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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tablescape: Simple & Elegant
If you know me personally or have been following 40 and beyond, you would know that one of my interests is table styling. Some women collect bags and shoes. I collect plates, chargers, platters and bowls. I love plates, candles, coasters and flatware. I love plates, glasses, linens and napkins. Oh did I say I love plates already? :-) I would like to share with you some of the past (and future) seatings and settings (that's how hubby calls it!) I have done. This first one was a tablescape done for hubby's Birthday last May.
I knew there will be a lot of chatting that would happen that night, so I opted to dot the table with low vases and candles so my guests can see each other eye to eye. The green oregano from my herb garden and some purple statice brought just the right amount of color for a setting for the male celebrant.
Gold chargers on an embroidered ecru table linen invokes elegance and the round candles, wrapped with rattan added texture and shape to the otherwise all glassy candle holders. Female guests get their own personal little glass vase with a single stem of flower. Take a closer look at the photo below, can you see it? It's hanging on the charger. I call it my little pacman vase.
I hope you like this post and I should be sharing more of this kind regularly. Stay tuned for more tablescapes!