Welcome to The Tablescaper.
The holidays are filled with opportunities to entertain.
Maybe you’re having some friends over for super or for brunch.
They don’t always need to be formal events with fine china.
Polka dots seem to lighten up any occasion.
Adding a small holiday bowl or plate atop the stack of non-holiday plates changes the entire character.
Both these straw mats and casual flatware are usually reserved for Summer, but integrating them into this tablescape made it more playful.
Poinsettias have such vibrant colors and are very traditional. Kick them up a notch by placing them in an interesting container, in this case a polka dot pitcher.
Don’t feel confined to using large pillar candles in hurricanes or elegant tapers in silver candle stick holders. These thin tapers in their ice cube like holders add a punch of fun to the table. They were an were inexpensive purchase from Ikea.
Have fun with the holidays!
Life is in the details.
Add a coaster, add a wine charm. Each layer just makes it that much more special.
Even the wine glasses have little balls or polka dots down their stem.
Hope you have fun with your holiday entertaining!
And now the scoop on where it’s all from. The inspiration started with the little gift shaped bowl . I got them at Christmas Tree for some crazy price of $1.69 or something like that. Then my awesome Christmas gift of the red square dinner plates arrived from my good friend and fellow blogger Kathleen, of Cuisine Kathleen. She got them at Pfaltzgraff on-line. I’m only showing 6, but of course she knows me and got me 12. I wanted to add polka dots. They are so playful the green polka dot salad plates are a long ago purchase from Target. The green placemats were an end of season sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond. The flatware, pitcher, and tablecloth are all from HomeGoods. As I mentioned above, the little candles and candlestick holders are from Ikea. I picked the napkin rings up at a great little shop in Texas a few years ago. I don’t have a clue where the red napkins are from and the red goblets are from a store that sadly is no longer in business. I’ve got to admit, when I bought the place mats and flatware, I never thought they’d make their way to a Christmas tablescape!
Join me Sunday to share how you’re getting ready for this season of merriment, at Seasonal Sundays.
Please visit the following parties I’m joining:
Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday
Sherry of No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday
Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold
Mary of Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Cielo of The House in the Roses for Show off your Cottage Monday
- The Tablescaper