You know what is in style all year long? Enchanted gardens. Sure, with the seasons there are some twist and changes to the styling, but for the most part, magical enchanted gardens are always in good taste.
The local stores here are already nearly finished with the Christmas decor displays, and it’s hardly autumn feeling out for anyone in the US, let alone here in Florida. But you know what? It’s still in the 90’s here in Florida, and it’s hot, it’s muggy, and the afternoon thunderstorms are still flowing. As a tribute to the end of summer, I’ve decided to create this enchanted garden table decor with fairy lights. Heavily inspired by what some reference as a midsummer’s night dream, I choose to keep the whimsical elements, and create what I consider to be a lighter table top decor rendition of that styling.
When creating this magical tablescape, I wanted to make sure it didn’t look too cluttered, but still gave that enchanted forest feeling, with a slight hint of modern styling. By having a featured table runner that focused as the decor, as opposed to having a large focal centerpiece and tons of small elements scattered throughout the table top, the look has all the right hints towards a traditional enchanted garden look, while not being too busy.
Here are some of my favorite shots of this enchanted garden table decor:
Now it wouldn’t be right if I shared another look in my 2017 tablescape challenge without sharing all the details on where each element was found. Normally, there’s a lot of thrift store and estate sales finds, but this time I had to add a few new elements into the mix. Here’s where everything was found:
- Green polyester floor length tablecloth – most recently used in my modern midsummer marble tablescape, but purchased in the past from Amazon
- White napkins – had on hand
- Grapevine napkin rings – purchased a set of 12 napkin rings on Amazon for $3.77
- Moss runner – was $6 at Hobby Lobby
- Moss covered rocks – some were reused from my fuzzy bunnies spring table decor, but I also needed another 3 bags that I picked up on sale at Michael’s for $3.50 each
- Grapevine spheres – used 2 that were purchased for about $3 each with coupons as Hobby Lobby
- Grapevine hollow sphere – used in a few looks, including my jungle for two tablescape
- LED fairy lights – I used both sets of these battery operated lights, purchased on Amazon for $11 for a set of 2 strands (totally worth it!)
- Magical fuzzy creature – something I had as a kid that was purchased at a renaissance fair
This enchanted garden tablescape cost me about $37 to make! Given that the fairy lights were a huge part of the cost, I’m not even mad. I KNOW those will be used again and again.
The moss runner and moss covered rocks have already been in my brainstorming sessions for future tablescapes, but the elements I’m not sure how I want to reuse are the grapevine spheres, anyone have suggestions?
In natural daytime lighting, or evening lighting, this tablescape is certainly magical!
To see how this enchanted garden tablescape was put together, check out my step by step video:
Like what you see? Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements of this look!