We created this gorgeous Simple Summer Tablescape in just minutes! Faux greenery, florals, and lemons make a big impact and add a splash of color! We repurposed our favorite bottle of wine and set the mood by using a candleabra as our candle holder and centerpiece.  The place settings feature our friend Totally Tikaa’s Black & White Gingham Dinner Plates and metallic chargers. White lace napkins and natural burlap utensil holders add a touch of vintage to our table.  By shopping our own stash, we were able to design a stylish yet cheerful tablescape.  Have fun and set to impress! 

Delicious Meal Planning & Simple Summer Tablescape Video Link HERE

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Faux tulips HERE 
Faux topiaries HERE 
Faux topiaries HERE 

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Totally Tikaa Gingham dinnerware HERE 
Charger Plates HERE 
Faux lemons HERE 
Natural burlap utensil holder HERE
Garden Trellis Dinner Napkins HERE  

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Bottle Stopper Candelabra HERE 
Tea Light Wine Bottle Candle Holder HERE 
Other Wine Bottle Candle Holders HERE 

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Mason Jar drinking glasses with handle HERE 
Mason Jar drinking glasses without handle HERE 
Water bottle with stopper HERE
Distressed White Wood Candle Holders HERE 

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Your 2 Orchids have so much fun when it comes to seasonal or holiday tablescapes! It’s our excuse to be a little (sometimes a lot, we confess) creative. Who can blame us? Every holiday or special event gives us the opportunity to change settings and test different ideas.

Take it from us: when shopping, look for flexible items that you can re-purpose or incorporate into any occasion. Just in case! The secret is to think of your table as a blank canvas, but – and this is the best advice we can give – have a color palette in mind of what you want to use. For example, on both of our tablescapes, we went for something we could easily transition from Fall/Thanksgiving right into Holiday/Christmas.

The pieces we used have texture, versatility, and colors that represent each theme. As you can see from the photos, we used the same table runner and the same stands for both tablescapes. It’s all about re-purposing.

It helps if you find the wow factor for the event. Still, most of the work will be trial and error.  For instance, swap the pumpkins for Christmas trees, harvest fillers for Christmas bulbs. Keep in mind that items like pine cones can work for both holidays.

No need to worry about big budgets either. It can be as easy as finding accessories from around your home that will reflect the theme you are trying to create. Think decor items, leaves, branches, and pine cones from your yard. The Dollar Store is another perfect option where you can get a lot of bang for your buck without breaking the bank.

Candles are always a nice detail since they add that subtle touch that turns a house into a home. Just remember if you are serving dinner you may want to light unscented candles to avoid interfering with the aroma of the delicious meal you prepared.

Links For Fall/Thanksgiving Products:

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Links For Christmas Products:

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Creating A Festive Fall/Thanksgiving Tablescape

Creating A Festive Holiday/Christmas Tablescape

 

 Are you hosting a holiday get-together or dinner this year? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got a few simple, yet festive, embellishments to make your dining table merry and bright!  Find great ideas for holiday entertaining and hostess gifts right here. 

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Tablecloths and runners come in all shapes and sizes.  They can add texture, color, and even a little sparkle to your dining table. Place a wine glass filled with seasonal decor, turn it upside down to create a centerpiece, then add a pillar or decorative candle on top.  We used miniature Christmas ornaments in shades of gold, silver, and red to fill our glass.   Votive candle holders work as holders for those extra salt and pepper shakers needed on the table.   Create your own wine glass charms by using any extra miniature Christmas ornaments.  Thread a ribbon through the ornament/bulb, then tie around stem of the wine glass and place the glass on a fancy coaster.  This will allow your guests to keep track of their glass throughout the evening.  You can also personalize by writing their name on the ornament. 

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Holiday Entertaining Links We Love:

Collier Flatware (Gold)
Christmas Icons Boxed Appetizer Plate Set
Glad Tidings Porcelain Salad Plate Set
Certified International Retro Christmas 4 piece dessert set
Better Homes & Gardens Heritage Dinner Plate Set
Season’s Greetings Plates Set of four
Holiday Wine Glasses
Pfaltzgraff Set of 4 Winterberry Wine Glasses
Mikes Cheers Party Wine Glasses

Kurt Adler 8 Piece Santa Hat Place Card Holder Set
Christmas Place Card Holder Set Ball Ornament
Christmas Floral (Hobby Lobby)
Pier1 Holiday Pillar Candle

Bath and Body Works Mini Christmas Tree Mini Candle Holder

Christmas place settingChristmas greenery, twigs, and berries create a warm ambience to the dining table.  The options are endless of what you can do when it comes to centerpieces.  Add holiday flare to the center of your dining table with festive flowers, wreaths, or pinecones.  Our DIY candy cane place card holders will only take you minutes to make.  Use three regular, or mini, candy canes and secure with double-sided tape or glue to make easels for your place cards.  Add the finishing touches by placing a ribbon around the candy canes.  Our mini santa hats serve as the adorable holders for our gold silverware.  Christmas dinnerware with holiday scenes, patterns, words, and phrases are a jolly way to jazz up any place setting and represent the season!

hostess gift ideas

Don’t forgot to show thanks and gratitude to your host and/or hostess with a special little something.  Wine, chocolate, and candles are well-liked by most and will be sure to get you the invite back!

Hostess Gift Ideas:

Luxe Faux Fur Wine Bag
Brix Chocolate 4 Flavor Gift Set
Apothic Red Wine
Nest Scented Holiday Ornament Candle
Nest Scented Birchwood Pine Ornament Candle

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