My table started with a bunch of fresh picked peonies from my garden and was used for the focal point.
I love these dragonfly plates and they were a recent find at one of my favorite thrift stores for, you got it, .67 a piece.
I pulled out some pink checked daisy material and made me a table runner, keeping my table in the pink, springy, fun and whimsical. My table cloth is a white fringed baby blanket that fits my bistro table perfectly. It too was a thrift store find that I purchased to make a pillow out of that I havn't got around to doing yet. More material from my stash was used to make my napkins.
I think this is one of my favorite tablescapes I've done so far.
While we are here, I wanted to show you guys Eddie Ross' tablescape for DIFFA's fund raiser Dining By Design.
As the signature fund-raising event for DIFFA Kansas City, DINING BY DESIGN showcases the personal passions of some of the area's leading design talents. Each participant is given a set amount of space and the freedom to create their own dining environment. As long as each table can accommodate ten or more for dinner, the sky’s the limit. Each year these elaborate artistic vignettes range from the whimsical to the elegant. It’s an evening of great design and great fun – and for a profoundly important purpose. DINING BY DESIGN was founded in Kansas City over twenty years ago and has become the signature event for DIFFA chapters nationwide.
Here's a look at what Eddie Ross' table looked like this year in Kansas City. Stunning to say the least.
Upcoming Dining By Design events:
Detroit August 12-14, 2010
Chicago November 4-6, 2010
San Francisco November 2010
Check out all the other talented women participating in Tablescape Thursday today.