Tuesday, December 11, 2012

~pacific northwest table scape~

I blogged about our dining room not too long ago here,
but didn't include the table.

I wanted to go with a rustic look, a nod to where we live, the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
We are surrounded by trees and  mountains.
We live on a lake. 
So I wanted to incorporate all of the natural elements you would find right outside the door.

The main centerpiece is a big garden urn I got at Home Depot years ago.
I filled it with cedar branches from the yard, added a few pinecones, and topped it off with some fake pears.

I also filled the base of the lantern hanging above with pinecones.

 Each place setting has a pinecone on it.
These were purchased as I did not want little creepy crawlers on the table.
 I added a lot of pinecones, rocks believe it or not, antlers and more greenery.
 Once a year I get out my grandparents French wine and beer glasses.
 I think they are so beautiful!
 The wine decanter is something new.
I got it at World Market and you can find it here.
 I bought some faux birch bark sheets here, and wrapped them around battery operated candles.
I just left the leftover scraps on the table all rolled up.
 In keeping with the "natural" theme, I made these place card holders out of rocks from the yard and some wire I had on hand.
 Then I just printed out names on scrapbook paper, and slid them in the wire on top.
 The table runner is from here.

 I used a mix of vintage silverware.

 I even added a little rusty trout!
He looks like he is swimming up the table.

~There you have it~
 Now I just need to fill the table with family and friends for a big holiday feast! 


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, Melaine...your table is stunning! I just love all the natural rustic elements, but it is still very elegant too. Gorgeous!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Very nice! It fits your home perfectly.

Unknown said...

Your rustic table scape is fabulous, Melaine! I love the birch sheets...great idea. The centerpiece is amazing. Happy Holidays to all of you!

[email protected] said...

Love, love, love your table scape! I'm in the pacific NW too and applaud your use of our beautiful surroundings :). Happy holidays!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow - Love the rustic table setting!!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!! (The birch paper is awesome!)
Leah: )

slip4 said...

Gorgeous! I have antler envy big time :)

Nancy Carr said...

Beautiful table. You can always get pinecones, etc. and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer to get rid of unwanted little critters.

jessica said...

Wow! Gorgeous- love the candle idea!!

AntiqueChase said...

the birch bark around the battery candles is genius!


Melanie......you are incredible...that table is full of goodness. Those rock place holders are fab...and wrapping the candles was brilliant!!!

The Tuscan Home said...

Beautiful tablescape, you've inspired me! I am in the pacific NW, too! I'm taking out my antlers and pine cones as soon as I get off the pc. :) Happy Holidays

Lisa said...

Melaine, your table is beautiful and I especially like the urn on the table. I do have one question, does your lantern light fixture have a solid bottom? I saw one in a Ballard catalog with a solid bottom and it was not reviewed well. Please let me know about yours and how you feel about it.

Thanks, Lisa

Lee said...

Love this so much. It should be in a magazine. Lovely work, lovely ideas and beautiful post.

T said...

My heart has always been tied to rustic, no matter how far I roam.

Your table decor is absolutely gorgeous. Absolutely should be showcased.

I've decorated a lot myself this year with rustic-themed touches, compliments of my mother-in-law's mountainous farm middle northeastern.

Need to come up with an idea for our two European deer head mounts.


[email protected] Stroll Thru Life said...

It is so pretty. I love the natural elements of nature and that urn is fantastic. Hugs, marty

Melaine Thompson said...

Lisa, yes, it does have a solid bottom. I have battery operated candles in ours that are on a timer! Love! Mine was a tj maxx find, so I don't know how to compare it to Ballard. Xoxo

Andrea said...


Taylor Greenwalt said...

It looks beautiful...rustic, but sophisticated....

Katia Ollivier said...

Très jolie table où le bois est à l'honneur !

Bravo !
A bientôt

Mindy said...

Such wonderful use of nature - love it!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous table setting. I love the natural, rustic look -- especially the antlers!

Between You and Me said...

beautiful, friend.
I wanna visit PNW so bad!

alison said...

I had no idea you were in the Pacific Northwest!!! Where at?

Carla said...

Very nice.

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