I decided to draw upon the glitz and glamor of the Tony Awards for my tablescape. The Tonys will air live on June 11th, 8/7 C time and will be hosted by Kevin Spacey. Before I get into the details of the table here are some fun facts about the Tonys.
The first Tony Awards, more formally known as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, were held on April 6, 1947, in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Master of Ceremonies/Presenter was Brock Pemberton. During the first two years of the Tonys (1947 and 1948), there was no official Tony Award. The winners were presented with a scroll along with a gold money clip (for the men) and a compact (for the women). When the first Medallion was given out Brock Pemberton called it a “Toni” in reference to the nickname of Antoinette Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.
According to Broadway World, the first Play to win the award in 1947 was All My Sons, written by Arthur Miller. First winning actors, José Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac and Fredric March in Years Ago. First winning actresses, Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Lorraine and Helen Hayes in Happy Birthday.
My take on the glitz and glamor of the Tony Awards starts with a white polyester base tablecloth followed by round black cloth with a swirl print. I topped it with a white satin runner with round silver sequin detail. For more glitz and glamor, the chairs sport covers in white and black.
The most fun part of the table is the replica of the award medallion. My darling and ever so talented husband made it for me with his 3D printer. It was an amazing process and it wasn’t one that could be completed in a matter of minutes. It sits on a fabric covered faux cake round placed over a pillar holder. Surrounding it at the base are white flowers with a few orchids in the front.
On each side of the medallion are silver taper holders with dripping bling, along with damask mercury glass votive holders and two smaller glittered ones.
Flanking the end of the table are plumes in tall tapered vases and behind the award, medallion sits a bottle of bubbly in a silver wine holder.
The stack begins with a silver charger and thrift store dinner plates rimmed in silver. They are topped with a salad and appetizer plate. Sitting atop each stack I placed playbills from a few of my favorite musicals. Hamilton, Beauty and the Beast, The Color Purple, and The Little Mermaid.
To finish each setting I used swirl handled cutlery to tie in with the pattern of the overlay, champagne flutes, balloon goblets and black polyester napkins. Working with this theme was lots of fun and thank you so much, Chloe, for bringing us together again.
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Source for Tony Award Trivia and Information