Category Archives: Table Design

Free Thanksgiving Dinner Party Printables

I love the holidays. I especially love Thanksgiving because it is all about being with your family and friends without the gift buying pressure. This is a sneak peak of my Thanksgiving Table.

You can download the printables for free from scribd below.

It comes with wine tags, food labels, place settings and “I am Thankful for…” 3×3 circles.

Fall Dinner Party Printables….


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Succulent Garden!

Want an easy care free garden? 
How about adding some succulents to your backyard. This arrangement (minus the planter from Pottery Barn) cost me about about $80. I bought all the terracotta pots at the Home Depot or the Dollar Store.
  I made them look old by thinning out acrylic paint (black, brown, green in color) with water and painting the pots gently. 
I potted them with all different types of succulents.
And now I have a center piece on my outdoor table that will last me all through the hot summer with little maintenance.

Retro Candy Table-Repost

I love candy tables but sometimes they can get a little mundane. I saw this one over at Celebrations at Home and I loved its new spin. Loving the aqua and orange and its retro feel…what do you think?  
Have you seen any other unique candy tables lately?

Memorial Day Inspiration!

God Bless the USA!   
Thanks to all those who have served our Country.  
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Need some last minute Memorial Day inspiration your BBQ. 
Check out our Red, White and Blue PinBoard at Pinterest!  Here’s a little sneak peek!

A New Obsession…Pinterest!

I have a new obsession.  It’s Pinterest!  I cannot help myself but it is so visually yummy. 

What is Pinterest?
“Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.
People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things — wedding inspiration, favorite T-shirts, DJ equipment. You name it, people are pinning it.
We know you have great taste in something. Our mission is to make Pinterest the best place for you to share your taste with the world.”

Via Pinterest’s About Page

Here are a couple of images I have “pinned” recently…

Yes, Please

Can’t find original source on this one…but it is beautiful!
Yummy Summer Cocktail

It even has an iPhone app so when I am sitting in the car waiting for ballet to be over…I can still Pin…Yeah…I think I have a problem.

Want to Follow LLB’s Pins…Click Here!

Ooh LaLa Events!

That’s what I have named my sweet friend and sorority sister from the Univeristy of Florida, Ashley Glover’s  party planning company.  From the moment I meet Ashley, she was the Southern Belle “life of the party.”   She was always planning our “social” events at Alpha Delta Pi or our nights out.  If she wasn’t designing our new tee shirt for an event, she was organizing all of The LaLa’s  for the perfect photo op for Flash.   Her mission was for  everyone to have fun and she NEVER wanted anyone ever to be excluded.
When she sent me these photos of some parties she had thrown recently, I knew I just had to post them. In true Ashley form all of her parties are dripping in Southern Charm.
Here’s Ashley description of each party…. 
If you want to see more photos CLICK HERE!

Finn’s 1st Birthday Party:
My sweet nephew was turning 1 and his sweet mom let me plan the decor for his party!  We had a crawfish boil for the adults, so we went with a nautical theme for the decorations.  I started with the cute crab fabric and built my vision off of that…
I accented with blue & white seersucker, burlap and and then used the rope nets as the finishing touch (nets were from the Dollar Store).  I handmade the pendant banner, party hat, cake pedestal (just covered an old hat box with seersucker fabric), decoupaged the FINN stand up letters, and printed out the “Finn is 1” stickers for the cupcake toothpicks and mason jars.  
A friend made the cake with the precious fondant crab topper.  All super easy and inexpensive if you have the time and patience. 
I can’t claim the “Bloody Mary Bar” idea, my sister-in-law came up with it and it was a sure hit for the grown ups! 

Look at that DARLING FACE!

60th Sock Hop:

My mother turned 60 this year so her kids threw her a 50’s Sock Hop to remember.  The guests were instructed to wear 50’s attire and the outfits ranged from poodle skirts to Pink Ladies, Greaser guys, Marilyn Monroe, etc.  We even had a prom king and queen!

