I had serious doubts about using the same location two weeks in a row. But then, the more I thought about it, it made more sense to show you the starlit side of the balcony I used in the last week’s table. A setup completely different from the kinds I have been using so far. Presenting, table #5 – A Starlit Evening.
Using a different corner of the same balcony as last week, I set up a floor seating arrangement, and decked it up with loads of fairy lights. These tiny lights can add magic to any space.
Minimal Setup, Maximum Love
I started with a plain mattress, and made a cozy corner with layers of different sized cushions. Next, I placed some potted plants in non-intrusive spots, to add to the outdoors feel. One small coffee table in one corner held some flowers, and came in handy for keeping the food and drinks. Another wooden breakfast table held the food – a small platter of fruits, some refreshing blue tea, and some cheese and grapes on toothpicks. Just enough elements for an evening of conversations with my lovely sister-in-law.
Making It A Starlit Evening
I found this lovely mason-jar, lit with battery lights, and a flame-less candle at a local decor store. I kept these on the two tables for some added soft lighting. With fairy lights across the balcony, we had a delicately lit-up ambiance, perfect for a casual evening. Last, I placed some small, basic flower clusters across the backdrop for an understated, feminine theme.
As the evening descended, and the lights came on, the magical setup came alive. It was a pleasant surprise for the SIL, who needed a respite from her busy schedule taking care of her two kids, while also working hard for her own line of handmade gifts. The entire setup was minimal, yet looks decadent with the lights and flowers.
This was meant to be a pre-dinner, evening setup, but we both loved the table setting so much that we decided to let the kids join in, and dinner was served right there. Aryan, my little nephew, was a ball of joy, with the impromptu “party”. It’s amazing how much happiness 30 minutes of work can create! Also, this setup looks completely different from last week’s table. You can use the same space in so many ways, with just a little bit of creativity.
I started this as a creative project, and had no idea that it will help me bond with my own family in such a special way. That’s perhaps what keeps me going, despite the fact that the last couple of weeks have been extremely difficult. Just creating these tables is such a stress-buster. November is almost over, and I am already working on the next month’s concepts. Do you have a suggestion for a table setting theme? Please leave your ideas in the comments section. I’d be grateful. Until the next table, have a fabulous life, my loved folks!