I am excited to feature party host extraordinaire, Tessa Prieto-Valdes' table settings on my blog!
I am privileged to have attended many of Tessa's fun and fabulous parties. She throws the wackiest, and sometimes, wildest events in her house! Most of the time, I get caught up with the games, catching up with Tessa and friends, and having photo ops (she hires a photo booth) that I don't get to appreciate how beautiful her tableware are.
|The hostess with the mostest Tessa Prieto-Valdes|
Tom and I did a shoot with Tessa just recently. We arrived early, and for the first time, the house was quiet. Haha! Tessa's helpers were busy setting up several tables around the house for two different parties! I couldn't help but admire the Valdes' table settings as they were eclectic, unpretentious, and fun; just like Tessa and her family.
Because sharing is caring...
Table setting #1:
|Where the Wild Things Are: I love the mix of textures and colors!|
|High-low: Tessa mixes affordable plates from Multiple Choice with traditional silverware, colored-glass goblets, and handmade piña embroidered placemats. The simple, green, cotton table cloth gets a glamorous touch from the metal vine candelabras.|
|Tip: Mix, mix, mix!|
Table setting #2:
|Neauveau neutrals: Because we're talking about Tessa here, even the neutral tones are never toned down! Haha! I love the leaf-on-leaf prints of the plates and placemats!|
Table setting #3:
|Not shabby, but chic! I love the play of the colorful floral chair covers with the neutral abaca place mats and classic dinnerware.|
|God is in the details. Tessa loves the twists, literally!|
If there is one thing I learned from Tessa about hosting parties at home, is that after the food has been prepared and tables are finally set-up, it's time to just let go and enjoy the party! Oh, games and kyoot loot bags add major, major fun too!
Thank you, Tessa for allowing me to take photos of your home! I love you!
Shoppingera, what kind/style of dinnerware would you like to own?