Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tabletop Pergola

Happy Saturday everyone!
Last week we attended, as a vendor, a bridal show at Persimmon Country club.  In preparation for the event, I decided that I wanted to come up with an original tablescape concept and design.  I’ve always been a big fan of pergolas.  There is something about them that I find inviting, romantic and classy.  I love it when they are covered with beautiful blooming plants, or strung with strands of small globe lights.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen one I didn’t like, and if we didn’t live where it rained 9 months out of the year, I’d have one on my house.
With the help of my “contractors” {aka my hubby and dad}, we scaled down this architectural structure I’m so fond of, and made a tabletop pergola.  We constructed our pergola out of reclaimed, FREE, wood.  Not only did this help in the budget department, it gave our structure a weathered, distressed look.  Double bonus!
The real fun began after the building was complete.  The styling!  I made some custom linens out of a canvas drop cloth, and used chocolate brown satin napkins I already had.  Some cream plates, antique flatware, champagne glasses and coffee filter flowers finished off the place settings.  For the centerpiece I used a variety of candle holders and a boxwood plant.  Using potted plants for centerpieces is a great way to save money AND they can be given away as gifts or used in your own landscaping after you event.  This boxwood only cost $4.50, that’s a significant savings compared to flowers.
Take a look at the pictures!  I’d love to hear what you think.  I’m so pleased with how it came out and may just have to use it at home this summer!








I'm always looking for an excuse to dream up unique, one-of-a-kind designs.  If you have an event coming up and need some ideas, I'd love to help!  Email me at for more information.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

DIY Rock Candy



The rock candy was a success!  We just got some new flavors, bubble gum and cotton candy, to add to the watermelon.  I can’t wait to have this for a certain someone’s 4th birthday that’s coming up!

If you want to give rock candy a try, check out this great tutorial that we followed to make ours.

Have a great day!!




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Last Minute Valentine's Idea

If you're still trying to figure our what to do for your child's class Valentine's, check out what my girls and I made today!  These are so cute and SO easy!  We downloaded our FREE printable here, printed them on 8 1/2" X 11" sticker labels, picked up some gum {you'll want to get the little 5 stick packs} and got to work sticking on our labels!  Aren't they fun?!
Happy Valentine's Day!!