How are you all doing? Wow what a weekend (it was a long one for us in Australia), I spent a lot of it it digging in the garden and boy every single part of my body ached at one point…good ache though, you know?
So anyway here's my tablescaping from the weekend…a plethora of vintage bottles, white and flowers from the garden
It all started with a new coffee table eye candy book I had been waiting to to come through the post recently and when the other morning they both landed on the doorstep from the delivery guy I couldn't wait to savour them.
Oh and for my book buying habit, I use The Book Depository – an online book shop that has great prices and delivers FREE WORLDWIDE (and if you are in Australia this place is like pure heaven if you are a bit of a bookworm…most of the books work out to be at least half the price of the Aussie book stores)
I do have rather a few that is true but I still find myself adding to the growing piles of them around the cottage, I just love to sit with a cup of tea and dip in to them every now and then.
And with Table Style this is exactly what I did, I waited until I knew I had a spare hour, took myself up under the old fig tree in the shade at the back of the garden and sat and read.
So this weekend, totally inspired by the front cover picture, with some friends coming over for a drink and having run out of time to do much else I decided on an impromptu Do It Yourself Table Style table and gathered some old bottles, jam jars and the like and went into the garden in search of pretty things…
As I was popping the flowers in the bottles some of the petals fell to the table and I thought how pretty that looked…
Of course, the best thing about this is it cost me absolutely zilch (in fact the whole area is very much Thrifty Vintage Beach Chic…flea market furniture, garage sale bottles, op shop vase) and with a budget of zero it was actually quite funny that it sure got some sighs from the guests when we went out onto the deck
I love how this setting is kinda casual but still special…you know..but most of all I love how simply it is all about making the most of what I already had…
And now for the best part, the GIVEAWAY, if you fancy getting your hands on a copy of Table Style, just leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my table full of flowers and vintage things…and I'd love too if you can pass onto me your thrifty ideas for dressing up a table
Catch ya later kiddos
p.s. **tweet or facebook and I'll double up**
GIVEAWAY closes end of play 02/05/10