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In my earlier inspiration post, I said “trial and error” are one source of inspiration for me. That was certainly true in last week’s tablescape. I’ve found that quite often there’s a “rest of the story” behind the way a tablescape starts … and the way it finishes. In case you’re interested in the rest of the story, here’s how the white tulip centerpiece came about …
I wanted to use white tulips (but there were only a few blooming).
I wanted to use the gold-rimmed bowl to complement the glasses (but the shape wasn’t the same as my inspiration picture).
I was set on doing the asymmetrical thing (but the open bowl caused the top-heavy tulips to fall out).
So what’s a gal to do? Improvise!
White tulips — check.
Gold-rimmed bowl — check.
Asymmetry — check.
Keep the tulips in the bowl — ?
That’s where the trial and error came in! After a couple of different ideas, I found the one that worked, and I’ll probably use it again someday … because I liked the way it turned out. Sometimes experimentation yields a new way of playing in the dishes!
In the continued spirit of “full disclosure,” I’ll go ahead and admit why I didn’t actually DO a tablescape this week: I wasn’t inspired … because I’m in North Carolina digging in the dirt and playing trains and reading books with Little Man while waiting on his baby brother to make his grand debut. Right now, playing in the dirt is so much better than playing in the dishes, so I’m going to leave the “real” tablescapes to the rest of you — and stop by to see them when I can. I knew you’d understand …