Ok, so ya all know that I collect Fiesta Ware right? I have SOOOO much of it that my dogs even have Fiesta Ware dishes. I kid you not. I’m madly in love with my Fiesta! But here’s the thing, when it comes to holidays and setting my Thanksgiving table I’ve always been kind of stumped as to how to set a pretty table with all of these crazy colored dishes. I mean, my house is only 1700 square feet and I don’t have room for lots of sets of dishes. But that’s not even my thing so…
Last year when I was feeling all woobly from cancer and radiation treatments Aunt Peaches (hello, AP, if you can read this will you be my sister wife?) posted her Painted Chargers and inspiration struck. Chargers with the same colors as my dishes would pull it all together and make it look good. Or at least I thought so. AND as luck would have it, the paints that she used in her project pretty much matched the colors of my dishes. She basically did the whole darn thing FOR ME.
The only difference is that I used a lazy Susan to put the chargers on while I painted them. I think that made the whole process super easy!
So the ONLY project I made last fall was 10 of those chargers. But then I didn’t cook and they sat until this year.
This year I added several foam pumpkins painted in the same colors and I stuck fake flowers into them for a long, colorful centerpiece.
3 spider mums and two bunches of leaves and I had 6 arrangements. And the added bonus is that I already had all of that on hand so it cost me zero extra dollars. Nice!
I’m expecting 14 for dinner this year so I will probably be setting another whole table in addition to this one. I can easily split up the arrangements and add them to the second table leaving more room for the star of the show – THE FOOD.
I’m so excited to be able to cook again this year and I LOVE the way the dishes, pumpkins, napkins and chargers look together. Lots of color with cream and gold accents.
It’s artful, colorful, bohemian, kind of global and, most importantly, HANDMADE.
Now, I’ve got to go bake some pies.