Don't you just love summer? Short-lived though it may be in this neck of the woods, I enjoy every precious moment. The bright sunny days, the surrounding greenery, blooming flowers, outdoor picnics, and planning summer vacations are enough to lift my spirits and make me smile :) I love outdoor entertaining! Remember the succulent peat pot party favors for my garden party? Well, today I thought I will share with you the outdoor table I had set for my guests:
The elements that went into my impromptu garden tablesetting:
I love succulents, as you can probably tell! Planted in clay saucers, they make beautiful centerpieces for any garden party:
Two different sizes of shallow clay saucers (6" and 8") were stacked after spreading a layer of potting soil in each. Stones and succulents were then added alternately in each saucer:
Stones help improve drainage as well as look pleasant visually:
I added a mini clay pot at the top that acts as a candle holder:
An image of Marie Antoinette from The Graphics Fairy was added as a tag around the candle, and a glass hurricane shade placed over it finishes off my centerpiece nicely:
Love how it turned out:
I found this urn at Michael's. I like the graceful shapes of garden urns. They make wonderful planters for ferns:
These beautiful glasses are from the Dollar Store. I adore the leafy green color of these glasses:
A small cream pitcher holds the spoons:
White luncheon plates with ecru napkins:
This plant stand from Ross is used as a stand for the plates:
I used peat pots to make these candle holders. Click HERE to view how to make these crown peat pots. After painting them with black craft paint I mod-podged a French label from The Graphics Fairy:
It's funny how this one says "rats in the basement." I certainly don't want those rodents in my basement (lol!)
The numbered tags around each of these candles are found from Pinterest HERE. Since I used taper candles, I placed a mini clay pot inside the peat pot to act as a candle holder for safety reasons :
Next, I cut out the number labels and glued them to round metal discs, easy peasy!
While they do look adorable, one word of caution I would like to add here: never leave burning candles unattended. Next time, I am going to use votives or pillar candle candles which burn inward in lieu of taper candles that drip down. As the candle burned, the melting wax kept dripping over the tag (and thread), and, eventually, we had to remove the entire tag as it was a safety hazard....lesson learned!
See what I mean:
The tag had to go. It is cute even without the number tags:
It is important to place the mini clay pot inside the peat pots to catch all the drips from the melting wax:
I hope you enjoyed my garden tablescape:
I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. I always appreciate your sweet notes and thoughts. They make me smile!
Thank you Terri @ A Creative Princess for featuring my "Beachy" Living room HERE. Stop by and say hello to Terri and be inspired by her many creative projects or take part in her weekly party along with other inspiring crafters.