Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Guess I Forgot

OK, so I forgot about open house tuesday. It's just that I've been really busy actually living and haven't spent a lot of time looking at houses. Plus I'm kind of tired of looking at houses and since this is a hobby and not an actual job, I reserve the right to change things at any given time. I do like having a themed day but having the same theme every week gets a bit mundane for we creative types. Soooo, I will still do the occasional Open House (maybe even this Friday because Hooked on Houses is hosting another massive open house all over the blogosphere) but I'd like to do other things that interest me as well. So for this Tuesday we'll have a creative tablescape theme. Fun, huh?

The first two are from Hostess with the Mostess. This is Modern Elegance and has the warmth of fall colors without traditional stuffyness.

This one called Green and Serene definitely thinks outside the box with the main color being green instead of your typical rusty reds, oranges and yellows.Martha Stewart has a more traditional take on Thanksgiving, as you'd expect. I really like the simplicity and love those tiny white pumpkins. You can find an entire collection of Thanksgiving decor here.

Here's a more relaxed version. I love the vases filled with water and the relaxed atmosphere. I wouldn't be too concerned that the kiddos would mess something up.
And a more formal take on Thanksgiving, this cornucopia napkin is surprisingly simple.
This tablescape comes from Ms. Tee at Delightful Home. I love, love this one. I guess when it comes to holidays I'm as traditional as they come. You should check out her whole blog because she also made an amazing looking apple wreath that I just love.

And last but not least here's one that says "Christmas" to me but Martha has it in her Thanksgiving decor. Hmmm, I like it but I think I'd have to use yellow or rusty colored roses to actually feel like Thanksgiving.

OK, so do you have a fave? My faves are the first Martha one and the one from Delightful Home. If not why not post one to your blog and let me know in the comments so we can all take a peek.


Tisra said...

I totally took the picture on your blog! Picture stealer! :-) it was from our family photo shoot last fall. :-)

Tablescapes... I like the Martha Stewart white pumpkin one, and the Delightful Home one on the long farm table.

I've never gone all out with a table scape. Someday I;d like to.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, I love both three and four. You're right the fourth one looks a tad more relaxed for the kids. :)

Thanks so much your compliments! I actually didn't make the apple wreath but Annie (Firefly Hill) and it turned out so pretty. :)

Have a great evening!

Amy said...

OK, you gave me a whole CD of pictures that were mixed in with all my other picture and I took a bunch of photos that day too so sorry...

I haven't gone all out either mostly because my table is way too small but one day...

Thanks for the ideas Ms. Tee. I'm wondering how long a thing like that would last. Maybe it's something you'd want to do just before guests arrive for Thanksgiving.

Mary said...

I like the green one. Surprised? Didn't think so. I like them all though. I love traditional but get that wow feeling with the non-traditional ones.

Amy said...

I'm not a bit surprised. Why do you think I put them in there? :-)

Christy said...

Ms. Tee's is my favorite by far! It looks like something I'd do myself and I also really love the table.
For Thanksgiving, I always fill up the table with squash and pumpkins and leaves and berries and sunflowers. Abundance seems appropriate to the day, I think.