Just In Time… November 21, 2012 Fall Seasonal, Inspiration 11 Comments 4962 …for last minute Thanksgiving Day table decor. Yes? Ok, so I totally dropped the ball on this- sorry about that. But I still wanted to share what my table looks like for tomorrow night’s dinner. It includes some fun things I’ve always wanted to do. I was dying to get my harvest on by arranging flowers in a cabbage. I just used a knife and a grapefruit spoon to hollow out an area roughly the size of a small mason jar. Then you pop in the jar (or other vessel of your choice) and arrange away! That way you can do this ahead of time, and put the cabbage back in the fridge until it’s time for your guests to arrive. I also made a mini vase out of a turnip root using the same method. I really wanted to use artichokes, but they are darn expensive! So I bought a few smaller turnips and a couple of bunches of radishes to add to my arrangement on the table. I did some early morning creeping in the neighbors’ yards and snipped some tuft-y grass things as well as some dried flowers. Rustic, relaxed, and colorful really is what I was going for, because my actual table-ware is very neutral. I started with an opened burlap coffee sack as a runner and just mixed and matched stuff I had 🙂 Don’t be intimidated by setting a table. Things are way more relaxed now, the trend being more towards fun and eclectic rather than formal. In fact, I really don’t have much of a clue about the “rules” at all. So without further ado, I’ll just post a few more pictures of the table. I mixed my Ironstone collection with parts of my china. I have really gotten to love layering dishes! The chargers used to be bright red metallic, I got them on clearance after the holidays one year and ORBed them. I got the little butter plates at Goodwill, you know I couldn’t pass up the monogram! There you have it! In honor of the holiday, there will be no Lovely Crafty Weekend this week, so I will see you all on Monday. I hope you all have a VERY Happy Thanksgiving with lots of food, family, and fun. 11 Responses Nicole Bloch November 21, 2012 It looks STUNNING! Atta Girl! Happy gobbling! Reply Sandy Walters November 21, 2012 Looks fantastic! Wish we were coming!! I know your dinner will be delicious! Have a wonderful day and don’t cook too hard, lol! Reply Jacinda November 21, 2012 Oh my goodness this looks like a page out of a magazine! You did a wonderful job and I love the idea of putting flowers in veggies! I love your dishes too. Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving! Reply Rachael Evans November 25, 2012 Thank you! Reply Cait @ MyHouseMyCanvas.com November 21, 2012 WOW That is beautiful. Thanks for the idea to make an arrangement in the veggies. such an awesome idea!! Reply Amy Evans November 21, 2012 Stunning!! Its a modern harvest masterpiece! Can’t wait to celebrate Evans family Thanksgiving with you, my wonderful, talented friend. Reply sarz November 22, 2012 Wow what an amazing idea putting vases in the veggies. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but if we did I would want a table setting just like this one!!!! Well done it looks amazing xx Reply cathyhaden November 23, 2012 The chinaware, flowers, designs everything looks just perfect your dining table. It looks like a part of an elegant restaurant. Looking forward to more of such creative decorative ideas from your side! Reply Rachael Evans November 25, 2012 Thank you everyone for your nice compliments! Reply Turkey Day Inspiration November 11, 2013 […] Have you ever tried this? It’s so fun, and easier than you might think. I talk about the how-to a little more in the original post. […] Reply Linda Horsely March 6, 2015 They all look so beautiful you have such creative mind i am really inspire from your designs. Reply Leave a Reply to Rachael Evans Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.