I’ve been knee deep in the One Room Challenge, among other projects (more on those soon), and I got behind in my monthly mood board series. Better late than never. It’s November, so of course I had to dream up a pretty tablescape to inspire your Thanksgiving celebration. I love the soft colors of this dreamy mood board, it feels so earthy and natural with subtle hints of traditional fall elements in the dried flowers and greenery. I wish I had a dinning table set up and ready to style with this lovely scene.
Welcome October, time to usher in the start of the holiday season. I have an INSANE and exciting month coming up here. I am doing my first ever bridal show, the Beer Hop Bridal Show on October 28th, so I have some prep happening for that. The One Room Challenge starts on Wednesday, when I will show you the scary before I’m working with on my mom’s kitchen, and I’m helping my friend Miranda of Thoughtfully Thrifted style a fabulous dinner party. That’s where the mood board comes in. The party will be on November 3, if you would like an invite, find @thoughtfullythrifted on insta and shoot her a DM. We are two newbies to West Michigan trying to cultivate relationships. As I mentioned, I have the honor of styling said party, which is truly an honor, because Miranda is a woman with amazing taste, I am thrilled she is trusting me to make it look fabulous! The vibe for the dinner party will be moody and slightly rustic. Since “thrifting” is in the name, I intend to shop my local thrift stores for pretty pottery dish ware, brass candlesticks and wood elements to create a cohesive moody look.
I couldn't let a holiday go by without whipping up a celebratory table top. The best thing about this table is that everything, except for the spider silhouettes, were pulled from my existing collection. The mud cloth is a versatile piece of fabric I've used in many different ways and here as a base for the creepy Halloween table. I layered the textile with contrasting white dishes, hand-dyed napkins, vintage green glassware and L'entrimise flatware. I foraged my yard to create the "dead flower arrangement," and I topped it all off with a few decorations from the house. How do you decorate your Halloween table?
SHOP THE TABLE
I know I say it every week, but I am really pumped about this mood board, because it is the vision I dreamed up for a dinner party we're throwing this week! We have invited some amazing creative babes to collaborate on the event and then dine and enjoy the last evening of summer. Watch my insta stories to see my prep!
I'm stoked to be sharing my first DIY on my new blog! Today it's DIY concrete planters I used on my Home Depot table top, you can see that post here. These planters are a fairly easy DIY that add a touch of industrial feel as well as lots of texture to a tablescape. These vessels can be used as planters, vases or even candle holders. Keep reading to see to find out how to create.
STEP 1: mix water and concrete a little at a time
STEP 2: Use the drill and mixing drill bit to mix. Adjust the amount water and concrete until the mix is about the consistency as cake mix.
STEP 3: pour a small amount into the larger paper cup.
STEP 4: Pour a small amount of mix into the smaller cup (for weight) and place in the larger cup.
STEP 5: Fill the larger cup almost to the top. Allow to dry and peel away cups.
photos: A. Fatouros Photography