Despite our three sold-out trips to the Metrolina in Charlotte this month…
…where Jaithan and I had the great pleasure of shopping with readers like Megan from Pink to Green, Diana from Please Sir, Laura from Laura Casey Interiors, Caroline from Designing for the Soul, Holly from Holly Goes Lightly, Linda and company at LGB Interiors, Nester from Nesting Place, Melissa from The World More Beautiful, Eileen from A Creative Day, Liz and the crew at Dovecote Decor and Wanda from Interior Concepts By Wanda…
…I still managed to find a treasure or two of my own.
This porcelain French basket fit in perfectly on the Thanksgiving table we created with our good friend Phoebe Howard for an event at her gorgeous store in Charlotte.
Phoebe's brown transferware plates, together with the mix of pink and white roses, hydrangeas and hypericum berries from the flower market, inspired the untraditional palette. The place cards I made from vintage Thanksgiving postcards like these from the Metrolina.
A midnight trip to a FedEx Office for color copies, quickly followed by a 2 am glitter fest for more sparkle and voilà!
The miniature pumpkins I spray-painted white, then filled them with flowers going down the table.
For a more autumnal feel, I tied monogrammed napkins from Mrs. Howard with twine, then adorned each with glittered acorns and oak leaves.
This pressed glass candy dish I brought especially from home. How pretty would it be for Thanksgiving filled with fresh cranberry sauce?
And speaking of Thanksgiving, ours are in order. First, thank you to our longtime friend and mentor Phoebe Howard, Lane Moss and everyone at the Charlotte store for hosting us so beautifully.
And thank you to all of our readers who shopped the Metrolina with us and attended the event at Mrs. Howard, including bloggers Amanda from Casa Brasi, Bryn from Bryn Alexandra, Rashon from Mr. Goodwill Hunting, Gretchen from Gretchen Opgenorth and Sarah from Matters of Style.
Finally, Happy Thanksgiving to you, everyone, and thank you, as always, for reading and supporting us!
i am thankful for the inspiration jaithan and yourself provide me on almost a daily basis. continue to count your blessings cause you will be surprised how many you actually have!
all the best!
That setting is so warm and inviting! So fun that you get to meet so many other talented people along your journey.
Wishing you both a lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving!
Just beautiful! It looks like you held them breathless! What a fun time that would be. Happy Thanksgiving Eddie and Jaithan!
Eddie, sounds like you and everyone had lots of fun shopping….have a great Thanksgiving and Thank-You for all your inspiration….
Beautiful setting….so inspirational!!! Here’s to a peaceful & loving holiday to both you & Jaithan!!!
Spectacular!! I love everything from the white flower filled pumpkins to your gorgeous porcelain basket. And the cards are completely charming! Lucky Phoebe to have that beautiful brown transferware – my favorite color – and so hard to find!! Have a wonderful holiday!!
Wow! What a gorgeous table. When I see your posts I’m always reminded to slow down and think of all the details… wishing you and Jonathan a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Have the most wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Janell
All beautiful & inspirational.
From my house to yours — Happy Thanksgiving Eddie and Jaithan!
Much love, Mon
E&J Hope you have a splendid Thanksgiving!
How fun all of that must have been. I love your treasure turned into a centerpiece, it looks so lovely. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you!! 🙂
Beautiful! Such a gorgeous table, and so inviting! Happy Thanksgiving Eddie and Jaithan!
Such a beautiful vase you found! The tablescape is stunning too.
Another French Basket, be still my heart!!! Eddie that table is so beautiful and eye catching!! Love the color combination it is stunning!!! Happy Thanksgiving Day to You and Jaithan, sending you both a great big hug. Kathysue
Love the warm reception you received in Charlotte – no surprise at all. I think they’ve all been waiting years to have you on their Southern soil!!!
Love that table with the pink roses and chocolate monogramed napkins.
Happy Thanksgiving to you both, Eddie & Jaithan. May the blessings just continue to flow your way!
I’m certainly thankful for you!
Happy Thanksgiving Eddie and Jaithan!
Eddie, you and Jaithan certainly ignited the fire in many of our passions here in Charlotte. I wish you all the best. I will continue to be that brother from another mother.
It’s beautiful! I love the colours you chose – the red from the turkey’s head, the brown and white from its feathers. Brilliant!
Those tall stemmed candles create such a nice edge and I love all your market finds!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eddie & Jaithan. How grateful I am that you are in our lives.
Big Summery hugs from Sydney!
Your table-scapes are absolutely stunning. And how luck are all of the folks that got to shop with you, I’m green with envy:) I am very thankful for your blog, it is so inspirational! Happy Thanksgiving to both of you!!! Gobble Gobble:)
The colors in the flowers and the table are just breathtaking. Amazing as always. xoxo, P
You have such a great eye. What an amazing find!
I just wanted to wish you and Jaithan a Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!!
