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How to Create Seductive Tables for Two

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Seductive Tables for Two inspired by Moll Anderson- purple tablescape #seductivetables #cbias

What do you think of when you hear the phrase ‘seductive tables for two’? I think of our monthly date night where we pull out the fancy dinnerware, candles, and buy enormous cupcakes from Oliver T’s! I have been, what you would call, someone who isn’t very nice lately so I needed to make it up to Michael with a mind blowing date night spread. All it took was a little help from Moll Anderson and a quick trip to Sam’s Club!
Seductive Tables for Two inspired by Moll Anderson- purple and black lace fabric for a table cloth #seductivetables #cbias

Confession: I am a bit of a fabric junkie.

When I say fabric junkie, I mean one of those people who have piles of folded up fabric in their craft closet… just in case! So when I was reading Moll Anderson’s new book, Seductive Tables For Two: Tablescapes, Picnics, and Recipes That Inspire Romance, and got to her tip about layering contrasting colors and textures to create my own style, I knew where to get my tablecloth from!  I think overlays are so versatile; I can use the black when I’m feeling sassy, and I can rotate in a white sheer if I’m feeling like decorating for Spring. The options are endless!
Seductive Tables for Two inspired by Moll Anderson- white plates on top of a purple charger with a purple napkin #seductivetables #cbias

TIp: Purchase dollar store plates for your chargers and spray paint them to match your theme. (Tutorial to come.)

I promise you will never decorate another way once you start using a contrasting color palette! I still remember how proud I felt after my first colored party! I decorated for Mother’s Day in green, my birthday in yellow, Michael’s birthday in a beach theme, and my sister’s baby shower was Star Wars. Tablescaping is such a fun hobby!

5 essential elements for creating seductive tables for two:

  1. Color
  2. Lighting
  3. Music
  4. Flowers
  5. Fabric

Seductive Tables for Two inspired by Moll Anderson- purple, black, and white feather centerpiece #cbias #seductivetables

It’s not about the size of the table; it’s what you put on it. -Moll Anderson

Hands down, my pride and joy of this seductive table for two is my sassy centerpiece! I think feathers are a playful version of Moll Anderson’s flower suggestion. She makes is so stinkin’ easy to get hooked on tablescaping! My mom stopped over on Monday and she now wants to borrow my book. 😉

Seductive Tables for Two inspired by Moll Anderson- purple cupcake stand for a purple tablescape #seductivetables #cbias

Tip: No one will be able to tell if  an item came from the dollar store once you deck it out for your table! Example- Those purple candle jars and my cupcake tower are both dollar store items! The purple wine bottles were from my stash of empties!

I  didn’t give him our massive cupcakes this time, but you bet your bottom he was blown away with the effort I put into the display! Michael is a visual creature and when his lazy housewife pulls out all of the stops… you know she did something wrong or wants something big. (Like my Nikon 5200.) Ha!

Check out Moll Anderson’s radio show is on XM Talk 168 every Saturday at 5:00 pm EST and catch her on today’s Access Hollywood episode!

“I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® #cbias #SocialFabric #SeductiveTables” 

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My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Erika Bragdon

    Very pretty, Mallery! You did a fantastic job.
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  2. Greta

    The table looks fabulous!
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  3. Carolyn West

    I love purple and love the idea of painting chargers to match your theme. Beautiful.
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  4. Kristy Still

    It looks so pretty! I love the theme and colors!
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  5. Adelina Priddis

    Add that book to my to read list! I’ve always loved table scapes, but am at a loss when it comes to creating them. I mean, do you leave them on the table during the day? My table gets used for so much, it seems a hinderance.. but lovely at the same time!
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  6. Rebecca E. Parsons

    Love the idea of spray painting inexpensive plates as chargers…I am so stealing that!!! Love the purple…you can see how long you worked on this!!! Super job!!!
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  7. Heather B

    I like the idea and I really like that you were so frugal with it. Great job!
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  8. Tiffany

    How gorgeous! I so need to find out more about this book, because I super fail at setting up a beautiful table!
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  9. michelle

    You rocked it. I love the purple it came together amazing.


  10. Patricia Cook

    Mallery, you knock my socks off quite frequently!!! Your table is really very pretty, and I would never have thought to use the color purple for this. Thanks for the inspiration :)


  11. JanetGoingCrazy

    My family doesn’t even EAT at the table so I’m sure my husband would wonder where his wife had gone if I did something like this. Of course, you know I love the purple and I’m so glad you are teaching us how to do things like this from the dollar store!
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