My Favorite Styled Table Ever And Where I Found It All

Great bloggers say to write about what you know, and while I am just really starting to scratch the surface with photography what I KNOW best is how and where to treasure hunt.

I often get asked where I get a lot of the pieces I decorate with. Some people love them, some people don't, but 99.9% of everything I own has a story and that is what I love most about the treasures that fill my home.

As a photographer, I am constantly looking for inspiration to help push me at my next photo shoot. In my experience, inspiration can come from anywhere, so keep your eyes open. Most of the items featured for this table setting were things I've picked up and collected over the past few years. If you look around your own home,  I'm sure you'll find you already own many of the items to make up your own fabulous table.

The inspiration behind the Pink Table celebration started when Randi and I came across a full set of beautiful, vintage, pink and clear wine glasses and matching desert plates. Discovered at a local thrift store in Palm Springs, the plates and glasses were a steal at .99 each!

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I am a huge fan of fresh flowers. If I have the time, I will make the trip to the Flower District in downtown Los Angeles where I can browse the largest and best floral selection in the city. For this occasion I headed to my local Vons. Vons had a special on my favorite flower Ranunculus $4.99.  Ranunculus stay fresh for days and look so fun and whimsical. They come in an assortment of colors, but keeping with the theme I decided to pick up a few bunches of red and pink for a monochromatic look. 

Tip: Look for simple, cylinder vases in varying shapes and sizes. I always find them at thrift stores and garage sales. They are great for flowers but can also be filled with candy for a dessert table. 

Tip: Look for simple, cylinder vases in varying shapes and sizes. I always find them at thrift stores and garage sales. They are great for flowers but can also be filled with candy for a dessert table. 

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The chairs were a present from my hubby to me for my 30th birthday. I found them at Pepe's Thrifty Shop in Culver City. Pepe's is one of my favorite places to find unique, vintage furniture at an awesome price. I picked up six of these button back, pink, velvet chairs for $300.00. After the party they will decorate my kitchen dining table.  

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My Grandmother collected this vintage Rogers Bros silver plate grape pattern, and ever since she told me about it I always pick up pieces when I find it. I love that it is something we both share.

My Grandmother collected this vintage Rogers Bros silver plate grape pattern, and ever since she told me about it I always pick up pieces when I find it. I love that it is something we both share.

The chandelier plugs into any electrical outlet so i can take it anywhere. I picked this up at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. When it's not hanging inside I love to bring it outside for parties.

The chandelier plugs into any electrical outlet so i can take it anywhere. I picked this up at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. When it's not hanging inside I love to bring it outside for parties.

The table was a Craigslist find. With Craigslist it is often first come first served so be ready to act fast. I picked up this gorgeous mirrored table for $100.00

The table was a Craigslist find. With Craigslist it is often first come first served so be ready to act fast. I picked up this gorgeous mirrored table for $100.00

The silver monogramed charger was a gift from my wedding registry. The large plate is from a set of antique Minton dinner plates. The gold and rhinestone napkin rings are from Pier One. The napkins are from my favorite store Home Goods. * Pier One has the best selection of napkin rings. Always check out what they have on clearance. I find all kinds of gems there.

The silver monogramed charger was a gift from my wedding registry. The large plate is from a set of antique Minton dinner plates. The gold and rhinestone napkin rings are from Pier One. The napkins are from my favorite store Home Goods.

* Pier One has the best selection of napkin rings. Always check out what they have on clearance. I find all kinds of gems there.