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Themed Tablescapes: Turn Your Tablescape Into A Table Escape

Tablescape~ A tablescape can easily become a themed table escape.  No frequent flyer miles required, no security checks, and no pain whatsoever at the pump for this escape.  Tablescape tranquility awaits as “travelers”  feast their eyes on the destination display.  Come along on a journey of stylish and affordable ideas to destination: themed tablescapes.

By the Sea~

sea tidevia

Did I hear someone say sea escape? From sea to shining sea, seaside dining is one of my favorite choices for a casual, serene afternoon or evening meal. Allow me to suggest the Thomas Paul Sea Life Collection.  Vivid colors and classic deep-sea graphics make this Melamine dinnerware tablescape beautiful and wallet friendly.

Thomas Paul Sea Life Collection

 UTILITIES Set of 4 Sea Melamine Plates

seashore table runnerAmazon ~ Nautical Seashore Table Runner

Ralph-Lauren-fabricRalph Lauren Koi Indigo Fabric


Carol Fertig HAPPY Collection Set of 4 Dinner Plates

hobnail Martha Stewart Blue Hobnail Acrylic Collection

ocean-green-dinner-platePier 1 Imports

Driftwood-Platter Driftwood Serving Platter

Faux Croc Aqua TrayFaux Croc Aqua Tray

I could spend an entire afternoon on a dollar store run searching for accessories that affordably add fun to the tablescape.  Kitchen towels tied with plastic pearl strands make great napkin and napkin ring options.  Other table ideas range from various sized  glass cylinders  filled with shells, votive candles, and decorative coral used as a centerpiece or menu holder.

fringe-napkinsFringe Napkins in Aqua Blue

banana leaf plate charger

Banana Leaf Charger Set of 4

scalloped placemat Scalloped Capiz Placemat

conch shell salt and pepper shakers

Amazon~ Mud Pie Ruffle Conch Salt And Pepper Set

Pottery Barn shellsSeashell Set

shell shaped salad bowl

Coastal Home Shell Shaped Salad Bowl

turquoise-conch-seashell-serving-bowlConch Seashell Serving Bowl

An Evening In Paris~


House Beautiful features this European tablescape from Bottega Veneta’s creative director, Tomas Maier.  The beauty of a European themed tablescape is the simplistic elegance.  “The service and mood should be informal, and the food, wine, and presentation extraordinary,” states Mr. Maier.

House Beautiful


Cibali Blue Double-Pull Table Lamp

Soft lighting, informal china and crystal, and a benign neglect to formality describes the European sentiment.

Wood Grain Baroque charger plates 

Charge it by Jay Wood Grain Baroque Charger Plates, Set of 4

paper-placematsCounter Art Paper French Menu Placemats

When I think of European decor elements crisp whites, rich browns, soft grays and deep wine reds immediately come to mind.  Below are a few items to illustrate the casually elegant, casually European point.


Thomas Pottery Maison 16pc. Dinnerware Set


Fleur-de-lis Appetizer Plates


Delicious salad plates

  City Sandstone Coasters 

french kitchen square board French Kitchen Square Board

recipe book cutting board

Wood Rectangle French Recipe Book Cutting Board 8″ x 11″

Bark hemstitch buffet napkin Bark Hemstitich Buffet Napkin Set of 4

wine-decanterClear Glass Wine Decanter

mocha tinted goblet Mocha Goblet

blue-old-fashioned-glassesOld-fashioned Goblets


Hampton Forge Sophia 20 piece flatware

lavenderLavender Stems

Far East and Away~


Do you have a flair for the Far East?  The lines and color palette of Asian influenced dinnerware and decorative accessories create beautifully themed tablescapes.  The retail selections available make it easy to set your table as casual or Far East formal as you wish.

 Country Living

Square-Rimmed Gold Charger Set of 4

Red Khadi Placemat, Set of 4

10-Pack Wooden Chopsticks Set of 2

Harold Import Co. Porcelain Lotus Bowl Set of 6


 Sake Bottle

Cocktail Parasols 24ct. pkg.

 Chinese Take-Out Containers

Taibei Ceramic Buddha Head

There are many possibilities and combinations for destination themed tablescapes.  In what corner of the world will you set your table escape?

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