I've tried several times this last week to sit down and write a post or two, but had no patience for the slow Internet service we have here. I apologize for the impatience, but I've been busy getting things ready for decorating and hosting a table at our church's Ladies Spring Tea.
I may have done my table a lot different than most of the traditional tables, but I really liked it and I enjoyed being just a little different. Here's what my table looked like. I wanted to do burlap, white and glass themed. I had a burlap sack that I planned to make into a table runner anyway, so this gave me an excuse to make it and get yet another item out of scrap pile! I picked the bag up for only $3 at a rummage sale. I bought 4, and wished I could buy more, but just didn't have the budget! I have already sold a table runner at a fall craft show so have made my money back for the 4 sacks.
Flower Basket Fold found at Between Naps on the Porch. (Don't you love blogs? You can learn so much!)
I made little collars for cans of herbs using leftover burlap and different blue stitches on my sewing machine. My daughter helped me tie white ribbon with a blue button around the burlap. We just wanted a hint of blue on the table, since our teapots were white with blue.
I took more twine and tied them around mason jars of all types and sizes. I filled the bottom with salt and added a tea light. Even though it was daylight, I think the candles really added to the table. Oh - the cost of salt was $1.50.
It was so much fun to see what everyone decorated their tables with and I really enjoyed putting mine together! I will be sharing soon how I made the table runner, and possibly even listing it in my Etsy Shop soon!
I will be linking to those blogs on the right for sure this week, so check them all out!