ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP | September 25, 2008

3 Iterations for an Housewarming Party Theme

housewarming party theme #1The migration of the birds inspires me to create an autumnal housewarming party theme. As I assembled my montages, I could not decide which one I like the best.

I composed three mood boards for the tabletop. They all reuse the same main components. I want to know which one you prefer? Before you post your vote, let me tell you about the components.

Main Components

My starting point were the two PopMat Paper Placemats by Publique Living. The Natural Kraft seems a better choice for a 100% recycled paper. It feels warmer than white. My idea is to alternate the Mailbox pattern and the Birdcage pattern as you set up your dining table.

The pop up graphics designed by Lian Ng double as a name card but I prefer it without any writing. I read on Hostess with the Mostess that Publique Living launched three new patterns in time for the Holidays: Reindeer, Fireplace and Banquet.

housewarming party theme #2

Serving tab water is more eco-friendly. Now you can get the look at the plastic water bottle in glass. Italian design house Seletti brings you these glass water bottles in 4 different designs.

Housewarming Gift Ideas

The Lovebirds Pillow by Ferm Living, the Nest Lumen by Adam Frank and the Areaware Bird Box designed by Fredrikson Stallard would make two luxurious gifts. Lumen is an oil lamp that can project a large shadow on the wall. The symbolic act of giving a bird house to someone who move into a new nest is cute.

If you are looking for a gift under $30, go for Rae Dunn’s Ceramic Birdhouses. It comes in 3 shapes, each with their own words. The models are names Home, Chirp, or Nest.

Tableware

housewarming party theme #3

I selected Mud Australia for in #1 and #3. Simply used a different pictures. I like the modern shape of the Mud Australia collection. And I adore the fact that they come in a dozen colors. I could color coordinate it with the and Jason Miller’s Seconds Dinner Plate Set.

I wished a splash of color so I used the adorable Royal Copenhagen Mega Pattern. The Blue Fluted MEGA‘s hand painted drawings are enlargements of a timeless design originally created in 1775. The royal blue nicely opposes the kraft paper placemat.

Finally, the Gold Tree Branch Place Card Holders finish the tablescape. If the color of your table do not match well with the theme, place a table cloth beneath the pop up placemats.

Cast your vote? Which board do you prefer between the three?

SOURCING:
+ Publique Living PopMat Paper Placemat at Velocity – price: $24 USD
+ Glass Bottle Collection at Lekker- price: $24 USD
+ Lovebirds Pillow by Ferm Living at Lekker – price: $110 USD
+ Areaware Bird Box at Velocity – price: $145 USD
+ Nest Lumen by Adam Frank – price: $48 USD
+ Mud Australia collection at Unica – price: $14-$161 USD
+ Jason Miller Seconds Dinner Plate Set – price: $132 USD, set of 4
+ Ceramic Birdhouses by Rae Dunn at Pure Modern – price: $29 USD/each
+ Gold Tree Branch Place Card Holders at Weddings Things – price: $30 USD for 6

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One Response to “3 Iterations for an Housewarming Party Theme”

  1. I love this post!! BEAUTIFUL!!!