Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Table

Even though I didn't arrive at the beach until Thanksgiving morning, I was thrilled to help create the table setting for that afternoon.  I planned many DIY projects that I brought down from NYC, but ultimately relied on my mom's gorgeous garden to provide for the table.  The moment I stepped off the plane and felt the 70 degree weather, I knew we had to enjoy our meal poolside.  I kept it pretty simple, a single hydrangea bloom, a few candles wrapped in burlap, and a new favorite, kumquats!  The one DIY project I did end up using were the placecards.  I did a miniature sketch of my mom, dad, sister, and myself and tucked them into each person's napkin and tied off with a blue and white string.  The look was relaxed and very "us."


Karena said...

This is not only beautiful but also so thoughtful.....I am sure your family was so thrilled!

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Anonymous said...

Lovely! You have a real talent for the simple and elegant.

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

I love the placecards! Your Thanksgiving table was beautiful. And now I know where your artistic talent comes from - your mom is an amazing artist too!

Lauren said...

thanks so much! I'll have to do some more posts like this after these sweet comments!