May 9, 2008

Hosting

I'm hosting a table for a women's event at our church tomorrow, and luckily I had the day off today to prepare. I'm supposed to set and decorate a table for 8, and I wanted to try and see if I could do it without having to buy anything. I don't have a complete set of mugs or cups, so scrounged around my parents' place and found some vintage-y mugs, which I was just okay with. Instead of getting fresh flowers, I remembered a tutorial for paper flowers I learned from a Martha Stewart magazine nearly 10 years ago, so made a few and stuck them on some branches.



I wanted to add a little more color, so made these little notebooks out of some Martha Stewart paper from Michael's.



And some matching place cards inspired by the red paper flowers...



Here's how it's going to be set up tomorrow!



So all this means that I ended up with a lot less time to work on my Etsy shop opening than I had originally intended, but it was so much fun putting this together. I hope the ladies at my table like it!

10 comments:

insaknitty said...

GAH! can I be a lady at the table?! wow, wendy, it looks fantastic! :D

anita said...

very nice wendy! =) love how it all looks together. i'd feel pretty special if i was sitting at your table. =)

caitlyn said...

Everything looks beautiful, Wendy! I hope you had a good time at the event.

Wendy said...

Aw, thanks guys! The event went well and it seemed like everyone had a good time :)

pegpie said...

Inspiring!

Casey said...

now that looks great!! love the whole thing... thanks for stopping by my blog! ...are you opening an etsy shop?

::{J}:: said...

LOVELY! How did you make those little red flowers! Everything looks so fun!

Debbie said...

That looks great! I love the flower.

bluediamond said...

hey i loved your flower tutorial. If you don't mind, care to share some more tips?? :)
Thanks

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

Oh, this table is lovely! I bet they all loved it. I would actually like to know how you did the notecards? Did you stamp that red flower on them? Did you buy them that way? I LOVE those!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com