Themed Tablescapes: Turn Your Tablescape Into A Table Escape

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 with these themed tablescapes ideas.

Beyond the Sea~

rock-wave-oceanRock and Wave

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.

channing salad plate

 Channing Plates

shell-placematScalloped Placemat

highball glassMadrid High Ball Glass

shell pitcherWhite Shell Pitcher


Nantucket Seafood Shell Baking Dish

Driftwood-Platter Driftwood Serving Platter


I could spend an entire afternoon on a dollar store run searching for affordable accessories that add fun to the tablescape.  


Coastal themed fabric paired with strands of pearls make great napkin and napkin ring options.  

coastal-fabric1Inside Fabric

Other table ideas range from various sized glass cylinders and decorative bowls filled with shells, pillar candles and decorative coral used as a centerpiece or menu holder.

White Wave Coral 

shell shaped salad bowl

Coastal Home Shell Shaped Salad Bowl

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

An Evening In Paris~

Bistro_Le_Chinon,_Rue_des_Abbesses_2011Bistro Le Chinon

The beauty of a European themed tablescape is found in the ooh la la factor- chic and simple elegance.

“The service and mood should be informal, and the food, wine, and presentation extraordinary.” 

~Tomas Maier


Cibali Blue Double-Pull Table Lamp

Paris-Bistro-Chair-Set-of-2-dd472339-98eb-45b5-a03b-91f48b382cb9Paris Bistro Chair

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

Aristocrat-14-Charger-PlateAristocrat Charger Plate

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


 Vintage Wine Labels Appetizer Plates



Hampton Forge Sophia 20 piece flatware

french kitchen square board French Kitchen Square Board

antique-french-breadboard-handleAntique French Breadboard with Handle

britta-optic-carafeBritta Optic Carafe

blue-old-fashioned-glassesOld-fashioned Goblets

238354 (1)Bloom White Wine Glass

bon-appetit-cocktail-napkinsCocktail Napkins

wine-glass-platesWine Glass Topper Appetizer Plates

check dinner napkins

Set of 6 Gingham Check for Dinner Napkins

lavender bunchFrench Lavender Bouquet

Far East and Away~

themed tablescapesTraditional Home

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.

chinoiserie melamine plates

Chinoiserie Dinner Plate


Bamboo 20 Piece Flatware 

geometric print napkin

Geometric Design Dinner Napkin

foo dog set

 Foo Dog Guardian Lions 


10-Pack Red Chopsticks

town-51322-green-dragon-chopstick-rest-12-csGreen Dragon Chopstick Rest

Omniware-Culinary-Proware-Lotus-Small-Bowl-1025104Lotus Bowls

Chinese-take-out-box Chinese Take-Out Containers

budda head

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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