Archive for the ‘tabletop’ Category
The weather here in Western Pennsylvania can get be pretty sketchy in the month of April. Since it appears that we are finally in the clear for a good stretch of warm spring weather, we finally uncovered all our deck furniture yesterday. We gave the deck railing and wood floor a good cleaning and we are happy to be able to start using our outdoor living space this spring and summer!
Typically, when I host a lunch or dinner party outdoors, I love to use fresh flowers on the table or a potted flowering plant. However, when done right, sometimes it’s ok to use faux plant decor. The benefits are you don’t have to be concerned with your flowers wilting from the hot sun or flying insects wanting to perch on your flowering plant buds, and no need for water…you don’t have the hassle of caring for a live plant. However, I just had to add a touch of fresh blooms from my flowering plant – it added a bright and vibrant pop of color!
Inspired by my new faux boxwood topiaries from Home Goods, I decided to add a lush of green to the already greenery outdoors by pairing the topiaries with my boxwood leaves placemats. To add to this casual outdoor dining tablescape, I used my gray, vintage designed disposable plastic round plates (purchased from Marshalls), silver plastic flatware set, and my clear acrylic wine glasses and tumblers – all of which are perfect and ideal for outdoor entertaining. When all these decor elements and tableware essentials were grouped together, it gave a cozy and welcoming look!
I love how the design of the acrylic glassware looks like real glass!
What drew me to purchase these faux topiaries were the two-tone painted pot. The modern mix of light gray and gold is totally my style!
Our deck sits up high from the ground and we are surrounded by tall mature trees, which makes us feel like our deck is a tree house. I really like how the greenery continues to flow onto the outdoor dining table!
This tablescape was so easy to put together for easy-breezy spring entertaining…effortlessly chic! Happy Spring!!
-Photos + Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez
I came across these pictures in my photo library and noticed I never posted about this Easter tablescape! So of course, I had to share a little of what I created here.
This tabletop is perfect for an Easter brunch or luncheon celebration! My inspiration came from an array of tulips I had picked up at the grocery store. A large centerpiece filled with an abundance of light pink, dark pink, and white tulips adorned the table. I dressed the table with a neutral colored table linen – in a light taupe, I then layered it with white & gold polka dot placemats and napkins, I chose coordinating colors for the dinnerware and flatware. I added my vintage gold-rimmed teacups and blush glassware to complete the look. I ran two pieces of pink satin ribbon along the center of the table – this was to mimic a table runner so that I can use the center of the table to display my candy dishes and tea candle holders. To coordinate with that, I tied a piece of ribbon around each dinner napkin.
I love how it turned out…it’s such a sweet and festive way to celebrate the Easter holiday.
-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez
Hippity Hop! My bunny-inspired Easter tablescape incorporates classic white, vintage green and modern gold elements. The first is this lush flower arrangement, with its delicate petals – it has a garden-feel to it. Remember the post of my DIY gold leaf cracked egg vase? I used it on this tabletop and I really like how it complements the rest of the tabletop decor. I also added a classic white tablecloth and dinner plates, paired with off white dinner napkins and vintage green glasses. To add a touch of modern, I added my gold flatware that coincides with the adorable gold ears of the bunny decor and the bunny place card holders. Speaking of bunnies…aren’t they just the cutest?! You can find the bunny place card holders in the $1 section of Target and the other two larger bunnies are from Home Goods. They add subtle playfulness to this tablescape.
I’ll most likely be hosting an Easter dinner and I’m itching to create a tablescape that includes pastel blues of all tones. I’ll be sure to share pictures if I wind up doing it!
-Photos + Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez
With the spring season officially here, let the Easter planning commence! I’m kicking things off with floral vase ideas that are perfect for both Spring and Easter.
I found this $3 Easter bunny at Target (in the dollar section) and thought it would be cute to use it as a floral vase versus the traditional candy bowl. For a springy touch, I added white tulips and yellow daffodils.