There was a DJ with 50’s music (karaoke included) and some guests even came prepared with choreographed group performances!  We served diner-style food, such as mini burgers/sliders, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and for dessert rum and coke floats!


Lilly Pulitzer Shower:
I chose this theme because my girlfriend is a serious LILLY PULITZER LOVER and we just knew she would appreciate all of the details!  I bought some Lilly Pulitzer wrapping paper in different patterns and used it to hand make the cupcake wrappers, pendant banner (not shown) and the decoupaged monogram door hanger. 
We used Lilly Pulitzer stickers and gift labels for the cupcake toothpicks and food labels (labels were inserted into real lemons).  I made the diaper cake myself…accented it with Lilly fabric and pom pom ribbon, and then ordered the wooden monogram cake topper from www.southernpropermonograms.com for only $10. 
We purchased a lot of the Lilly Pulitzer party favors from TJMaxx and Marshalls, such as the tumbler glasses, drink umbrellas, garland, guest book, napkins, etc.  I arranged the flowers myself, actually the pink camellias and azaleas came straight out of the yard!  
Our dear friend Sarah Boyd made the 3 skirted onesies out of Lilly Pulitzer fabric…she will custom make anything at your request, I even sent her some old Lilly Pulitzer fabric to cut up and recycle into the onesies!

Vintage TWIN Baby Shower:
I’m obsessed with all things vintage, Victorian, frilly and girly…you can only imagine that this theme was right up my alley.  My girlfriend was expecting twin baby girls, so what better reason to throw a grown up tea party!  
We noted on the invitation to wear a hat, so the guests donned their finest hats for some afternoon tea in the garden.  I borrowed all of my mother’s silver platters, tea sets, coffee pots, grandma’s vintage china, etc.  I went to local thrift stores and stocked up on mix and match china salad plates, milk glass vases, tea cups and saucers.  If you have the patience to sift through second hand stores, you can find prize items for less than a dollar!  
I used the demitasse tea cups for the food labels, with coffee beans inside each tea cup to secure the label.  Most of the tea cups were 50 cents to $1.00 each at my favorite thrift stores.  We served Lemonade and Southern Peach Iced Tea out of mason jars.  The tea was infused with sweet tea vodka (of course!)  Here is the recipe: http://www.thebar.com/en-us/drink-recipe/southern-peach-iced-tea.aspx
 I borrowed the vintage “Pram” baby carriage from my sister-in-law to use as the perfect prop.  I used as many mix and match dining chairs that I could get my hands on for the family style seating arrangement.  I’ll leave you with the poem I came up with for the invitation:

Tea parties, dresses, ribbons & pearls,

Elizabeth is expecting twin baby girls…

We’re throwing a shower for the mom to be,

Please don a hat to our garden party!

All Parties and Photos By Ashley Glover Ocala, FL.

The Most Beautiful Tablescape Ever!

Happy President’s Day! Hope everyone is having a great weekend with their families.
Don’t forget about our great giveaway.  Today is the last day…You have a great chance to win and its over $100 value.  You pick your colors and the theme and I design your printables…How fun right!
I saw this tablescape about 1 week ago and it literally made my mouth hang open because it was so beautiful.   And think no one even got to use it because it was just for a photo shoot (so sad!)
I am drawn to it because of the contrast between the soft colors and natural textures and the pops of fuchsia and turquoises.  If I could do a redo on my wedding (my parents are so happy I can’t 😉 I would pick something every similar to this.   
Here are all the details for the wedding from the 944 Magazine!  ENJOY!
We were so honored to work with 944 Magazine on their first-ever wedding issue, and we were even MORE excited to have one of our clients,  Canvas and Canopy Events, create a custom tablescape just for their readers! Cortnie created a beautiful Marie Antoinette and peacock inspired tablescape at the Grand Del Mar for 944′s “Set the Scene” section and it turned out just beautiful!  I love all of the hot pinks and turquoises mixed with the golds in the peacock feathers . Great job to Joielala Photographie, Studio Fiore and Ceci New York for your talented contributions!