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Hi gang! The lovely Manvi’s here today with her latest Tablescape 101 post to celebrate Bright.Bazaar’s third birthday…

Hello Bright.Bazaar readers! I started putting the table together by using a tan checkered print fabric as a wide runner, then placed three lemon yellow vases with Alstromeria, tangerine roses and yellow pom poms bunches down the middle. Slate dinner plates with white linen napkins, crystal champagne glasses and bow-tie truffle plates became the perfect backdrop for Claudia’s colourful menu cards and coasters. Next, I added a chalkboard paint label to each favour bag which then served as place cards. As a nod to Mr. Bazaar’s playful nature, I placed a vintage typewriter on the beverage station so guests could leave little messages and birthday wishes. The twist? These messages were then made into flags to add to the table decor and were then keepsakes once the party had finished. If you’re looking to make an eye-catching statement as part of the festivities why not  hang an old lampshade base with streamers attached from the ceiling? This is a fun way to pull the colour palette of the tablescape together. Personalised matchboxes and coasters added an extra personal touch to the table (I love these little details!) and then I completed the look with pinwheels and gold confetti. Happy birthday, Bright.Bazaar! – Manvi


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Happy Birthday to BB and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you Mr Will, I would love to type out a little not on that vintage typewriter what a fabulous touch and as for your colour palette and the personalised matches and coasters…….the party is ready set go go go!! I am sure you do not need any encouragement for a great time Will have an action packed fun filled weekend.
    Carla xx

  2. oooh my! love all the details! the pinwheels and the gold star confetti are the icing on the cake. yum!

  3. I absolutely ADORE the typewriter idea… that is totally fab!!!! great tip and a tip I am most definitely going to use. Hope you had a great birthday Will.
    Stu x

  4. Everything wonderful! I fell in love with the yellow vases of Ikea last week! Buon compleanno (as we say in Italy!)!!!!!

  5. The happiest and brightest of birthdays!

    And btw, if you have time to par-tay in NYC, hit me up! 😉

  6. Thank you for the kind words on this look. Will, your posts always look AMAZING. I have such a great time putting these looks for BB.
    Have a great weekend

  7. Lovely! I always love the tablescapes so much…they're so inspiring! Makes me want to have a dinner party! Gorgeous job Manvi, and happiest of years ahead to you, Will!

  8. Oh, I missed that!!!
    Happy Birthday Mr BB Blog!
    Wish you tons of colors and inspiration and fans all over the universe =)

  9. I bookmarked this post last week so I could come back and comment. I LOVE the color scheme and the use of pattern. I also love all the fun ideas and details. Some great inspiration for hosting a fabulous party! And happy birthday to Bright Bazaar!

  10. Why am I always late…. HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY – Bright Bazaar!

    My message on that type writer is: “You are simply the best”.

    Love to you and Manvi!


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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.