Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Karen's "BEEutiful" Tablescape
While living in Chattanooga, I met Karen, who became a very good friend . She and I sure did have a lot of fun and I miss our wild and crazy times.
It has been 7 years now since we moved, but we have kept in touch and last month she called to say she was coming to Atlanta and wanted to meet for lunch! She told me while she was here she wanted to find some yellow and black plates for a tablescape she was creating! ( How funny is that? I had no idea that "other" people did that, I just thought it was the crazy women from Tablescape Thursday that obsessed about setting a gorgeous table.) When I told her that I participated in this TT event, she was amazed. Anyway... Karen was setting a table for a church function called "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party". Each lady signed up to festoon a large round table in any design that she chose.
This cute little beehive cookie jar was her inspiration for her theme, and as you'll see, she was able to tie it in to a Bible lesson.
The "Beatitudes" in the Bible!
Karen bought the black plates for a dollar each at our favorite "Big Lots" !
Luckily she and her husband own and operate a sign shop, "Scenic City Signs" and she was able to print out a different saying for each plate made from vinyl. (Isn't she clever?!) Now the "trick' here is that the guests had their food served on a clear plastic plate, so no food would touch the writing, but the designs are still visible.
In front of each setting she had booklets that she had printed with different verses from the Bible according to the theme of the plate.
In this booklet she printed out verses on being Happy.
I love the way she tied the napkins to "frame" the sayings.
Can you see the tiny bee on top of the handle?
She found this one on E-Bay! Wasn't it perfect for this tablescape?!
How fun is this cup! And I see another little bee here too!
I think this one is my favorite..you know how much I love black and white!
On these black handled utensils, she wrapped yellow vinyl for the bee stripe effect.
Here's the overall look of her table. I think she did an awesome job!
The other plates sayings that you are not able to see are:
Next year I plan to attend, so Karen, don't forget my invitation!
To see other fun designs please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!