Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Setting A Table

I was recently asked to help decorate a theme table for a WAMSO fundraiser called "Settings of Note"... and I had so much fun. Traditionally most of the tables in the past included a lot of traditional or french provincial flairs. I wanted to come up with something that was unusual, whimsy-wendy-ish, and colorful!

I started with a inspiration of a large brewers jug, of which I had the bottom cut off. That started my whole theme of a "fairy garden tea party'. Who doesn't dream of catching a fairy like a fire fly? Here's how my table unfolded:
The table cloth is a swath of golden raw silk. It did a beautiful job of setting off the dishes (see below). I was worried that I didn't have enough stuff for the table but it turns out I had to bring things home!

My Whimsy Wendy original design... my giant party puffs really helped the table pop!

Felt and fabric strawberry pie set on a milk glass pie plate looked good enough to eat. I had found a pattern months ago and was waiting for a good time to try it!

This picture makes the glass dome look tipsy, put it was resting on a lush mat of moss hot glued on Styrofoam. The dome was encircled by three clothes lines of fairy dresses donated by Sticky Pixies... mini clothes pins included!

You can't have a tea party without a tea pot, and you can't have a Whimsy Wendy table without my mini wands. Individual wands were set at each table setting as a party favor.

I already came up with my 'theme' for next years event... shhhhhh!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bulletin Board... with a creative twist.

I recently visited the Spring Bachman's Idea House in Minneapolis and found this darling twist on the traditional cork board in one of the sitting rooms. I love the twist of using inexpensive change purses to use as organizing pockets. A slim basket was hung for additional paper storage. The burlap background is always a steal and really adds some charm to the board. Very cute!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Where's the time gone?

Poof! I woke up and realized it's May. Where does the time go?
I've saved up a bunch of photos for blog ideas I've been trying to sit down to post. I'll put a few out at a time. This should be fun!

The following are pictures I took from a girlfriend's birthday celebration. What a spread! What a cake! Find a similar recipe at this link:

This cake was the center of the festivities. How pretty!

The theme of the party...Pink!