Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pear Tablescape

Last Saturday morning, we had the idea that we wanted to catch up with some friends we haven't seen much this summer so we invited them over for dinner that evening. Fortunately, they didn't have other plans and accepted our invitation.

Naturally, I had to come up with a tablescape for the occasion but with the cooking to be done and a bit of house tidying, there wasn't a lot of time.  Whenever that's the case, I opt for my go-to centerpiece items - cylinder vases with inserts.
(Click here to see how to create these type of vases.)
 
Thinking fruits of late summer, I went with a green pear theme and placed one of these faux fruits in the bottom of each vase on top of some pebbles.
 
 A floating candle in the glass insert sits on top of green acrylic beads.
 
In between the vases, I placed these flowers in metallic pots which I took from here. They added the pop of colour the table needed.
 
The pear theme was carried on to the place settings.
 
A pear-green placemat, napkin and dinner plate along with a brown faux-weave charger and a white salad plate make up the place setting. Individual salt & pepper shakers and crackle glass candle holders add functional and decorative elements.

Faux pears serve as placecard holders.
 

And with that, the table was set, ready for guests to arrive.  On the menu was Chicken Rococo(cheddar cheese-filled chicken breasts), grilled prawns & scallops, rice, grilled veggies, broccoli, and green salad with chocolate cake for dessert.

 
Our friends arrived and we had a wonderful evening with lots of laughs and catching up on what's been happening with each other over the summer. The only bad part was that I didn't have much time to take many pics of the table.
 
Hopefully, I've captured the important details that might provide inspiration for you to create your own...

Do you have a go-to centerpiece for the times when last minute table décor is required?
Click here for more info on mine.
 
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11 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I love those glass cylinders with the inserts!! Those would be my go-to if I had some, how different they can be with each change of season. Lovely. What a great use for the faux pears.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is beautiful, Lori! I love the pears in the cylinders. It reminds me it's time to bring mine out! And the apples. Your menu sounds fantastic as well. I usually set my table the morning of my dinners. If it's last minute I just grab my cell phone to get pics. All I know is sometimes the table is more blog worthy than the food!! ;-)

Jane

Lanita Anderson said...

Always love your tablescapes....so creative and fun, not to mention functional! I really liked how you used the faux pears for the place card holders! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Lanita

Martha Franks said...

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Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

So, so pretty. There is something about the simplicity of a pear that gets me every time. The cylinder glasses are lovely as well. Hope your week is off to a great start. Jane

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Lovely table and pretty colors...........
this would be good for fall as well.
I love using glass cylinders too, you
can put all sorts of things in them,
to give them a different look........

Blessings, Nellie

Carol said...

I love your tablescape! I think pears are so artsy and lend themselves to so many lovely decorations. The cylinders with the inserts are very nice!

Angelina B. said...

Love the pear theme! Your table looks pretty! Coming from creative ways

thepaintedapron.com said...

Pretty in Pear Lori! Last minute parties are always the best!
Jenna

Mimi Mama said...

Lori, I love an impromptu dinner party as well! They're the best ones sometimes! This theme is so do-able, and you have such gorgeous ideas. Thanks for sharing with us at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

DIYbyDesign said...

Love your tablescape. What a super cute idea for fall. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com