Today it is wet and cold here in Bowral and so was this event that I designed and styled for a television station here in Australia for a corporate lunch many years ago. Yes, a corporate lunch for 120 guest at the races.
It was pouring with rain all week, I worked in gumboots each day as I delivered everything and set up the tent. But the only thing on my mind was the colours that I was working with.
I was inspired by the colours of goldfish, star fish and all the fabulous colours of sea. I found really cheap bright blue bolts of fabric for the tables. I painted 20 metres of white sheeting fabric with blue swirly lines for the walls. Which believe me took forever. I made some rather crazy looking fish that I attached to the backdrops, which I should have asked five year old children to paint for me, they would have done a better job. But it was fun making them !!!
I sewed together some fantastic coloured calico into sails trimmed with colourful binding, secured them onto a timber dowel and had them standing in little yellow and white striped pots that I painted on the food table. From a distance, it looked like they were just sailing by.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting me and my blog
Below: Setting up and my Andrew never far away, the things I get him to do.!!
Don't forget to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more table settings and all her wonderful guests that gather each week to share their settings.
and for the first time I have joined Karin at Style Sisters for a new party 'Centrepiece Wednesday" come and visit, she has some 'great ideas"