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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tablescape Thursday/It's a Woodsy Theme!

This week I wanted to go a little more outdoorsey but not Christmas like. It took a couple of tries, but I like the way it turned out. The white plates and saucers are from a dumpster dive.

My son's bedroom here at home is in a kind of "cabin" theme, so I borrowed a few things from there. Beside his bed is an old wash stand that holds the above deer and tree - year round.
I had a couple of ways to go, but chose to go with 2 napkin rings of fish.....

which are actually shower curtain rings...... Clearance at Walmart...

and 2 with bears on them. Which just happen to go with the salt and pepper shakers from Grandma's collection that and bears.

My son and daughter in law gave me these great martini glasses for Christmas, and I LOVE to drink lemon drop martini's in them. They are so elegant and light.

The deer have such an innocent look on their face.

I found this little log cabin for 25 cents at a garage sale. The green tablecloth and red and green napkins you will probably see often.

Please join me as I go over to visit Susan at and Leigh at as they host Tablescape Thursday and Thrifty Thursday, respectively.


  1. Nice rustic table setting. I did a rustic setting also!

  2. Your table looked so the woodsy theme. I can't believe you found dishes dumpster diving!!

  3. I think this table is so pretty. I'm setting a cabin tablescape for a workshop I'm teaching in a couple of weeks. They are so hard to find! Your cabin is really cute. Hope you'll stop by to visit me!

  4. What a wonderfully unique tablescape. I love the outdoor theme,the deer, the cabin and all the beautiful colors. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

  5. What a wonderful table. Feel like it is in the woods. The little deer are so pretty!


  6. Great woodsy theme. It's always fun to see a table with a masculine side. Cute little napkin rings with the animals. ~ Sarah

  7. What a wonderfully warm table setting. I love the woodsy theme and all your accessories. The napkin rings are the perfect addition! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Such a nice woodsy tablescape! And I love all your bargains!

  9. Hi There!
    I really like the theme you are using.
    Very nice...
    blessings to you,
    d from HomeHaven

  10. Great ideal, very unusual. I liked all the details, makes you feel like you want to go sit in front of the fire and drink hot chocolate. Gives you a warm and cozy feeling.

  11. Very pretty martini glasses!
    How clever of you to use shower curtain rings on your napkins....brilliant.
    I think you succeeded beautifully in creating an "outdoorsey but not Christmas" tablescape.

  12. I love the table, what a great twist...I am having a new give a-way and would love it if you had the time to stop by...

  13. Love the woodsy theme...makes me anxious for fall!

  14. How cute! I love all of the little details!

  15. What a wonderful cabin feel here. I like how you've "repurposed" for your tablescape. Nice job!

  16. Love the woodland theme of this table...all the little critters around it are so whimsical. Dumpster diving for dishes? Fabulous!

  17. i'm hosting a Goodwill party every week. stop by and join in!

  18. I LOVE this theme!! All the elements you've put together tie up to be a BEAUTIFUL tablescape!! LOVE you found that ADORABLE little log cabin for a quarter! It was PERFECT for your post today! ~tina

  19. What a cleaver table setting.. the out door cabin feeling is really great...


  20. I want it to be Christmas again!!!
    That is just lovely.
    Warm regards from South America,

  21. I love the woodland theme. And brilliant to use shower curtain rings! Smart!Great finds! Thanks for linking up in Thrifty Thursday this week!

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  22. You're right - it is woodsy without being Christmasy. I love the animals you found.

    Kristin - The Goat

  23. love the setting. can I come for cocoa? mom

  24. The flag in your header is a hoot and a holler and I LOVE it!

  25. Great tablescape; I loved it. I would like to see your son's bedroom!! You would have to tell me the use of the shower rings for napkin rings; I had some I loved (frogs) that didn't work well and I never thought of using them for napkins!


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