Monday, August 14, 2017

a late summer tablescape // two ways

recently we had our friends emily and joseph over for dinner and I was so excited to throw a fancier dinner than usual so we could use our wedding china for the first time. I also bought some amazing floral napkins from pottery barn months ago that I had been dying for an opportunity to use. 

I mixed our formal china and waterford with a burlap runner and jute chargers to modernize and casualize the look. then on sunday, we hosted a family dinner - so I mixed up the blooms and paired with causal china for a totally different vibe.

I am never going anywhere else other than trader joe's for flowers... the eucalyptus just seals the deal on this table. such a romantic yet carefree vibe that I love!

I really wanted to find a deep reddish pink flower to complement the napkins and trader joes had the most perfect tulips!

saturday dinner party menu:
paula deen's tomato tarts and a charcuterie board
steaks and mediterranean salmon
ina garten's roasted parsnips and carrots
ina garten's yogurt baked potatoes
emily brought a chocolate icebox espresso cake

the following day, we hosted a "going away" dinner for my sister as she goes back to college for junior year. check back on friday for the reworked tablescape!

napkins / chargers / table runner / napkin rings / formal china / crystal glassware / flatware / candle holders


  1. You always have the prettiest tablescapes! Makes me want to try harder...we usually gravitate toward paper plates, haha!

    1. paper plates serve their purpose well! easy clean-up, can't beat that.

  2. Gorgeous table scape! This reminds me that I need to invest in a table runner asap.

    1. I love table runners... I have had this one forever, can't even remember where I got it!

  3. This is so beautiful, I love your flower arrangement-the mixture of the tulips & hydrangeas on top of the eucalyptus is perfection :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style