Have you noticed the shortage of cute affordable tablecloths? I realize tablecloths are traditional and perhaps even old-fashioned, but I think they look so elegant on a dining room table, particularly a rectangular table. I looked for a few options and couldn't find anything that was decent to look at and reasonably priced. So I made my own...
I bought this fun orange ikat for $10.98 a yard.
A standard 54-inch width piece of fabric is perfect for a dining room tablecloth. I hemmed it around the edges (nothing fancy at all), and I have about 5 inches of drop on each side. I bought 3 yards of fabric, so I have a fab ikat tablecloth for around $30. Not bad!
I am using my grandmother's Spode Florence china with it, overtop plain gold chargers. I LOVE this pattern (and I used to hate it which I now find hilarious). It has orange, turquoise, and chocolate brown, and I love the Greek key-ish detailing on it.
I added some gourds and some brass for a warm and welcoming look. The dolphin compotes were an estate sale find and are available here...
Isn't this antler carving set fun? I found it at an estate sale.
Now all we need is the turkey! We're buying a deep fried turkey from Bojangles this year... They are delicious- have you tried one?