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"Life is so Delicious" with Show Me Decorating Step Two

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Show Me Decorating's Step by Step techniques apply to "Life is so Delicious" ladies event!

Step Two. Putting it all together.

"Life is so Delicious", especially when you know how to add pizzaz to your table decorations and invite friendly conversation over appetizers, dinner and dessert! Our theme and color story was based on the Keepers Cookbook cover that is black and white paisley and our bright-colored napkins. We used our vinyl squares (cut & purchased at Hancock Fabrics) in paisley and check, alternating on tables, topping white round cloths. Next we gathered our supplies of ribbon, pots, plants, paper placemats, tissue and cellophane and the assembly and decorating begin. I like to carry with me a tool and supply bag with scissors (extra for helpers), tape, wire, wire cutters, trash bag (for cleanup) and a bottle of water. Let's start decorating!

[caption id="attachment_357" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Black and White Paisley square topper, blue paper placemat & napkin"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_359" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Blue paper placemats with our colorful napkin and clear silverware on Check"][/caption]

Now it is time for some centerpieces.

Being organized is key and setting up an assembly line will help speed up the process. Plants were purchased the day before the event to insure freshness, we chose some flowering and some herbs to match our cooking theme. Next tissue and cello were cut and placed on plants as we dropped them into the pots, you can secure with a rubber band if necessary. Yellow shred was added to top of plant for more color and to hide any ugly areas. Bows were tied ( see the step by step in our Show Me decorating app) and the wire was used to insert into the dirt to hold in place. Wooden spoons carried out our cooking theme and were inserted into dirt.

[caption id="attachment_364" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Plants, assorted ribbon, pots, tissue and cellophane are gathered"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_365" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Colored pot, plant and 1/2 sheet of tissue and clear cellophane, ready to assemble"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_367" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="pot ready for yellow shred"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_369" align="alignleft" width="150" caption=" black sheer ribbon bow"][/caption]

adding pizzaz to a plain black bow

[caption id="attachment_371" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Red sheer ribbon with all the pizzaz"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="White geraniums, black and white polka dot tissue and bow!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_376" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Sage smells appetizing and is ready for a cook to take home!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_405" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Friendly conversation around lively decorated tables."][/caption]

Stay tuned for step three!

Life is so Delicious!

Becky McCraney

[caption id="attachment_425" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Co-Owners Kathy & Becky"][/caption]

Comments (1)

  • Shavon Hankins on April 15, 2011

    So darn cute!!!

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