Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Driftwood Gray Tablescape

Here's a tablescape that demonstrates that you can make a centerpiece out of just about anything.
 
This summer, Mr Delight and I have enjoyed quite a few waterside picnics.  On one such outing, I picked up a fairly ordinary piece of driftwood. Of course, my thoughts started drifting towards how I could use it for table décor.

 
By placing the driftwood on a series of mirrors and adding some seaside touches, it started to take on a more elegant look.
 
The candlelight and driftwood were reflected in the mirror which gave the centerpiece some added dimension.
 
I tucked these faux grasses underneath but they laid flat so I used a few of these shell covered balls to push some of the grasses up.
 
The grasses add a pop of colour to this otherwise neutral gray and white table.
 
Floating candles were added to multiple crackle-glass candleholders placed around the driftwood.

 
I designed the tablescape around the colour of the driftwood and chose to use a gray damask tablecloth with white placemats and napkins.

 A driftwood gray charger plate is topped with a white dinner plate and muted gray/white salad plate.

 
The top of this napkin fold is slightly reminiscent of a shell.
 
Tapered candles were set in these silver holders which were topped with a few small shells. Again, gray is the colour of choice for the table runner.
 
Love the combination of...
 
 
Let's look beyond the table to the sideboard behind.
 
I used seaside objects to create a similarly themed décor on it.
 
Faux driftwood-like branches run the length of the sideboard.
 
A hurricane vase is filled with sand, shells and grasses and set atop a glass cake platter which also gets some sand and shells around the edge.
 
Two glass pedestal candleholders on each side of the centerpiece contain votive holders placed in sand.
 
The white metal star on the mirror is a recent purchase and was meant to portray something similar to a starfish.
 
I was pleased I had this tablescape ready to go when some friends from out of town dropped by last weekend and we invited them for dinner.  Being avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, they liked the natural look of the décor.
 
The next time you need a quick centerpiece, head outside and see what you can find.  It doesn't take a lot to transform an ordinary piece of nature into something fit for your dining room table.
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
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17 comments:

allisamazing said...

Absolutely stunning!

Angelina B. said...

Your table is really pretty! It's funny how a piece of driftwood can turn into a special centerpiece if it's styled correctly!

Joanne said...

Well, this is just so pretty and inspiring! Earthy but still elegant. Thank you for sharing your pretty tablescape.
Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

thepaintedapron.com said...

So pretty and serene Lori, like a trip to the spa! I especially love love the centerpiece repeated on the sideboard...also love the napkin/fork/napkin ring, so different!
Jenna

Ivy and Elephants said...

So beautiful! I love the driftwood on the mirrors, such an elegant touch. It must be amazing by candle light.
Hugs,
Patti

Barbara said...

This is so pretty! I love the understated colors and calm feel of it all. Your centerpiece is just gorgeous! This is just the kind of tablescape that really appeals to me.

Christine Graves said...

Stunning tablescape. Love the seaside touches you did.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This is gorgeous...one of the prettiest tables I have seen in a long time...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

Nanna said...

who knew drifywood could be so elegant! beautiful tabelscape!

Helen

Tenneil at R7 said...

The driftwood against the mirror are such a contrast it's stunning!!

Visiting from NTT
-Tenneil at Rseven.net

Crystal Grandeur said...


The entire setting is gorgeous. Love the driftwood concept. The green touch is so good. Love it. Visiting you from Stroll Thru Life. Sujatha:)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your coastal decorations and tablescape are awesome! What a talented and creative lady you are, I totally love this!!!
I live far from the beach, so no drift wood, next time I'm bringing a couple to 'copy cat you' lol!
Enjoy your week.
FABBY
PS: I'm gonna take a look again and pin it.

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Lori, I love DRIFTWOOD!!!!! will be pinning here and I follow you now through Bloglovin! Christine from Little Brags

Carolyn said...

Hi Lori,
I love your driftwood tablescape....it would be perfect in our boathouse!

Thank you for your visit and sweet comment.

Carolyn

Alison Dawn said...

What a beautiful setup!

Grantham Lynn said...

What a beautiful tablescape. I love the dishes. They work well together. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi Mama said...

Lori, you are really speaking to my heart with your ideas. I could never figure why people go out to eat inferior food at plastic tables, and setting a beautiful table each night is something we adore here. Would you share this elegant setting at Five Star Frugal this week? I'd love to have you back. Love, Mimi xxx
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