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Showing posts with label world market. Show all posts

9.10.2012

Santa Fe Inspired Tablescape

I fell in love with Santa Fe 10 years ago.
I was there working on a wedding and spent over a week in Santa Fe
working and enjoying the pleasures of this area.
Even though it was hard (really hard) work planning this destination wedding,
we did get to explore a bit and I only have fond memories of Santa Fe
and look forward to spending time there again (hopefully one day soon).

When I had the opportunity to create a Santa Fe Inspired tablescape
for World Market and Pollinate Media Group I was thrilled.
It brought back so many memories and feelings of this amazing place.
(Be sure to head to the end of this post in a minute to see how
you can enter the Gourmet Giveaway Sweepstakes.)
http://www.504main.com/2012/09/santa-fe-inspired-tablescape.html

I immediately made lists of what I remember of Santa Fe
and headed to the library to check out
"Santa Fe Style" by Christine Mather and Sharon Woods.

...My list of inspiration...
Tranquil, serene, spiritual, romantic,
elegant but rugged, pure, simplicity,
Adobe, white washed walls, bright turquoise blues,
sunsets, , silver, turquoise jewelry, Georgia 'Keefe,
Saltillo tiles, Farolitos (luminarias), rustic woods,
and a welcoming spirit....

When I headed to my local World Market, I knew the basic look I wanted and my inspiration words in mind. I was so excited to see what I could find to create the look. Here is a peek at my shopping experience and all the amazing things I found. I wish my budget was open ended - I would have invited you all over for dinner! 
Amongst their "world" items were so many ways to combine accessories and necessities to create a table reminiscent of just about anywhere (how many more themed dinners can I throw!). I left World Market H-A-P-P-Y with bags full of amazing items to create a fun Santa Fe Inspired evening.
MY SHOPPING TRIP INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING
  • (Amazing) White bud vases...LOVE!
  • Buffet napkins, 6 pack, Bay (blue)
  • Stamped Silver tray with wood handles
  • 2 sets of bangle from the Bangle Bar
  • Buffet Dishes (12 pc. stacking)
  • Cocktail forks
  • Bay leaves
  • I also reused the gorgeous plates I used from the Kingdom Animalia Collection and Exotic Tablescape I did last month. 

Even though we are going into Fall, I still decided to use white as a base - if you can wear white after Labor day, you can do a tablescape with it too! Really the inspiration was the pure and simple design aesthetic and I remember many of the homes I went into having white washed walls.
 OK, I will stop and get on to the table...
I cold go on and on...and on and on...


I love Farolitos...just love them.
We used them in the Santa Fe Wedding and a house down the street from us displays them around their property at Christmas, and I think they look amazing.
I lined my deck railing with them to create a true outdoor space.
(more info on Farolitos coming up in another post)
I just  had to show you what farolitos look like at night!

CREATING THE TABLESCAPE
I set a table layered with simple white linens
(you can pick those up at World Market too!),
and then stopped at a Home Improvement store to pick up some Saltillo Tiles
(1.20 each at home improvement store) to use as chargers.
I also added on in the center as the anchor for the centerpiece.

I seriously adore these white vases
(I felt a little Georgia O'Keefe inspiration there).
I saw them at World Market on a previous visit...
they may even be the real reason I decided to go with a white base for this table.
I had to have them!
I placed them on the center tile and added some geranium greenery
from my own garden.

My whole point was to not go overboard and keep the table simple, clean,
and serene to reflect my memories of Santa Fe.

I added some votives that I DIYed with my little girlie for contrast. I love contrast in all of my designs - either in color or texture...I feel it adds a lot of interest in the final look.
I tucked a few of the bay leaves around the centerpiece too...I just felt it needed it.


I thought the paper bag votives tied in the Farolitos (paper bag luminarias)
which I considered a must when designing this space.
Set on this simply elegant white canvas,
I added the terra cotta and bronze tones with the tile
and the Kingdom Animalia plates.
I love the rich but subtle contrast between the two.

The Bay (blue) cloth napkins were dressed with a bundle of bracelets.
I chose to mix the silver and turquoise with the copper because I felt in brought all the different colors into play and tied the table together.

I tucked in a full bay leaf that I bought in the spice section of World Market and a small geranium leaf to tie the centerpiece in.



We brought out the dining room chairs, lit the candles,
and enjoyed a Santa Fe inspired meal!


 Our meal included roasted tomato salsa, chicken tortilla soup
and then I concocted a Santa Fe Inspired pizza.
Of course there were some roasted veggies!
And maybe, just maybe, a margarita was involved.
Isn't this tray gorgeous!


And to finish off the meal s'mores - Santa Fe style
with World Market Chipotle chocolate and Chile Lime Chocolate!

Creating this tabelscape brought back some very fond memories and really inspired me. Maybe you need to head to Santa Fe and be inspired too?


Head over to World Market and
enter to win the Gourmet Giveaway!
  • A trip for two to to Santa Fe, New Mexico (this is a 5 day Trip for 2 to Santa Fe which includes airfare and hotel)
  • Hands on Southwestern Cooking class with Master Chef
  • Personally signed glossy cookbook
  • Multi-course dinner at the acclaimed Geronimo
  • Southwestern Foodie Tour with a cultural kick
  • A $1,000 World Market gift card
** There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $500 World Market gift card! 
**The Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes runs from August 18, 2012 until September 21, 2012. 
**If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.
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OK, just one more peek...I loved this project!


