Autumn Tablescaping

I was playing around with some fall elements to create fun and inspired place-settings. As you can see, mixing up the toppers or adding little decorative objects adds to the visual appeal. And of course, stacking your plates allows for adding different textures and complimentary colors. Look to The Hive Shop for some of the elements you see here to create your own fabulous fall tablescape!

A Patriotic Table for the Fourth of July

I love mixing in my nautical elements into a table set for celebrating the Fourth of July. My plates here are vintage and a little mismatched, but that just adds to the charm. And any centerpiece or floral arrangement gets an instant Americana boost by just adding lots of small flags! 

Styling a Bar Cart

I’ve linked this bar cart on my page. You can shop it here

The classic bar cart has made a big resurgence as of lately and those made of wicked and/or rattan are more popular than ever, especially for the summer season. They seem to exude that vision of life on the veranda and elegant cocktails! Here are a few things to consider when styling your drink cart. 

1. Consider where you’ll use your bar cart most and choose materials that can handle weather if being used in an outdoor area. 

2. Reserve space for bottles that are used frequently and are somewhat attractive. Include sparkling waters as mixers. 

3. Use attractive glassware and bar tools. Keep accessories corralled together but easily accessible. Use shatterproof glassware if you’re using outdoors. Look for some of my choices on The Hive Shop!

4. Have a carafe of a mixer handy as well for those opting for a mocktail. Add elements such as fruit, sprigs of mint, napkins and swizzle sticks for extra color.

5. Try to display using various heights and containers. A cute small pedestal can be used to contain the smaller items. Trays can be handy to keep like items together. Cloth place mats can also be used to absorb condensation and add a boost of color.

6. Consider what you’ll be serving. Will you need a cocktail shaker or an ice bucket? 

A Table Set for Easter Brunch

Serving an Easter breakfast or brunch?  I decided to go less formal and added a little whimsy with my fun bunny centerpiece and lots of colorful eggs.  I used vintage egg cups from my collection and varied china.  The key is to stick to a color theme to keep it cohesive as I did with the yellows and greens here.  

Easter Tablescaping

I love to make creative and fun place-settings and tablescapes throughout the year, and Easter is no exception! I found this giant faux cabbage at Hobby Lobby and built my arrangement from there by adding the forsythia branches, pussy willows and a cute nest with eggs. I hope these pictures provide some inspiration for your table as well!

More Christmas Place Setting Ideas

I’ve posted Christmas place setting ideas on the blog before and you can actually look them up under Entertain.  Here are a few more that I had some fun with.  I especially love the plaid with the little gnome plate atop.  The plaid plates came from @HobbyLobby, the gnome plates came from @williamssonoma a few years back and the plate with the cabin came from @homegoods.  The gold and red chargers are from @Christmastreeshops.  The light blue china is a vintage pattern from @franciscanchina called Silver Pine.  It is available through a company called Replacements.  

I’ve picked some of my favorite china and serving pieces on my new category on The Hive Shop, Christmas.  Check it out for all your entertaining needs!

This Years’ Thanksgiving Dining Table

This year was a departure from my traditional squashes, gourds and pheasants. I typically have a more fall themed table, but this year I was inspired by the beautiful elk antlers that were given to me by a Vermont friend. I went for a “mountain chic” look by pairing them with glamorous silver and etched crystal.

A harvest theme table setting idea

Just a little table setting inspiration for Thanksgiving. This china, from Johnson Brothers is my traditional favorite and I always use my stag-horn cutlery for Thanksgiving, I just feel it looks very “harvest-y”. Both the china and the cutlery are on The Hive Shop under Autumn and Holiday.