I really like to keep things simple and natural, whenever possible. I also tried to use everything I already had. The only thing I bought for this table were the pumpkin colored napkins for a steal on ebay ($11 for a set of 8) and the faux wheat and candles.
To keep things natural I used wooden salad bowls and my bread boards as well as the little rosewood dipping bowls. I love the small pop of color the pumpkin colored napkins provide.
To add a metal element to the table, I used vintage silver flatware, candle holders and salt and pepper shakers.
To continue with a farmhouse feel, I picked up some faux wheat at the craft store and placed it in one of my ironstone white pitchers. Then I simply wrapped a piece of scrap burlap around it.
For the hutch, I added more faux wheat in a smaller milk pitcher and picked up some apples in the grocery store to put in my vintage dough trencher. And of course, a couple of extra bread boards. :)
My absolute favorite thing is the new rug my hubby bought for us for under the dining table. I've had my eye on this rug at West Elm now forever and they finally went on sale for only $129.99. That is our kind of bargain. :)
The vintage industrial table under the subway art is the table I put together yesterday. I was thrilled when my hubby told me he found a couple more scrap pieces of bowling alley floor remnants in our storage building so I went to Lowes and bought a bunch of iron piping and got to work.
I wanted to create something to give away during a drawing that we are having during the grand opening of our shop so this is what I came up with. I happen to love it and I'm really looking forward to giving it away.
I can't wait to sit around that table at Thanksgiving with my family. I love the holidays! What are you thinking of serving this year? Any traditions?