White candles are simple and plain but having lit candles around the house creates an elegant ambiance. The other night we went to Tommy Bahama to celebrate a gal pal's birthday. The folks over there went through the trouble to setting up a great space for us. They used simple white candles placed inside plain glass jars/vases of various height as accent but the overall effect is just effortlessly elegant. I especially love the single orchid among the clusters of candles.
To entertaining at home, this would also be elegant and sooooo easy to setup. To top off, white candles and glass jars/vases of various shape and height are not expensive at all to purchase. Since glasses are transparent, they are great accents without cluttering up a space.
As it was a birthday celebration, over-sized balloons are definitely much appreciated. All the decorative pieces here are all rather inexpensive to procure, but I thoroughly enjoyed the casual elegant effect. What do you think of simple candles and plain glasses??