We are officially in the thick of all the holiday craziness with gifts to purchase, lights to hang, groceries to buy, and so on. The last thing we want to worry about is a designing a tablescape. Sure, you might opt to do the ole paper plate and plastic cup gig, but with this shoot inspiration you should be motivated to not settle! Don’t think over the top, think timeless. Don’t think cluttered, think simple. You can easily accomplish this minimal and classic look!
First things first- grab some neutral elements. Don’t try to get crazy with pattern play when you’re in a pinch for time. We got our tabletop goods from Borrowed Blu. I also have white plates from IKEA that would work for this look as well!
Want to impress your guests? Instead of spending hours in the kitchen why not order from your favorite bakery this year? We used Beverly’s Bakery! She is located in Yorba Linda and Fullerton and can customize some yummy desserts especially for you and your guests. I mean, it doesn’t get much cuter than those mini blueberry tarts and rosemary wreath cupcakes!
Need a tablecloth, but don’t want to spend lots of $$$$? Head to your local craft store and pick up some fun textured fabric. We chose grey suede and loved it!
Since simple is the name of the game this year I’ll introduce you to this crowd favorite. The good ole charcuterie board (fancy for meat and cheese) by Smoke and Brine Co.! They are local to the San Diego area so be sure to check them out for all your cheese + meat lovin’ needs! If you want to give it a go at home choose some of your holiday favorites like pomegranates, dried oranges, + candied walnuts and pair them with an array of meat and cheeses. If you really wanna get crazy complement the board with some dark chocolate and no one will even notice if your turkey is a little on the dry side. 😉
Lastly, but in my opinion the most important element, are the florals. The simplest arrangement like this one from Penelope Pots Floral Design can really make a huge impact on your table setting! This is proof that you really don’t have to overdo it!
I hope that you were able to gather a few last minute holiday tips and inspiration that’ll make your Christmas that much more enjoyable. Now, you can spend more time with family and less time running around! Have a Merry Christmas!
Styling/Creative Direction: @theshiftcreative www.theshiftcreative.com
Florals: @penelopepotsfloraldesign www.penelopepots.com
Rentals: @borrowedblu www.borrowedblu.com
Catering/Cheeseboard: @smokeandbrineco www.smokeandbrineco.com
Desserts: @beverlysbakery www.beverlysbakery.com
Photography: @sarahlynnphotos @alexisjeanettephoto www.alexisjeanettephoto.com … Read More
When Little Peanut Magazine approached me to be apart of their little space in the digital magazine world I was super excited to gather some friends, and littles to create something really magical. They asked me to share some tips and tricks when it comes to entertaining, and how to pull it all off with kids! Go there to read the full article! I would throw this kind of party any day + Kayla Adams captured the day in all its glory gorgeously!
I don’t say this often, but this might be my favorite floral centerpiece done by Pick Tulip!
Photography: Kayla Adams
Event Design: The Shift Creative
Tabletop Rentals + Styling: Hostess Haven
Florals: Pick Tulip
Calligraphy: Lovely Paper Things
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I had the pleasure of designing the Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake private registry event. The goal of the event is for newly weds to get the opportunity to browse items for their registry, to connect with vendors to make their big day special, to register for items, and to get a chance to win big item giveaways like an all exclusive honeymoon package, and an event design and media package for the wedding day! (Trust me, I was wishing I wasn’t married yet so I could enter!) It was an epic day, with some amazing vendors! Keep on reading to see what was created!
Tabletop design and eucalyptus install done by me and my team greeted the guests as they entered the doors, and created for a fun window display even after the event.
How rad is that shield sign by Lovely Paper Things?! I secretly wanted to keep it if only the verbiage fit. (Also, she is seriously my hero for pulling off all the last minute signs, and paper additions for this event!)
Here’s a little peek at our photo backdrop that we hand marbled! Yes, by hand. No, the picture does not do it justice! How fun is that triangle by Relevant and Raw?
This copper and rope tent was probably my favorite thing I created for the event! It actually was a last minute idea to create a moscow mule station, but I figured I needed to make it as rad as possible and I freakin love it!
My girl Sweet and Saucy always brings it with the desserts.
Cutest sign. The answer is yes. I always want donuts.
Emblem Flowers brought her A-game with such pretty arrangements, and a floral crown station!
Host & Planning: 100 Layer Cake | Event Design + Installations: The Shift Creative Photography: Scott Clark Photo| Catering: 24 Carrots + Donut Snob + Sweet & Saucy Shop | Flowers: Emblem Flowers | Woodworking: Relevant + Raw | Wood signage: DeLovely Details | Calligraphy: Lovely Paper Things | Photo booth: Flickwell | Music: Elan Artist … Read More
We partnered with Convivial Production, a ceramic company specializing in handmade dinnerware and home decor accessories like plant holders and fruit bowls, to show off their brand as well as some of the new items featured in their Spring Collection. After looking through their catalog, I could not wait to receive my own order and show off their product. Not only are they unique in appearance, but the craftsmanship is top notch! Take a look, and you’ll fall in love like I did.
