Good Morning! This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a mother’s day dinner with my in-laws and my brother in law’s family. As always my favorite part is setting the table. I usually make my own floral bouquet but this time I picked one up from our local grocery store, they do an amazing job, and usually I find if you are making just one bouquet you can buy one cheaper there than picking up a number of different flowers for a nice assortment.
I love playing with pattern and color at my table. I used my grandmother’s china, west elm napkins, a table runner I originally made for a dinner party here, but also used in my lake Michigan pop up party shown here, and I busted out my vintage gold flatware that my husband graciously polished up perfectly for me. We had a lovely day. I will share my recipes later this week.
We all know I love a good dinner party. We are fortunate that both our parents get along, so several times throughout the year we have them over for a little dinner party (see my last party with them here). I often think to myself that having a dinner party is my adult equivalent of playing house (BTW my favorite pastime as a child). I love planning the menu and setting the table. Each time I try to vary what my table looks like – it’s like a game to me.
This time I chose to mix a couple different sets to get a unique table. I got these fun new Ikat napkins from Pottery Barn for Christmas – aren’t they cute (and so updated for PB?). So I knew I wanted to incorporate them. Then I pulled out my wedding china as the dinner plate, and mixed in my Grandmother’s bowl for our soup course.
I also received these fun Crate and Barrel wine goblets for Christmas – I thought the hint of light pink added just an extra bit of fun to the table.
As for the flowers, since I had so many fun colors already on the table I went to Whole Foods to create a fun whimsical centerpiece incorporating all the same colors. I just love these fun little green fillers – don’t you (don’t know what they are called but I thought they added a nice touch of whimsy).
Before our guests arrived my sweet adorable husband mentioned “where are the candle sticks?” so at the last minute we added my crystal set from our wedding for the final touch.
For dessert I busted out my Mikasa Chevron side plates – aren’t they s fun? I just love a mess after party pic – still so beautiful. Tomorrow I will share my menu!
As I am thinking about my Christmas Table this year I keep thinking of my table from last year! I had to pull up old pictures!
Over the last couple weeks I have taken some fun pics of my dinner tables and haven’t shown them off yet! First group is from a “friendsgiving” dinner party that my friend thru. She did an amazing job on the tables. It was her first time hosting so many people at once but she pulled all her dinnerware together. Mixed it all up and the outcome was beautiful!
In a couple cases Mary used scrap fabric from around her house for table runners and just folded them to hide the edges! No one would have even known!
I love how she added the berry branches to the fall table – made it seem so cozy and added beautiful texture to the table!
I was excited she also pulled out her blue willow plates, since I bought some for her wedding!
This was my absotule FAVORITE table of the night. She layed a scarf over the top of the table as a little drop cloth! How creative! Loved all the print mixing she did with the napkins, plates and scarf. Such a traditional China setting changed into such an updated display. I obviously nabbed a spot at this table right from the beginning!
Next I have some pics from a date night at home.
Pulled out the Ralph Lauren China and mixed with some fun casual printed napkins!
I love setting a good table. this past weekend we also did our first Christmas dinner party. I will be sure to share pics coming up soon!
I saw these Juliska County Estate Accent Plates in Orange at one of my favorite home stores here in Milwaukee this weekend. They are so beautiful! I have seen the pattern before in blue and black but there is something about the unaccepted orange that I thought was really new and fresh. They inspire me to set a fall table.
juliska country estate accent plates/tree slabs/c wonder linen napkins/zara gold edged goblet/zara black wine glass/zara champagne flute/zara flatware/spoonflower black and white check fabric/horn candle holder
I always like when people use wood slabs for chargers…..get the idea below
image from saveoncrafts.com
I am so excited to share my table with you today! I wanted to mix all sorts of beautiful floral prints to make it bright and cheery. I used my grandmothers china dinner plates, mixed with my wedding china salad plates. I found the floral fabric a couple weeks ago and sewed simple table runners.
I picked up flowers from local grocery stores. I wanted to mix all sorts of colors and textures.
Didn’t it turn out nice? We had such a lovely evening. I love how all the floral layers played off each other. What do you think?