CeeKay has been visiting my husband and I for most of October. We've had a blast and we've had the opportunity to do a wide variety of things together. Last week we all drove to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan and we stopped on our way home for a couple of nights at our cottage. Now, even though the cottage is extremely rustic, we had great fun (much to the amusement of my husband) creating a table scape. We used whatever we could find, which included natural elements from the woods (since our cottage sits on 163 acres of wooded land) like leaves and logs from the wood pile, combined with an old screen door, vintage kitchen towels, an oil burning lamp, iron skillets, and letters from a vintage Scrabble game! I hope you enjoy seeing some pictures of the end result. At least we had fun and laughed as we created until about 2:00 a.m.! CeeKay has a Table Scape Tuesday post of her own using some different pictures of our efforts at the cottage. Please visit her too!
As you can see, we used iron skillets for our plates, a log and pine boughs for a centerpiece, and leaf and twine napkin rings.
Place cards were in order...what could be better than vintage wooden Scrabble letters to spell out our names?
A log from the wood pile, some pine branches, colored Autumn leaves, and pine cones made a fine centerpiece.
Looking through an old screen door we used as a backdrop, you can see the vintage towel and oil lamp.
You can see the old wood burning cook stove - yes, I cook on it even though we do have an electric model hidden away behind it! The wood burning stove also heats the cottage, even though we also have a furnace.