• Thankful Heart

    Posted on November 1, 2013 by in Home Decor

    It’s November and that means time to pack away all the spooky spiders and jack-o lanterns. Take down the skeletons and creepy black crows. and yes, even those cobwebs in the corners I’ve been putting off all month now must go.
    With each new month I have been privileged to set the window display at B Designs Home Décor. I’ve mentioned this adorable little shop in many of my posts and have even shared a few pictures. B Designs sells Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. In the shop you will find fun and charming decorative pieces for your space as well as furniture that has been painted with the amazing chalk paint. Each month I try to use a different piece of furniture that’s been made over in the window display. It’s always fun to design the window around a new piece!

    Since November is all about Thanksgiving, I wanted to create a dining table scape of sorts. Jeni, the shop owner and brilliant artist refinished these sweet little end tables for me to use. She painted them in “Duck Egg Blue” chalk paint, stenciled the tops using “Old White” chalk paint and then gilded the leg bottoms with gold gilding wax. She even highlighted some of the table’s beautiful detail with the gold wax. They turned out amazing!

    I pushed the two tables together and set two identical place settings. Touches of gold really shine next to the beautiful Duck Egg Blue.

    I rolled burlap napkins and tied special stamped tags with raffia around them. It’s simple touches like this that make guests feel special and cared for. I really like the simple layering of the place settings. Not too fussy, but elegant.

    Just for fun I placed a small bundle of wheat in each wine glass. Not practical at all, but who says it has to be?!

    Under one table I placed a small painted drawer filled with candles surrounded by small glittered balls.
    The other shelf holds an old soup terrine that belonged to my mother. She was selling it at her garage sale and I rescued it!

    In the corners of the windows, I used large amber glass bottles and a terracotta pumpkin I painted using “Old White” chalk paint. I just love that stuff! And who could resist an adorable squirrel?

    I created another fun banner out of book pages. It reads “Thankful Heart”

    The “Heart” is an actual gold painted heart. I strung it all together with jute twine. Wouldn’t this be so cute across your fall mantle or buffet?

    Lastly Jeni has these amazing gold glittered leaves for sale at the shop. Can you see them? I hung a dozen or so at different heights from fishing line around the window. I love how they tie in the gold theme. I love how they slowly rotate. It’s the perfect amount of shimmer.
    I am so thankful for B Designs Home Décor and for the opportunity to work with Jeni. It’s an opportunity for me to create and do what I love, all while helping others in the process. I hope you enjoy this season of thankfulness and have been inspired. How will you set your holiday table this year?

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