This week I have had the opportunity to participate in the Indianapolis Flower and Patio show and it has been so much fun. There is a team of six designers and we were simply asked to design a table for an outdoor garden party. That is it...no parameters...just full-blown creative freedom! They gave us the tables and the florist and the rest was us to us!
The show goes through March 17th and I have lots of FREE TICKETS. Please let me know how many you need! I was able to participate in two panels on outdoor entertaining last weekend and there are two more on Sunday at noon and 3 PM if you would like to come please let me know and I will get tickets to you.
Ok back to the fun of creating this table!
The tables were built by Boone County Uniques and people could purchase them for $165 after the show! I had a customer ask me the first day to buy. I would too...such a great piece and so affordable.
The florist was Lori with Elsie's Flowers and holy moly y'all, she and her team were fabulous! We simply gave them our wishlists, ideas and inspirations and they made our dreams come true.
I blew through about forty options in the first 24 hours of planning until I finally settled on my inspiration board of a girlfriend brunch.
I am usually a very neutral gal. White everything with white and green floral arrangements so I stretched myself just a bit and added in some muted pastels. I am thrilled with the outcome. I will try my best to post as many sources as I am able to find for you.
The wooden lanterns Brenda was nice enough to let me use from the shop and I have to say they bring the impact I was hoping for. Originally I planned to have them down the middle of the table but since the width didn't allow me to do that I shifted my plan to group them on one end. They are $30-$40 depending on the size and are so versatile. They can hold anything (candles, greenery, florals, etc.) and are so easy to change with the seasons.
The chargers are from World Market years ago but they still have the same ones.
The tumblers are from (you won't believe this) ALDI! Sadly I cannot find any similar online. They were $5 for two and I love the style of them compared to the typical moscow mule mugs.
The candlesticks are from Hobby Lobby and I got them for 50% off (of course, NEVER pay full price) They always have a sale or use the coupon online.
The dishes and the silverware are our personal items but they are Pioneer Woman from Walmart and Crate and Barrel. They don't have my same set but these and these are similar. We love the gold silverware and these are ours.
The star of the show had to have been the napkins! I literally found these and they were the foundation for inspiration. They are great quality and I cannot wait to get them home to use them all the time in my own home. Thank you, Amazon for these beauties!
Other details included the silhouette place cards that I made but could be done on your own after purchasing silhouettes from my shop. Obviously, this would be done for special occasions and in smaller groups. The champagne flutes and mason jar glasses are mine from home but you can get these anywhere for very inexpensive. I did add a tray for my framed information and business cards after photos were taken but you would see in person. Here is a very similar tray.
Lastly, the cupcake stand and votives that are holding the flower arrangements I got from the target dollar spot years ago and TJ Maxx. I am sorry am not more helpful with these items but they should be pretty easy to find look-alikes. These are actually super cute and now I am tempted to buy these. Ha.
The show runs until Sunday, March 17th and I have FREE TICKETS! I am speaking with five other designers on two panels Sunday at noon and 3 PM and will be there all day. I would love to meet you so please let me know if you want and need tickets! Also...did I mention Chris Lambton from DIY Network (formerly on the Bachelorette) will be there too! He is at 1 PM. Yep...I will be on the same stage that Chris will be on. Ha. What is this life? Not at the same time of course but who cares. I can stand where he stood and act like I am besties with him and his gorgeous wife.
I digress. Have a beautiful day and truly if you want tickets, email me, call me, text, message me on Instagram or mail a letter. I would LOVE TO SEE YOU!