Happy Cinco de Mayo!
We couldn’t wait to share our fun photoshoot with you – filled with tequila cocktails, painted silverware, succulents and Mexican blankets! Pass the tacos please:)
I wanted to share this super fun photo shoot we did with Molly My Magazine for their Summer 2016 Issue! When asked to do this feature story I jumped at the chance to be involved. The whole look + feel of the magazine is very in line with the social side of our brand, and what better way to express creativity than sharing some DIY inspo with you all!
Straight out of the pages of Molly My Magazine-5 ways to incorporate florals into Summer entertaining!
Styling + Design- Twenty Three Layers
Photography- Vanessa Tierney Photography
Printing and Paper Design- TPD Design House
Florals- Van Vliet & Trap
So excited for Spring! And to celebrate, we curated a playful tablescape (of course!). And I’ll show you how to put it all together, as we offer you tablescape hacks to make this a fun and easy process!
My first stop was to the local florist. I headed over and grabbed the freshest blooms they had. Gorgeous Ranunculus, garden roses and blush roses. I wanted to create a bright vibrant table so I chose vibrant colors that would compliment each other. You wont have to buy too many flowers-just use smaller vases and fill with a couple stems in each. Don’t forget sprigs of small flowers/filler in case you’d like to use it as a placecard or a special touch. Florals here are local from Scarsella’s
We love this Tri Tri Again fabric from Minted – They have tons of amazing fabrics to choose from-you can order table runners in any of them-even throw pillows to match!
*Tablescape Hack: Stock up on a couple different tablecloths and runners, ready to pull out when you throw a brunch or dinner party. Cloths and fabrics can really inspire creativity! And they complete the overall look-always transforming the table!
*Tablescape Hack: If you want to add even more depth to your tablescape-use throw pillows or a colorful throw blanket and toss over the top of the chair.
You can also add pretty edibles to the table/plate, creating a playful (and yummy) touch! It can be showcased right on the plate or on a cake stand nearby.
Now-how to pull off the above tabletop look! Lay out different size plates, even chargers if you have them. They don’t have to match-mixing it up can work just as well if you don’t have a full set of plates. These gorgeous plates are from Anthropologie and very cool wire chargers from CB2
*Tablescape Hack: Set up for your party well in advance so you won’t be scrambling last minute-especially if you decide to cook yourself! Move furniture around at least a couple days prior (if possible) and pull out all tabletop items so you can start setting them out. And in case you need something extra, you have time to go out and buy it!
Choose glassware that compliments the look-it could be everyday glassware mixed with something a bit more special-my husband gave these to me last Mother’s Day (he knows the way to my heart!) Anthropologie
Keep a roll or two of string+ribbon around if need be, to tie springs or placecards together. I love using suede string-adds a bit of texture.
Don’t forget the silverware! Here I used a mismatched set which throws in a vintage vibe! Silverware can be a fun tabletop piece as well. My favorite-anything gold!
*Tablescape Hack: You don’t need an excuse to buy tabletop items! Shop sales, in vintage stores and online-STOCK UP! You will be more inclined to throw a party and for those impromptu gatherings, you won’t have to worry about the table settings!
Hope you enjoyed! Have a great Easter weekend:)