A Nature Inspired Thanksgiving Table Scape

November 22nd, 2014 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I have been more and more into bringing a more natural look into my decor (along with my industrial).  And Im really loving the look.
Used clay pots, bird seed, twine, bright green moss, magnolia leaves and pine cones were just what I needed.
The clay pots were dirty, but had a great patina and I loved the moss growing on parts of them.
I loved how the pots looked, but sitting on my dinner table I was concerned about how my guests would feel.  So I cleaned them up a little (but not too much as to destroy their patina) and then added a clear matt poly.
I also picked up some old canning jars with zinc lids. 
I added bird seed, some greens and a pinecone tied with twine as an embellishment.
This is a great idea Sue suggested.  Using garden burlap as a table runner.  It brings more nature to the table.
The finished look!
On top of my old iron English street sign, I added some candles, green moss and the underside of magnolia leaves.  These large pinecones were also a cool addition.
Im having 21 people for Thanksgiving (am I crazy??) so I have a few additional tables.  This tablescape includes one of my favs, an old grate, vintage European cup, some greens, a clay pot and a paperwhite bulb.  Probably a good thing the paperwhites not in bloom  (although this one is suppose to be not so smelly).
I also added a weight from an old scale for that extra junk factor.
And on an additional table I have a small log stump (who would have thunk), and some more jars and pots, plus another vintage grate.  I think I done pretty good, dont you.  Now I have to worry about how my turkeys gonna turn out.  Yikes!  Remember from my last post, Im better at makin toast.  LOL!  Heres wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
I have been more and more into bringing a more natural look into my decor (along with my industrial).  And Im really loving the look.

I have been more and more into bringing a more natural look into my decor (along with my industrial).  And I'm really loving the look.


After  seeing Sue's great vignettes, I was inspired to bring a little nature to my Thanksgiving Table. 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of CottageElements.com
posted in: member junk, centerpiece

Comments (14)

gadgetsponge writes: Awesome job Lanette - as usual. It's centerpieces like that that keep the folks enjoying each others company at the table instead of retreating to the living room. Posted: 6:22 pm on December 2nd
MakinItHappen writes: Love this! Especially the old jars and pine cones. Posted: 6:47 am on November 30th
ButterBeansAntiques writes: Love the feeling this table scape evokes. A serene snippet of nature. Bringing outdoors in. Absolutely LOVELY. Posted: 10:17 am on November 27th
gadgetsponge writes: I'd say you mixed nature and industrial perfectly Lanette. Everything flows so well with the mix of items and the balanced heights. Posted: 7:11 am on November 18th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: These ideas are right up my alley - love anything using natural materials from the outdoors, the yard. I love going out to gather and bringing back things to see what I can put together, and you've done a beautiful job of it. I especially like the jar with the birdseed in it - so sweet and simple, ttimmed with evergreens and tied with twine. Just so earthy and "green." ~Mary~ Posted: 6:16 pm on November 15th
suewhitney writes: Lovely blast from the past from JMS Editor, Lanette. Every once and a while I like to re-feature posts. There are so many to see here that it's nice to re-visit!!! Goes to show you...junk is timeless!!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:42 am on November 10th
NDJunkGirl writes: Gorgeous - and I enjoyed the pictures on your blog! Even with the snow, I am planning on scouting some trees for branches and can hopefully find some pine cones. Now that deer season is over, I should be safe to go - ha!

Your pictures are lovely as always. I think we all otta enjoy nature much more and bring it indoors!

-Andrea Posted: 4:42 pm on December 2nd
chippingcharm writes: Looks lovely Lani...hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! Laurel Posted: 4:58 am on November 30th
JunkArchitect writes: Hey Lani, enjoy your beautiful table today and Happy Thanksgiving.

Jim

Posted: 4:49 am on November 25th
berton718 writes: I Love your very creative table setting!! It looks very warm and inviting!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
www.bertongoods.etsy.com Posted: 4:39 am on November 25th
picture_your_past writes: Very nice,I absolutely love all of your ideas. My mind is racing on to the next holiday. It would take very little to transform this arrangement into a Christmas arrangement. Spray pine cones w/ gold or silver paint and or glitter. Maybe add in some green moss. In the jars you could put Sm and med ornaments w/ some red berries and a sprig or two of greenery. Dry brush a little gold or silver paint on the M.leaves maybe put some Christmas ribbon around your candles and there you have it! Happy Thanksgiving and can't wait to see what you have in mind for Christmas! Posted: 2:06 am on November 25th
suewhitney writes: Beautifully done my friend! Thanks or all o your help with the seminar and everything else. Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Warm,
Sue Posted: 10:56 am on November 24th
RustyDiva writes: Beautiful table setting Lani! Love the feel of nature. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Kenda Posted: 7:27 am on November 24th
Junkpony writes: Love the pine cones in the clay pots and the burlap...beautiful! Posted: 6:28 am on November 24th
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