Thursday, 18 June 2009
We hosted a BBQ for my friend's 25th birthday. Her husband did all the inviting and food. All I had to do was clean the house, decorate a little (nothing tacky, I told KD when he suggested getting decorations), and pick up a Dairy Queen ice cream cake. I wanted to show my decorating, for Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. This is another scheduled post, so I won't have the links right until I can get online. Here is what I started with: I found adorable yellow and green napkins and creamy yellow plates at Dollarama, and hesitated only a little in buying a loose-woven green scarf for a table runner. Some cheery sunflowers completed my very simple decorations. (sorry about the clutter in the background...I had nowhere to move it to except the basement, and I was feeling too pregnant that day to make the extra trip down the stairs, or even to just move it out of the way for the picture. I'm so lazy.) Here it is, the extent of my party decorations: I love how my fruit tray raises the plates to just the right height to make them look special. I wanted to tie just the green ribbon around the glass holding the utensils, but I only had about three inches of it left. So I used a trick I learned in a stamping workshop, and tied the green ribbon around the ivory one. It turned out much better than my original plan. And of course, I had to wrap my friend's gift to coordinate. It kind of looks like I wrapped up a pumpkin, but no, it was a really cute candle holder/vase thing. This is my very simple tablescape, my first attempt at joining Tablescape Thursday. See more lovely tables over at Between Naps on the Porch.