|A last minute find!|
May 11, 2017
I am back in wedding dinner planning mode and I just had to do a mock-up of what I plan to do for the groom's dinner.
The boxes of hurricanes and candles were in the dining room and I felt inspired to try them out.
I have hurricanes in two sizes.
I put a white cloth on the dining table and got to work...not knowing exactly how I would layout the candles and such. I have had the general idea in my head for a couple of weeks.
I put a few hurricanes on the table, and then wove some boxwood garland among the candles.
I grabbed a couple of the hurricanes and put some of my real touch tulips from Hobby Lobby in them.
I like the look but I am not sure if I will do this for the dinner or not. Do you think that they are too tall for table conversation?
In doing my "mock-up" I discovered that I do need to hot water wash all of the glass hurricanes. I have detected a haze on them.
Per lots of suggestions I purchased all unscented candles.
I will be decorating a total of about thirty feet (of tables pushed together.) I have twenty-six tall hurricanes, fourteen tall skinny hurricanes, as well as many votives. I should be ok.
Here is the overall view of my centerpiece idea.
I should call this table...Tiptoe Thru The Tulips.
Who remembers that song? ha ha.
I will put water in the tulip vases to make the arrangements look real...should I decide to use them.
One more thing...
I learned that one should always light the tips of candles if they are going to be for decoration, and just sitting around. I will be using these and I will light them at the venue.
If anyone knows the source of that "rule" let us know. :-)
Our dinner will be in the evening...and I imagine that the sun will be very low in the sky. At least I hope so...as I love to dine by candlelight.
And the other bucket of tulips. I added moss to the buckets to make them look a bit better.
The boxwood is faux, but so easy to work with. That also came from Hobby Lobby.
I am packing a travel box with scissors, ribbon, extra candles, two candle lighters, sand for the bottoms of the hurricanes, tulips, greenery clippings, and anything else I can think of. I have tablecloths pressed and ready to go.
I have one more thing...but I am not sure I will take it.
It is a little crafty thing that I put together for using at the restaurant. I thought it might be cute to hang on the door to the room we are using.
Hubby is not fond of it. ha ha.
He does not like mesh wreaths...and I understand that. But for something fun and festive...maybe it would be alright.
If I have room in the car I will probably take it with me. I had to watch videos to learn how to fiddle with the mesh and the wire frame. ha ha.
Thanks for following my continuing story of table decorations. It will all be over by this time next month! ha ha. And we will have another Mr. and Mrs. I am so happy for them. They are a darling couple.
Now...to organize my clothes!
Until the next time...
My Kentucky Living
Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.
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