Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hawaiian Table Splash

Hello everyone! I know, I know... Long time between posts. Been really busy so I hope you can forgive me. I'm still working on getting all of my dishes out of the storage place, but I promise, I'll have more posts soon enough.

This is the buffet table I put together for my daughter's "Off to College" (Brigham Young University in Oahu, HI) Farewell Dinner back in August. And since I'm busy, busy...

This is definitely fitting to all three memes- there's a suped-up table for Marty's :-); I only had to buy the pineapple ($3), votive holders (75% off), hibiscus ($5 for 20) and lanterns (75% off), everything else, I've had so that's thrifty enough for Leigh's; and it's a tablescape for Susan's meme! I'm so clever sometimes, it scares me. (Oh, look at that, I even made a Halloween pun. Ha!) Enjoy!

"Aloha Farewell"

Brigham Young University
Laie, Oahu, Hawaii

I had some shells and candles...
Soft blue Ikea napkins and Asian lanterns...
I had pebbles, pineapple, bamboo, hibiscus, too!
So under the candlelight,
and with colorful pearls and pebbles...
I set the stage for some Hawaiian buffet dining!
Afterwards, when everyone was pull of roasted pulled pork, chicken adobo, lumpias, noodles, fruits and steamed rice... I made sure that the pineapple took a freezer nap, the shells, pebbles and pearls were back in their boxes;
and the candles, bamboo and dinnerware were all put away-- A WEEK LATER!

What? It was a beautiful table!

Thanks for peeking!


  1. How pretty ! I'm tucking this idea away for the January-February slump after holidays !

  2. So beautiful, Chandy (So nice to see you too!) I love how you created different levels. Love the addition of pineapple in the already pretty Hawaiian setting....Christine

  3. You always have the best comments. Totally warms my heart!

  4. You've designed and carried out a fabulous buffet setting...I enjoyed seeing your use of shells and other elements to make a welcoming tablescape!

  5. So pretty and that pineapple makes me want one...I love fresh pineapple!!! This is a beautiful tablescape and the menu sounded wonderful!!!

  6. Gorgeous. Your lanterns are stunning. YOur entire table is such a dream. You always do the most interesting tables and vignettes. I love it all. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. How nice to hear from you, Chandy! Love your tablescape...so festive! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  8. Ladies, with all of your sweet comments, how can I not have a great smile on my face and in my heart?

    You are all awesome!

  9. Chandy! Long time no see! I was so happy when I saw your name on my blog. I thought you had given up blogging, and this just made my night!

    Love your table. I can tell how much love went into this, and I love the beachy feel of it. I know your daughter did, too.

    Good to see you!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  10. Just $5 for 20 hibiscus??!???!!?!?? WOW!!! Just one more big plus for living in Hawaii! We'd shell out a week's salary for them here in Missouri! :-) Cool lanterns! I hope your daughter is well-settled into the semester at Brigham. I'm sure she looks forward to coming home to all that good food again soon! Have a wonderful week!

  11. This is very beautiful, light and festive - a contrast to the fall/halloween tablescapes most are doing now. Wish I could find those hibiscus at that price! Lovely,

  12. Chandy,I have been blessed to go to Oahu, Hawaii.
    Your daughter is sure going to a beautiful place.
    Wishing you luck with unpacking!...You & Your blog's are so clever!Enjoyed!

  13. What a lucky girl your daughter is. Very nice!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  14. Jo, yep still unpacking! LOL

    The hibiscus were plastic flowers I got from Party City, hence $5.

    I did find some real hibiscus at Walmart for $3 each and those are in my front yard flanking the front door.

    Ladies, I'm so glad to see all of you here! Thank you for leaving such great comments!

  15. Cute buffet table and so tropical. The lanterns are wonderful.

  16. This is so pretty -- I love all the elements you've gathered together beautifully.

  17. Thank you so much, L and Martha! I had so much fun gathering all the pieces!

  18. Lovely tablescape. The lanterns are quite special! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  19. HI Chandy...

    Long time...no see, my friend! I was just elated to find your sweet note over at my place! It's been way too long, sweet lady! Wow...it sounds like your life is twirling-whirling like crazy! Your daughter is off to college? Ahhh! You certainly made her a gorgeous celebration though! I loved your pretty table! The soft blue...the shells...the beautiful plants...sweet! I love your pretty lanterns...those are fabulous! Well my friend, thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us! I'm so happy to see you!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  20. Cherry and Chari, you two are so sweet for your great comments. Thank you so very much!


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