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Butterfly Garden Tablescape 

Beautiful Glistening Butterflies, Vibrant Flowers and Sparkling Crystal Encompass Ariaqua Creations’ Signature

Butterfly Garden Tablescape

Whether you are looking for ideas for a wedding reception, baby shower, formal party, anniversary celebration or some other elegant affair this tablescape will be remembered by your guests for years to come.

 

Creating beautiful memories of special times shared with family and friends is one of the best parts of life. Sitting down together in a lovely atmosphere that sparks the senses can elicit feelings of joy, peace and happiness.

Sometimes the creation of a special tablescape can be complicated and stressful as one tries to imagine the best way to arrange all the pieces, but we have taken the guesswork out for you with our signature elegant Butterfly Garden Tablescape design.

 

It is our hope that you will be inspired by the elements that you see. Everything from the beautiful  crystal candy dishes to that special keepsake gift for your guests has been thoughtfully put together with love from Ariaqua Creations. So sit back, relax and let’s take a closer look at how it all came together!

Beveled Mirror Placemat Runner

Aqua Glass Petal Bowls 

In order to add more interest to our beveled mirror placemat table runner we decided to add some pretty accent pieces. Here you see a charming crystal hummingbird figurine, a crystal butterfly trinket box, and a frosted purple glass candle holder topped with a stunning silver spiral candle.

 

Accent Pieces for Table Runner

Crystal Candy Dishes

One of our favorite components of the Butterfly Garden Tablescape came from finding a

new way to use our Aqua Glass Petal Bowls. These are bowls that we have had in our family collection for years. It is so much fun to look around the house and find new ways to use things you already have.  

 

We took the glass bowls and turned them upside down in order to create a base for our flameless candles. Next we took some silk flower stems which we purchased from our local craft store and wrapped them around the base of the candle along with some additional miniature butterfly clips to tie in the theme of our butterfly garden design. You can do something similar by shopping in your own home and re-purposing some of your items as well!

 

Once we saw how beautiful the crystal accent pieces were looking we got inspired to continue the crystal theme by adding some of our favorite crystal candy dishes that we have collected over the years. In addition to adding brilliant sparkle and shine, these candy dishes can be filled with dinner mints, and various treats for your guests. This is a lovely idea for any tablescape design. Additional silk floral stems surrounding the candy dishes add that extra special finishing touch.

Floral Centerpiece

A striking and vibrant floral centerpiece is essential to this Butterfly Garden theme. You can buy a pre-made centerpiece or if you like DIY Projects, you can create your own. In this case we already owned a small silk floral arrangement that consisted of one solid color of pink flowers. The flowers were spread very far apart and it looked rather sparse. In order to dress it up and turn it into a more exotic and bold centerpiece we added in some extra long stemmed flowers of various colors to add fullness to the centerpiece. We also clipped some gorgeous sparkling butterflies all around the floral arrangement. The addition of the extra colors of flowers and butterflies created a lovely centerpiece that tied the Butterfly Garden theme together perfectly.

Dinnerware

White dinner plates are timeless and always appropriate for most occasions. For this tablescape we used a set of plates from the Dynasty Fine China Collection. This collection features an elegant delicate floral pattern with a silver border around the edge. The plates are arranged in a tiered format for a more formal feel. The flatware is a classic stainless steel pattern from the International Collection, which compliments the silver border surrounding the plates.

Stemware

Crystal clear stemware was used for this tablescape design. If you look closely, the wine glasses feature a beautiful etched floral pattern with an understated touch, which ties in remarkably well with the garden theme.

 

Butterfly Napkin Rings

Have you ever thought of embellishing your napkin rings to match the theme of your tablescape design? Here is an easy method you can use: Take a classic white cloth napkin and place it through a napkin ring holder. Next take a butterfly clip, which you can find at your local craft store, and attach it to the top of the napkin ring. There you have it . . . a quick and super simple custom made butterfly napkin ring holder that adds sparkle and shine to your dinner table.

 

Gift for Guests

Where to Buy 

Most of the components of this Butterfly Garden Tablescape are from our family collection.

 

Your local craft store such as A.C. Moore or Michael’s is where you can find the silk floral stems and the butterfly clips.

 

Our signature handblown frosted glass votive holder, which can be used as a gift for your guests is available for sale in your choice of the blue butterfly or purple butterfly on amazon.com

The easiest place to begin making plans for your tablescape design is to consider the type of table that you will be working with. Think about whether or not you would like the table to be covered with a tablecloth or kept bare? For this design we decided to keep the table bare so the beautiful wood finish could show.

 

Once you decide on the presence or absence of the tablecloth consider adding a table runner. Our design features a beveled mirror placemat table runner. To create this look, we took three individual beveled mirror glass placemats and lined them up straight down the middle of the table.

 

The final component of our Butterfly Garden Tablescape is something very special. . . the Ariaqua Creations Inspirational Glass Votive Holder. This precious gift is the highlight of the tablescape and the element that enables your guests to remember your event for years to come.  Each hand-blown frosted glass votive holder comes in a gift box along with the purple inspirational message card you see to the left of the dinner plates. If you like, you can use the folded card as a name card for your guests.

 

Our hand-blown frosted glass votive holder is uniquely inscribed with the words “Jesus is the Light of the World” along with a butterfly in your choice of either purple or blue. It would be lovely to begin your dinner with a prayer and after the prayer to reveal to each guest that this votive holder is a special gift for them. Imagine the delight your guests will experience with such a beautiful and heartfelt gesture.

 

Keep this special treasure in mind for all of your future tablescapes. The neutrality of the frosted white glass allows it to be a beautiful accompaniment to any tablescape design. In today’s world we are always in need of the reminder of hope and inspiration that this extraordinary gift provides.

One of our favorite components of the Butterfly Garden Tablescape came from finding a new way to use our Aqua Glass Petal Bowls. These are bowls that we have had in our family collection for years. It is so much fun to look around the house and repurpose things you already have.  

 

We took the glass bowls and turned them upside down in order to create a base for our flameless candles. Next we took some silk flower stems which we purchased from our local craft store and wrapped them around the base of the candle along with some miniature butterfly clips to tie in the theme of our butterfly garden design. You can do something similar by "shopping" in your own home and repurposing some of your items as well!

 
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