Friday, February 5, 2010

Charming Design Inspirations

Happy Friday!
The other day I was feeling inspired...
wanting to create a sweet,
romantic, charming vintage-inspired table with lots
of fun details for a project that I am working on.
I was pleased as punch with the way it turned out...
so I just had to share!
There are a lot of little details and ideas found here
that a bride {or bridesmaid} can easily be incorporated
into a wedding, bridal shower, or bridesmaids tea/luncheon.
 A chandelier of found branches hangs from the camellia tree,
adorned with ribbons and miniature paper globes,
it creates a whimsical focal point.
Imagine a fantastic cake sitting under the chandelier!
A view from overhead.
A nest provides the perfect spot for a paper globe to rest.
A glittering monogram awaits the guest.
A truffle, your favorite candy, or
another special treat can nest here.
A simple glass container set a top a silver tray
is home to a bed of moss, baby's breath
and gorgeous red camellias.
I just love baby's breath when it is paired with
the unexpected or grouped in a large, full bunch.
Carnations rock this way too!
Petite vases on either side of the main
centerpiece hold pink baby roses.
A shot of the overall place setting - my favorite
find last week were these pink basket weave plates.
I paired them with toile saucers and
a rose/love themed larger plate.
A glass and pitcher set with a platinum rim.
I used that because it complimented
my tea cups with the platinum rim.
I played with the linens a lot.
First I laid a basic white linen,
then layered burlap on top
{I am officially in love with burlap these days}.
I topped the burlap with a small embroidered square linen.
The napkins are simple and ecru.
I just loved the look of the contrast between
the smooth, rough, and vintage layers.
Embroidery detail from the topper.
A close up of the mixed and matched tea cup and saucer.
Handmade paper globes with flowing ribbon
hung from the chandelier.
Crystals were add for some sparkle.
I used some decorative iron garden chairs,
wrapped them in a lightweight white fabric
and tied them off with a strip of burlap.
Tucking some baby's breath, and topping the chair
with a vintage doilie finished the look.
 
Hope you enjoyed it!
Have a sweet day!
Holly 

Resources: Toile plates and Love plates (Marshall's); basket weave plate (vintage, Goodwill); tea cup (Goodwill), Centerpiece (Marshall's); Topper (grandma's); Burlap (Ace Hardware); Glassware (Vintage, grandma's); Paper globes, monogram (handmade); ribbon, nest (Michael's).

28 comments:

Peggy said...

Thanks for stopping by (and following me)!
Love your blog! I was a DIY bride & absolutely love weddings! I actually hope to having my own event planning business someday. :0)

carolineAlexander said...

I love the chandelier and the chair covers. It is such a whimsical wedding idea.

Jennifer

Holls said...

Cute! This is my first time visiting, I am in the process of planning my upcoming wedding in April! I'm excited to look through this site!

Dorothy said...

Just lovely this is my first visit you have a beautiful blog.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

It is all so beautiful!! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Rhiannon Banda-Scott said...

I love the pink roses. They're inspiring me to change my bouquet now :) hmmm...

This girl said...

Hi thanks for following me, your blog is really sweet :)
xox
Amy

G-Zell said...

I love vintage plates and cups. I also like to post on my blog dinner table settings, I think I am obsessed with it LOL because my table never looks like that.. ONE day one day !

Happy Follow friday which it is really saturday but who cares right! LOL Thanks for stopping by

Grissell

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Wow, that looks absolutely beautiful!

I'm stopping by from SITS! I hope you are having a great weekend!

HAPPY SATURDAY SHAREFEST!

Blessings,
Teresa <><

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I BLEED PINK said...

Oh, what a dreamy table!!! People don't understand its the little details that make things so special and you did an amazing job of caputuring that!

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MONICA-LnP said...

So very very pretty!love the chair covers.

Night Owl Mama said...

Oh to be planning a wedding again. Beautiful place settings..

thanks for sharing. no following thanks for stopping by

Cindy Bultema said...

So adorable!! Boy are you gifted! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following from Friday Follow.
Have a SUPER weekend!!
Cindy :)

Tara said...

Following you here too! Thanks for entering the giveaway.

Tara

Kristi Maloney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a wonderful blog here! I am following!

Kristi

SupahMommy said...

That is just beautiful!

xoxo
supah

The Pipster said...

Holly thanks so much for following me. Beautiful work! -Pippi

Sprinces Dreamweaver Sculpts said...

Found you through Friday Follow links and I'm now following you.. gorgeous blog!

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Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

Great blog! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

B said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

This makes me want to get married all over again.

Jennifer said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Love the pics super pretty.

veterankindergartenteacher said...

My niece is getting married in August. I told her to be sure and check out your great blog!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I love this table setting. It is adorable. I cannot wait to read up on some of your posts. I am helping my sister in law and best friend plan their weddings. Two weddings, two weekends in a row (one destination). This should be interesting!

Sally said...

That looks so pretty! I really love those toile plates.

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Haddock said...

Lots of pink there.

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