In this post: One way to ensure your dinner party looks unique is to use items not meant for the table. This spring themed party borrows a little secret from my closet.
I have a bit of a history of using very impractical things in my table settings. It’s not that I don’t care about preserving my things. It’s just that I view the things I love as fair game to service a beautiful table. That we’d actually be eating a full meal at that table in no way deterred me. So that’s exactly how I came to use a cashmere pashmina as a tablecloth for a spring themed party with friends. The meal and the evening proceeded as planned. A good time was had by all. The pashmina survived.
I had gotten it into my head that I wanted to use lilac and green as a celebration of spring. As always, the florals tie the color palette together, with white grounding the whole thing.
The other key element was the creamy pear candles, sculpturally placed in simple iridescent green bowls. Floating candles in square votives rim the silver leaf dish that anchors the spring theme at the center of the table.
The warmth of the lilac pashmina contrasts the cool purity of the crisp white plates. Glimmer is added through the mercury glass vases, the crystal goblets and the silver mosaic pillars.
Layered napkins feature green iridescent napkins enveloping vintage white embroidered linen ones. The package is wrapped in silver frog napkin rings, another nod to spring. Vintage silver flatware is used as a soft touch.
The sunlight streams into the room and finds much to highlight.
The clean look of the individual place settings lends a modern edge to the tableau.
Tulips, roses, spider mums and more…
The mix of geometric shapes and candlelight add interest to the setting, but the story is really told through color. A view down the length of the table celebrates the light and an evening of pears and pashmina with friends.
Spring Themed Party Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Green chargers
- White dinner and salad plates
- Green dipping bowls
- Pear candles
- First Love flatware
- Sheer green napkins
- White embroidered napkins
- Glen plaid goblets
- Lavender pashmina
- Burlap tablecloth
- Tall glass hurricanes
- Square votives
- Floating candles
- Silver leaf dish
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