Friday, June 24, 2011

Flirty Flower Table Setting

Awhile back I bought an awesome box a fake flowers. I know what you're thinking. Joi's off her rocker; no such thing exists.

Well I am here to tell you I would've thought that too, but they do exist! These faux roses came in a box fashioned as gorgeous jewel -toned potpourri. I had envisioned using them as part of a tablescape but since I had only purchased one box the outcome would've been sort of puny. So my beauties sat in our buffet just waiting for a purpose.

Fast forward to last weekend and during our fun little Mint Julep Jaunt I found another great box of fake flowers.


Yay, me! I'm kicking myself for not buying another box because I think more would've ultimately been better, but such is life.

Inspired by this photo, I decided to make my own flirty flower tablescape with my great fake flowers!


I'm not a party thrower nor do I entertain {although I wish I did} so please excuse my less than stellar presentation. I'm a complete novice when it comes to this stuff!

I used some craft paper for the table runner, plain white plates from Macy's + silver rimmed plates from Target, vintage etched drinking glasses, IKEA planters, votive holders from my wedding reception {how nostalgic! ; )} and pink paper napkins for the first look:






I wasn't totally sold on the greenery in the IKEA planters so I switched them out for my tissue paper flowers that I ♥ so much!




I took one final stab at this tablescape thing and took away all of the tall pieces to just focus on the roses. I liked this look a lot, but I'm kicking myself for not buying just one more box of those lovely roses! One more box would've been the icing on the cake. 'Tis true friends.



I really love this little get-up and am wishing I had guests on their way over! Mental note: must make plans for my girls to come over and enjoy my tablescaping ways. So tell me you fancy yourself a tablescaper connoisseur? I'd love to see your creations. Send 'em my way, por favor.

Enjoy your weekend, friends! I've got a dinner date with my yas, shopping, homework, doggie sitting, and a family reunion on the agenda. What about you??



Danavee said...

I LOVE IT! Now I need YOUR opinion on paint........head my way!!!

Kelly said...

Joi they are all so beautiful! you have such a talent for these things, would have never thought you didn't entertain:) I vote for the 2nd option but I guess it's because I just love those ikea planters and the tissue paper flowers!

Sing of Singature Style said...

These are beautiful ides, love it.

Sharstin said...

such a fantastic idea--looks so pretty girly~ would expect nothing less from you!

Lil Man and Mommy said...

Really loving the last 2! Makes me want to table scape too :)

Unknown said...

SO pretty- what a fun idea and one that will last longer than the real thing does! The jewel tones are really pretty!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Who would have thought? Pretty fake flowers. It looks lovely. I really like that you did your own spin on the inspiration. Great work.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

PS - I'm on my way over for dinner. I'll bring the wine. ;)

Blanca A. said...

soo pretty! i love the colors and the tissue roses go great with it. i love love love your etched glasses, very chic.

Sarah Baker said...

Really cute! I saw that inspiration photo and scoured the internet for a cheaper version. Glad to see you've made it work. I will now copy you ;)

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

ADORABLE. I will stop by and see if I can score you another box my dear. I know EXACTLY where you scored these lovelies.....and it is dinner picture perfect. I can't wait to come over. I will bring the dessert.


Kate said...

I have the same IKEA planters :) Using it as my kitchen utensil holder.

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Joi! :) Thanks for you comment on my laundry room, I'm glad you like it! I just LOVE how it turned out...I find myself standing in the doorway just staring at it all! LOL I'm weird!:)
Your flowers are beautiful! :) Where did you find your flowers on our jaunt? (homegoods?) Your tablescapes are beautiful! I think I like the tissue paper flower one the best...I love the colors!
Have a great week!
Missy :)

Paige said...

I like the second look best. You're right those are fantastic faux flowers. Thanks for coming over the other was really good to see you and eat Dave's yummy mac and cheese.

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Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love this! Who would have thought that fake flowers could make a table look so nice? You definitely have a knack for tablescapes!

Suzie said...

So cute, Joi Joi! I love the pop of hot pink in your napkins.


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