Right after Olive’s birthday party I was contacted by one of the preschool moms to participate in an upcoming event where she curated a team of designers for inspirational tablescapes. I love a good table setting and I love creating new vingnettes so I was 100% in. Then, somehow I was asked to come back for two more shows after that too! It truly has taken me back to my Maeve days where I created styled setups for photoshoots, styled shoots with wedding vendors, and sometimes even boutiques or magazines! So from the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, to the Indiana Home Show, to the Indiana Flower & Patio show, here are my tablescape designs some from start to finish!
For the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, we were encouraged to have a holiday theme…
And one of my favorite ways to gift wrap is with brown craft paper because I love the basic look it gives and then how it allows for you to get really creative with ribbons, bows, and accessories! So my theme was Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String…
This was the first time I’d ever done something like this… and something where I had my own sign all about me! Kind of a blushing moment. I incorporated brown paper boxes that I grabbed from stores like Hobby Lobby & Michaels and picked up some twine balls from Home Goods as well as some olive toned ribbons that coordinated nicely!
I used some magnolia leaf garland I had on hand along with some vintage glassware I already had and then set the table with layered plates. I did love how this came tablescape together… and it gave me confidence to do more!
Table Linen: Dropcloth
Runner : Target Gift Wrap
Chargers & Large Plates : Target
Cream Plates : Target
Silverware : Walmart
Wooden Trees : Target Dollar Spot
Brown Paper Boxes : Hobby Lobby, Target, Michaels, Home Goods
Spools of Twine : Home Goods
Gold Disco Ornaments : Target
Ribbons : Michaels
Fresh Eucalyptus & Magnolia Stems : Trader Joes
The next show was the Indiana Home Show. This show featured the likes of an old friend as a keynote as well as other designers such as Mina Starziak from Good Bones. We all wanted our tables to look great! For this show, I stuck with a casual feel and opted to use a low table with a backyard charcuterie feel…
For this one, I grabbed some small rugs and pillows from around my house (and Ikea and Five Below) and used a low table we already had on hand. From there, I gathered some greenery, a cute wood cutting board, and tried to create a space you’d want to hang out with your friends at in the backyard under the stars! My monthly neighborhood wine night was my inspiration honestly!
I went with minor glam details like this vintage gold silverware combined with personalized mini cutting boards as place cards. I feel like all my tables have a green theme – the first with the ribbon, this with the greenery, the plates and names on the mini boards, and my next… well you’ll see!
Table : Pottery Barn Kids
Runner : Part of a Vintage Lace Curtain
Greenery : Hobby Lobby
Wooden Cutting Board : Hobby Lobby
Faux Foods : Hobby Lobby
Gingham Plates : Hobby Lobby
Flatware : Vintage (similar)
Napkins & Cutting Boards : Handmade
Rugs : Five Below
Pillows & Covers : Inserts // Covers (both Ikea)
My last tablescape is one of my favorites. My main theme – mushrooms. I think people thought I was crazy when I mentioned this initially. It does sound weird, but I knew it would have a magical and whimsy feel and I think I captured just that. With a little help from a few new friends (cakes & napkins), it all came together beautifully!
With moss, babys breath, and some faux mushrooms, I think it all came together and people seem to really be liking it. I quickly pulled together an a-frame stand to place over the table with some more mossy garland and it really does feel quite magical. And while it’s quite different from the others, I think it totally works for a picnic feel… maybe a more woodsy picnic.
Table Linen : Dropclotch – Lowes
Moss Table Runner : Michaels
Plates : Thrifted
Glassware : Target
Flatware : Thrifted
A Frame Bamboo Sticks : Lowes
Mushrooms : Amazon
Cakes : Handmade by Anne’
Napkins, napkin rings, and plush mushrooms: Sewful Cheryl