Last Thursday night was June's Evening to Nourish!
And ohhhhmygosh it was amazing.
The theme (if you want to call it that) of the evening derived from finding this gorgeous wrapping paper over at Tiny Prints.
And...get THIS...it's editable.
I realize the paper is supposed to say something like "with love, the Anderson Family". Or "Happy Birthday" since after all, it is gift wrap.
But instead, it lended itself perfectly to displaying the name of our evening..."An Evening to Nourish" and repurpose it as a table runner.
The paper is thick and glossy and I really think if it hadn't rained (actually poured + thunder stormed) at the end of our night, I'd have been able to use it as a table runner again another time.
Once again, I lucked out in finding some great flowers in the Clearance section at our neighborhood grocery store.
Do you ever look there?? I find the best deals!
Using this technique, I bunched the flowers together into old soup cans that I've been saving.
I didn't have enough silverware to set the table for all the ladies coming (I swear my kids are throwing them in the trash or something), so my sweet friend AnnMarie brought over hers to mix in.
I love that it all looks a little mismatched yet coordinates because it's like in color and style.
Just like my plates!
I'm collecting vintage floral china and have been frequenting antique markets, garage sales, and thrift stores looking for random one-offs. I have far from a collection, but I now have enough to mix in with my regular China.
My most recent find was this week at Goodwill (for 25 cents)!!
Several months ago, Joss & Main showcased a great collection of wedding tableware and I couldn't resist getting a few things, like these laced (painted) tea lights and wooden place card holders.
Aren't they so fun?! Though truthfully anyone with a branch and a saw could probably make them.
(If you do, tag me on the photo...I want to see!)
I absolutely love pairing polkadots and stripes so I had so much fun playing around on Illustrator making our menus and place cards.
We had Street Tacos and Mexican chopped salad, and blood orange sorbet for dessert.
And yes...don't worry...I'll be sharing those recipes (and more!) later on in the week.
I will send out both blank menu cards as well as one with our menu on it, in case you would like to use the same recipes we did!
Caviar Dreams, Bebas Neue - Menu Cards
Coneria Script - Place Cards