Styled with two shades of simple blue dessert plates... The stripe bowls added a playful pattern mix and really help to give new life to everyday white dishes. Although I do not have blue stemware, the blueberries in the wine glasses added just enough blue to the glass. Two white table runners placed across width of table connect the guests, break the pattern on the table, and pop the placesetting...
Then came this more coastal look, using the flat seashells I just picked up while we were in Key West...
Pottery Barn blue chargers: HomeGoods for $4 found back in January
Indigo printed napkins: Pier 1 (2 yrs. ago at $1.50 ea.)
White & blue stripe bowls: Dollar store - last week
Indigo dessert plate: clearance at Pier 1 LY
Denim blue dessert plate: Macy's clearance 2007
Printed tablecover: (never used shower curtain) HomeGoods LY
White Chair Covers: (actually pillowcases) HomeGoods 2007
Glass pillar holders: Ross $12 for both LY
Skinny starfish: bag of 15 from ZGallerie 2008
Red wine glass: (w/blueberries) HomeGoods 2006
White linen runners: HomeGoods 2006
Wine glasses: Linens & Things 2005
Metal tea-light stands: Walmart back in 2003
Shared post on the HomeGoods Happy By Design board on Pinterest.
Large starfish: Bahamas trip souvenir (and painted white): 2005
Flat seashell as dish: Key West souvenir: Shell Warehouse - Mallory Square: 2010
Blueberries: 2 pks. for $3 (only used 1 pk. for 4 glasses)- Publix (FL grocery store)
It was a fun afternoon - speed-styling - creating about seven different tablescapes and photos from 1pm until about 5pm... Then the dreaded cleanup afterwards... good thing hubs was working late that night!
Tablestyling Tip Takeaways:
1. Shop your own home for your tablescape color story
2. Use everyday pieces in new ways - for example: a fabric shower curtain can add pattern as a table cover.
3. Layer your tablescape and connect people using bands of table runners.
4. Give a different look to everyday chairs repurposing pillow-cases as chair back slip covers.
5. Personalize your tablescape with your own travel treasures.
6. En lieu of ice cubes, freeze berries to use as chillers.
And now off to bid farewell to the turquoise dining room wall... pull out last years blue paints, mix in some black and white, and see if I can make my own inky-blue concoction!
Hope you've been inspired...
Have a great day!
SHARED LINK AT:
HOMEGOODS on PINTEREST
BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH
A SOFT PLACE TO LAND