Tablescape Thursday 2 Ways

This week I visited a floral wholesaler and got so much decorating inspiration. I’ve been really interested in the “copper,” trend so I got a new copper colored mercury glass vase.

I decided to do up a few tablescapes of how I would do a rustic-elegant look for a simple dinner and a special-occasion dinner. I had so much fun with it, especially arranging the flowers. After taking photos of the special-occasion setting, I paired it back and it was nice to eat a regular Thursday dinner on a done up table. It was worth the little bit of extra clean up time as it really felt like we had a special experience. It’s just fun to have something different to look at on the dinner table.  I’m inspired now to do up a nice tablescape one night a week. I like to do meatless Mondays…now I’m going to add “Tablescape Thursday!”


Simple dinner tablescape

I got these wood chargers from Homesense recently and love them, my plates are a bit too big for them but I think just seeing the edge still works nicely. My dinnerware is “Baroque,” from Wedgwood and I just love their shape, they look pretty without chargers! The wood slice napkin rings are from Indigo and are a great staple for the fall. I like how my simple stripe runner, wood slice coasters and agate rock make the table a rustic theme.


New copper colored vase
New copper colored vase

I love my simple arrangement of cream roses, peach hypericum and boxwood. They go so well with the copper vase, I am finding that the copper color adds so much warmth and works well with browns, pinks and creams.


Special occasion dinner tablescape

For this tablescape I added the extra plates, cutlery and glassware you would have for more than one course. I added gem cut candle holders. The pink mercury glass candle holders are from my wedding! I put out place cards and the grey m&j “initial,” coasters I got from Anthropologie in the summer. I have such a big collection of coasters (mostly from Anthropologie) and I need to be stopped! I justify their purchase by just buying two and then mixing and matching…but who am I kidding I’m a coaster fanatic! I like to use them when I can in place settings as so many of them are so beautiful and its a way to use them more than just on the coffee table.


Looking back I can remember so many old family photographs having copper accents in them, from light fixtures to kitchen items. I sure wish I had a few of those items today. I think I’m going to buy more copper items when I’m out & about, the color gives such a warmth to a table. Its a color that I would use from summer through to winter and I’m already dreaming up all the different ways I can decorate with it! I had fun setting up these tablescapes and can’t wait to continue with “Tablescape Thursday!”

I hope you are inspired to use copper in your tablescapes!

Lv, Julie ♥

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