Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fancy Smancy

Ever since I can remember, I've gravitated toward dishes, vases, plates, candles, hurricane jars, pitchers, and tea cups.  What do they all have in common?  They're all breakable.  And boy, did they break if I was around. Sorry mom (:

I've always loved all things fancy.  Definitely all about the details.  Besides admiring the dress, my favorite part of wedding photos is drooling over their centerpieces and all the little special touches.  I may or may not have my entire wedding planned.  I was the event coordinator for our high school and had a ball planning the Winter Formal.  My favorite part?  Planning the details of the table tops.  I bought these pink goblets over summer at a flea market (for a steal!  I negotiated them down to $13 for 4! Bam.) for our apartment. We use them for special occasions.  Or everyday.  Because really, everyday should be a special occasion.

Here are some tablescapes, dishes, and details I've been gazing upon recently:




Is this brunch I see being served? It's my favorite meal of the day (:
This is my favorite photo.  I love the turquoise and purple details. So airy and peaceful. Stripes + Polka Dots = Love.


What's a party without an adorable candy and treats bar?!
Amy Atlas
Amy Atlas
Love these dainty and sophisticated dishes:
Love this simple detailed gray plate! The shape of the bowl is organic and lovely, too.
Okay, shut up.  This is way too cute.  And it's a purple rhinestone. Perfect.
{Photo's courtesy of House Beautiful}

So, would you all be down for a fancy party together? (:
What are your favorite details in a party?

Love and Fancies,

26 comments:

  1. Loving these tablescapes. I think my favs. are 2nd one with the pink flowers and the 3rd with the purple flowers. That candy bar is adorable too!

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  2. LOVE the goblets...and photo number three.


    lets have brunch together in So-Cal.

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  3. They are all beautiful. The colors in the first are amazing...very unique. Love a good brunch.

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  4. love those pink goblets! and that candy bar....now i want to have a party :)

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You always have the most fun posts! I did a candy bar for my best friend's bridal shower, it was awesome! So much fun!

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  6. I wish I could haggle like you!
    I'm such a pushover haha sad for me! Also, I am quite in love with the yellow and silver table arrangement, and the purple and blue one as well...hmm and the golden shoe one..
    okay, okay, so i like them all!
    haha thank you for sharing :)
    xoxxo
    Hannah

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  7. I love ALL of those! Is it possible that EVERY.SINGLE.ONE could be my fav?! I've always wanted to be a party planner! I think it'd be the MOST fun job!

    xo!

    Lauren @ tickled.

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  8. i have been into vases lately too..but i gravitate toward ceramic vases or i guess anything white ceramic!

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  9. i love anything feminine but simple - white, girly dishes are my favorite!

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  10. i loooove all these pictures and i love fun parties with cute china! :)

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  11. Those really are some fab tables...but I'm totally lovin' the fancy glasses! They are the perfect rosey hue! And with such cute detailing...gotta love those flea markets. (c:

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  12. I do enjoy the details, but I'm all about the food ;)

    I love dishes too. But I don't have enough room to keep them all!

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  13. I love tablescapes...you found some great ones!

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  14. So gorgeous! I love each and every photo Michaela :) and you! xoxo

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  15. This post makes me want to throw a classy party! Good thing my birthday is a few days away

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  16. I Love EVERYTHING about table scapes, from linens to serving dishes. I don't drink wine but I am still obsessed with beautiful wine glasses. I collect white serving dishes, I like that they can be dressed up or dressed down. I love beautiful plates, even if I can't find a full set. Its great to mix and match. When I host parties I always prefer to use real dishes rather than paper and plastic. Easier on my wallet and the earth in the long run. If only I had more space to store it all! great post :)

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  17. So many cute things and tablescapes! :) I adore those goblets you picked up - good find Michaela! :) I'd love something like that for drinking juices... or water even! haha

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  18. Oh I love the table setting that's your favorite too. The combination of colors and patterns is perfect. I love the robin's egg blue pitcher on the table. Yum!

    If you ever want to plan a party like these pictures please invite me! :)

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  19. i love a great tablescape!! these are awesome! i love amy atlas too!! i want her job!!

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  20. If I invite you over for fancy dinner, will you come to visit? Please??

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  21. planning the centerpiece is always my favorite part of an event. I SO badly wanted a candy and treats bar at my wedding, but sadly it had to be cut out due to budgeting! Love all these pics girl :)

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  22. I would LOVE to join you for a fancy shmancy dinner party :) And I totally agree, every day should be a special occasion and you SHOULD use fancy dinnerware and china instead of just leaving it in a cabinet to collect dust! Love your tablescape picks :)

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  23. I love your pink goblets! That candy bar is perfect! If I could do my wedding over again, I would definitely include a candy bar just like that :)

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  24. i love the goblets you got! super cute~ i love a party! i always love to check out the amazing flower ensembles--and of course the dessert tables! fav part for many reasons:)

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