• Dinner Parties / Entertaining

    Simple and Classic Tablescape: Year of Feasting Part 1

    Gathering with friends, while enjoying in good food is one of my absolute favorite thing to do in the world! Whether fancy or not, having friends gather in our home, around our dinner table, fills my heart and soothes my soul! We live in such a busy world where it feels like we are always rushing to the next thing, taking those moments to pause with those who are closest to you is so important. 

    While I’m totally down with paper plates and pizza, it’s also nice to put a little extra effort into your set-up and make your dinner guests feel extra special. 

    Today, we are launching the first part of our Year of Feasting series, where we link with other Canadian bloggers to celebrate having people in your home with dinner parties and some nice decor!

    And to kick this series off, we’ve partnered with Giant Tiger to show you how to make a simple yet classic tablescape using just a few decor pieces.

    For starters, if you don’t have a table runner, grab a scarf to put on the table. This helps gather all the decor pieces into a grouping and makes for the perfect base to your tablescape.

    Next we added in two hurricane mercury glass vases, that we filled with fresh flowers. Add in some other small plants that you may have around the house to fill in the space. We also used a few candles and added some limes for the finishing touches. 

    And that’s it! Using just a few items and some fresh flowers you can create a beautiful tablescape that will wow your guests while keeping your budget in tact!

    For the dinner, we served our go-to: taco’s! We will share the recipe for these shortly, cause trust me, you WILL want to know how to make these! Taco’s are such a delicious yet easy meal to serve your guests.

    Throw in a tray with some plates, cutlery and drinks and you have yourself a stunning tablescape where your guests can simply go and help themselves. 

    Planning the perfect, little dinner party with your family and friends can be as simple as that! 

    Make sure to check out all the other blogs listed below to see their dinner party inspirations!






    Love & Blessings,




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  • Reply Ellen Graf-Martin March 30, 2017 at 11:12 am

    What a great idea – succulents in the milk-glass dishes (I have a bunch of them that I don’t know what to do with)! So pretty!

    • Reply Christine March 31, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Thanks. Now, you have ideas and you’ll be able to put those milk-glass dishes to use.

  • Reply Ariel March 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Looks oh-so yummy! I’ll take a taco any night! I also have some of those exact milk glass planters! Great minds eh?

  • Reply Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. March 30, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Oh my goodness those tacos look phenomenal! Looking forward to that recipe. Fantastic idea to put the wraps on a cake platter, smartypants! Love your simple and classic tablescape, excellent tips!

    • Reply Christine March 31, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Laurie. I am sure you will love the taco recipe. Stay tuned.

  • Reply Dannyelle @www.lifeisaparty.ca March 30, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Love your tip to use a pretty scarf as a table runner. Your table looks amazing. Can’t wait to see that taco recipe. Thanks so much for joining in.

  • Reply Joann @ Woman In Real Life April 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Using the scarf on the table is so creative! The flowers are so beautiful too. What a fun party idea!

    • Reply Christine April 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      It was a great party. Thanks Joann.

  • Reply Personally Andrea April 3, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Love how you made a simple meal look so pretty, and your big grouping of plants and flowers looks amazing! I’m usually tossing out all my dead plants right before people come over lol. The tacos look delicious!

  • Reply Sarah April 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Oooh I love the idea of using a scarf as a runner. Great tip! Your table setting looks lovely and inviting. I bet your gathering was yummy and fun!

    • Reply Christine April 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you Sarah. The gathering was indeed yummy and fun.

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