Styling a No-Fuss No-Muss Gender Neutral Valentine’s Tablescape was quick and easy. With this theme in mind, the traditional colors of bright pink or fuchsia just wouldn’t work. So Sorry.
I’ve rounded up some Manly Meal and Tablescape Ideas for Father’s Day in case you’re still wondering what to do for the dad’s in your life. Even though I’ll be the honorary chief cook and bottle washer for that day, Charisse and I will work on the menu together and it will all fall into place. Originally we thought our son Casey and his boys would be coming. Now it looks like it will just be him. Of course we were looking forward to seeing our grandsons but understand that sometimes stuff happens.
Painting the walls is not one of my favorite past times. However, I do love collecting paint chips. Why you ask? Sometimes I need a little help in the mixing and matching department when I put together a tablescape. Of course, I have a whole slew of color palettes on my Pinterest board and in a folder on my phone. These are great places to store them for future reference but having an actual sample is much less cumbersome.
I can lay them against fabric, dinnerware and stare until the light bulb in my head goes off rather than the screen fading on my phone. What I have found by using paint chips as inspiration, is that I have more options than I may have originally figured. These handy dandies can also help me make better selections with future purchases.
Therefore, with this combo in mind I think I did rather well in pulling this table together. Granted these are not bright and sunshiny summer colors but they ain’t half-bad! Once again, this table uses plastic and glass dishes and items that aren’t all from the same set.
Spiral woven placemats take the place of a full cloth on the bare wooden table. Cocoa brown and mossy green Melamine plates purchased at the drugstore are the first layer of the stack. These colors come close to the ones on the paint chip. A flower motif saucer that picks up all of the colors next follows tan porcelain salad plates. The final piece of dinnerware is a bowl in the same pattern and color as the salad plate.
The brown handled flatware is just the right earthy shade to complement the entire setting. I used caramel colored napkins with wooden rings. Silver washi tape accents the napkin rings to dress them up. Stemware in amber and dark green finishes the serving pieces.
Ever since Charisse’s bridal shower, I’ve been waiting to use these wine bottles in another centerpiece. Each bottle has a few stems of wildflowers tucked inside. At the base of the bottles, there are a few succulents and sprigs of greenery. Wooden taper holders on either side and drug store carafes are the finishing touch.
This table is gender neutral and that’s the look I wanted. Our son from Atlanta came home this weekend so he and our other two sons could hang out with their dad, so this was an appropriate setting for them. You know there was lots of food and I was perfectly content to cook for them and let them have their time together.
Wedding update: Charisse has mailed the invitations, her day of coordinator has given her the timeline, and it is packed. The last thing left to do is order the programs. As we get close to wedding #1, wedding #2 is picking up steam. My bohemian bride is working with a bright and beautiful color palette and is creating a very laidback vibe for her outdoor nuptials. This is going to be so much fun!!!
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