This summer is flying right by! We're already to our third installment of the Summer Style Soiree today, and this project was inspired by none other than Princess Diana. Many thanks to the lovely Heather (who has a darling new baby boy!) from Southern State of Mind for organizing our party!
When I think of Princess Di, the first thing that comes to mind is that classic sapphire ring, followed by all of the royal dinner parties that she must have hosted and attended. So, for my project this month I combined those two thoughts into a tablescape.
I set a royal table. Well, as royal as a busy, thrifty, suburban housewife mom can get!
I borrowed a few pieces of this gorgeous richly colored china from a friend,
and just happened to have some giant "ring" napkin rings. I altered the center stone (with some nail polish!) to give the illusion of a sapphire.
I had a large, low, candlelit centerpiece in mind, and achieved a similar look with fewer flowers by spreading 3 bunches out into multiple small glasses used as vases.
My newly refinished brass tray acted as a good base to pull the centerpiece together.