tables, dahlias, decks, stripes, adirondacks, mason jars & bowls
Thu 17th, Mar, 2011
Good moaning from the lovely Australia.
How you all doing today?
Well I’m good and checking in loud and clear from the deck of my old cottage this morning.
Wanna talk my sweets about table dressing?
On a budget.
Well good, settle right in, ‘cos that’s what I’ve got for you today…
I recently had to do a table dressing for a magazine…(and this is the one that ended up on the cutting room floor ;-) )
I had an email from an editor to ask for my input on how I would do up a table without spending much money…that was the whole point of the article.
What a challenge she said. Do you think you can do it?
The fact that her usual stylists customarily have a budget to play with made me smile to myself….do you think I can work with that? um I think I can give that a go…I mean hello I practically spend half my life foofing around with tables making ‘em look pretty with just the cost of a bunch of drugstore flowers bought on my way home from school.
Honey I think I can have a go at cutting the mustard.
And on a budget, apart from the humble hydrangea, my fave, there is really nothing better than the hit-me-with-it distinctiveness of the old-fashioned dahlia, who when broken up into single stems sits there happily with a pop of vibrant colour and a flourish of on-a-serious-budget but ever-so-casual chic.
Plus if you really are not much of a table dresser but fancy having a go and do not want to do little other than spend 8 bucks, slit open a packet of cellophane, plonk your collection of thrifted bottles and the like on the table, and fill them with water, then this is just about do-able with just about zero effort.
(of course I didn’t tell her* that)
throwing in a few cafe au lait’s into the ring…well that will always go down well…(you can read more about these bowls and France here)
I hope you liked it…love to hear what you think…
for me? I loved how this turned out, I was surprised it hit the cutting room floor..the combo of the putty bowls, the stripe, the white, the pop of colour, the vintage milkshake cups, the mason jars…well I couldn’t really not like it though, it’s me all over ;-)
Righto lovelies, I am off, I have some BC Sweet Blogging Tips to get going on :-) …more of those coming very soon..
Catch ya later