Fun Luau Tablescape

When I finally made my shopping bag placemats and chose the Aloha pattern, I knew an fun luau tablescape was going to be in the works!  This all began with the DIY placemats and then kind of grew from there.  I picked up those ALOHA shopping bags from Home Goods and after deciding that I would use those for placemats, I needed to pick up a couple of things, but I had others hiding in my cupboards.

Beginning with the tablecloth, I used the same technique I used early this spring with my simple pastel plaid tablecloth softened with a white Ikea throw.  I considered parting with this tablecloth and then I discovered draping it with this throw and creating an entirely different look.

I spotted these plates with hibiscus blossoms at Marshall’s and the fun glasses are the same line of unbreakable dishes designed for outdoors.   The floral napkin rings are ones I have used many times.  They came from Pier One Imports a couple of years ago, although I think they are something they carry most of the time.  The clear bubble flatware is at least twenty years old.  I have some outdoor dishes that match them, I will think about styling a table with those sometime soon.  

These pineapple appetizer plates are something I picked up a couple of years ago, but have never used for a tablescape before.  I can see that changing.  They are great little dishes for serving up snacks on the back porch.  All of the elements came together so well with the watermelon and pineapple patterns.

I created a couple of different centerpieces for this table.  I will be sharing the pictures and the instructions for those in the next few days.  If you missed the placemat DIY, you can catch it here .

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  1. This is like having a tropical vacation on your tabletop! I’m looking forward to making several sets of the DIY placemats for fall and the holidays. You have the best ideas, Chloe!

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