Welcome to the 402nd Tablescape Thursday!
Have you ever thrown a birthday gathering for a friend? Recently Toni put together a wonderful table to celebrate a friend’s 70th milestone birthday. Toni’s friend loves the beach and anything beach related so she kept that in mind as she decorated for the party. Toni said, “I decorated the dining room hutch and corner table with the remainder of my beach collections to further carry out our theme for the day!”
I don’t think anything is prettier than decorating with natural elements, beautiful gifts from nature. Toni said the shells and other collectibles were, “elements hand-collected by me on various beaches here and abroad throughout my life, even bits of sea glass and driftwood, too.”
For her tablecloth, Toni purchased a drop cloth from Lowe’s and washed/ironed it . It’s the perfect color as a sandy-hued backdrop for this beach themed tablescape.
Toni picked up the peonies from Trader Joe’s and filled in around them with parsley from the grocery store. I never would have thought of using parsley as a filler around flowers, love that! Definitely filing that idea away for the future.
About her centerpiece, Toni said, “Bottles are old and were dug up on various job sites by my brother-in-law who pours foundations for houses. It was a fun table to do, maybe one of my favorites being as it held some of my most treasured collections.”
The dishware is Thomson pottery, found in HomeGoods. The napkins and napkin rings are also from HomeGoods.
The crystal stemware is First Lady by Gorham and the sterling flatware is Silver Lace by Rogers International.
Toni found her place card holders in a shop several years ago. The little anchors are chocolate and were made by a friend especially for this birthday gathering.
As the party concluded, each guest took home a beautiful rose-covered package filled with handmade chocolates! Such a special birthday celebration!
Thanks so much to Toni for sharing her beautiful table setting created for a special friend on the occasion of her 70th birthday!
Plates: Thomson pottery from HomeGoods
Crystal: Gorham, Pattern-First Lady
Silver Flatware: Rogers International, Pattern-Silver Lace
Placecard Holders: Two’s Company
Candlesticks, Tiered Tray & Wicker Flower Holder: HomeGoods
Tablecloth: Dropcloth from Lowes
Napkins, Napkin Rings-HomeGoods
Shells, sand on tray, sea glass and driftwood-Found from Sicily to Costa Rica, Atlantic and Pacific and Hawaii beaches
Bottles dug up from job sites by my brother-in- law who pours foundations for a living
Netting: Found in a box at a garage sale
Anchor Chocolates, Favors for Guests: Handmade by a friend
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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