Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dragonfly Birthday Tea Tablescape

I have previously mentioned that at my workplace, we celebrate coworkers' birthdays each month with a cake during the afternoon break.  Last month, there were 2 staff members with July birthdays and we marked the occasions on a day near the end of the month. Of course, I am in charge of the table decor :-)

It was a milestone birthday for one of the ladies so I incorporated something she has a fondness for and that is dragonflies.

I did a practice run of the tablescape at home and the pictures shown here are from that set-up.

The colour scheme was pink and yellow and I set the table for 4 even though I only used 2 place settings for the tablescape at work.

 Surprisingly (to some people), I did not have any dragonfly themed decor so I was on the hunt.

I found these terrific magnet dragonflies at a boutique shop in a nearby town.

The magnet (2 pieces) is very strong and will hold the dragonfly through glass or thick vases.

I filled this lidded glass vase with faux greenery and yellow flowers and put the magnetic dragonflies on the outside.

The dragonfly I put on the lid wasn't magnetic but had a ribbon on it so I wrapped it around the top.

 I placed these glass vases filled with similar decor on the ends of the table.

I wrapped little Lego blocks up as tiny decorative birthday presents and scattered them on the table.

These dragonfly cut-outs are from Dollarama...

...and were placed on a star-patterned table runner which was actually fabric that I just taped to the underside of a white table runner.

The place settings included Dimity Rose china by Royal Albert (my wedding china).

I folded the napkins in an accordion type fold mimicking the wings of a dragonfly.

Another of the magnetic dragonflies served as  napkin ring decor.

All this was packed up into some totes and set up in the staff room at work.

I wasn't able to take any pics of the table there but the birthday celebration was a great success.  The only hard part was getting back to work afterwards!

Thanks for visiting!

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Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
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Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
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Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
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Jody Klein said...

What a lovely tablescape. I am so in love with those dragonflies. I have never seen any like that before. Your china pattern is perfect for the dragonfly theme. I still haven't got all my dishes out yet. Seeing all your pretty tables is making me get the itch to do some. This weekend I plan on cleaning out the storage room in the basement so I can get to my plates. Have a great weekend!
Jody@Southern Seazons

Joy said...

Such a nice thing for you to do for your co-workers. Those magnetic dragonflies are wonderful! And your pretty china sets the color scheme for a lovely table.

Debbie Kitterman said...

WOW - so beautiful - I love dragon flies, but those dishes are gorgeous !!! I love how you went all out and decorated everything so nice for everyone to enjoy - you have a real gift for hospitality and you sure know how to make a beautiful table setting. Thanks for sharing - I found you today at #ImpartingGraace

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for sharing at SYC! :) Jo

Pam Richardson said...

Lori, this is a lovely table full of details! I bet your co-worker was thrilled! The Royal Albert china is gorgeous! Pam @'Everyday Living

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How very charming, love the colors and the theme.

Jann Olson said...

Such a fun idea to celebrate birthdays at work. I am a July baby as well. Love the dragon fly theme! Perfect for summer and the pink/yellow color combination is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with Share Your Cup.

Maria Elena said...

Another gorgeous tablescape, Lori! I know your coworkers were happy to have such a beautiful setting for their celebration. Hugs, Maria

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Such a sweet coworker you are to create a beautiful themed birthday table for them. Your china is so elegant and looks beautiful in your pics. It looks like you have been loving dishes for a long time.

Vanessa said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous tablescape. I love the different touches you add to make the table looks so girly. Stunning! Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging It link party. It's great having you.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

How how absolutely lovely!

Your tablescape is amazing. And I ADORE your wedding china - it is gorgeous!

What a special friend you are to do this for a colleague friend. She must have felt so cared for that day. Milestone birthdays are only really fun at 13, 18, and 21, haha. After that, well, let's just say each day is a blessing and leave it at that. /Chuckle.

The Charm of Home said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Sandra Lee said...

Thanks for including this in the line up at Celebrate Your Story and have a fun week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love dragonflies and you have created a beautiful tablesetting using just the right amount of them. CUTE!! Lucky co-workers!