Infused with vintage charm and with a display of lovely trinkets from around the world, the tabletop entry “Timeless Travels” by Meaghan Keck of Birch Affair at the Tabletop WOW competition by NACE was a clear winner. Let us find out all about this remarkable travel theme party display.
The arrangement has been done on a ruffled antique gold table cover. The centerpiece features a plethora of vintage items, including photography equipment and a vintage suitcase packed with blooms in muted colors. Dull teal, dusty rose and pops of yellow form the central color palette that is just right for the vintage theme.
This wood panel photo booth is a clever idea. Simple decorations like the flower frame and antique clock match it to the theme. It also blends well with the natural wood finish of the chairs and the rest of the table décor.
This original vintage globe is an impressive part of the centerpiece arrangement. The flowers in the arrangement add to the visual impact with their rich and varied textures.
More vintage items are part of this display. Notice the vintage photography and video equipment here! These antique finds are rarely seen today, but were once staples in a traveler’s bag.
The centerpiece features unique elements at varying heights. Here a thick bouquet of blooms and foliage in muted colors are held in a yellow vintage suitcase. There is also a vertical display of cards and other vintage stationery. The simple addition of the vintage globe elevates the appeal of this arrangement.
Place settings are simple but stylish, and they follow the central color theme of brown and yellow. White China with blue trims rest on an elegant brown charger plate. Ribbons embellished with handmade twigs with red berries and green leaves hold the cutlery in place.
Original looking postcards on distressed paper display the seating arrangement. Interesting nick-knacks like the compass shown here add extra charm to the setting.
Here is a brilliant idea for a table runner that matches the vintage travel theme! Meaghan has custom-created a table runner by combining antique circular map posters. The glossy finish of this runner contrasts beautifully with the ruffled texture of the table cover.
Meet Meaghan Keck, owner of Birch Affair, who planned and executed this prize-winning entry at the NACE Tabletop WOW competition. She is the recipient of two awards—Best table design under $500 and “People’s Choice” award at the Table Top competition by NACE, Detroit.
Of course if you need some travel theme party favors, we have quite a few: