How are you all doing post-holiday my favorite party people? If you're thinking at all like me (so long 2016!) you are probably over the snow, the rain, the sleet and ready for happy days to be here again. What better way to celebrate 2017, lose the mood and look forward to a new season than some insane tablesetting therapy. For me, dreaming it up is half the fun and setting it...is the finale.
So, here it is, my first spring tablesetting of the new year! And, once again, with pretty PAPER from Sophistiplate. I know I say this every time, but whenever I finish designing and styling a table with Sophistiplate, I always have the same thought. I can't believe this is paper! I mean, can you?
I imagined this table could be set for an engagement party, bridesmaids luncheon, a wedding or baby shower, lunch to celebrate your favorite girls for no particular reason or, the fanciest brunch you ever have set. I thought of this as just pure romantic goodness and exactly what I needed to put some pep back in my step after ALL this rain in California.
Flowers: Can I just say that this was my first attempt at a flower arrangement like this?! I knew what I was going for and with hydrangeas, Juliette roses, white mums, an assortment of filler and lemon leaf in hand, I took a stab at it. Yes, I'm very proud and I love them. I used a natural wood covered vase with a rope handle, wood sliced chargers to elevate the single stem filled mini-vases from Design Ideas and added a few votives. I scattered small gifts for my guests wrapped in the same paper as the runner and tied with black grosgrain and pink satin ribbon. I tucked some small florals under the bow for some extra color.
I've been itching to do a bouquet bar and with the heart filled holiday just around the corner, I thought why not let everyone make their own bouquet and add a little flower love right now. Nothing elaborate, but just enough to try the idea on and something sweet to take home. With clean, cut stems (remove nasty leaves and thorns) in mason jars or vases, floral wire to wrap the bouquet, cut paper, flour sack fabric or napkin to wrap the stems, pre-cut ribbon, twine, tags, a sharpie, your golden scissors and poof! Flower bouquets will appear.
To hold all the goodies to make the bouquets, I used Sophistiplate appetizer bowls, which are also good for obviously, appetizers, but also candy, nuts, mini-desserts, cookies and more.
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The flowers really inspired the palette for this table and feels like a breath of fresh air for the (very early!) first signs of spring. So, what do you think? Do you want to sit with us?