Thursday, November 10, 2011

Home Sweet Home #40

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I just realized that it is two weeks till Thanksgiving!  So, I thought I better get some table ideas on here before I run out of time.  You all know I love the coastal look.  So, I created a coastal Thanksgiving with a vintage and shabby chic twist. 

Here is the easiest centerpiece.  I bought a bag of all white shells at Micheal's and a woven cornucopia at the thrift store for $1 and filled it with shells spilling out.  My cornucopia wouldn't stand up so I just kept adding shells and propped it up.  Put candlesticks on either side of it and your done.  Simple!  The shabby chic napkins you can make yourself I show you how here.   But, you will have a lot of time in them the ruffles take a while.  Pom Pom sells them 4 for $ 81.   That is why I made mine. 

The napkin ring is also simple.  It came on the bag of shells from Micheal's.  It is raffia tied through a center cut shell.  The shells are available on the web, shell shops, or at Micheal's.  

The dishes are my thrifty find of the year.  I tell all about them here

Now, I would like to feature some wonderful post from Home Sweet Home from the last week.  
Rene over at Miss Gracie's House did a makeover on her daughter's room.  Isn't it awesome! Click the link to view.

Next, Stacey at A Sort of Fairytale  showed off beautiful French Farmhouse photos.  Click the link to view.

Connie at Hartwood Roses is making a greenhouse out of old windows.  Isn't it fabulous!  Click the link to view.

 Betty at My Cozy Corner made a Cobb Salad that looked amazing.  I forget about this salad but it makes a wonderful presentation.  Click the link to view.

And last, Elna from Elna Sudden  showed off a pillow she made.  Elna is from Sweden and has a lovely home.  Click the link to view.

Thank you to all who join me at Home Sweet Home!  It is awesome to have you here! 
I will join these ladies today:
 Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded  at Stuff and Nonsense
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Farmhouse Friday  at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Thrifty Things Friday   at The Thrifty Groove
Censational Girl Tablescape Contest 

Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:

Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link. 
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

This all looks very nice to me!
Have a wonderful day,

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness I'm in love with the daughter's bedroom at Miss Gracie's - gorgeous!!! Thanks for hostessing today's party - fun!

Barb said...

Gorgeous table inspiration, Sherry.

Thanks for hosting.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you show my pillow. Thank you very much!


Martha said...

Wow that featured greenhouse looks wonderful!! Thanks for hosting!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, what gorgeous inspiration photos! Thanks so much for hosting each week. Glad to link up!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, beautiful pictures and thanks for hosting.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your coastal Thanksgiving, Sherry! Great features! Thanks for hosting...hugs...Debbie

Melissa said...

So pretty Sherry!

I love all the features! Thank you for hosting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

I love the idea of a coastal Thanksgiving! Your table setting is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Love the soft colors of this table setting! So elegant! Thank you for hosting - I just love that greenhouse :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now you know that I LOVE a COASTAL look too:) It all looks beautiful and all ready for the holidays!!


Faye said...

Lovely table ideas.
Thanks for hosting!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for being a gracious hostess, Sherry! Such lovely table setting ideas.

Olga Poltava said...

Hi Sherry,
your Thanksgiving table setting is wonderful (I'd better start planning mine). I really like those ruffled napkins.
Thank you for hosting the party.


Fabulous Sherry, what an inspiration! Anyway here is my Thanksgiving table, maybe next year I will follow such great ideas dear Sherry. Your such a lovely and wonderful hostess sweet lady and thank you once more for having me, I love linking up and try to be every week. Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Sherry, thanks for hosting another great link party! I enjoy your blog and love seeing your features! Thanks for the opportunity to link!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Those dishes are perfect for Thanksgiving! They make a lovely table with all the white. Your napkins are darling too! thanks again. Sherry!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

I love the idea of a coastal themed Thanksgiving or even better yet...a coastal Thanksgiving! Hehe! It makes me homesick for Corpus Christi and all of my family when I think about it! Nevertheless, your coastal Thanksgiving table and place setting is simply gorgeous! There is just a sweetness to it...can't really explain...maybe it's all the white? I love seashells...what a grand idea to use them in the cornucopia! Love that! And...of course, your brown transferware dishes are beautiful! Sooo very perfect for Thanksgiving! I love your pretty ruffled napkins too! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us, dear friend! And..thank you for hosting another Home Sweet Home party! So happy that I could join in this week! I really enjoy your parties, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,

SLR said...

thank you for sharing my french post!
love your thanksgiving settings...i really need to get mine together too!
thank you for hosting :)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I love your coastal themed Thanksgiving setting. So pretty! Thanks for hosting such a great party!

