Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Table trends

So heres the scoop. I had an amazing invitation from Emily of Once wed to design a wedding table for her "Table Trends" series. Of course I nearly bit her hand off to accept. Thank you so much Emily.

Planned on a budget of $200-$250 using easily accessible supplies. I will hand make some pieces to save money and may use some vintage elements, not too many though as I appreciate not everyone feels the need to trawl flea markets and antique stores. But hey one day maybe people will employ me to do the leg work for them?

My first Wintery thoughts are for Lots of White accented with Gold leaf. Rich winter fruits. Foil wrapped sweets. But don't let me give it all away so soon. I will be making some more collage boards as soon as I get back home to my avalanche of magazines and paper. The magazine fast is officially over. (Well, it is nearing christmas and I just can't resist all those festive front covers).

The inspiration board you see here is a collection of images from these wonderful designers Emma Cassi, Sweet Paul and Colin Cooke, Caroline Roehm, and Martha Stewart.

I also love the idea of these snow topped cupcakes from Cannelle et Vanille too. If you'll join me I'll keep you posted of my progress each step of the way.

Ps. These guinea pigs are better company than you would think, every time I go to leave the room they are hanging on the bars to see where I'm going. Bless em. Yes they live in Emma-li's lounge!

13 comments:

Hannah said...

How fun! I will definitely be following your progress along the way. I am so excited to see what you come up with.

Brittany Noel said...

Your color/material ideas sound great. I love those little bags of cherries!

Tartelette said...

This is so cool! You are going to do fantastic with it!
I always mean to tell you that I want everything in your shop. Those boxes remind me a lot of my grandmother and the kind of things I would find in her attic. I love them!

heather smith jones said...

Yay! That's awesome Jess! You will be soooo good at it, I just know it will be beyond beautiful! :)

sofia barĂ£o said...

congratulations, love your ideas already, can't wait to see it !

chelsea said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!! How fun!

Katherine said...

How exciting! I had a complete collection of Martha Stewart Weddings magazines that I literally threw out a month ago - I finally realised it was maybe a little bit sad to be hanging on to them (and, umm, still buying them) 8 years after we got married. I meant to go through them all for tear sheets before I chucked them, too, but in the end I just had to rip that plaster off and bin them. Such a shame - maybe I could have found them a good home after all!

Lobster and swan said...

Thanks for the support, I hope I can live up to your expectations : )

Katherine you have just broken my heart! Where did you say that bin was again?

Gstar said...

Brilliant! I'm looking forward to the updates on your progress :) So exciting!!!

Veronica TM said...

how exciting! i cannot wait to see your table!
congratulations on your mention on decor8!

citysage said...

Ooh what an honor! Sounds like a really fun project and your initial thoughts are spot on. Can't wait to see how it develops!

Emily@oncewed said...

I'm looking forward to watching your progress too. I can't wait to see what you create!!

Suzanne said...

I LOVE the cherry idea...so much better than the tired old jordan-almonds-in-a-mesh-bag thing :)