Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Succulent Tablescape


Last week, Tourshi Catering had another gig at the Bluxome Street Winery and I was asked, once again, to come up with an interesting tablescape.

This is a working winery, so all the tables, chairs and tablecloths were rented. The rest, I brought in, including charger plates, candles, linens and centerpiece.

I have to admit, I'm running out of ideas! How do you entertain 15 gentlemen, creating a tablescape that is attractive and masculine?

I spied my succulent planter outside and decided that would be the centerpiece. Remembering that I found the faux rock planter at Joann's Fabrics, I went there hoping to find more. Sure enough, there were plenty in all sizes at 60% off. Score!

The rental company didn't deliver enough tables or the right sized tablecloths, so I improvised with this black and white stripe yardage that was on hand. It covers all the seams and brings the three tables together.

I arranged the larger plants in the middle and smaller ones on each side. Distressed candlesticks and votives complete the table centerpiece. Masculine? I think so...

Check back tomorrow for "le menu!"

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.
I'm also joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!
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27 comments:

Etta said...

Such a beautiful table scape!

Kathysue said...

Stunning and I really like the rock planters!! You know I am in love with the black and white stripe!!!! You are one creative lady and family!! Kathysue

xinex said...

Beautiful, Delores! I think the striped runner makes it very masculine...Christine

Donna D said...

Beautiful!

Kathy said...

Just perfect and I have to say I'm running to JoAnns today, I LOVE succulents and you are such good inspiration

Marlis said...

One of my favorite tables this year was after you showed the succulents.. were those in the photo new? Mine are starting to look puny (I'm sure it's not the care they are getting ha ha)... lovely once again and so perfect for a winery and dinner with all gents! great idea with the yardage down the center too. A true winner!

lanakwaustin@att.net said...

Absolutely masculine--but in an utterly refined and elegant fashion! And necessity is truly the mother of invention--the mistake on someone else's part with the wrong linens/table sizes/amounts caused you to use the fabulous B&W fabric that I think absolutely grounds the entire tablescape. (or tableSscape if it's plural?)
Utterly fabulous as always!
Oh, and I am in love with the French shop you highlighted in the last post!
Hugs,
Lana

John said...

Two words: GAW JESS!

Sarah said...

This looks terrific and perfect for the setting. The stripe fabric is a clever idea. I'm going to make note of this idea. Look forward to le menu. ~ Sarah

Designs By Pinky said...

GORGEOUS! I have to go to Joann's tomorrow so I will be HOPING they ahve some faux rocks at my location! Masculine? For sure, I love it. I mentioned YOU in my post today.....Our trip to Longwood! Come on over:):) XO, Pinky

Atelier de Charo said...

A gorgeous centerpiece! Love your setting!

Hugs
Charo

Amanda's Mom said...

Very lovely. I've become rather fascinated with succulent plantings since being initially turned on to them by a friend and fellow gardener from New Zealand. I can't stop looking at the actual formation of the plants ... so prehistoric looking and yet so cute. I've done a little with them but, I need to explore more. The one drawback here is our wet, cool climate. We have to watch out that they don't drown.

Lizabeth said...

What a great tablescape that turned into! The black and white stripe gave it just enough zing! Pretty classy I'd say!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love the look. I would like my table to look that good right now and I am female. :-D I may need to make a trip to JoAnn's
Enjoy your evening.

Love Where You LIve said...

I love those succulents snuggled into that rock-like planter!

Bonnie said...

"YOU SCORED" sounds about right on your lovely tablescape too. I hope they pay you well. The succulents just pop out so healthy and inviting. The pewter chargers and ticking fabric bring it all together. I know it was a great evening.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful! Gentlemen? What,Delores? Seriously? No cake with a exotic dancer inside?;>)

Can't wait to see the menu! You are doing a wonderful job and I can tell you love it! xo Diana

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh you nailed it! This is a great masculine table.

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Beautiful. Love the black and white running down the center of the table. The succulents are perfect ! I had a small garden with them at my last house, I'll have to start some. Thanks Jules

Marigene said...

Fabulous!

once in a blue moon said...

looks great~

Dining Delight said...

I struggle when trying to come up with masculine tablescapes but you've hit the nail on the head! Everything from the striped runner to the candlesticks to the faux stone pots for/and the succulents, it all looks quite manly yet pleasing to the eye.
I can imagine once the candles were lit and the glasses filled, the men felt very welcomed and relaxed awaiting the feast to come!

DD

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

So beautiful! The succulent centerpieces were brilliant to use. Thanks for telling us where you got those faux rocks. The striped runner was the perfect touch to maintain the masculine feel.

MyBecca said...

How very fun and what a unique idea!

French-Kissed said...

Hi Delores,

Another fabulous tablescape and perfect for a gathering of gentlemen. So gifted you are to just let your eyes dance around until you see something that inspires you for the occasion.

Jermaine

niartist said...

Oh Delores, it's perfect! As is everythign you do! :) It's been forever since I've posted on TT, but I just finished up a tablescape for the Lewiston Tour of Kitchens tonight and I just had to share it with you and your readers!!! Hope you can make it by to see the finished product! :) Would love to know what you think, you're a master of these tablescapes, afterall! :) xo,A

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Brilliant!

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