Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Spring to Summer Transition Tablescape


I'm not sure why but this year, as spring turns to summer, I've been decorating a bit more with neutrals. Maybe it is because they create a calm soothing vibe which is something I'd like a lot more of as we head into the next season.  :)




The inspiration for this tablescape began with these faux peonies which speak of upcoming summer blooms.

I placed them in glass vases on either side of a black lantern.

In keeping with the transition from spring, I placed faux blossoms along the table runner.

Faux succulents also played a part in the decorations on the table.

One was placed on each side, in between the peony arrangements and the lantern.

I didn't use a tablecloth but for texture, I used these woven placemats.

The place settings were done in black and white with a blossom-patterned napkin.

These white lily shaped bowls went well with the blooms & blossoms look.

Faux succulents in little tin cans were set out as a take home favour for each guest.

My butterfly embossed stemware fit the theme perfectly.

The view towards the living room.

Blooms, blossoms and succulents in neutral tones combine for this spring to summer transition tablescape.

Are you still enjoying spring where you live?

Or have you already transitioned into summer?

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Romantic Dining in the Backyard


The weather was so nice last weekend, I decided to set a table in the backyard which was meant for our Mother's Day dinner but I've decided it will stay put for a few more meals because I am really liking the romantic evening ambiance it provides.




With battery operated mini-lights and a hurricane shaded candle, the centerpiece created a lovely glow over the table.

I used a faux green leaf garland intertwined with a faux white rose garland and placed the mini-lights along it.

The white roses are perfect for Mother's Day or more of a romantic theme.

The garlands were placed inside some long wooden trays and a glass hurricane with a taper candle was set in the middle of them.

The colour scheme for the table was sage green, black, brown and white.

The place settings included a black placemat, brown charger, white dinner plate with a patterned salad plate topped by a white appetizer dish.

I used my gold flatware and ribbed glass stemware.

Here are some of the pics I took before the sun was setting...

...looks nice but...

...the lights and candle are harder to see ...

...and it isn't until...

...dusk sets in that the true ambiance is enjoyed.

It's nice that the outdoor lighting we have in our backyard adds to the dreamy vibe.

Do you have some summer entertaining plans in the works?

If so, I suggest this type of centerpiece which gets better as the evening wears on.



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