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A Do-it-Yourself Nature Inspired Table Setting
January 16, 2019 – May Houri and Julie Lapointe
Here is a simple table, but one that will impress your guests by using materials and accessories with rustic and natural elements. Here we used linen tablecloths, wooden trivets, reminiscent of freshly cut logs and freshly cut fir branches.
Place several branches of greenery in the center of your table. Simply wrap them around your candle holders and serving dishes.
You can also place some branches in glass bottles that you can then garnish with kraft paper or even old newspaper. Another added touch, tie your table napkins with a delicate string and add a small branch of fir or rosemary. Fir branches will smell fresh and keep their beautiful green color for several days even without water. You can even make a homemade crown to garnish a wall.
To finish the look and the appeal of this table, create desserts that will harmonize with this decor. We chose these caramel cupcakes crowned with cinnamon. Pretty and delicious, we placed them in cute tin cups. And toping them off with a cinnamon stick, adding a nice dimension to your dessert.
These charming sugar cookies with lavender are extraordinary. Not only are they delicious, but their aroma is divine. They bring a feeling of relaxation to all your guests.
Just add edible lavender buds to your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Flowers and lavender leaves can also be used, fresh or dried, but make sure they are edible.
Our “pièce de résistance”… This beautiful cream cake with vanilla butter, crowned with caramel coulis, seasonal fruits and natural flowers. There’s no better way to end the evening with a glass of your favorite white wine and a piece of this fabulous dessert.
About May Houri
May is a self taught baker and entrepreneur. Being the creative stylist and baker for Chocolata for the last 7 years, it has allowed her to stretch her creativity and imagination when it comes to desserts.
May is active in writing for her blog on chocolata.ca and has been featured in several party blogs like Pretty my Party, Hostess with the Mostess, Pizzazerie and so many more.
When she’s not baking, she can be found spending time with her children and continuously learning to grow her spiritual practice. Find out more about May at www.chocolata.ca.
About Julie Lapointe
Stylist and multidisciplinary designer, Julie Lapointe knows how to share her creativity and present unique home interior concepts that will be easy to integrate into your daily life.
For over 15 years Julie has been present in the world of interior design. Magazines such as ‘Coup de Pouce’ and ‘Les Idées de ma maison’ where you can see some of Julie’s inspirations as she creates interior design projects as well as innovative table settings.
Always on the lookout for new styles, it is with great elegance that Julie keeps evolving as a multi-faceted stylist. Find out more about Julie at www.julielapointe.com.