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!