Since we've been having such beautiful weather here in Southern California, I planned a little outdoor brunch for next Thursday. I invited some of my retired colleagues that I haven't seen in a while. About two seconds after everyone confirmed they could come, the weatherman predicted a 20 degree drop in the temperature by Thursday. Naturally!
. . . bring May flowers.
The potted petunias serve as place holders.
Each guest will take her garden with her when she returns home.
It was a nice surprise to discover that the slightest breeze made the raindrops spin.
Photos of the construction are below.
Dollie umbrellas are hung with thread.
The beverage area also houses a speaker from which "rain songs" are broadcast to keep everyone in the April Showers mood.
Cloud materials: Polystyrene insulation, Lowe's; blue cardstock, Staples
Dinner Plates: Lenox Floral Fusion, Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Pink flower bowls: Lenox Floral Fusion, fuchsia, Macy's
Napkins: dishtowels, The Dollar Tree
Napkin rings: made from silk flowers, Michael's
Flatware: Hammered Pattern, Pottery Barn
Green stemware: I can't remember.
Polka dot garden boots planter: Exclusive, Glendale, CA
Yellow place holder planters: The Dollar Tree
Hanging umbrellas: Doll umbrellas for 18" dolls, Amazon
|A Stroll Thru Life|
for Table Top Tuesday
for Wednesday Night's Let's Dish!
|The Style Sisters|
for Centerpiece Wednesday
on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday
Using an electric kitchen knife, one inch polystyrene insulation was cut into a cloud shape.
Use the Tom Sawyer Method of Persuasion to get the cloud painted. ("First one done with her homework gets to paint the cloud.")
Four lengths of string were glued to the top of the cloud to create hangers.
Large raindrops were printed on blue card stock. Four raindrops, folded lengthwise, are glued together to made one 3D drop. The drops were glued around thread and sewn up through the insulation, using a yarn sewing needle.
Twist the stem of the flower around twice. Cut of excess.
(I used the excess to make stakes for my flower garden place holders.)