Bollywood Tablescape

When I saw these Indian-themed salad plates with elephants on them and all the jewel tones, I just knew I had to plan a Bollywood tablescape.  This was pretty easy to put together, after I finally found the dishes.  They are from World Market, but by the time I discovered them they were no longer available online.  

I called my local World Market and they told me they only had six left!  I got the last six.  I was happy that I got those, but disappointed that instead of the set of four they sold online, these were all separate and they only had three of the four patterns.  I will be scouting out other World Markets in search of the fourth elephant!   [UPDATE:  I found my last plate!]I think this little elephant above is may favorite.  I love how he is holding a balloon.   It is too bad this isn’t the plate I ended up with four of.   I really liked how this tablescape all came together.  I began with a sparkly gold tablecloth which I topped with a lovely piece of embellished sheer blue fabric my sister had on hand from her costuming closet.   The centerpiece was anchored with an ice blue platter.  I scattered multicolored gems on the platter and then added an iron lantern style candleholder.  I added little beaded boxes and this fuchsia peacock ornament.Bollywood Centerpiece 3A couple of dangly green ornaments were draped on the iron lantern to add more sparkle when the candles were lit, and three votives in mercury glass of red, peacock blue and green were nestled among the multi-colored jewels. Bollywood Tablescape 8Below you can see how I built my place settings, beginning with the beaded placemat, adding a gold starburst charger, adding a blue dinner plate and the elephant salad plates that started it all.
Bollywood CollageBollywood napkin treatmentGreen napkins were layered with red sheer fabric and tucked into a gold beaded napkin ring.Bollywood stemwareFor stemware I paired golden brown glasses with pale yellow.  I think these brown glasses will be appearing again this Fall.

Beaded Placemats: Pier One
Chargers: Home Goods
Dinner Plates: Pier One
Salad Plates: World Market
Stemware: Yellow – Pier One (several years ago) Brown – Home Goods
Flatware: Target
Napkins: Pier One
Napkin Rings: Bed Bath and Beyond
Iron Lantern: Borrowed from my Sister
Mercury Glass Votives: Pier One
Pink Peacock Ornament: Kohls

I will be sharing this at the following Link Parties:

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party | Flaunt It Friday |Wordless Wednesday  | Dare To Share | Thursday Favorite Things  | BNOTP Tablescape Thursday | Celebrate It Blog Party! | Favorite Things Blog Hop | Snickerdoodle Sunday | On Display Thursday | The Scoop 

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  1. Bravissimo!!! What an exquisite table! This would be perfect for the celebration of Diwali or any of the other Indian festivals. So pretty and rich and full of color and texture! All of the layering really makes a great difference in the overall look of the place settings. You have some really beautiful pieces that came together to create this fabulous look. I’m sorry you weren’t able to immediately find all of the elephant plates you wanted. Good luck on your continued search!

    Your brown stemware is the prettiest shade of brown I’ve seen. I think because it has a shimmery tone to it. Just gorgeous!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Alycia! I went on a hunt today, but didn’t yet find the missing elephant, maybe tomorrow, I have one more World Market to search!

      1. If the elephant holding the balloon is the one you need I got one yesterday after seeing your wonderful table setting. They may have some left today if you want me to look. The manager told me that there was a run on the plates at 2 Dallas World Markets. Let me know. It is not far from my home.

        1. Thank you so much Gayle, I sent you an email. The one I need is a blue plate with a white elephant on it.

  2. What beautiful, bright colors and dishes! I love how everything goes so well together. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday! Come again, tonight at 9:00 CST.

  3. This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

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