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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lovely Green Idea (or centerpiece idea numero uno)

I read this post on In this Instance last night (my big Friday night!) about Topiaries.


These pretty little topiaries may be a great idea for escort cards/favors, or maybe just on the table holding the table number?

I am becoming increasingly obsessed about my table-scape (normal, right?). I really envision a clean table. I met with Amelia, my linen lady and we decided on ivory linens for tables, chairs and napkins. The sashes for the tables and the chair ties will be a "camel" or a "honey" shade of beige. Amelia seemed a bit disappointed that I wasn't going for something brighter, but we did agree the two colors just look classy together.

So imagine if you will, a table set for 8. Ivory linens, honey sashes and a lovely green topiary. I may be kidding myself, but I see no need for much more. After all the other crap on the tables (sugar, creamer, dressing, salt & pepper, glasses, plates, butter plates, more plates) I feel like I want to keep whatever centerpiece we have simple. A little splash of green feels right to me.

4 comments:

Tara said...

tag!

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

ok, it is not my wedding but if ok I will post my thoughts, although I need to think carefully about this (and my brain is not working yet.) the simplicity is wonderful and I love the muted color combo. but I am thinking of other options beyond the topiary. something sculptural and native would be nice, even a beautiful piece of cholla wood. but whatever you choose will be beautiful and yes simple is best.

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

quick new thought, bonsai-trained native little trees, I bet the guys at the park would help....

Jennifer said...

Cute topiaries!! Especially if they're as small as they look in the picture. :) I like Ms. Monica's idea of mini trees, too. Simple, simple, simple!!