How to create a tablescape

Early one for me as off to the store where new stock and more flowers have just arrived. The store is so full I think it might possibly burst, but in a good way. Anyone who has done the retail class will know what I'm talking about when I say I am hoping this great bunch of stuff will increase the linger time by at least 30 minutes! By the way thank you for all your great comments about my planned expanded collection yesterday certainly going to push forward on that one so much appreciated. I was looking at Lonny's website recently and they have a fun section on how to create a tablescape (as they call it in the States) in other words how to group a collection of objects together on a table, mantle or shelf so they look cool. I am a big believer that you don't have to be a stylist or designer in order to pull it off you just need a few basic pointers to set you in the right direction. So if you have a zillion little objects plonk them on something like a tray, piece of slate, ceramic platter doesn't really matter, but what  it will do is ground them and make them look far more impressive than they really are. The Americans do this big time, we not so much. I wouldn't go overboard with this idea you don't in my humble opinion want more than one tray in a room, as it can feel a little formal and a tad designed, if you know what I mean. Another pointer restrict the colour palette it will help you mix more things on a shelf, mantle whatever. If everything were a different colour in can feel a little crazy. With Christmas around the corner and wanting to snug up my pad something I do a lot  (on mantles and consoles) is cluster  t-lights generally all the same style and then in some of them I plonk bunches of long lasting foliage or herbs, rosemary, euculptus that sort of stuff. Smells amazing looks really sweet and pulls the whole display together. There is way more I could bang on about but my carriage awaits and I have to whizz to the store. If I can get my act together I will post some images have a lovely day x  

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