This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

DISCLOSURE: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions, photos, and ideas are my own. I am lucky to be able to participate in amazing campaigns like this that I hope also benefit the readers of 504 Main

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7.29.2012

An Exotic and "Wild" Tabletop Design


I love to shop.
I love to entertain.
I love to set a gorgeous (or fun) table!
So, I jumped at the opportunity to head to World Market to see their Kingdom Animalia Collection and then set a FAB table for a WILD Girls Night in!
(Psst...at the bottom of this post is some scoop on their very cool African Safari Sweepstakes!)

I was feeling very inspired to design a WILD night in. I had just returned from visiting a friend whose husband is from South Africa...and their homes is decorated with many exotic items. 


Heading to World Market (all by myself!) was so fun!


Look at this very cool Kingdom Animalia display right in the front of the store.
Makes me want to buy it all and have the same set up at home!


We actually shop at World Market a lot.
Back in the day - before kids - hubby and I would go to World Market just to cruise the aisles and see all of the cool merchandise. We still like to do that, we are usually just not alone any more. World Market's selection of unique food and beverages is so enticing...but you know I love their accessories, jewelry and other goodies!

Here is a quick peek at some of the pieces in the Kingdom Animalia Collection


I was working with a budget for this project, but I would have LOVED to pickup the Clyde Steamer Trunk Bar and a rug..maybe next time! Once I selected all my goods, I headed home to get ready for our WILD time!

I decided to set up a table outside under the trees. I pulled a few pieces out of my bag of tricks - lanterns, candles, tablecloths, and an outdoor rug.  Just so ya know, I own a lot of decor items from my days as a wedding planner, but you can easily find lanterns, rugs, and candles so very similar at World Market.

Then I broke into the really good stuff - the World Market Kingdom Animalia decor.
Every time I think about exotic locales, I think of rich colors and fabrics, layers of texture, and sitting on the floor atop fluffy pillows.
So I set out an outdoor rug under some trees and then decided to set a low table. I used a card table balanced on top of 2 crates (2 is important so it does not tip over!).

Here are the details of my table!
A Maru Round Paper Lantern was hung from a tree branch using twine. I added a string of beads from a necklace I bought. Metal lanterns contrasted the paper lantern nicely.
Layers of fabric, linens, and table cloths create the base for the table. I used many colors and textures, but all in harmonious tones. I could not resist the Kingdom Animalia scarf, and used it as a table topper, laying it diagonally, and just knotting the ends for some interesting.

I picked up 4 Persimmon Organic Reactive Glaze Dinner Plates. I thought the punch of persimmon would look great with the browns and blacks. As well, it complimented the colors in the scarf.
I was thinking about a zebra theme...but I saw these giraffe napkins and had to have them. LOVE! I also grabbed a very cool necklace that was on clearance. It had about 10 different strands of beads. I carefully took them apart (because I will probably put the necklace back together and wear it!) and wrapped the coral and turquoise around the napkins. I love the pop of color and the contrast.
I purchased 3 of these small globes and one larger one (I cannot resist a globe!) to place around the table. The basket was a steal at about $5...I just put a jar of water inside and added some fresh lilies. The small wood pieces were from the clearance section at a craft store, but add to the exotic look quite nicely.
An overhead view of the table.
I had to have this falafel mix and Tahini dressing. I love falafels, but have never made them myself. I cannot wait to try this. I picked up the Moroccan rub to try on veggies and chicken for the kiddos.

I tried this Mango Margarita tea at World Market a few weeks ago and finally bought some.
I had a wonderful time creating a unique and exotic space for
the girls and I to relax and have a WILD night in.
World Market made it to easy to realize my vision for this table design.


Look at this amazing World Market African Safari Sweepstakes!
or head over to the World Market Website
If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.

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7.09.2012

Fly Away With World Market Giveaway - CLOSED

Today I'm so excited to be teaming up with
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and some amazing bloggers to host a giveaway you don't want to miss!

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If you haven't visited Cost Plus World Market, here are just a couple reasons to pop into a store near you and do a little retail therapy.

World Market carries everything from home decor to in home and outdoor furniture to varieties of local and international foods and wines. They truly have something for everyone and their eye for color and design can and will brighten up any home.

Right now when you shop at World Market and spend $20,
you will receive a 15% off voucher to purchase a ticket
to fly anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.


Not only that, but you can enter to win a trip 
or 4 anywhere Southwest Airlines flies,
including hotel accommodations and a $500 gift card to do a little shopping.

That's a pretty awesome in store promotion and sweepstakes their running, right?
Well, Cost Plus World Market wants to spoil our awesome reader's a little more:
Let me tell you about our prizes

GRAND PRIZE:
We're giving ONE awesome reader two Southwest Airlines tickets to go anywhere Southwest flies and a $100 World Market gift card!!

RUNNER UP PRIZES:
That's not all, we're also giveaway away 3 $100 World Market Gift Cards

Here's how you can Enter:
Terms & Conditions on tickets: The winner will receive two (2) tickets redeemable for round-trip airfare for two (2) people on Southwest Airlines to any destination serviced by Southwest Airlines. The tickets are valid until December 31, 2013.
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disclosure: my participation in this post is through Pollinate Media Group and I was compensated for this post...but would not have done it if I did not LOVE World Market!