tabletops; mojito

Hellos. Here is table setting number three from the washington post express article. This one was inspired by mojitos, a perfectly refreshing summer drink. I had plans to freeze large square ice cubes (4″x4″) with mint leaves in them and pace them on the dessert plate. Due to a change in table size at the request of the art director at express, I had to scratch that idea.

You see, initially I had planned table settings for four to six for the shoot. Which would have been on my regular sized (accommodating 4-6 people) dining table and had more surface space. We had to switch to a small card table on a last minute and I had to improvise and  use only what could fit without making the table look cluttered.

So, keep in mind that all these tabletop designs could easily work for more than just two place settings.

green bowls from buenos aires

the napkins, placemats and placecard from crate and barrel

plates bed bath and beyond, silverware and beer glasses from target.

tablecloth is made by me using fabric from my local hancock store

You know i love bird salt and pepper shakers.. these are from anthropologie.


  1. Manvi –
    You’re becoming quite the styling queen – I’m impressed!!
    Love this fresh green + how beautifully you’ve tied everything together. Well done! x

  2. Manvi this too is stunning. I love all three tables. They are all so different and unique and your loving touch comes through so clearly.
    The Hydrangeas work perfectly as a key feature and I love the minty & fresh Mojito theme – it’s one of my favourite drinks! Those green bowls from Buenos Aires are amazing!

    Hope you are feeling better and that you aren’t too flat out. Missing you.

    xx Charlotta

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