Combine this cute themed floral-filled bunny with a second vase filled with yellow roses and you have an adorable centerpiece for your Easter table or vignette!
I found this white ‘cracked’ egg vase at Pat Catan’s and I knew I could transform it to something a bit more glam that complements my home decor. A little DIY using Martha Stewart Decoupage Gilding Sheets and her Gilding Adhesive transformed this ordinary egg to a chic one!
Even though the weather here in PA is not feeling exactly like springtime, adding a few festive touches around the house, makes me feel like it’s spring.
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Wondering how I was able to pull this inspiration shoot after yesterday’s post? I had my partner’s help, of course! I was itching to do something creative and my partner actually suggested that I go for it because simply, it made me happy! My better half volunteered to collect and carry everything I needed so that I can put this holiday tabletop and dessert bar together. What would normally take me a few hours to complete, took me a weekend to pull off!
Keep reading for more inspiration on how to throw a beautifully blush Galentine’s Day Soiree!
Are you gearing up for Valentine’s day? Get ready to celebrate all the amazing ladies in your life. Chocolates, champagne, blush roses & hydrangeas, and Valentine’s inspired candy, cupcakes & cookies, are a perfect excuse to celebrate Galentine’s day with your gals!
I set the table in this blush and gold color palette. Since Valentine’s is the last winter holiday before the spring season begins, I decided to add a touch of early spring by making a simple wreath for each dinner plate – using English Ivy. These personalized heart-shaped cookies by RPConfections were a great way to use as a name tag for each place setting and a sweet treat perfectly packaged for guests to take home. As a final touch, I took the cloth dinner napkins and folded them into a rose shape. You can check out this tutorial, here!
I decided to use these gold glitter ‘love’ cupcake toppers by Party Fix to hold a sour gummy lip and placed it on the rim of each champagne filled glass.
Lindt chocolate truffles were paired with heart-shaped marshmallows.
I was pretty satisfied that I was able to pull off making this blooming with love floral arrangement. To recreate this on your own, you will need the following:
- Roses (I chose white and blush colored ones)
- Hydrangeas (I was able to find these naturally blush and green ones)
- (1) Wet Foam block
- Depending on the size of your table, you can use either a medium-sized platter in a rectangle shape (as I did) or a large-sized one
- Let the wet foam block soak in water until the block submerges in the water on its own
- Remove the wet foam from the water and place it on the platter
- I started forming my arrangement by using the hydrangeas first. I removed the leaves off the hydrangea, cut the stem to size and inserted the first one on the bottom-end of the foam block. I placed two hydrangeas on each corner of the platter and then proceeded to insert them in the middle of the foam block as well.
- I then started to strategically fill the empty spaces with my roses. You will want to remove the leaves off the roses as well and cut to size.
- If you have large gaps of space in your arrangement, add more hydrangeas to fill it in
- I made sure that whatever I inserted in the front of the arrangement, I tried to mimic on the other side.
This adorable dessert bar was filled with an array of Valentine’s candy, delicious treats from chocolate truffles and decorated cookies & cupcakes to cherry topped brownies.
You can’t ever go wrong with Georgetown Cupcake! This ‘rose gold dozen’ is sure to be a crowd pleaser!!
My sweetheart actually made this Galentine’s inspired wreath by wrapping English Ivy around a wreath metal frame. This rose gold ‘Love’ balloon from West Side Apartment was attached to the middle of the wreath and small rose buds were cut and glued onto the wreath. My partner did a great job, wouldn’t you agree?! I say…good job, honey. We make a great team!
Minutes before your guests arrive, pop the chilled champagne and pour some in your champagne flutes. When your guests start to arrive, welcome each of them with a glass and let the soiree begin!
Add some color and flavor to your water by dropping in two fresh raspberries and mint!
These ombre ‘heart sugar cookies’ from PFConfections have such pretty embossed details!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Galentine’s day entertaining tips and decorating ideas.
Cheers to girlfriends and Happy Galentine’s Day!!
Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography