WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

Tablescape Thursday - Breakfast at Tiffany's

Hello! Welcome to "Breakfast at Tiffany's" or rather to TABLESCAPE THURSDAY! This weekly event is hosted by our lovely friend, Susan at (Between Naps on the Porch). So for more inspiring table arrangements, please pay Susan a visit and view the entire list of participants. Today's table is all about elegance and sophistication. Set especially for a best friend's birthday party where only a tight circle of the closest friends gather to celebrate another year and the life of one of their own. I remember when I received my first gift from Tiffany's many years ago. The iconic aqua and white gift wrapped box tucked into the ever famous Tiffany's gift bag was almost gift enough. I still have it! I carefully packed it away in a mementos chest where I keep special sentimental items. There's just something special about Tiffany's especially when the gift comes from someone you truly love and you know loves you. Let's take a look at the table.
The table is layered in a pure white damask table cloth. Aqua raw silk placemats are then added to create our Tiffany's color story.

A matching white damask napkin is slipped into a sterling silver ring and then tied with aqua ribbon. An ivory dinner plate edged in gold was used and a cream and white salad plate from another pattern was laid on top. Silver flatware edged in Gold was selected for this table. Crystal goblets and water glasses also ringed with Gold completes the placesetting. Giant-sized acrylic "diamonds" were scattered around the placemat and the center of the table.

Of course a table in honor of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" requires the presence of none other than Audrey Hepburn herself. So short of calling back the dead, I used miniature copies of the original movie poster.

Adding more bling, I took vintage crystal brooches and slipped them over aqua tulle. This brooch is a replica of the one Marilyn Monroe wore in "Some Like it Hot". I was fortunate enough to acquire it from a friend in FL who was selling off her deceased loved ones jewelry. I couldn't believe she wanted to sell it, but she said it wasn't her style and so it would lay unforgotten in a jewelry chest if someone didn't buy it. I literally jumped at the chance.

This is another piece I purchased from the same friend. It came with matching earrings and dates back to the 1920's. The earrings are the old fashioned clips and I can't wear them but I am looking for someone to convert them to posts for me.

Here is yet another vintage brooch. This one has tear-drop shaped beads that dangle and sparkle in the light. It has a matching bracelet.

This is the only piece that is not vintage. I actually earned this piece at my Premier Designs jewelry party. I know these photos are a little dark but I couldn't use my flash because it washed out the detail.

I used a floral arrangement in all white blooms and mixed in mercury glass and milk glass candle holders with white pillars.


I clustered a white pearl necklace around the base of the centerpiece.

The salad plate is a piece from Aristocrat. The pattern is "Ambiance". It is an 8" square. I love the detail around the edge. The plate is cream and the raised detail is ivory.

The dinner plate is from Baum Bros. It is from their Formalities collection and the pattern is "Bernadotte Ivory". They are Fine Bohemian Porcelain made in the Czech Republic. I have several pieces from this pattern; plates, bowls, salad plates, platters, serving dishes. I try to pick up pieces when I find them. I have about 10 dinner plates and four to six of the small pieces.

I am using Crystal goblets and tumblers by Shannon. I do not know the pattern. These were gifts from my Mother-in-Law, Ann. (Thank you, Mama :-)

Here is a close up shot of the napkin. I simply tied the ribbon around the silver napkin ring to add color and to play off the famous satin ribbon tied on every Tiffany's gift box.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the table tour. This color scheme works great for birthday parties of your best girl friends, bridal or wedding showers, baby showers or Mother's Day brunches. It's so fresh and calming. Tomorrow is TGIF and I will be sharing a little project for turning family photos into an art gallery collection for your walls. I hope you will join me. Until then,
Happy Decorating!
~Alisa














53 comments:

"Blossom" said...

Simply beautiful. What a really nice tablescape for your friend or wedding party. You nailed this one. Love the color scheme and the dishes are so wonderful love the details.
Blossom

marty39 said...

The Tiffany aqua is just gorgeous and I love your dishes. The salad plate looks like a piece of art. I love all the attention to detail with the ribbons and pearls and the antique broches are beautiful. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Terri and Bob said...

I am having an anniversary party for my daughter and her husband in March. I will be using your ideas for this luncheon. All her wedding party is scattered throughout the US now but I am still going to do what I can in getting as many here as possible! Ashley's husband was a girl's dream: Tiffany engagement present and a Tiffany wedding present!

Lynda said...

Breathtaking...as all your tablescapes are!

Susan S. said...

GORGEOUS! That is a stunning tablescape.....and who DOESN'T love Tiffany's? Your white plates look like beautifully decorated wedding cakes and I love the touches of BLING. You've outdone yourself...this will be hard to top.

completely-coastal.com said...

