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Thursday, July 17, 2014


This summer is flying right by!  We're already to our third installment of the Summer Style Soiree today, and this project was inspired by none other than Princess Diana.  Many thanks to the lovely Heather (who has a darling new baby boy!) from Southern State of Mind for organizing our party!

When I think of Princess Di, the first thing that comes to mind is that classic sapphire ring, followed by all of the royal dinner parties that she must have hosted and attended.  So, for my project this month I combined those two thoughts into a tablescape.

I set a royal table.  Well, as royal as a busy, thrifty, suburban housewife mom can get!

I borrowed a few pieces of this gorgeous richly colored china from a friend,

and just happened to have some giant "ring" napkin rings.  I altered the center stone (with some nail polish!) to give the illusion of a sapphire.

I had a large, low, candlelit centerpiece in mind, and achieved a similar look with fewer flowers by spreading 3 bunches out into multiple small glasses used as vases.

My newly refinished brass tray acted as a good base to pull the centerpiece together.

Start thinking about next month, when our style inspiration will be James Dean.  Hmmm....  

Be sure to check out the projects from my co-hosts today!

Amy from Blissful Bee
Amanda from Dixie Delights
Angela from Life in Velvet
Carmel from Our Fifth House
Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
Heather from Southern State of Mind

Now, did any of you have a project inspired by Princess Di?  We'd love to see them!

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Would you like to comment?

  1. The Queen of the Tablescape, my friend Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles!!! How clever and fun are the napkin ring RINGS? A fun interpretation of Princess Diana style.

  2. i second lisa's comment! it's gorgeous and SO fancy! i love the flowers you used!

  3. What a table!! Love the colors and that brass tray, LOVE!! beautiful Jennifer!

  4. Love your tablescape, it is gorgeous and I love how you spread the flowers out. Beautiful.

  5. So pretty, the china is a perfect fit and your idea for napkin rings was brilliant!

  6. What a fun series! LOVE this. I remember Princess Diana died the day my family moved to Turkey. My dad was in the military and I remember the shock of my parents when they saw the news after the long flight.

  7. Gorgeous as always, Jennifer!


  8. Just beautiful! Love all the vibrant colors.

  9. Wow, Jennifer! Its so fancy - totally fit for a princess!

  10. Beautiful Jennifer - I hope you get a chance to have take advantage of your beautiful tablescape and have a summer dinner party with friends!

  11. Love this Jennifer! You are such an awesome stylist!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the gold and flowers together! The napkin rings are so fabulous too. I want to come to a dinner party at your house :)

  13. BEAUTIFUL! Nothing more to add. Or wait, do you know where your friend got that China from? We are in the market for new China and I love it.

  14. So, so lovely! I love the china and the blue sapphire ring! That is definitely a table worthy of royalty! You knocked it out of the park!

  15. Another beautiful table! Love the napkin rings!

  16. Yup I agree, you are the queen of tablescaoes. It's so pretty and I love the yellow and red flowers with the gorgeous plates.

  17. Love your tablescape and Princess Diana would be proud. :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    Have an amazing day!

  18. Oh I remember it was Summer when Princess Diana died. I was up at the lake and could hardly believe my ears when I heard the news. Your tablescape is royally beautiful! Love the napkin rings that mimick her ring.


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