Gwyneth’s Tablescape

Even her outfit looks effortless …

The art of entertaining has been on my mind, since our big Southern supper this past Saturday. The idea of creating beautiful tablescapes, arranging fresh florals, and dreaming of one day having the space to host a dinner party has been leaving me giddy. I always realize when visiting the South that I get my love of planning and interest in entertaining from my mom. She puts together the most gorgeous and creative centerpieces that leave each guest wishing they had her talent (including me!). My aunt mentioned at dinner that the color palette of my mom’s tablescape reminded her of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Easter lunch set-up (compliment of the century), and obviously I had to check this out. Although I loved the way Gwyneth decorated her space for the luncheon, I must say I think my mom’s presentation came out better!

Before leaving the South, I asked my mom to share some of her top tips for entertaining :

 Treasure hunt at an estate sale for vintage monogramed silver napkin rings. These napkin rings will act as a place card for your guests at dinner.

 Don’t be afraid to mix unexpected colors. I love combining bright coral with robin’s egg blue or even plum.

 Make sure to mismatch your guests. Place people together who have different interests, it’ll make for a fun experience!

 Begin the meal with a festive toast and make sure to acknowledge special guests and thank them for attending!

I like the way she mixed heights with the candles and flowers.

These sweet musical monkey plates add charm and character to the table.

I like how Gwyneth mixes flowers and vases when creating the perfect spring tablescape.


One Response to Gwyneth’s Tablescape

  1. great advice – now I just need entertaining space!

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