yeah, Michael over at Inspired by Charm gave me your copy of FOLK :) YAY YAY YAY!!!! Can't wait to get it!

  3. Beautiful table, and I love the paint colors that you chose. We will get our Christmas tree next weekend. I hate all the dust it creates, so I am always willing to wait as long as the family will allow to get the Christmas decor out. I think we have the same floor in our home that you have in yours. I always enjoy seeing your place:)

  4. Love your tablescape and chairs.... Your runner is so cute also.....Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

  5. it looks beautiful! those chairs are the perfect touch of color. :) glad you had fun with your family- it sounds like a relaxing thanksgiving. :)

  6. The picnic table was a perfect least it wasn't redwood! I love the duck egg blue by Annie Sloan...I am trying to find a dealer here so I don't have to pay the hefty S&H.

    We get a live tree so I am waiting until next week to get it. It would be dead by Christmas if I put one up now. But I am going to start looking at my boxes so it doesn't hit me all at once!!

    Glad you had a great Thanksgiving and have a good week, Erin!


  7. i had the same amount of people squashed in my dining area too! your table and chairs look those blue chairs! i don't put up my tree or decor until it's December either :)

  8. Love. Love. Love. The blue on the chairs makes my mouth water! I was moments from putting up our tree at turkey time, but resisted. First weekend of December tree, here we come!

  9. Ooops...just found this post in my did I miss this????

    LOVE the Duck Egg Blue chairs!!!

    Hope your holiday was great.

    janet xox


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