As we settle into the greyness of winter, I suddenly have a craving for color. Historically I've not been a big jewel tone girl, but the tide seems to be turning a bit and I have a new appreciation for these vivid tones. I don't think I could fill my house with them (though I am toying with adding a few fun touches to my daughter's bedroom) I very much appreciate a bold and beautiful table like this Pink & Gold tablescape. I can't help but feel a bit more cheerful when I look at it. It probably has a lot to do with the non-stop rain we've been having with precious little sunshine, it definitely has me dreaming of tropical climates and sandy beaches. With no vacation on my horizon, I turn to sunny tablescapes like this to brighten my day.
When I first planned this tablescape I was going to use it for the New Year's Blog Hop that I had planned. But since my site went down I was unable to participate. I was so disappointed because I thought this was such a fun and festive New Year's tablescape and I couldn't wait to share it. As I looked at it after New Year's I realized this table is so much more! It is a glamorous garden party, a vivacious bridal/bachelorette partyscape, a flirty Valentine table… oh, the list could go on and on!
Because I originally imagined it for New Years Eve, I blended in a mix of party papers.
Decorative honeycomb paper party decor becomes an interesting centerpiece when partially unfolded on the table. I like the dimension and texture that they add – not too mention their budget friendly price tag!
The rich golds, the vibrant colors of the scarf (used as a table runner), and the various party papers create an eclectic look to be sure, but one that definitely lends itself to a party atmosphere with a chic twist — which is just what I was going for!
I found a set of Moroccan glasses at HomeGoods recently, they are almost identical to this set of Moroccan Tea Glasses that I found on Amazon (affiliate link). The mix of colors are divine and the size is perfect for drinking and decorating. I love filling them with fresh blooms in season.
Loving sparkle the way I do I can't say no to a petite disco ball when I see one and I found this one at Walmart in the party aisle. It was about $10 which was perfect. It's not huge but it's big enough for me to have lots of fun with!
I've been steadily falling in love with Pip Studio over the last few years. I've been noticing a few of their items showing up at HomeGoods now and then and I always try to grab what I can. This tray is a Pip Studio find. This hot pink with gold trim tea set was another HG find and you know I scooped it up the instant I saw it. To say that I was gleeful would be a mad understatement. In my mind it is a glorious mix of Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, and every other 1950's technicolor glamourfest I could imagine!
The placesetting is a layered mix of a gold charger, a Spode Jewel Copeland dinner plate, and a lace cutwork milk glass salad plate. I topped this with a cheery pink polka dot paper sack. Inside the sack are small note cards. I attached a golden pencil with a bow to the bag. The idea behind this is that guests can jot down resolutions if it's a New Year's party but this would work well for other party themes too. You could have guests write down something they are thankful for, for example.
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If you'd like to see what the gals of the New Year's Blog Hop got up to for kicking off the New Year, take a visit through the links below. You're sure to find creative ideas you could tag for next year! I know I did!!
Celebrating Everyday Life
p.s.: I'm sharing this over at Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday.