One Table Two Ways

peony table 3

A few weeks ago a threw a picnic themed party. I decided to take two of the table runners I made for that party and style them in a new way. Here is a shot from the picnic party:

picnic themed party 1

As you can see, I had the runners going perpendicular to the table and they were used as de facto place mats. The flowers were arranged in different sized glass jars and I used little mason jars with straws as glasses.

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In the second table setting I placed two of the runners along the center of table and then used the same glass jars but instead of clumping them in bunches, I scattered them along the table. Then I filled them with peonies. I used the mason jars as glasses again, only this time without straws.

peony table 2

By switching out the plain white dishes for these vintage floral plates and switching the napkins for solid green, I gave the table a whole new look.

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peony table 1

I have found I tend to use the same items for my tablescapes over and over again, I just try to rearrange them in new ways. Sometimes just changing out one or two items can give your table a whole new look.


  1. says

    Gorgeous tablescapes! Placing table runners perpendicularly feels so fresh, relaxed (in the best of ways), and summery – I could definitely see duplicating this idea of an outdoor picnic table this summer.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Rachel Ward says

    Your dining room is so unique, I love the look :) The glammy backsplash of the wet bar is perfection!

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