Create a flower arrangement and tablescape incorporating feathers for fall or Thanksgiving.
I’m joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms.
You can find my friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.
Our weekend started out with strong blustery winds and rain on Friday. The storms moved out by Friday evening, leaving sunshine and brisk temps in their wake. After five months of summer and record-breaking heat in October, I’m thrilled that ‘sweater weather’ has finally arrived with the highs in the low 60s!
I set a table to enjoy some alfresco dining. . . have a seat, there’s a cozy plaid throw for your lap if you’re chilled!
Our theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was feathers.
I love the texture and interest feathers add to a fall or Thanksgiving arrangement. I have some pheasant feathers in my Christmas stash that I’ve used in my Winter Nesting Tree and a Welcome Fall Wreath. You can find pheasant feathers on Amazon in quantities of 10 to 100 pieces.
A combination of hydrangeas, roses and mums from the grocery store fill a tureen as a centerpiece for the table. I tucked the feathers in the arrangement among the blooms.
Feather cones from my retail days provide a little ‘tussie mussie’ and vase for mums at each placesetting.
The mums’ multi stems were too big to fit in floral water tubes, so stems were placed in a wet paper towel and wrapped in plastic wrap before adding them to the cones.
A brown, cream and blue striped plaid tablecloth provides a foundation for the table.
Wood and burnished copper chargers are layered for interest and texture, to frame white plates.
Amber goblets add a soft golden glow while bone-handled flatware adds some warm texture, along with linen hemstitch napkins.
Tiger stripe and mini white pumpkins, nuts, and additional feathers were added to the table, placed on and around a wood board, which serves as a riser, elevating the centerpiece.
Lola decided she’d had enough of being cooped up on the porch and escaped to hop in a chair at the table. She’s done gone happy it’s sweater weather too. 🐾 :)
Dishes, Tureen / Mikasa Antique White, used here
Wood chargers / World Market, last year
Burnished copper chargers / Hobby Lobby, several years ago
Plaid Tablecloth / Target
Flatware / Towle Seville
Napkins / Pier1
Amber Goblets / Pfaltzgraff
Wood board / NC mountains, used here
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their blooming creations this week:
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Pam at Everyday Living
Our sweet friend Shirley at Housepitality Designs is taking a break. Please send some love and prayers her way. ♥
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