Magnolias, Spanish moss, sea glass—these are the just a few of the Deep South’s natural treasures. What better way to evoke the loveliest elements of summer than by pulling in Mother Nature’s gifts to adorn a table designed with entertaining in mind?
Start with Mason jars and other transparent antique receptacles. Fill with various shapes and shades of blue and green sea glass collected right from your most recent vacation to 30A. For added ambiance, place simple votives (the flameless variety looks every bit as good as the real thing!) amongst the piled sea glass inside the Mason jars. The flickering glow will bounce off of the seafoam and cerulean tones of the sea glass, creating stunning light that echoes summertime on the Coast.
Bringing the vibe further into one of our home state’s favorite flowers, collect big, white magnolia blossoms (at their peak from summer until early fall in Alabama) to tuck between the sea glass or even create a centerpiece featuring a bunch of the largest blooms you can find flanked by their glossy leaves. Stately and fragrant, Alabama’s magnolia varieties lend themselves to a feels-like-home panache that’s as elegant as it is welcoming.
To take your tablescape to the next level when it comes to a Deep South, rustic sophistication, give a nod to the Spanish moss draping from the limbs of our region’s statuesque trees. You can intersperse masses of Spanish moss around your centerpiece or between the sea glass jars to create a delicate, pastoral juxtaposition against the lines of the magnolia petals, leaves, and sea glass shards.
Pay homage to your roots by building a tablescape reminiscent of Alabama’s summertime splendor. For information about how the Events Team at The Club can help you enhance the Deep South décor for your midsummer meet-and-greet, contact us here, or read last month’s blog about incredible ways our Events Team goes above and beyond for you!