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Glowing with gold: My Thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving Table This year I decided to go golden for my Thanksgiving table!

The centerpiece is comprised of two shimmering leaf garlands from a local decor shop called Gordon's of Metairie.  I placed a small wreath around my glass hurricane and wove burlap ribbon between it all.

Here's a tip: get a thick roll of burlap, ribbon or fabric.  Roughly every two feet, tie a bow, until you have a long garland.  Then, weave that in an out of whatever is on your table.  It adds some great dimension and depth!  The finishing touch for the centerpiece was the addition of some golden pine cones and grapes.

For the table setting, I broke out my Wedgwood 'Golden Bird' china and toned down the formal look with rustic woven chargers and mismatched napkins from Pottery Barn.

The finished table is warm, inviting and ready for a feast!

Crushing on velvet for cool weather

Green Chair, Courtesy Roses and Rust Blogger Okay, so the weather's not exactly "cool" yet in New Orleans.  We're still inching our way there.

As I dream of those cold temperatures, however, I've been crushing on the velvet that's popping up in all my favorite catalogs and blogs.

The new velvets are warm and welcoming, not gaudy, and add an extra layer of luxury to any space.