Hello, friends! I was so honored when Olivia asked me to share here on her blog a recent tablescape I had styled to participate in for Katherine’s Corner One More Time Summer Tablescape Challenge. There's a group of us sharing so I hope you'll stop by each of the bloggers located at the end of this post.
I first met Olivia on Instagram about one year ago. She has been a major inspiration to me on my decorating journey, and we have quickly become close friends.
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Styling a Summer Birthday Table for Mom
But let's not get ahead of ourselves! I should probably introduce myself first! My name is Larissa, and I live with my husband, 4-year-old son and brand new kitten in a 120-year-old home in the Midwest named Welch House. You might remember me from the Holiday Home Tour where Olivia featured my home. I love all things vintage, old world European and of course pink! I try to incorporate romantic beauty in my home whenever possible.
Do Include Flowers on Your Table Top
That brings us to my most recent tablescape. Summer is the perfect time to bring out fresh cut flowers on your table! I chose blush pink roses (what else!!) I found at my local supermarket for this tablescape.
I wanted it to feel very elegant and feminine for my Mother’s 61st Birthday celebration. I started out using a drop cloth as my tablecloth. They are inexpensive and paired well with the feminine pink runner and coordinating napkins.
TABLESCAPES do not have to be expensive
Who says silver and gold don’t belong together? Or are only for Christmas??? I paired antique silver rimmed floral china with thrifted gold brass candlestick holders.
One of my greatest passions is thrifting. Almost everything I use in my tablescapes is a thrifted find, right down to the flatware.
I also love to incorporate family pieces, and here I have used my grandmother’s prized crystal stemware to add a sentimental feel.
Do Add Candles, Day or Night
Something else I always try to include is candlelight and fresh flowers. These are simple, inexpensive things that make a great impact on a table or even a room.
One of my very favorite thrift finds on this tablescape is the gorgeous crystal punch bowl with an intricate brass base. This piece is very versatile and gives festive flair with each use. Pink lemonade complimented the tasty made-from-scratch chocolate cake I prepared at my mother's request.
The cake is so rich and delicious that I opted against icing flowers and instead decided to adorn it with fresh cut stems to give it that summertime appeal. I have it displayed on a vintage brass platter I stumbled upon on one of my many thrifting excursions.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on a summertime table and hopefully you have been inspired to dust off your heirlooms and set your own one-of-a-kind table with timeless pieces that work for every occasion.
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Since the Welch House tour, Larissa has been learning all about photography and is taking some stunning photos! I'm so proud of how far she has grown in just a year. You'll be seeing more of her here on RC contributing blog posts full of her decorating tips and clever DIY's.
We might even be able to talk her into sharing some tips for how she makes DIY birthday cakes look so professional like they came straight from a bakery. Take a look at this recent Lego party she styled for her son. Can you believe she hand makes all these cakes herself? WOW!