Living in Florida, a tropical tablescape is a perfect fit! Palmettos are grow like weeds in every little space they can take ahold. Therefore an early morning stroll turned into foliage gathering session for this summer tablescape. Honestly, my backyard is about to turn into a mud pit before it becomes a swimming pool and a lovely special spot for dining and styling tables! That means any of the plants in my backyard are free for me to cut down! I may as well use them before the equipment comes in and bulldozes them away.
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I love a theme for a dinner party. This tropical theme is so apropo for Florida, particularly in the summertime. I let my theme guide not just my tablescape, but my invitation if there is one, and also my menu. This table calls for some Kalua Pork, Coconut Shrimp and wonderful rice. Now I am ready to cook again!
The napkin rings I selected are not necessarily tropical, but I thought the color and texture of these chrysanthemum bloom rings coordinated so well with the look I was going for. Layering two different colored napkins is a great way to add different colors to your tablescape. I selected an olive green and brown in keeping with the natural look of this table.
Driftwood styled chargers sat upon Monstera leaf placemats. I topped the chargers with tropical foliage print dinner plates. Clear salad plates added another layer without covering the pattern of the leaves on the dinner plates.
The perfect flatware for this tablescape is this faux bamboo handled flatware. Little details like this are what bring a tablescape together and completes the theme.
Stemware was nixed in favor of these casual rattan wrapped glassware. A wine bucket that coordinates with the set was placed at the center of the table for celebratory Champagne.
A palm printed tray (actually made as an art piece to hang on the wall) served as a centerpiece. This protected the table beneath the ice bucket for champagne and bottles of sparkling water. To further enhance the tropical feel, I added a coconut, a pineapple and a mango.
My farmhouse table is big enough to seat ten, so eight was no problem for this dinner party. My guests will be welcomed into a tropical atmosphere as they join me at the table.
Hey, who took the Champagne out of my bucket?! Wait…they took all of the ice, too! Isn’t the detail on that tray pretty, though?
I have gathered a collection of clear glass bottles, many are just leftover food and beverage containers. Filling those with water and placing them on my sideboard makes a creative way to add more tropical foliage to the room when setting my tropical table. Additional foliage isn’t a problem, so I have just tucked a few leaves in each little jar or bottle. Additional coastal accent pieces of fishing floats and faux corals continue the tropical feel.
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