Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Flamingo Fling!

One of the fun activities I did this summer was a painting session at our local Arts Council. My daughter and I attended and both painted Flamingos - So I had to do a Flamingo Table to celebrate!

Luckily, Target had flamingo plates and straws on Clearance, which I added to items I already owned and Voila - a flamingo fling!

For my centerpiece I cut zinnias from my garden and put them in a green vase on top of the paper plaid runners.

Here are our inspirational "masterpieces" on the mantle.

Here is a close up of the place setting - fun and informal!

Full view of table and mantle.

Sharing this with
Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

30th Anniversary Party

I have been such a lazy blogger this summer! But I do have to share a very special tablescape with you that was for my 30th Anniversary Party. The party was extra special because it was given by my two daughters!
There were several inspirations for the tablescape. First, the traditional gift for the 30th anniversary is Pearls, so naturally there were lots of pearls. Then because my fine china looks like this
and my dining room wallpaper has cherry blossoms on it, my daughters decided to go with a pink blossom theme.
Here is the invitation, which has pink quince blossoms on it.

They made customized cherry blossom monogrammed party picks, which were almost too pretty to use!

The Fine Line Market had the cutest monogrammed cake topper and napkins!

My daughter got a cake covered with cherry blossoms and put pearls all around as well as pictures of our wedding. See the cherry blossoms on the wallpaper, too?

The table was covered in a new pink tablecloth with a lace topper from our reception 30 years ago! The centerpiece was a vase filled with pearls, gold marbles and pink acrylic jewels holding cherry blossoms.

The mantle was decorated with more pearls and pictures.
We had a wonderful time and I was very proud of my daughters! I will be sharing this with
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch