Tablescaping sounds kind of dirty to me – like, manscaping. Speaking of man, I attempted to go masculine for my table for Graham’s birthday dinner party.
If you read this post, you know I wanted to go as manly as possible. However, when it came down to it, we don’t own a bunch of black linens or plaid or beer label embroidered napkins. I knew one way to my man’s heart is to not go over board buying all new linens. So I went as manly as I could with what we have and went for the colors blue, green, yellow.
I thought about Graham’s favorite hobbies and how I could make a table around that. A. Sports – ugh…how could I make a pretty sports table? B. Flyfishing – all I could imagine was people stabbing themselves with hooks from flies. C. Gardening – now, that I could handle.
Inspired by a table my mom did about ten years ago where she covered our dining table with grass sod, I got moss planter liner off of Amazon and used it as a table runner.
Thinking of the first tree we were given as a new home gift and the first tree Graham planted in our backyard – a meyer lemon tree – I got lemons and used them for the name cards. I simply cut a slit down the center and stuck the card stock in there. The lady at the paper store thought I was crazy which got me to question my idea but it worked. yippee!
The beautiful copper moscow mule cups were a birthday gift from Graham’s parents and so I put them to use.
The napkins are actually meant to be kitchen dish towels that I got off of amazon (they felt manly to me). And to up the man factor, I wrapped the silverware with twine.
The tablecloth I got years ago from an antique fair. The seller told me he also sells to John Darian, which I believe like 50%. Let’s just pretend that John Darian and I share the same linens and lets say it in a high falutin voice, shall we? Also, the awesome horn vase came from Ashley of Meet Me in Philadelphia’s gorgeous ETSY shop and I was honored to have “her” at the table!
Also, for those of you who were curious, Kitchit was amazing! I’d do it again in a heartbeat. We used Chef Nash of Parc Catering and he was phenomenal. Local people, hire him!
Finally, to Graham – happy happy birthday!! You continue to inspire me to squeeze the most out of life daily. I’m so blessed to share a life with you.
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