Glamorous + Camping = Glamping
A highlight of my recent camping trip was putting together a glamping inspired table, that turned into a glamping tea party. I’m excited to share the oh so pretty pictures with you.
I started with layering some pretty vintage tablecloths. They are old ones that have a few stains, but it really wasn’t noticeable with the table all set, and they’re prefect for glamping.
I found the pretty old aqua mason jars at a garage sale for 50 cents, bargain of the summer, and filled them with some wild flowers. The cute little lantern was another great garage sale find and the perfect camping piece.
I used some simple plastic white plates, along with some pretty vintage enamel mugs, I’ve been collecting at antique sales since the spring. Still need one more. I was inspired by the beautiful vintage camping pieces on one of my favourite blogs –Junkaholique. If you don’t follow it already, you’ll love the sweet pictures of camping and exploring in the English country side.
The large napkins are cotton tea towels, from the dollar store. I bought the acrylic stemless wine glasses, because I thought they were perfect for camping, or just out on the patio this summer. The pretty pink candle holders from Ikea have citronella candles in them to help keep the bugs away. I really loved Poppytalk’s pretty cutlery for Target, and it inspired me to make my own re-usable version. I shopped some second hand stores, and collected some mis-matched cutlery. I tried to choose some that all had a similar swirly patterned handle.
I found the perfect hot pink spray paint for metal at Home Depot, and taped the cutlery to just paint the handles so that there’s no risk of the paint coming into contact with food.
I also did a cute little silver tray, also picked up at the second hand store.
I love how it turned out. It’s so, so pretty. Just make sure to hand wash.
And, the silver tray turned out great too. I used it here to hold some pretty paper napkins.
One of my other favourite details of the table was the pretty chandelier. My brother made this one for me years ago, and it’s never looked prettier than hanging in the woods.
The pretty bunting in the background was made from some vintage sheets, and hung in the trees.
On the menu for the tea party, scones with jam and clotted cream, and the left overs were great for breakfast the next day. We also had some yummy shortbread. One of my favourite tips for a great camping trip is do some baking the day before you go.
I also made some yummy homemade marshmallows and graham crackers.
And what’s better for a gourmet s’more in the woods, than assorted chocolate bars in yummy flavours like oreo, cookie dough, caramel corn and peanut?
I really, really loved how this table came out. I bought a few new pieces, but most were thrifted, or found at garage sales. It’s all perfect camping gear, non-breakage, durable, up-cycled, and pretty. It really made me think about how it doesn’t really take too much more effort or money to make everyday beautiful.
With a pretty glamping tea party in the woods, life really is a party!