I recently got asked to decorate a small event. It was a 30th birthday party a lady was throwing for her husband! I was so excited because as much fun as big events are, small ones are even more fun. When there is less you need, there is more detail you can place in each and every spot. Which is why I love small events! Here is just a few snap shots of my mock set up for last nights dinner party and some small details.
To make these place settings she wanted it to look manly. He was a hunter, so of course, camouflage! The initial plan was to have camouflage paper for the tags, but apparently our only scrapbooking store in town moved and no one knows where to find them! Not having enough time to go out of town we came up with a different solution. Now I have this craft room, normally when you think of a craft room its in the smaller kind of left over room that no one knows what else to do with. Not my craft room. It is bigger then the average size master bedroom! And chaos, so much chaos. One of these days I will do a post about it just so you all can see what Im talking about. Anyways, my craft room has almost everything and anything you could think of! Besides camouflage paper of course. But, I had camouflage fabric, so thats what we did here! Using a natural colour paper we cut out the cards and got them hand written and wrapped them with a small strip of the fabric. We need something to hold the greenery in anyways!
I also got these linen napkins, to die for! Im now getting them made in multiple colours! (yes for rent!!) I picked out the fabric colour and brought them to get hand made by a seamstress. There is just something so beautiful imperfect and raw about handmade items. I love to use handmade as much as I possibly can, it gives off a simple more homey feel. Just draping them in a way that looks like I just tossed them on the plate (but I actually folded and placed them out very carefully, shh) and plunked the place setting card on top. Can we talk about this table cloth to. Its a 14 ft long linen table cloth, and yes, hand sewn by the same lady! Please use these and your next event so I have an excellent excuse to get more!!
Clearly from my recent posts, I CANT GET ENOUGH OF EUCALYPTUS its a problem. To stay on budget I managed to make this table runner myself. Getting bunches of eucalyptus and placing layers and tying them together into a 9ft garland. It turned out pretty great if I do say so myself! Newest flower shop employee maybe?? Once that was done we just placed a few antlers throughout to give it a little more manly flare. And thats it! Simple raw elegance.