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.

Beyond the Sea~

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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.

SIMPLE LIFE Ebru Salad PlateSimple Life Ebru Plates

 coastal-themed-appetizer-platesCoral and Shell Appetizer Plates

shell-placematScalloped Placemat

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coastal-themed-flatwareFlatware in Ocean

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Diamond Cut Drinkware

Driftwood-Platter Driftwood Serving Platter

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

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

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

beach-shell-vase-filler-oSeashell Set

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Coastal Home Shell Shaped Salad Bowl

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

An Evening In Paris~

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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

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Cibali Blue Double-Pull Table Lamp

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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.

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Thomas Pottery Maison 16pc. Dinnerware Set

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 Vintage Wine Labels Appetizer Plates

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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-Napkin-Set-1400000044Flato Home Check Napkin

Far East and Away~

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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.

HCH8BLA_mzKim Seybert Pagoda Placemat

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Chinoiserie Dinner Plate

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Bamboo 20 Piece Flatware 

Decorative-Napkin-N4ONR3MultipleDecorative Napkin

HCH8BL5_mz (1)Kim Seybert  Pagoda Placemat

red-foo-dog-statuesSet of 2 Asian Foo Dog 9″ High Sculptures 

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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

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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