Do I have a treat for you today!
Last week, a reader saw my Mr. and Mrs. McGregor inspiration boards … then sent me pics of a Mrs. McGregor’s Garden Party table she has done — two actually! I love to get emails from you, and they’re extra special when they include photos!
Since Katherine doesn’t have a blog of her own, I’m sharing her photos and “behind the scenes” commentary right here at My Place to Yours. I always like knowing how a table comes together, don’t you? Enjoy!
This table was part of the 2013 annual Entirely Entertaining event at the Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It all started with a flower show requirement of green only. I chose to use herbs, and my co-designer added vegetables to our arrangement.
From that came doing a centerpiece mini-garden. I had wanted to do a live fairy-sedum garden, but I live in Tennessee, and the tablescape was to be in Florida, so transportation would be an issue. The idea kept evolving. Once I decided on a square miniature garden and found a clear cube shaped vase to use as a dome, I was thrilled, as I still wanted to do a veggie arrangement on top for height.
For the miniature garden, it became imperative that I include a Mr. McGregor figurine, once I knew he existed. He and his garden shed flew in from England, just in time. I found miniature carrots in both Hobby Lobby and on Etsy, and asked mini-sculptor Lily Stewart (AquaticCat-Etsy) to make me a few more carrots, but half eaten, to show the damage Peter had caused.
Once the design got rolling, I was afraid I would only use it once and that it would be too much effort for one table design, but alas… I have already re-used the table design with variations, (flowers instead of vegetables, place cards with Peter Rabbit and friends), and am planning a tea party table setting as well. One variation would be to raise the garden on top of a clear container with veggies, or something else, to make it easier to see the garden detail.
Here’s another of Katherine’s “takes” on Mrs. McGregor’s Garden Party … this one for a garden club flower show at a private home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Didn’t I tell you I had a treat for you today? Do you have a favorite table? I still can’t stop going back to Katherine’s tall veggie centerpiece in the first set of pics. Gorgeous!
Katherine, thank you for sharing your fantastic photos and “behind the scenes” details with all of us here at My Place to Yours! There are so many creative ideas in these two tablescapes. I’m sure readers would love to see more of your tables in the future. Feel free to share!
The same goes for the rest of you. Yes, you — the most fantastic readers around! Thanks so much for stopping by today.