The holidays are in full swing around here! The tree is up and the house is mostly decorated. But I have some work to do because we’re having a little dinner party tonight! The timing is perfect because I am participating in the Mark and Graham challenge with a few other bloggers.
Mark and Graham is the newest line from Williams-Sonoma and they focus mostly on personalized home decor. I was asked to style a table with these blue napkins that just happen to work with some of my vintage china perfectly! And I will always and forever love the green squiggle pattern on the salad plates.
Since my new dining room
has lots of blues and periwinkle, I decided to run with those colors for the party decor. Even though pink/purple/blue is not usually what you’d think of for a holiday party! The blue tumblers
are also from Mark and Graham. The opalescent goblets are vintage (my girls call them the rainbow glasses). :)
This is the first dinner party we’ll have at our new table, so I wasn’t sure how to approach the table cloth/place mat situation. So I tried something a little different. I bought six black poster boards and cut and glued them together to fit just right. I like how it accentuates the unique shape of the table instead of covering it all up.
Then I used some neon pink washi tape to trim out the top and bottom.
For the center, I gathered up a bunch of crystal and glass candle holders. I had a few on hand, but I did buy some of these
. (The shapes!)
Since there was no place to put a floral arrangement in the center of the table, I decided to make little ones for each place setting. ABC Kitchen does something similar in mismatched, tiny little bottles. So I stopped by the thrift store and bought six (very dirty?) glass bottles.
I used teeny tiny flowers like wild roses, small parrot tulips and even a little baby’s breath (I know, shocking!).
I cut down these chalkboard tags
from Mark and Graham into little waving flag shapes for the place cards. As a side note, have you tried chalk pens? AMAZING.
Trader Joe’s was selling these great boxwood wreaths last week for $10 each. I hung them up using some vintage trim I bought at SAS last time we were in Arizona.
So excited for this dinner now!
Now for the important part (you know, the part where you can win stuff
). Mark and Graham is giving away a $500 gift certificate if you stop by their FB page
and vote on which table setting you like the most. Think of all the goodies you could get for $500! Think of all the future dinner parties!