Tablescape Reveal

September 14, 2015 at 5:30 AM 9 comments


As I mentioned in this post, we had my playgroup over to our house for dinner without any children.  Since we do meet once a week with seven kids, ages two and under, everything is always baby proofed, kid friendly, battery operated and plastic; I thought the dinner should be the antithesis of all of that.  I went white, lace, candles and centerpiece flowers called “Love Lies Bleeding” – the most kid unfriendly table I could come up with.




I went with a white linen tablecloth (from Ikea).  I got three yards of lace from JoAnne’s fabrics on top of that, then I added our wedding china and Moscow Mule cups.  The silver is actually gold plated that I scored at a pac heights thrift shop years ago; the napkins are from Cost Plus but no longer sold there.  The candelabras were a treasured wedding gift.  Down the center was eucalyptus garlands and a vase with “lies bleeding” flowers with pillar candles mixed in.

A pulled back pick from our house so you can see Graham’s bench in with the table.


The night was a blast.  We pushed to the max of babysitters’ deadlines and got after it. Every candle was burned down to its end so I think that’s a sign of a night well lived.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Yael Natori  |  September 14, 2015 at 5:37 AM

    SO BEAUTIFUL! How do you have time / energy to do this? So impressive.

    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  September 14, 2015 at 3:57 PM

      Well, I let Graham do the cooking and the house wasn’t exactly clean. Ha!! Thank you, Yael!!

  • 3. Mary Karen  |  September 14, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Simply Gorgeous…well done you!

  • 5. Glynnis Hayward  |  September 14, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Beautiful – the hostess with the mostest!

  • 7. Anne {Almost Home}  |  September 14, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    absolutely gorgeous!!! all the green in your backyard is amazing too–how have y’all seemingly escaped the northern CA drought?!

    • 8. katecollinsinteriors  |  September 14, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      Thank you! Looks are deceptive. All of our lawn is absolutely dead. There are two veggie boxes in the back that Graham does keep watered (we use recycled water from our showers). The wisteria on the trellis is like 60 years old and doesn’t need water. And then the other pieces in the back get minimal watering and are just more drought resistant.

  • 9. Jacquelin  |  October 1, 2015 at 5:22 AM

    That is amazing. I love everything about it!


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