While watering my plants the other day, I remembered last year at this time I had tons of hydrangeas... enough to steal quite a few.... and this year none. I remembered that I had done a guest post for Heather last year around this time using those same abundant hydrangeas, so I thought I would share that with you in case some of you didn't see it last year...
Since it is so close to Father's Day, I wanted to do a little entertaining post. Who says that dads don't care about nice looking surroundings? My Mr. Hughes loves vintage finds and likes when I fluff the house. So, I designed a table and a menu with things I know he would like. And, with the exception of a few new finds, everything was found around our home, so this was a very thrifty project. You could easily change a few things to make this party your own, be it a Father's Day Cookout or a nice little Garden Tea.
This gives you an overall view of the table... I set up outdoors because it has a very garden look to it.
I made some moss "chargers" by forming some sheet moss into a tray and putting some pressure on it, then I just lifted it out of the tray and placed it on the table. It stayed together quite nicely.
I added some of my vintage ironstone plates... if you don't have any ironstone, check your local Goodwill for some vintage restaurantware or just use some of your own plates. I added a length of vintage black and white ribbon to play off of the little oval dishes that hold the silverware.
Which is vintage as well.... some people think it is a little yucky to eat with tarnished flatware, so you may want to have backups for the less adventurous guests.
I stenciled some vintage napkins that had a handkerchief look to them with some numbers because I am a little crazy about numbers. Then I tied a vintage pocket watch face to them, creating a ring. Embellish it with a pheasant feather and you have a very masculine table setting.
I found these great birch covered planters (my new splurge) at Scarlett Scales. I only say splurge because they were the one purchase I made for this... they were quite affordable. I love them and already have another party coming up that I will use them for. The little glass jars are great... they have a crown on them. I just filled them with sand and added a candle.
The hydrangeas were from our garden. If your Mr. isn't the flowery type, it would be great to fill these planters with herbs... fragrant and pretty.
I think I may do a version of this again for this weekend for some friends we are having over. If only I had those hydrangeas!!
And, since I pulled this from the vault, it looks like my siggy isn't working. Oh well... off to get some pieces finished before the hyena wakes up.
Bye for now!