11.22.2011

Creating the Buffet

I am so thrilled when I am inspired by other bloggers. I was browsing blogs this morning and came across Yvonne at Stone Gable's wonderful woodland buffet post. If you have not visited Yvonne's blog you are in for a treat. She is the queen of gorgeous elaborate table settings. She created the most wonderful centerpiece for her Thanksgiving buffet. We do buffet style, too and I had not even thought of adding decor to that area. Well, the wheels in my head started spinning and I grabbed things from here and there and dressed my buffet up just a little. I was already setting out where the serve ware  will go and I do have room at the end of the bar for a little vignette.

This is right in front of the sink and at the beginning of the buffet line. 

I just used some silk hydrangeas, dried gourds, a real pumpkin, my traveling squirrel, and some antlers.

I used this oak leaves and acorns pedestal and placed a wicker pumpkin on it surrounded by leaves and hydrangeas.

I already had this hurricane filled this way in storage and just pulled it out and lit the candle.

I added some moss and a votive to a vintage ball jar and wrapped a little twine around it. This sets in the center of the bar.

Playing set up here to see how everything is going to fit.

This side will be filled with dishes brought by others.

It is very cloudy today with severe weather on the way. Sure hope it isn't real bad.
Now, I must get back to cleaning.

Thanks Yvonne for the inspiration!

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32 comments:

  1. the 'fluffing' is next on my list ... yours looks down home cozy chic

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  2. I thought Yvonne's at Stonegables was stunning. Feast for the eyes for sure. I contacted Blogher about the adv. bar at the top and they said they have heard from some people that is does not play nice with their blog's format. Maybe we are some of those folks.

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  3. Well, now I've been inspired by you, Kim. We always do sit-down with everything served at the table which restricts how I decorate the table, but now I'm thinking we will do a buffet. This will let me do a nice center-piece for my table & not worry about saving room for the food. Thanks, Kim, & I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    CAS

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  4. beautiful and so welcoming to guests.
    you did Great~!

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  5. WOW Kim, Everything is so pretty and Fall looking. You do amazing vignettes. I believe I see some Fostoria Americana there in the front of one of those pictures. I have a whole set of that from my mom.

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  6. I'm just stopping by new blogs and thought id leave a comment. Id like to wish you and your readers a very Happy Thanksgiving and the memories that go along with it. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  7. Adding candles to any decor is always a big hit and adds a cozy feeling of ambiance that just can't be beat!

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  8. Kim, your home looks so warm and inviting for Thanksgiving, and the vignette looks professionally done, great job!

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  9. Looks so pretty! I'll try to bring my casserole in a dish that will look good on your buffet. Ha! BTW, still painting, but almost done. I just got finished painting my tv cabinet grey. I'm trying to copy the way Des from Peeking thru the Sunflowers did. I just sent her a comment letting her know she was my inspiration. Ha!

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  10. Looks like you are all set and ahead of the game!! I still need to finish my table!! So why am I on the computer? I have no idea!! lol
    xo Kathysue

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  11. Kim, gorgeous and inspiring!!!!

    Barb ♥

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  12. Gorgeous!! I agree, it's great others can inspire us.. see you this evening.. hugs ~lynne~

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  13. Best Thanksgiving Wishes from My Blog to Yours. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  14. Your buffet decor looks great Kim.

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  15. You did great Kim to pull this off in a hurry. I need to get my buffet area going as well as my 3 tables!! ;0{ Lots to do still. Love your look. (reminds me to get my antlers down from the attic too!)
    Donna

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  16. Girl, you are all set!! Looks wonderful-- great ambience! Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  17. Looks great! You need to hang out with the tablescapers more! They never miss a chance to decorate any part of a buffet, table, bar you name it! Enjoy your dinner. Your place looks lovely.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  18. Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  19. It looks great...I haven't seen Yvonne's yet, just now getting around to visiting today. I do the same when I'm having people over, I put out the serving pieces (often with a post-it note telling what goes in it) ahead of time. Anything I can do to make for less chaos I do. This year, I just cook and take it with me-much easier!

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  20. Very pretty, Kim! I missed Yvonne's post this morning and I'll have to go back and look at her table. I think it's great to set up the decor here, too, especially if you have people standing and waiting their turn at a dish. It gives them some pretty to look at!

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  21. I like your pretty Fall buffet decor. Your family and guests are going to feel so special.

    hugs and Happy Thanksgiving.

    Sissie

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  22. I love this idea Kim! Blogging on the fly here, but wanted to say hi! Enjoy, everything looks fab my friend!

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  23. Hi Kim,

    Your buffet area is beautiful!
    Love the candles with the moss...
    You are so clever to be doing a rehearsal so to speak of the big day!
    Good for you!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  24. What a beautiful buffet! Now I have yours & Yvonne's to inspire me. They are both gorgeous & buffets are so much easier on everyone.

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  25. Looks great, Kimmie! I saw Yvonne's set up and just couldn't believe my tiny eyes! Your kitchen looks so nice and now just fill up those dishes with your yummy food.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Looks great, Kimmie! I saw Yvonne's set up and just couldn't believe my tiny eyes! Your kitchen looks so nice and now just fill up those dishes with your yummy food.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. Your buffet looks suitably decorated now. I'm surprised you never thought of decorating it before - you seem like the queen of beautifully decorated tables and gorgeous vignettes to me. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  28. Kim, you did a fantastic job and yes Yvonne is definitely the master at her vignettes. Everything looks fabulous for your family. I hope you and yours have a very Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

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  29. Hi Kim, You make me blush! I am so thankful that you have been inspired by something I have done! You constantly inspire me. You are the very first blog I visit daily!!!! That tells you how your style and creativity has inspired me!!!!
    Thanks for the very very kind shout-out!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your buffet vignette is stunning!
    xo Yvonne

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  30. Beautiful buffet set up, Kim. I love all the white dishes. The idea of the jar candle holder is awesome. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!...Christine

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  31. Your centerpiece is terrific! I love the way you have combined such natural elements that lend just the right touch of creativity and warmth. Have a wonderful turkey day.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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