Sue said...

Sherry, I ♥ those brown transferware plates! I'm always on the look-out for brown, but never seem to find any at a good price. Thanks so much for hosting once again. :-) Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry, I love your shells styled beautifully with your dishes. Inspirational as always. The greenhouse feature is amazing...
Thanks for hosting,
Hugs, Rosemary...xx

Debbie said...

I really love your idea of the sea shells with the fall table.

And now, I have to go to that green house. This is the second shout out I've seen for it inside the half hour.

Heading there now!

Christie said...

Sherry, this table setting is that you made those ruffled napkins, great job! and I am loving the cornucopia filled with shells idea...and that brown transferware plate..Everything is perfect! It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner...I can hardly wait :)

Congratulations to the features here...they are all wonderful...I'll have to go over and visit their blogs :)
Have a great weekend...
Big hugs,

Debra@CommonGround said...

Your table looks so pretty, whodda thought of a cornucopia with shells! Love it and those wonderful dishes! xoxo

Lynn said...

What an warm and inviting tablescape you set, Sherry. Makes you want to sit and linger. The transferware is gorgeous. Thanks for hosting!

Pamela said...

Thanx for hosting!! The plates are fabulous!!

Sarah said...

Sherry, your table is lovely. I'm envious of those dishes. What a terrific find.
Thanks for hosting. ~ sarah

Susan Freeman said...

I love those plates! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration each week and for being such a gracious hostess.

Susan and Bentley

xinex said...

Awesome idea about the cornucopia, Sherry, so original!...Christine

Scribbler said...

Your napkins are GORGEOUS, and what a great idea to fill up the cornucopia with white shells! Thanks for hosting.

Beverly said...

Thank you so much for hosting you have a lovely blog!
Have a great day,

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the coastal touches. Thanks for hosting.

Veronica said...

Hi. this is my firt stime linking here so thank you very much for having me. Looking forward to sharing in all the inspirational posts!

Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Fantastic features!!! Your napkin rings are wonderful :D

Mimi said...

Loving the brown transfer ware. Wish I had somewhere to keepit.

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

LOVE your coastal themed Thanksgiving! I have those same ship plates in blue and I cherish them.

Now I am actually wishing I was hosting that meal so I could figure out my table.

Thanks for the opportunity to link up to your party.
Mary @ Sea Quilts

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks for having me today Sherry. I'm so sorry I don't really have much to share decorating wise but I am sharing a picture of my peonies that I received for my birthday!

Best wishes for a great weekend,

Kahli said...

Thanks for hosting. Great features

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Good morning! I finally had a few moments to peruse you lovely blog ~ what a sweet place! I am excited to be your follower :)

Kindly, Lorraine

SImple and Serene Living said...

A little late, but just joined your hop. can't wait to start visiting everyone.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Thank you for hosting your party each week. I love posting here.

You’ve helped to inspire me to start my own Friday FREE-FOR-ALL Linky Party. It’s still open if you want to drop by and help a brand new Linky Party get off the ground.

It’s at

All the best,
Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D

Amanda said...

Hi Sherry! This table is just stunning! Wow! I love the color pallete and those napkins are divine! Isn't pinterest awesome? You have found some lovely Coastal Christmas inspiration! I can't wait to see your Christmas decor! I am just about ready to start putting mine out!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love the transferware plates and the napkins are great, they must have taken a long time to make!

Diann said...

Your coastal Thanksgiving table looks so pretty! I never think of a coastal style Thanksgiving table so, it is fun to see such a different idea! All of your features are fantastic too! Thank you for joining us at TTF and have a great day!