Table #2 at the "Meet Mahaffey" Open House.... a touch of whimsy on the 22'high back drop of a fence lined with Cherry Blossom Trees.
Part of transforming the warehouse space was working with backdrops to completely hide the walls and ceiling (and lots of other stuff!). So, we created a vignette using a tent structure without the fabric to hang bird cages from in yellow and tiffany blue. Our linen was a tiffany crush-that has some gold shimmer to it and we used white chateau chairs with yellow chair pads and ruffled pillows in a contrasting shade of tiffany blue. Haute Horticulture did fabulous center pieces for each guest-yellow button mums to look like lemon pies-placed on antique white scalloped cake stands. The main center piece matched as well and was housed inside a vintage tea tin. Little ceramic birds and birds nests were scattered about the table and for our place cards and favors we had jars of lemon jam covered in vintage fabric with each guests name adorning the top of the jar. Cute!
Yellow scalloped edge napkins and custom menus were the final touches to the table. Our backdrop included lots of shabby windows with hanging testubes of flowers and some other bird cages on stands and a really awesome shabby chair that Jaime found on the street! The entire vignette was truly Shabby Chic!!
We are planning to re-create this table for a photo shoot at Botanic Gardens-with Lillies as our backdrop-can't wait!!