Remember last month when I hosted our neighborhood Pinterest craft party?
So fun! I loved having girlfriends over to craft, eat, and hang out… And I loved gathering some neighborhood weeds for the tablescape!
And we all got together at my house again this month (I don’t always host; I just happened to these two times… more to come from that evening). So it was game on, take two, for a thrifty tablescape! 🙂
A week or two ago, I thought some lovely purple flowers would oblige, from the same field where I cut the yellow flowers. But sadly, they were past their prime by the time our gathering day arrived, so the blooms were mostly fallen.
But you know–get tangled up, just tango on–I looked around to see what other options there might be in the field. And I saw these in mass. I’m not sure what the technical name is, but they look like stock, lovely romantic stalks, IMHO.
Plus, pretty much anything in a huge bunch can end up making a nice statement, right?! [Insert here slight fear that I will one day arrange a lovely bouquet of something like… poison ivy.]
I thought about gathering them like in a wheat bunch, but I was not able to bind them close enough to the center point or above, so they ended up toppling over. I also tried to do a burlap-wrapped wheat bunch in a glass trifle bowl with rocks anchoring the bottoms of the stems, but that did not seem very stable either.
Finally, I bound the bunch together with floral tape…
…and stuck them into the silver jug that usually lives on top of the china cabinet.
I added a long strip of burlap tied around the jug and called this arrangement done.
For the rest of the table, I used that huge piece of raw burlap (same as last month), this time as a tablecloth. I still ended up using the glass trifle bowl, to hold utensils.
I added a smaller square vase inside it to hold forks and spoons, then added the rocks surrounding the inner vase.
I fanned a few napkins on a silver plate tray.
I bunched the mini daisies in a vase next to the stock. [I don’t know these little weeds’ technical name, but they look like lilliputian daisies to me.]
So there you have it, just something simple and free to act as a backdrop for all the pinterest-inspired yummy food at our gathering!
YUMMO. The girls brought some super-deliciousness!
[Oh! And I almost forgot! For plates we used the salad and bread ones from our formal china; they are stacked up on a large pewter plate, on the bottom right in the picture above.]
We had four hours of laughter, eating, and crafting fun, wheeeee!