Pictured above is their cheese plate, but we used it to plate ice cream because why not?!
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a crazy plant lady. I actually find it hard to find a planter that I like! Either they aren’t the right color, or they aren’t the right style. These plant holders have a sophisticated and modern vibe I love and they definitely have found a good home!
Styling: The Shift Creative
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I couldn’t help myself when it came to celebrating the arrival of my best friends baby boy! I have to admit we threw one heck of an Over the Moon inspired baby shower to celebrate her! Once the theme came to mind, Lovely Paper Things made it a reality with adorable moon phase prints and name card rockets, as well as the most swoon-worthy invites! We created a tablescape that perfectly accented the courtyard and string light setting using rentals from Folklore Rentals and florals from Bloom Babes. Our sweet friend, Cakes and Cuties, made the most adorable and delicious desserts (moon and star cookies? yes, please!) to pair perfectly with the meat and cheese boards that were at each table ontop the cutest cutting boards we’ve seen by The Duo Studio! All of it pulled together beautifully, and it was a perfect night to celebrate my best! Thanks so much to Inspired by This for featuring such a special event!
This whole indigo and copper mix is my new favorite color combo! (P.S we hand dyed those shibori inspired napkins!)
Seriously? These rocket name cards are the best- hands down!
I think we can all agree that there is nothing better than a good meat and cheese board!
Styling and Event Design: The Shift Creative
Photography: Ally Rebecka
Rentals: Folklore Rentals
Name Cards and Moon Phase Prints: Lovely Paper Things
Florals: Bloom Babes
Desserts: Cakes and Cuties
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Guys, don’t judge me on how long it has taken me to post, but believe me when I say we are back at it full force! We’re gonna bring things back right with this amazing modern crystal inspired shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes . It’s the perfect mix of modern and moody, and it was all captured perfectly by Diana Marie Photo! These crystals from Love Tatum, mixed with florals by Native Poppy create the perfect contrasting hues for the most gorge tabletop! Seriously, let’s take this shoot and plant it into every dinner party I have from now on! Always a huge thanks to our faves Sweet N Saucy Shop , Borrowed Blu, and Witty Rentals for coming through clutch for us every time!
Photography: Diana Marie
Florals: Native Poppy
Crystals: Love Tatum
Tabletop Rentals: BorrowedBlu
Rentals: Witty Rentals
Dessert: Sweet N Saucy Shop … Read More
We are so excited to announce the launch of our shop, as well as some fun new additions to our site like our rebrand, new illustrations, and portfolio where you can see my recent work! Take a look around!
If you have been following along, I created these Metallic Pipe Vases for Lift Coffee Roasters for the Fall. I used a similar concept here, but on a larger scale to create a table runner! The colors are vibrant, and the use of fresh florals and white pegboard really give it a more modern feel!
Read through for materials and instructions!
Pegboard cut to desired size
PVC pipe of varying sizes
1. Cut peg board to desired size. The peeps at Home Depot will do this for you.
2. Spray paint your pipes. I used a champagne colored paint.
3. If using fresh florals, insert the cut stem into a floral tube with water, then place inside pipe.
4. Stagger pipes along board- I like to use the taller pipes in the middle.
dddonee + supa easy!
Photography: To Wander and Seek | Florals: Lavenders Flowers | Design: The Shift Creative
Right now I have this table runner on my dining table filled with greenery! Have fun with it!
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As a mom of a 15 month old,
sometimes a lot of the time there are challenges, and questions that flood my mind. Am I modeling the right principles to her? What am I conveying about beauty? About God? About loving others? About the role of a woman? Am I screwing this up? Am I screwing her up? I’m screwing up. The truth is, we’ve all been here. Questioning and doubting our abilty to raise a little human being into a big human being, who will undoubtedly have big human being responsibilities, obstacles, decisions, AND hopefully will be equipped with biblical, practical, and wise methods on handling these big human things. This is why coming alongside moms with a likeminded worldview, who strive toward a common goal is of the upmost importance. I am so grateful for the community of mom’s that I call my friends. We find out, incase we forgot, that we all fall short. I won’t be the perfect parent, and Soph won’t be the perfect daughter, because we are imperfect people. This doesn’t mean to throw in the towel, to grow impatient, or to settle for a mediocre life cause heck we aren’t perfect, right? No, this means we serve when we want to be served, we choose a soft answer when we want to scream, we love when we want to resent, and we honor when we want to disrespect. I was reminded at a mom’s night out last night, that we need to cheer each other on, not compare; encourage, not tear down; rest, not clock out.
Need a quick Fall backdrop? Try taking an array of fall leaves and brightly colored tape to your wall for a statement, and a great photo opportunity! We’ve seen it with flowers, and the same can be done with leaves!
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