I have one of those turkey candy dishes, it was my moms. I never thought of putting cranberry sauce in it so thanks for the idea! I hope you and Jaithan have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
that is one amazing tablescape! how refreshing to see a distinctly thanksgiving table in a forward thinking color palette.
eddie and jaithan you “give” all year long, over-the-top inspiration, doable ideas and budget friendly “can do’s”. but mostly i treasure your friendships.
if you two were a stock i would invest, keep soaring dear friends.
what a gorgeous setting! i love the fresh look that the pink bring to the table.
thanks for making beautiful things for my eyes to feast upon.
Eddie and Jaithan
Health and Happiness to you, your friends and your family. Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m absolutely dying over that table you both did. Simply stunning. Your the two best table designers. Love the unconventional colors. I just did mine in all green – needed a departure from the norm. Love what you guys did. UGH! I want to eat there. Hope you both have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Such a gorgeous table setting! I love what you did with the cards. So creative. Wishing you and Jaithan a very happy Thanksgiving!
Eddie & Jaithlan,
You two fellas are simply the best! I adore each of you and your talents.
The table you did at Mrs. Howards was absolutely amazing! Please put another trip to Charlotte on your jam-packed agenda! Pretty please?
Happy thanksgiving to you both! I am enamoured with those white pumkins filled with flowers! As usual, very clever and creative. KG x
What a lovely Thanksgiving table ~ pink and brown beauty! Looks like your day was filled with many blessings.
I so enjoyed the event in Rye last week. How about coming down to Mystic? We’d love to have you!
Happy Thanksgiving Eddie and Jaithan!
(ps I am a sucker for vintage postcards!)
I’m audibly gasping! Too gorgeous for words! Ugh! Admittedly jealous, even!
Bang up job, guys.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
Happy Thanksgiving you two! Thanks so much for the mention. E+J – you inspired so much more than a tablescape during this trip. I can never thank you enough. Kisses on both cheeks and a squeeze.
Much love, amanda
Love the placecards and especially the monogram napkin! Enjoy your Thanksgiving E & J! xo Cathy
This table is GORGEOUS…your creativity never ceases to amaze me!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Beautiful as always – I didn’t even realize those were pumpkins at first!
I hope you both have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and a lot of laughs!
Thank you for all the inspiring projects you create for us. Happy Thanksgiving; have a lovely long weekend!
Dear Eddie and Jaithan! I want to say thank you for sharing your creativiy step by step. I usually don’t promote my blog on other blogs but this time I like to invite you to take a look at the unique crystal-chandeliers of lights which dangle in the streets of the city center of Vienna til Christmas. Who doesn’t love light and glitter 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving Eddie and Jaithan! Have a wonderful day.
Nice score with the Paris porcelain reticulated basket. Reggie is rather jealous, he admits…
Happiest of Thanksgiving to you both! Will you be cooking and eating in your lovely country house? Your Howard table is beautiful, as I love pink and it is great to see it with brown and all the details like glittered turkey cards and acorns that sing out Thanksgiving!! xxoo
J & E, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
This is one of my favorite tablescapes! Amazing job. Happy Thanksgiving Eddie and Jaithan!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jaithan!
i never came around to leave a comment but I guess now it’s about time …… want to let you know that I love reading your inspirational blog posts. Especially the re-use of older pieces, love that!
Happy Thanksgiving! Many blessings to reflect upon today!
Gorgeous pieces and a great table. Lovely. Best Thanksgiving wishes to you both & your families.
Just lovely…but with you at the shopping and decorating helm, what else could it possibly be!
Hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting a chance to relax and let the turkey settle in your tummies today.
As always your table top is so spot on! A refreshing departure from the golds and rusts, the pink, chocolate and white accents are so fantastic-of course you are such a master of the accessory from the crystal turkeys to the retro place cards–simply gorgeous! So wish I could have been there-all the best, barbara
Hope you both have had a restful holiday weekend. Everything just looks beautiful here!
That porcelain basket is to DIE for! So very pretty!
Hope you guys had a great thanksgiving!!
Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you both! Hope you had a wonderful one:) I am continually inspired by you both!
Eddie and Jaithan,
Thanks so much for the link! I truly had a wonderful time shopping with ya’ll and that tablescape is divine!
It was so lovely to share the day with the both of you! What inspiring ideas to get the cogwheels turning and to look at my projects through a new pair of eyes. 🙂 You are so kind for sharing my blog link – but then – you are both lovely in that way! I just got back from spending Thanksgiving with my family and had a moment to catch up on my reading. I hope you had a most special day and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up for the remainder of the year! Big hugs and blessings to you! ~ Wanda
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breathtaking, per usual! hope y’all had a wonderful thanksgiving!
The table looks wonderful! I really love the added drama from the candles, my favorite touch.
wow. absolutely gorgeous.
Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! Just catching up on my blog reading and what a delight to see the recap of your trip to Charlotte. It was such a pleasure to meet you both; I took away so much inspiration from our shopping trip!! And thank you so much for the sweet link! xx
Loved having you here in Charlotte! The Mrs. Howard event was spectacular! I blogged about the gorgeous setting and all your great tips too. http://carolinesimas.blogspot.com/2010/11/fun-girlfriend-night.html
Hope you and Jaithan had a great Thanksgiving and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Hope to see you in NYC next May!