Because tabletop design is so fun and fancy, I want to share with you some tables I have done for Christmas banquets or for the non-profit organization to which I belong. Most often, I have the help of a friend who is a great idea person and wonderfully organized and talented designer.
The SAFD 2014 table was the theme "Out of Africa" and it featured tribal elements, a profusion of vivid tropical flowers mixed with roses. Symbolic of the straw roof of huts, a grass Tiki roof was flattened and spread on top of the leopard print tablecloth. The inspiration for the table came to me with the purchase of the hand-blown goblets, which I likened to an animal print. I was pleasantly surprised to find these beautiful goblets at a dollar store. I love the mix of patterns and textures. Animal print pashminas served as chair wraps, and were given as guests to the women seated at the table.
My second table was the SAFD feature table, done in the style of Constance Spry with an English garden appeal.