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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

summer stripes

I. Have. Issues. 
In the midst of the BUSIEST month of my year (hence the lack of posts), 
leading up to the BIGGEST event of my year....
I couldn't resist! 
The rules were simple... 
"Submit 3 of your best photos of the design to us by email by July 1st 
along with details of your tablescape"

So I did it!
The contest is over and the winners have been announced (spoiler alert... I didn't win), 
so I can finally share my table with YOU!
My tablescape along with others have been featured over at Pizzazzerie.
Here is my description along with some pictures. 
The 1st 3 pictures are the one I submitted....

After thinking of a million ideas, I created a table that would be FABULOUS for a
 Girl’s Night In. 
It’s simple, chic, beautiful and full of stripy details.
I decided to combined 2 things I love, stripes (obviously) and details. 
I LOVE stripes of all varieties and I LOVE details and 
believe the little details are what make good parties fantastic.
Since summer is here I decided to use my picnic table outside. 
I put a simple white tablecloth as my base and 
then I used a variety of ribbon to make stripes on the tablecloth. 
My FAVORITE ribbon is the one with thick black and white stripes.
There are striped details at each place setting, which include a striped straw inside a hand painted mustache cup, striped tape on the charger holding a name tag, 
striped pasta (which was DELISH by the way) and cheese striped salad.
Other striped details on the table are the stripes on the bread, striped tape on the water pitcher, stripes on the Polaroid camera and stripes on the salt and pepper shakers.
I LOVE my table setting and I was sad when I had to take it apart.
Old coffee pot turned vase and a tea cup now holds a succulent. 
Behind the scenes....
Nice shoes. 
A HUGE thanks to Elisha Guido for helping and taking FANTASTIC photos!!! 


  1. Love it girl!! Congratulations on your feature!! Can't wait to be back in the area to see your creations in person! :) Love love!

  2. This is beautiful Carrie! Great job and so creative/clever!


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