I don’t know why I thought this would be a good idea, but I thought a Broadway Tablescape Blog Hop would be a fun way to take note of the upcoming Tony Awards. I love live theater and have been fortunate to attend several shows in New York City and the West End in London. Prior to starting Celebrate & Decorate I did quite a bit of performing in community theaters both in Florida and Ohio. Alas, the time commitment just didn’t jive with my lifestyle and I have left the life of the theater except as an audience member.
So, what show to style my table around was the question. Hmmmm, I considered War Paint, which I was fortunate to attend the Broadway opening of. Can’t you see pretty cosmetic bottles on different levels displayed as a centerpiece? So many different shows flew through my mind, but I settled on one of my favorites, Wicked!
My concept was to invite my dinner guests to join me for one short night in the Emerald City instead of, “one short day in the emerald city”.I was afraid the blue color scheme in my dining room would fight with my tablescape, but I think the green actually pulled all of the greens out of my Ballard Design chairs.
I know I am not alone, we often envision something in our mind, but can’t quite find all of the elements we would like to carry it off. I really wanted emerald green glass dinner plates, but my search was in vain. I opted for these pretty emerald beaded placemats and topped them each with a square clear glass dinner plate. For a salad plate I spotted these cabbage dishes on sale at Pier One and them immediately reminded me of the lyrics, “LIKE A FROGGY, FERNY CABBAGE, THE BABY IS UNNATURALLY GREEN”!
A pair of green spectacles, just like those donned by Elphaba and Glinda when they visited the Emerald City were propped on each salad plate so guests can truly see everything in shades of green.
Wicked has a steampunk style to it. I found these steampunk style clocks on Amazon and decided to use two of them back to back for the focus of my centerpiece. I anchored the clocks on green charger flanking a cube of wet floral foam. I used foxtails cut from my yard and green chrysanthemums to complete my centerpiece.
Emerald green gems were sprinkled over the tabletop. An antique green candy dish was also overflowing with the same green gems. I was so pleasantly surprised when I spotted these vibrant green chrysanthemums at my grocery store!
Goblets with green and gold bands around the top were a perfect choice. Gold seems to be the perfect partner with green so I used my new gold flatware from West Elm as part of my place settings.
I hope you have had the chance to visit the other blogs featuring their Broadway inspiration through tablescapes. Here are the links to all of the participants!