I love the idea of a tablescape with a distinct theme like that and breakfast at Tiffany's is so perfect for an elegant birthday celebration.

Charlene said...

I LOVE YOUR TABLE! It would be so much fun for friends to sit & celebrate being together. The color,big diamonds scattered about & the vintage broches are my favorite part of the whole thing. Clever! Glad you stopped by my little world & liked the birdhouse I showed in the setting. I have a number of birdhouses, cages, feeders. I love birds (to look at but, I don't want a live one inside) Have a great Thursday!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Alisa, ~WOW~

Just plain WOW!
I am in complete awe...
This is GORGEOUS!
The dishes, colors and brooches every bit of it is perfection.
You really set a showstopper here.

Would you believe I have never even seen the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's? I've never gotten anything from Tiffany's either. HMMM. I'll have to work on that one...LOL!

I'll be on the lookout for the catalog. I can't wait!
~Melissa :)

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

This is classic beauty. I was too lazy to set a table this week but you've inspired to do so for the next. I love the antique broaches. I have similar broaches but they aren't antique. I would love to be a guest at this table(however, you may find some pieces missing at the end of the evening). Thank you very much for sharing.

Ma'dame French said...

This is truly gorgeous!!!! Funny how our colors and ideas seemed similar;) Loved every inch of the details!!!! Stunning!! French;)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is especially lovely. I like the two colors. Are your candle sticks mercury glass? Beautiful.

Mama said...

Hello Carolina, your tablescape is stunning, I love the colours and all the details, your dishes are beautiful, such an inspiration, Kathy

carolinajewel said...

Really beautiful! Love the jewelry and the centerpiece especially! I did a similar table 2 years ago for my younger daughter's Sweet Sixteen. All her guests wore little black dresses and sunglasses. It was a hoot. I will post the photos sometime! :D Jewel

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh Alisa...this one is gorgeous! Love the vintage brooches & the Tiffany color scheme....love it!

niartist said...

This is simply stunning! I love the broaches made into linen rings! Brilliant.

Lady Katherine said...

Just simply lovely! What girl wouldn't want to have this lovely tablescape. I love the colors, and the dishes so pretty. This is so wonderful Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Zoey said...

What a great theme and a beautiful shade of blue.

I love it all.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Alisa! I think this has been my favorite Tablescape thus far Alisa! A WONDERFUL theme of Tiffany's! When antiquing recently, I found two sets of irridescent vintage dessert cups that were purchased from Tiffany's. How GORGEOUS and love the vintage broches for bling...Fantastic! ;) ~CC Catherine

Linda said...

Gorgeous table!! Love the color and the added bling!
Linda Q

Maryrose said...

I loved your table. First off the colors captured and drew me right in. The antique brooches not only wonderful but what a lovely way to use them. I noticed the pearls around your centerpiece right away and thought them to be a perfect touch. The detail is equisite and who best to be included at Breakfast at Tiffanys but the timeless and elegant Audrey Hepburn. As always perfection. Thank you for sharing.

beth at aunties said...

So beautiful and versatile. The Tiffany Aqua colors are elegant and soothing yet can add such a fun party flavor!

♥♥♥
Beth

ellen b. said...

Alisa ~ I always am prepared for my eyes to pop out of my head when I visit your scapes! This Tiffany blue table is amazing. I love it. Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us :0)

Fifi Flowers said...

I ADORE anything that has to do with TIFFANY'S... the most wonderful store EVER!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Melanie said...

Tres chic!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Alisa, I absolutely loved this Tiffany Tablescape. The plates are smashing (no pun intended), and the colors divine. I love those blue boxes... a girl can never have too many! :-)

XO,

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. It was my pleasure to persist in the quest the other day. :-)

A Hint of Home said...

Your table is beautifully done! Just stunning! The colors are cool and refreshing. The accessories really add to your tablescape.

Cynthia said...

Oh Alisa,
This is one of the most beautiful tables I have ever seen. the broches and the faux diamonds scattered around. Not to mention the beautiful china, glassware,and the color--that aqua blue is the best. Can't wait to see more, Cindy

PAT said...

Beautiful table, Alisa.

Pat@Back Porch Musings

Kim Chalfant said...

Love, love, love this!!! Love your plates, heck, I love everything. I have only ever been in a Tiffany's once & I couldn't afford to buy anything. Your version is fabulous.

ceekay said...

I still have my tiffany box and bag also. Your table is so pretty. I would love to sit down to a table like that...then go shopping at Tiffany's. Perfect girls day out!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wowee Kazowee, this is right up my alley! I just love your table and the color is different than anything I would have thought of. It is so gorgeous. Love the napkins, placemats, jewels....etc....it is all so lovely. You did a gorgeous job at all of it!
blessings,
Debbie

prof en retraite said...

