We loved this wedding from Southern Weddings, photographed by KT Merry. Our palette of pinks and greens has a bit of ‘rust’ in the palette this week… which you could tweak to be a bit more orange to make a fun tropical color palette. Shot on location at the Boca Raton Restort & Club in Florida, we certainly don’t mind dreaming of warmer days under palm trees.
Posts Tagged ‘table settings’
If you aren’t familiar with the line of tableware we carry on the shop called Mud Australia I hope you’ll check it out. It’s glazed on the interior or tops of plates and bowls and matte on the outside. It’s beautifully minimal and goes well in most any setting, from a contemporary table to a rustic table. We carry the line in milk (cream) and slate (a deep gray, almost black) but there are many colors if you’d like us to special order another color. I love the shape of the bowls and the tiny lip on the plates. … Read more
We are so inspired by this week’s color palette of red, pink, peach, burgundy and violet, we hope you are too. It’s perfect palette for Valentine’s Day parties, weddings, anniversaries… any party for that matter! Credits: Rue, Lane Flowers, Ruffled Blog, Wedluxe and Flirty Fleurs.
A simple, but fantastic idea for place cards is to take a piece of beeswax and roll into an instant holder. Most taper candles come with a small sheet of plain beeswax to help secure the candles in your candlestick holder. We carry taper candles over on the Little Blue Dish Shop, which come with small rectangular beeswax sheets and the best thing is our tapers are all on sale! We have over 16 colors to choose from and they are all made in Kansas City. Use the coupon “freeshipping” at check out to save even more. If you have … Read more
Whether you celebrate on the eve of New Years or on New Years Day, white flowers are always a favorite of mine for table settings. Like a clean slate, white symbolizes a fresh start to the new year. Adding in crisp Navy in seating cards or menu cards adds a little depth and masculinity. Another beautiful option is to stay with the deep reds and burgundies of the holidays. You can tone down the all-red holiday look by using neutral or flax colored linens. To elevate a buffet, place labeled cards in front of food dishes. You might have fun … Read more
Compotes or bowls of fruit can be beautiful centerpieces. Forgo the costly floral arrangement and pick up a fruit that coincides with the color palette of your wedding or celebration. Clementines, oranges and kumquats (which symbolize good luck in Asia) are a perfect choice this time of year. Above clementines and kumquats are paired with succulents for a chic table setting. Mixing gold, silver and glass as neutral elements allow the orange to pop. Having a lot of guests for the holidays? Rental companies don’t just do weddings and really large events, consider contacting your local rental company about chairs, … Read more
The holidays can be a very stressful time of year, trying to fit in all the shopping, baking, attending events and parties, all within your usual busy schedule. So if you are hosting a holiday dinner, brunch or luncheon try these simple but chic ideas. Your table doesn’t always have to be red and green for the holiday. Neutral creams & whites, chestnut colors and fresh greens is a lovely palette for any party. Above, clear vases in different sizes and shapes hold mint and lavender. You can pick up fresh herb bunches like this while you are at the … Read more
Lavender as a theme for weddings and celebrations can be really beautiful. Paired with soft whites, grays and even navy, lavender can take on a very romantic and charming presentation. Whether it’s just infused in small bits, like in this place setting above or as accents to the bouquet below or used as a flavor in cocktails or desserts there are so many options once you have decided on lavender. A small bouquet of lavender for each guest makes a beautiful presentation whether it’s for a wedding or a holiday table setting. A classic lavender decorated cake. Just because you … Read more
We did this simple idea a lot for holidays and weddings at Martha Stewart. Take your favorite (flat) chocolate bar and cover with a beautiful paper or wrapping paper and secure with double stick tape. To personalize, add a simple label with each guests’ name. Hershey bars are an easy choice but I love my friend Jessica’s chocolate company Woodblock Chocolate, chocolates handmade by her and her husband. (see our behind the scenes post visiting their factory) You can find labels like these at Staples stores and online and search the internet for free clip art to print … Read more
Setting up a casual buffet for entertaining friends at home can be simple. I like to bring a table that I usually use inside- outside for two reasons. One, it feels homey and creates a unique look. Two, it allows your outside patio table to be used to actually sit down and eat with your guests. If you don’t have an extra table, you can use anything from an old dresser or a cardboard table and drape it in a nice simple ivory cloth. Use everyday items from your kitchen like cutting boards , cereal bowls and tumblers as food … Read more