Monday, February 13, 2017

Rustic Blue & Gray Tablescape

This time of year has me still enjoying winter but also thinking ahead to spring. For sure, in these parts, we still have a lot of the current season left and it's too early to go full-tilt into the next. So with that in mind, I designed a tablescape using the cooler colours of winter but with a rustic early spring look.






I used three of these wooden lanterns as the basis for the table centerpiece.

Faux greenery was placed around the lanterns as well as inside.

Two of these glass candleholders were placed in between the lanterns.

Various birch items such as the cut branches (above pic) and these log tealight holders provided the rustic touch I was looking for.

So as not to go too rustic though, I added these silver wire orbs and acrylic table scatter. A string of battery-operated white lights created a warm glow.

All of these elements were placed on a gray table runner...

...which was placed on a dark blue tablecloth.

Below, you will notice I layered my table linens as my blue tablecloth was a little too short.

The place settings were done in white, blue and gray.

Gray placemat and charger with white dishes and a striped blue & white napkin.

A decorative burlap bag (Dollar Store) adds to the rustic look.

I added some sprigs of greenery but these could also be used to hold a favour for your guests or to hold the cutlery.

The butterflies on the stemware give a nod to the promise of spring.

Silver votive holders add some sparkle to the gray and blue background.

I used gray table runners to act as chair covers.

I pinned some faux greenery to the tops and added a twine bow.




Do you still have a LOT of winter left where you live? Or are you able to realistically start thinking about spring?

Either way, I hope I've provided some inspiration for any upcoming winter-turning-to-spring dinner parties you might be having.

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent  at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Brag About It at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Monday, February 6, 2017

Last Minute Valentine Tablescape Inspiration

Are you hosting a Valentine dinner party this year? Or maybe you are looking for ideas on how to create a romantic table for two for you and your sweetheart to enjoy at home. Well, you've come to the right place!  In this post, I'll show you some of the Valentine themed tablescapes I've come up with over the  past few years.  

We will start by checking out this 

This darling rose napkin fold is one of the details that made this table special.

You can check out more details by clicking here to see the complete post.

Here's a romantic table for two where we were Dining in a Valentine Snow Cave or at least it seemed like it!

I used a striking colour palette of black, white and red.

You can check out more details by clicking here to see the complete post.

The table was set for six for this 

Even the chandelier got some romantic touches.

You can check out more details by clicking here to see the complete post.

Beside a cozy fire was the scene for this 


Dimmed lights and candlelight provide the perfect backdrop.

You can check out more details by clicking here to see the complete post.


A family gathering was the reason behind this 

Heart shaped vases and crystal lamps combined to create a pretty centerpiece.

You can check out more details by clicking here to see the complete post.

A Valentine Apres Ski Table for Two is what we are looking forward to this year. 

This is what I have in mind to recreate for this coming Tuesday, February 14th. 

You can check out more details by clicking here to see the complete post.

Speaking of apres ski, here is a Valentine Dinner Party for Twelve from 2011, where we hosted a bunch of our skier-friends.

We celebrated our LOVE of skiing!

You can check out more details by clicking here to see the complete post.
(Yep, that's snow outside the window! Glad it's not like that this year!)

I hope you've been inspired to put together something special for your Valentine's table.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent  at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Monday, January 30, 2017

Lodge-Look Valentine Vignette

Before I show you the details of this rustic Valentine vignette I created, let me set the scene.

You and your sweetheart have booked a Valentine getaway at a cabin in the mountains. Being winter, there is snow on the ground and a chill in the air.   




You arrive at your destination and are anxious to get in out of the cold. 

Once inside, you discover the cabin's owner has left a Valentine surprise for you.

They've created a romantic lodge style display for you to enjoy during your stay.

The two of you check out some of the love-ly details.

Two red snowflake mugs would be perfect for some hot chocolate to warm up after the trip.

These candles will definitely set the mood for romance once it gets dark out.

Next, you wonder if that is some champagne in the burlap bag.

Looks like it is!

Some cinnamon hearts will be a fun treat.



So many heart decorations definitely create a Valentine theme.

A snow-kissed rose is tucked in beside some chocolate kisses.

Snow covered pine cones speak of the lodge look.



Looks like you have everything you need to set the mood so you can snuggle in and enjoy the romantic holiday.

Hope you had fun playing along and enjoyed my take on a Valentine vignette with a lodge look.

Have you ever stayed at a cabin/lodge for a Valentine getaway? I think it would be so romantic!

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage