We’re Off on a Safari for this Week’s Tablescape Thursday!

Welcome to the 733rd Tablescape Thursday! I wasn’t sure what I’d be sharing for Tablescape Thursday this week because it’s been a crazy, busy week. I’m typing this at 4 am because I literally can’t sleep! When I’m planning home renovations, I find it hard to turn my brain off.

This week I’ve been getting a lot of painting, electrical, and plumbing quotes. Today I had painters, plumbers, and electricians here in my home, two of the three were working and one was giving me a quote for future work. I finally got around to replacing my very old hot water heater, and while the plumber was here, I had him do a few more things that were more or less convenience items. I’ll share more on that later in case you find it helpful.

So why am I getting so many quotes? I’m close to ready to start the process of completing my basement renovation. The whole basement will be included in this process, both the partially finished, the unfinished side, and a good size storage space. I’m looking forward to sharing more about that real soon.

With all that’s been going on, I didn’t get a chance to set a table, but I have a wonderful safari-themed table to share that I know you’ll love as much as I did. Recently, I received a lovely email from Norma who lives in the south of France. Norma said, “On Monday I had an email from friends who were in the area who asked if they could come to see us today! As you can imagine this was quite short notice, but of course, they will come to lunch. I decided to cook South African food and do a tablescape to match.”

Norma put together a fabulous table in short order and it turned out beautifully! I love all the details and the colors are so perfect for autumn.

Beautiful Safari Animal Themed Table


Love the leopard-patterned table runner down the center–or is that a cheetah pattern? Notice how the appetizer/salad plates mimic that same design. Even the candles coordinate perfectly!

Safari Themed Table in Autumn Colors


Love the animal napkin holders….so cute! You’ll find napkin holders very similar to Norma’s here: Napkin Holders.

African Safari Themed Table Setting


Thanks so much to Norma for sharing this delightful table setting!

Beautiful Safari Animal Themed Table


Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. I love animals and animal prints, what a great table from Norma! Good luck with your renovation and Thanks for the party fun today!

  2. A safari theme is a fun table to create. I had fun with a little bit of creep, reimagining an apothecary’s laboratory in a tablescape. Thanks for the party.

  3. Beautiful creative table! Love the table runner and napkins holders especially. Perfect for fall.

  4. That’s a great table! Love the candles! 🙂 Thanks to you and Norma for sharing. Sounds exciting over at your place. Can’t wait to see how you do the basement! Happy Thursday and thanks for hosting, as always!

  5. Thank you for hosting!

  6. Susan, Norma’s table is gorgeous and what a great the!me carried to perfection! Love the candles, the runner, and the appy plates and I’m sure her guests had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing and thank you for hosting! Happy Thursday to you! P.S. Can’t wait to hear about the plans for the basement.

  7. Viewing Norma’s table (which I loved!) I can hear Toto’s “Africa” playing in the background!

  8. Her guests had to have oohed and aahed over such a creative table. Love those candles; I’ve never seen any like that.

  9. I thought of my grandson as soon as I saw this. So so pretty

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