China and Rust Thanksgiving Table



Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

 

For Thanksgiving this year I’m combining rust and my good china.  It might seem like a strange combination but I think it works.

If this is your first year putting rust on your dining room table you might want to go slow…you don’t want your family to think you’ve totally lost your mind.

I like to set the table early making sure I have enough plates, silverware and chairs and then I don’t have to worry about the table while I’m cooking.

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

Most people are unaware that rusty junk makes surprisingly good pedestals for candles and pumpkins.

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

I believe this pumpkin pedestal was some kind of car part.

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

With ‘ Toro’ on the wheel, I’m assuming this was a lawn mower wheel.  Yup, it’s a candle holder now.

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

 

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

I bet you didn’t know that rusty springs make surprisingly good gourd holders. You could also use the springs as napkin holders or place card holders.

I didn’t plant gourds in my garden this year but I did have one lonely plant that decided to sprout from seed.  Originally I thought it was another squash plant, but it grew like crazy and by the time I cut it back I had about 40 of these lumpy yellow gourds.

Under the good china and rusty springs you can find my faux tin plate chargers.  I recently found 16  additonal plate chargers for $6,  when added to my original four, I now have enough for everyone around my Thanksgiving table.

 

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

With 19 people I always have an odd assortment of chairs but you may remember the dining chairs at this end of the table,  a past curbside makeover.

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

The porch lanterns are from  a project last fall.  They are made almost entirely from scrap wood and tall glass cylinders.

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, Pallets and hydrangeas

This was my  Thanksgiving table from two years ago.  Three pallet wood boxes from wedding centerpieces are paired with dried hydrangeas and  terra cotta pipe candle holders.  You may notice that some of those pipe toppers are making a reappearance on this years table.

Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, Pallets and hydrangeas

I gave the kids the job of putting the oreo turkeys together.  The hardest thing to find is candy corn after Halloween.

The table is set but now I have to do some cooking.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, don’t eat too much.

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2 Comments

  • Barb says:

    Love your faux tin plate chargers (can you give me the source?) I like the porch lanterns, also, and lumpy yellow gourds? I’ve never grown gourds but they sure add a pop of color to your table.

    • Joan says:

      I can’t give you a source of where to buy them cheap. I got mine at the bazaar from last week. The woman I got them from used to have a catering business and she just wanted to get rid of them. Mine were shiny gold (which didn’t go with my china) but I give you a tutorial on how to make them into the tin here. I would suggest the craft stores for plate chargers and use their weekly coupons. http://scavengerchic.com/2016/02/29/beautiful-antique-tin-plate/

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