Posts Categorized: tabletop

Party + tabletop + thanksgiving / Friday, 20 Oct 2017

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Tablescape

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I often feel that Thanksgiving can get swallowed up in the midst of Halloween and Christmas celebrations. We go from Halloween candy on the shelves straight to Christmas trees in the shopping aisles! Thanksgiving can get lost in the mix! And although Thanksgiving is not commonly celebrated with tons of decorations or loads of candy, it is one of my most favorite holidays. A day dedicated to spending time with those you love most, expressing gratitude, and making and eating delicious food. What more do you need? Oh, I know: a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape to plan the day around!

Thanksgiving Tablescape

In all honesty, this is one of my favorite tablescapes we’ve ever done. It’s just so stunning! World Market provided the most lovely options to create our turkey-themed setting. I loved using a more untraditional color palette for Thanksgiving. And that flower arrangement was made completely from foraged blossoms and greens by the talented Allison Baddley of La Fete Floral. It’s absolutely dreamy with that golden fern! With a tablescape like this, there’s no way Thanksgiving could get lost in the mix.

Take a closer look at all the elements to create your own gorgeous tablescape for the holidays!

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Party + Projects + Style + tabletop / Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Chanel Inspired Tablescape

Chanel Inspired TablescapeMany of you probably remember the Chanel Couture Spring 2015 Runway show. I talked all about it HERE because I was so mesmerized by it! Never mind the actual clothing, all of which was impeccable, by the way, I was so captured by the magical paper garden. It began white, but once watered by the “gardener,” bloomed into beautiful watercolored flowers. I’m telling you, it was magical! I have wanted to create something in the same vein ever since I saw the show. We decided to design a simple tablescape inspired by the white and watercolored paper garden used in the Chanel show. Complete with gorgeous dinnerware, glasses, and flatware, this Chanel inspired tablescape is a beautiful table for a baby or bridal shower or just a lovely dinner party with friends. The watercolor flowers are a whimsical touch to any setting, and really fun to create!

Chanel Inspired Tablescape

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DIY + Easter + Party + Projects + spring + tabletop / Friday, 18 Apr 2014

DIY Easter egg name settings

To top off the spring party spread (see previous posts here and here), I made these mini Easter egg name settings. You know me, I love things either really big or really small–it just makes things more whimsical. So, I came up with these little name tags that would be a cute topping for a plate setting. 
Materials: acrylic paints, paint brushes, wooden eggs (I got mine from here), black pen
Step 1: Paint the eggs in a solid color.
Step 2: After drying, paint on an oval shape in a coordinating color. I chose colors in similar tones.
Step 3: Top it off with a simple monogram for each person at the table. 
Donzo. I love ’em simple! 

 I wish this spelled something…missed opportunity. Sigh.

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DIY + Projects + spring + tabletop / Friday, 18 Apr 2014

DIY ombre candle votives

ombre candle holders DIY
photography by Trisha Zemp 
I picked up a ton of tabletop goodies for the spring table setting (see the full post here) including some simple candle votives from Ikea. They’re like $1.99 or something. With one simple step I gave them an ombre finishing. I LOVE how they turned out. I’m going to keep them in my stash. I think they’d be perfect for Mother’s Day, Easter, bridal showers, and baby showers.
ombre candle holders DIY
ombre candle holders DIY
Click below for full tutorial!

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