Thursday, November 14, 2013

Caron's Fall-Thanksgiving Dining Room

Hope you like our creation!

We had so much fun rearranging our dining room furniture and creating new vignettes of beach art on our
walls - hope that we can give you a little inspiration for your coastal fall dinner parties too.  

I created this Fall-Thanksgiving tablescape as an excuse to show off some of our coastal home decor at Caron's Beach House, but it quickly became a labor of love as I found all kinds of treasures in our home that I could mix and match to create an aqua blue, light green and white color palette that compliments our small space. Perfect timing too - we had guests come for the weekend for the Ducks-Stanford game! (we don't discuss the score....)

Poor Tom, he had to put up with eating at the kitchen bar for a few days as I made a total mess (creative minds sometimes are messy)  in the dining room. I really need to think about making up an award for "Best Boyfriend"... he would win every day!

I chose to stick with these three shades found in nature, because of where we live in Northern California, and because we already have these colors in our every day dinnerware. 

  It's easy to find a plethora of green and blue tints in our natural greenery, but not so much "traditional"  fall color.  All of the greenery was found out on a walk in front of our house - you can do the same thing by just looking around your own backyard!  

Mixed in some of my found large blue mussel shells, Tomales Bay oyster shells, green sea urchins, bleached moon snail shells and sand dollars, a few white starfish and golden periwinkles. I also added driftwood pieces to reinforce the "beach" feel and natural color palette.  (goodness knows I have enough pieces collected on our deck!) The yellow-white little pumpkins are courtesy from Trader Joe's;  my go-to for fresh seasonal flowers and greenery.

And of course, my special Half Moon Bay blown glass pumpkin from last year! 

Love my Jonathan Adler Sailor and Mermaid salt and pepper shakers! Great gift from my daughter, Allison.

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Our guests oohed and ahhed and then feasted on one of Tom's fabulous steak creations, fresh green beans with Chantrelle mushrooms that we picked up at the Ferry Building, vanilla sea salt heirloom tomatoes, and roasted baby red potatoes.  Served with Joel and Tracy's gift of  Hawley's Zin from the Dry Creek Valley.  Perfect way to host a fall dinner party!  

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