I admit. I've been lurking in the shadows. I've been admiring your tables from afar. I've been sad that I could not pull up a chair and join you.
Then, I remembered - before we switched to melamine plates, before the vinyl tablecloths, way back when I used to be an event planner, I used to do nice tables.
So I've searched the archives and here is my contribution to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by the fabulous Between Naps on the Porch!
Now, the bad news is that I was not behind the camera, so the pics are not that great (but the ideas are!)
Mother/Daughter Brunch, 2006
"Cut from God's perfect pattern"
I'll start at the top:
This is a beautiful black iron candelier from Southern Living at Home. Our theme was vintage sewing, so I draped tapestry fabric, beaded trim and measuring tapes on it them tucked in willow branches and old english style roses.
We used an unfinished silk quilt as the topper, then layered on gold chargers, white china and crystal. I distressed yellow measuring tapes with brown and black ink, then used them to tie the napkins!
It's a vintage singer sewing machine, set on it's case! There is a metal sign that says "Paris Divine Boutique", more candles (of course!) and the ribbon banner with our theme.
The namecards were hand stamped with each lady's name and accented with assorted buttons, then displayed on vintage looking mannequin/dress form photo holders. These were their favors!
I hope you've enjoyed my contribution - I can't wait to see yours!
I'm heading over to the McLinky right now!