Posted on October 17 2011
Recently, Jacki Allen asked us to create some fab Fall table scapes for her at a recent event! The best thing about the event wasn’t the fact that we were asked to participate (however that was greatly appreciated), but that Jacki trusted us, and told us just to do whatever we wanted. It’s always so rewarding and freeing just to be able to do “what you want”. This allowed us to really be open to whatever inspired us that day! Before I go on, maybe you should watch the video! (BTW, the video is available in HD, so when you click on the video, and it starts to play, please click on the “360” and then highlight and click the “720” to see it in HD)
Although we had known about the event for a couple of weeks, having 4 weddings the weekend before, a photo shoto for Kentucky Monthly Magazine, and a 1000 other small things had totally gotten in the way of planning for the event. So honestly people, we were winging it! It was almost a challenge! What would we see that would inspire us and get our juices going! Well, as you know, Fall is so pretty it didn’t take much to get the ideas!
For the first table seen, the single white and orange pumpkin was enough to get us rolling! It was a happy fresh fall color scheme that needed a little more base to bring it along, enter the grapevine tray and containers! Side note, how cute are they! So simple, and so darling! By stacking the three pumpkins, we were able to bring drama to the table, which were anchored by the tray and candles? Did you notice the little bouquet we threw together laying on the tray, totally darling!
The second table was absolutely the easiest! If you read my last blog for Kentucky Monthly (click here to read) you know that I love fall foilage, and it really is the simplest way to use something pulled right off of tree and create beauty! Truthfully, the leaves hadn’t turned as much as I wished they would have, so we used mums to bring out the dark cranberry and rust tones showing in the leaves! Wrapped books and cake stands were a unexpected combinaton thrown in the mix, of course were divine!
The last table seen was possibly my favorite! First off, I love anything old tin, I love huge pinecones, and then lastly I am obsessed with Cabbage. And how beautiful were these purple and green ones! The mix with the cast iron containers, the cabbage, the wheat, some dusty miller, chocolate queen ann’s lace, and the other flower that I can’t seem to remember what in the world it’s called at this very second, was enough to have me scream! Honestly, I might have squealled a little, lol. All of it was totally unexpected, but worked together in a beautiful manner!
Unfortunately we weren’t able to stick around for the event and enjoy it with everyone, you’ll notice that candles weren’t even lit yet when I recorded this, we had to get back to town to hold down the store! But we heard that people loved the tables, and even more were inspired! Which is just the icing on the cake!
Don’t forget to visit us the next time you’re working on a special event or wedding! Cause whether we’re prepared or winging it, WE’RE READY!