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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tablescape Inspiration

I took the challenge!




Considering that Katie issued this pinteresting proposal on none other than my birthday and that I missed the last challenge, I felt the need to definitely get in on the action this time!  So, today I'm linking/pinning up with Katie, Sherry, Ana, and Erin.

I pinned this



to my outfit inspiration board a while ago.  I'm not sure of the original source but I've seen this outfit on a number of fall wardrobe inspiration lists around blogland.  This outfit stood out to me for two reasons.  One - I never would have thought to pair that Burberry scarf with olive green, and yet it looks so great together.  Two - I already have that scarf.  Well, truth be told, mine is actually a knockoff.  I bought it years ago for $22.  I'm not usually a knockoff kind of girl but this scarf looks a lot like the real thing.  While I was definitely inspired to try wearing my scarf with a little olive green this season I was also inspired to turn this outfit into a tablescape.

I challenged myself to use only what I already had on hand.  I laid the scarf down first.  Then I put together a simple centerpiece.  I used a wooden tray that is the same color as the boots and handbag and layered it with moss and pumpkins ( I painted last year).  The wine bottle candleholders (were a gift from my mother-in-law a few years ago) bring in more of that olive green color.


I already had the olive green napkins.  To pull in the denim part of the outfit, I made napkins rings using an old pair of jeans my son had outgrown.



I hot glued a gold leather ribbon (I use for wrapping small gifts) to the edge and then hot glued the edges together.



Then to add some texture and interest I hot glued a crocheted flower (tutorial coming later this week) in the middle.  The flower also pulls in the cream color of the cami in the outfit. 


I just stuck in a fall leaf to bring in more of that brown leather color. 


The gold chargers pick up the gold detail of the handbag and add the perfect touch of sparkle to this casual tablescape.


I love how it all came together.  More often than not we already have everything we need to create a beautiful tablescape.  Pulling inspiration from a great fall outfit can give you the perfect jumping off point to get your creative juices flowing!  

I'll also be linking this up to the Tablescape contest at Centsational Girl.  Taking on a challenge and entering a contest all in one post!  Aww- yeah!  

So what have you been pinning lately?  Anyone else inspired to turn your fall outfit inspiration into a tablescape?  

22 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING! I never would have thought to use an outfit inspiration for a tablescape. You have opened up a whole new world for me!! Lovely :)

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  2. Spectacular! Its really creative.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  3. I love it! I pinned the outfit also. I think I already have all of those pieces, but like you, wouldn't have thought to put them together. Great job transforming your inspiration into a tablescape, and those little flowers are the cutest!

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  4. Seriously--this is so beautiful! Quite possibly my favorite table ever!

    BTW: I finally added you to my blog roll. ;-)
    xo,
    abby

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  5. Sooo, at first I was like, um, is she shopping for the Pinterest challenge?! lol The table is completely awesome. What a fun way to translate something!

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  6. I love your tablescape! The little denim napkin rings are adorable, and the runner is genius. Great job! Visiting from the YHL Pinterest Challenge. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

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  7. i LOVE it! so warm and fall and cozy! and the upcycled jeans are awesome!

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  8. You amaze me. That is fantastic. And happy to hear the scarf is faux as all I could think, "Lean over. Don't spill on my scarf!" ;) You are so talented.

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  9. Oh you clever girl!!! I love the table inspired by an outfit!!! And it's a beautiful table! have me over, I promise not to spill on your scarf! :)

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  10. OK - those napkin rings are redunkulous! Can't wait to get my hands on my old jeans.

    http://www.etsystalkers.com/

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  11. You are so creative! I would never have thought to take inspiration from an outfit! I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I'm loving your ideas!

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  12. OMG I adore everything in this post!!!!!

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for all your sweet comments! I really love dressing a table!

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  14. Very cute!! I love how you took an outfit idea to the table! Thanks for linking up!!

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  15. I love this! I'm going to use this concept tablescape) for our next cooking club meeting.

    http://hometownperch.com/2011/11/pinterest-challenge-favorites/

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  16. ok seriously! this is the cutest and most creative table setting ever. LOVE the fashion inspiration board as well! great job!

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  17. I have not turned an outfit into a tablescape idea (yet!) but one never know when inspiration might hit. Yours is wonderful..and re-using denim..I have been holding on to old jeans (some, not the tattered ones) because I think denim is so versatile. Great idea, Carmel!

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  18. Very clever...love the scarf with green...so stealing!!

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  19. I love burberry and this table is just adorable! So clever!!

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  20. You are the smartest and you win the internet. Outfit to table? Genius. The denim napkin holders are just really too much to take, who thinks of things like that? SUPER AWESOME!!

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