One of my favorite ways to make a tablescape memorable is to add something simple yet special to each place setting.

It's like a personal welcome to each family member or guest as they sit down to the table!

This is part 1 in a tablescaping series...

ADDING POP, PRETTY AND PIZZAZZ TO ANY TABLE

Here's one way to make a table memorable!

A table can go from good to memorable when you...


 ADD A GREAT BOWL...


(To go to the original post of each tablescape, click the name under the image)


Adding a bowl that is unusual or interesting or fun or seasonal brings an extra layer of style to the table.  A small accent plate that is distinct can do the same.


This big green flower bowl adds a big happy pop of color to a black and white stack of dishes. 








A beautiful rose bowl mimics the roses on the table. The tea table was set for royalty. Roses and silver were a must!









Let's celebrated a Strawberry Festival! The strawberry bowl carried on the theme!

Doesn't it look yummy!








When a bowl looks like a crown it is just the right thing to top off a bridal veil tablescape.
This is a favorite of mine.. it has a special story to go along with it!











Look at this unusual little blue and white bowl. I use it often because of it's tiny pedestal. So pretty!

It works in a sea of blue and white on the table!










This demure table is all about daisies! The sweet yellow bowl  adds a big dose of happy color and carries out the theme!


The table was set near my perennial garden when the daisies were in full bloom!




DAISY CHAIN




Although not a bowl, this sweet little purple plate brings color, fun and life to this softly colored lilac tablescape.

This table was set for an intimate Mother's Day lunch on the porch.





LILACS ON THE PORCH~ MOTHER'S DAY




Here's a few helpful hints for collecting interesting bowls and accent plates...

~ Don't spend a lot of money.
I find many fun bowls and plates on sate at stores like Pier 1, HomeGoods and TJMaxx.

~ You don't have to buy a set of 8!
If I see a bowl or accent plate I like and there is only one, I buy it. I can use it on the table to hold a condiment or a candle. It will add interest to the table.


~Use them!
Don't let pretty bowls an accent plate decorate your cupboards! Use them often!



Stop back next week for PART II of this tablescaping series..

CREATING  A THEME




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