A creative vintage tablescape to help inspire you for your next outdoor gathering!
It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to post on here due to some big life changes. My boyfriend, Ryan, decided to be done playing hockey and move back to St. Louis where he’s from, and luckily I was able to get a position with a great company down here and join him. We just moved into a little shotgun house in St. Louis’ Italian district and so far we are loving it (and the amazing Italian restaurants!). We are so lucky to have his family here who have been so helpful with moving and making this transition so easy for the both of us. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I’ve been waiting a good three years to live in the same city as Ryan again… and finally the moment has arrived! It’s been so fun getting settled in and having a place we can now together call home.
On another note, I’m so happy to be back on here and FINALLY sharing this post with you all! If you enjoy getting creative when it comes to tablescapes, you’ll love today’s post!
Right before I moved, I was lucky enough to shoot this vintage tablescape with Kelsey, owner of RePrize Designs. I had been wanting to do a post with Kelsey for awhile, and thought for months how we could collaborate. If you haven’t checked out her shop, you really should! She has the cutest decor and more that can be incorporated into any home.
Since I love doing tablescapes and Kelsey has amazing decor (and styling talent), this tablescape ended up working out perfectly! We threw this together in under five minutes with very little planning, and we hope it’ll give inspiration to anyone who may have a last minute get together and needs to get creative with decor.
We used a roll of kraft paper and lace to use as a table cover and chose plain white dinnerware. Did you know that you can get a nice set of plain white dinnerware from Walmart for like $20? I’ve had this set for about a year now and it’s still in great condition, so I’d say it was well worth the buy!
As for utensils, I love using gold plasticware because it doesn’t look cheap and is so convenient for entertaining! If you like the gold ones I used for this post, I ordered this set off amazon for the bulk size. I really want to try using the rose gold plasticware for an outdoor tablescape during the fall season!
Kelsey had these adorable antique brown bottles on hand to be used as a vase for flowers. You can find these at really any type of antique shop. I always see tons of them at Goodwill in brown and green. They looked adorable when used as a vase, next to this flower garland I got from Etsy. She also had a ton of greenery that we incorporated into the garland to make it longer and more dramatic. (The more greenery, the better!)
I purchased two yards of faux fur at Walmart to use as seat covers, not really sure how it would end up looking. When everything was on the table, it ended up pulling together perfectly! This is a great idea for an outdoor party for any season.
A tablescape looks even better with pretty food, don’t you agree? If you saw my last post, you know that I made this amazing cake for dessert recently. Since it was for this tablescape, I thought it would be fun to incorporate a flower from the garland I used into the cake, along with other greenery.
How will you be entertaining this summer?
Photography by: Everwild Photography
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