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A Hunting We Will Go

Tis almost the season to be jolly. Tis also the season to dig into your stash and find items that were purchased and almost forgotten. Case in point, the copper and teal cake stand I bought well over a year ago at TJ Maxx. The color combo is beautiful and add to that it was only $7.00 there is not way I could have left it there. Then there is this plaid fabric remnant that I bought from the thrift store. Immediately a masculine themed tablescape came to mind. Feminine tables abound; male oriented ones, not so much. That’s why I really had to think on this one for a while.

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My first instinct was just to go copper and teal to use the cake stand. I started pulling pieces to see what would go with what. I pulled the teal napkins I bought at Pier 1 for a steal back at the end of spring; perfect with the cake stand. Then the plaid fabric caught my eye…hmmmm. Maybe, maybe not.

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I even resorted to eeny, meeny, miney, mo; I kid you not.

Then came the maroon/burgundy napkins. Geesh this wasn’t getting any easier. One thing I knew for sure was that I was going to use the brown tablecloth that I figured was not a good fit for my table. As you can see my friends I was going for broke here. The other element that was certain was the brown handled Laurie Gates flatware. At least I had a couple of things nailed down.

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It was just something about that plaid cloth that made me think masculine/hunting/lodge. Playing around a bit more with the hunting theme I brought in some feathers. Manly yes, but I like it too, LOL!!!

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Unable to decide whether to use the teal or maroon/burgundy napkins I threw caution to the wind and used both. I wrapped them around silver chargers and placed Noritake’s Winsdor Platinum dinner plates on top. A small squarish appetizer plate completed the stack.

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For the stemware I used teal and clear goblets that are thrift finds along with the deep maroon/burgundy Avon goblets. This combo really plays well with the plaid fabric. I was starting to feel good about this table.

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Then came the decision of what to place on the stand. Seeing as how I’m a baker that should have been a no-brainer. I will share the inspiration for the cupcakes and more pictures next week.

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Flanking the centerpiece at the ends of the table I used teal colored votive holders. These two were enhanced with sparkly colored ribbon and the others are from target that I refused to throw away when the candles burnt out. Waste not want not right?!?!

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Going forward I’m really on the hunt (no pun intended) to design more masculine tables. If you have any ideas I am totally open to suggestions. Take care my friends and please check out these link parties where I’ll be sharing this post.

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House of Hipsters

Wow Us Wednesday’s

Tablescape Thursday’s

Inspire Me Tuesday

It’s Overflowing

Katherine’s Corner

DIY by Design

Rustic and Refined

The Scoop

18 thoughts on “A Hunting We Will Go

  1. Marigene

    Sandra, that cake pedestal is beautiful…I ♥ anything aqua. I am glad I am not the only one that has problems setting a more masculine table than I usually do. They really are hard to come up with if you don’t have lots of dark colors in your repertoire. Your table came out really, really great; you achieved what you set out to do…something I rarely accomplish! The cupcakes look delicious, too.
    Have a great week.

    1. Sandra Post author

      Thank you Marigene. I’m hoping one day to put together a masculine table with a bit more color and pizazz, if that’s possible. Hope you come back and check out the cupcake recipe.

  2. Ramona

    I would live at TJMaxx, Homegoods and Marshalls if I could… I love all the fun things they have to decorate with…. you always find the best things. 🙂 My problem is space… I am bursting at the seams and all the goodies a see make question where to put it all. I think I need a bigger house. LOL! 🙂

    1. Sandra Post author

      It’s been almost a month since I’ve been in TJ Maxx and thankfully we don’t have Marshalls or Homegoods here or I would be in serious trouble. Burlington is another one of my faves and I’m avoiding it like the plague! I always wish for a bigger house and more space but I know filling it up would not be a problem. What are gonna do!?!

  3. Alycia Nichols

    “Eeny, meeny, miny, mo”??!?!?!? Really??? That is SO funny!!! I guess when you’re in a true conundrum, though, that works just as well as anything!

    The fabric remnant is great! It really does evoke a masculine feel, one that isn’t seen a lot in blogland and beyond. Both the color and the “weightiness” of the Avon goblets work really well with it!

    Wanna tackle another masculine table? Find yourself some grey pinstripe fabric and let ‘er rip!!!

    1. Sandra Post author

      I’ve been on the hunt around here for the grey pinstripe but no luck. After the holidays I’ll let my fingers do the walking throuhg the internet.


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