Plate Girl offers beautiful vintage and antique decor accessories for your birthday party, tea party or shower. .
Tablescaping: We can provide more than just china, working with you to use our accessories or yours. Call us for holidays, parties, or even if you’re selling your home and want a gorgeous table to entice buyers.
Florals: We can add to your party with large floral centerpieces or smaller individual pieces in milk glass vases or creamers and sugars.
Parties: Do you have a Pinterest board full of ideas but you don’t have the accessories to make it happen? We have the accessories you need:
White milk glass vases
Creamers and sugars
Silver and crystal candlesticks
Large silver champagne bowl/bucket
White long tablecloths
Blue transferware dishes
We serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Orange counties.
Holiday Tablescapes: Watch and Learn/ Dec. 12th 1-2pm
I’m so excited to be collaborating with The Hen House for a class on holiday tablescaping! The Hen House is located in Carrollwood and is an adorable shop that also has classroom space for fun events like this! Feel free to share with your friends and learn more!
“Something fun is happening in The Coop on Tuesday, December 12th. Come and learn how create a beautiful and stunning opulent tablescape just in time for Christmas Holiday Entertaining. Presented by Marsha Strickhouser, The Plate Girl. This free demonstration will be happening from 1-2pm. Sign up and reserve your space on-line.
More about Marsha!
Marsha Strickhouser writes a blog called Plate Girl, is an avid tablescaper and helps people set their tables for holidays and general entertaining. She is obsessed with plates and has been collecting dishes since she was little. She believes setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable.
She will demonstrate how you can set a festive holiday table using many of the things you already have around your home.
She has appeared on WFLA and Daytime TV as Plate Girl, done tablescapes and florals for All Children/s Hospital Guild, Dress for Success and HCC, and collaborates with many area businesses to set tablescapes.
Her blog features tablescapes, restaurants, hotels and beaches and sometimes her Pomeranian and chihuahua.
She has a degree in journalism from the University of Miami and worked as a journalist for six years, including as a lifestyle and food editor at a tiny daily newspaper in South Dade county. She has also worked in public relations for almost 20 years, at the University of Miami School of Medicine, the University of South Florida and Valpak. (Yes, the coupon company, which makes me an official bargain hunter as well.)
So after I went to Macy’s to check out the Christmas china, (see my previous post) I decided I needed more and headed over to Dillard’s.
Our local mall Westfield Countryside has a large department and selection. I always go there for Christmas and ALWAYS the day after Christmas for tons of great 50% off deals. It’s mobbed – but it’s fantastic.
I love that they have so many brands – in addition to Lenox, Spode, Fitz & Floyd, Fiesta, Southern Living, Waterford, Christopher Radko and Swarovski, they have Dept. 56, Byers Choice, Annalee and more.
Once again, I’m smitten with another shop at The Alley in Belleair. Locally, this little jewel is probably known to many, but I’ve just been introduced to it lately, and I’m so happy to find several treasures here.
In addition to Petal & Vine, Lemon Tree Vintage Market and dozens of others, I visited Laura Katz Home this weekend.
Although they are treasures from the sea, the items she hosts here are all elegant, from the textures of the gorgeous wing chair to gleaming metals, it’s a lovely place to look at exquisite details.
Take a look around at some her store on this November day. And if you love the ocean, stop by and treat yourself.
There’s something lovely about Petal & Vine. Is it the fresh flowers that greet you, the scent of pine and candles, or the sparkly and delightful ornaments and greenery? Whichever it is, it’s a wonderful place to spend some time and pick up some gifts (including for yourself.)
Petal & Vine has been located in Belleair at The Alley for five years, but has had new owners since the beginning of 2017. It is at the forefront of dozens of shops that make up The Alley, including Lemon Street Vintage Market.
I was so delighted with this shop, it was difficult to stop taking photos of everything.
Since today is Small Business Saturday, I thought it would be good to share this sweet little shop.
I’m so happy to use my Spode “Woodland” Turkey china this year. I found it a year and half ago and I feel it is the “ultimate” in Thanksgiving dishes.
I also found a new Ralph Lauren tablecloth in burnt orange, and although it doesn’t match exactly, I like the contrast and the richness it brings.
I used my Mikasa wine and champagne glasses and some new-to-me Bombay Company palm tree brass candlesticks.
A floral centerpiece is a must for me, and I wanted to make my own floral arrangement. I was hoping to venture out to find some more unusual flowers like pods or birds of paradise, but I ended up being short on time and headed to my neighborhood Publix grocery store. I used some eucalyptus and added red roses to the standard arrangement and added it to a crystal biscuit barrel.