Feb 2 2015

Colorful Dinner Party


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.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner Party

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. TNPLH: Colorful Dinner PartyThen I pulled out my wedding china as the dinner plate, and mixed in my Grandmother’s bowl for our soup course.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner PartyI 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.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner Party

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).

IMG_0563Before 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.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner PartyFor 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!

Dec 16 2014

Throw Back Christmas Dinner Table


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!

TNPLH: Holiday Dinner Table Mikasa Cheveron Plates

TNPLH: Holiday Table

TNPLH: Holiday Arrangment Red Roses

TNPLH: Holiday Table Overlooking

TNPLH: Holiday Flowr Prep

TNPLH: Holiday Flowers!

Dec 8 2014

Recent Tablescapes


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!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

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!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

I love how she added the berry branches to the fall table – made it seem so cozy and added beautiful texture to the table!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

I was excited she also pulled out her blue willow plates, since I bought some for her wedding!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

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!

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

Next I have some pics from a date night at home.

Date Night At Home Dinner Table

Pulled out the Ralph Lauren China and mixed with some fun casual printed napkins!

Date Night At Home Dinner Table

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!


Sep 15 2014

Julisak Inspired Fall Table


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 fall table inspiration

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



save on crafts.com inspiration

image from saveoncrafts.com

Jul 24 2014

Summer Floral Dinner Party Table


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.

TNPLH: Summer Floral Dinner Party

I picked up flowers from local grocery stores. I wanted to mix all sorts of colors and textures.

TNPLH: Summer Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party Flowers

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

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?

Jul 18 2014

Flower Inspiration: Sunflowers


I love sunflowers. When I was a little girl every year my dad and I would plant them together and watch them grow. They are beautiful and I love mixing them with other bright fun colors. I think they will be perfect for my table this weekend.

Here is a sneak peak at what I am thinking…I picked up the below fabric a week or so ago and this past weekend I sewed them into dual table runners.

TNPLH: Summery Dinner Party

This is what I mean by the unexpected way for table runners….this is from my first pop up party a couple years ago see the post here.

table 1

see? I like table runners the wide way not the length of the table. Anyway back to flowers…





I think something like these options would bring out all the fun bright colors of the table and be so pretty! Stay tuned next week to see how it all turns out!