You did Miss Audrey proud! I love your attention to detail and your care in carrying out your theme! Simply gorgeous!...Debbie

ceekay said...

Alisa...thank you for stopping by...you can come over anytime...get to Arizona and we will make a day of it!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Alisa, if you click on the titles of the dishes in my post, it will take you to the recipes.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful table. Your colors are so refreshing. I love your jewelry used as napkin ring holders..just gorgeous.. Thanks for the visit by my blog.. Miss Kitty, Mr. Mouse and myself truly enjoyed your visit.. I hope to get to see you again soon..
hugs ~lynne~

Carolina Mama said...

This is one of my favorites! I love "Breakfast at Tiffany's!" You did an awesome job.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

So classy looking! Do your guests get to keep the brooches?

By the way, I'm a follower of your blog.

Susan said...

Beautiful Alisa... love the aqua... and of course who doesn't love Tiffany's?!

Thanks for always inspiring!

Susan

debbie said...

HELLO ALISA,
This is my first time to visit your blog...
WOW>>>AWESOME>>>>GLORIOUS>>>
What beautiful colors and the brooches were so m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s.....
what a sweet spirit you have...beauty inside and out.
I would feel very pampered at your tablescape.....
It reminds me of a private noon tea that Jackie-O would have given.
You can go to the head of the class...lol
I would be honored if you visit my humble blog.
Blessings
debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

Alisa...I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE this tablescape! It is soooo elegant! Every detail is perfection! You really captured that Tiffany look! I wish I was one of your best girlfriends!
I'm going back for another look!
Have a happy weekend sweetie!
;-D
Oh...I have those same Bernadotte Ivory dishes...I LOVE them...they are so versatile! I picked them up a few years back at several TJMaxx, Marshall's and HomeGoods store until I had settings for 14. I never see them anymore.
xo
Oh...one more thing...stop by Fifi's and check out the Tiffany blue glasses in one of her settings.

Claudie said...

OMG
A girl after my own heart. I LOVE Tiffany's. I also have all my little boxes and bags.
I could set a table of blue what a great idea.
Yours is just as elegant as Audrey herself. She would have been first to sit down and enjoy all you have.
I would be sitting next to her lol I loved her.
Love Claudie
I do not use my blogger acc therefor
claudie.frid.com Thanks for the sweet comment. I tried hard.

Miss Janice said...

This is so pretty and stylish! I love Audrey Hepburn and the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Love the china, crystal, and color theme:-)

Blondie's Journal said...

Alisa,

I so enjoyed visiting your blog for TT and it was one of my most favorites. The "Tiffany's" blue is so elegant and was complimented perfectly with the brooches, pearls and bling!! Your china is just lovely, and as I am learning, it is perfectly OK to mix and match!

One of these days I will do TT! Right now I'm just observing & taking notes! ;-)

Incredible job!

xoxo
Jane

Peggy said...

This is the most elegant table setting I have ever seen! The sophistication, the attention to detail, the ingenious idea of using the pins...all in all, I wish I could have been there. Peggy from PA

~CC Catherine said...

Alisa, Stop by my Show & Tell today...have a great one for ya, plus a window shopping spree you'll love. I'm showcasing the Tiffany stemware I told you about. Also..there's a giveaway challenge I don't want you to miss out on., called, GUESS WHOS EYES THESE ARE! ;) Fun, Fun, and more Fun! ;) Blessings! ~CC Catherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

A beautiful and elegant tablescape. And those vintage brooches are gorgeous, and add such bling to the table. I love all of it. What a great idea to tie ribbon around the napkin ring. I often tie one around the napkin, but this would be so much easier to remove from the hapkin. laurie

The Norwegian said...

There is NOTHING like Tiffany's boxes! This table is a feast for the eyes. Love the bling. The Aristocrat "Ambiance" plates are heaven.

Bella said...

Lovely! I love, love, love the vintage broches!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, Alisa...this is gorgeous! I love the aqua and white together and your china is exquisite! Makes me want to rush right out and buy some just like it...ok, Susan...calm down! Thanks for sharing this tablescape with lots of lovely bling! Bet your girlfriends squealed with delight when they saw it! Susan

Kathleen said...

Very pretty!
I have a lot of old broches,, now I have a use for them!
I love the china!

tardevil said...

Your table is beautiful. Love the ivory dishes, touches of aqua, and bling.

Shannon said...

If you are interested in selling your Aristocrat salad plates, please email me at julie_faerie at yahoo dot com. I registered for this pattern and only received a few pieces before it was discontinued and am now trying to complete the set. Beautiful tablescape!

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