Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tablescape Thursday~ The Bridal Shower

This end of the table was the main centerpiece which I had posted on last week's TT as a practice session. I used homegrown zinnias from my husband's granny's flower garden, my ivy and lantana blooms. I used my Dollar Tree votives.....just right for this occasion. The cake was on the other end of the table, but we also had mixed nuts, cheese balls with crackers, and mints. I bought the nuts and mints too. The nuts are in another bowl that I received as a wedding gift and the mint bowl was my Memaw Smith's....golden oldie. Did not get a picture of the punch table because the veggies had not arrived when I was taking these pictures and we were rushed for time after the veggies arrived. On the punch table, we had pinwheels, veggies, and of course some yummy homemade punch. I love the punch that our granny makes...yummy!!!!
On this table, we had a chocolate fountain (yummy yummy...wish it was large enough for me to get in and sit there with my mouth opened WIDE),goodies to dip in the chocolate (marshmallows, strawberries, grapes, and pretzels sticks), spinach dip with wheat thins, cup up fruit, and a shrimp dip with a variety of crackers. We scattered rose petals over the table. I made the spinach dip and it is in a bowl that I received as a wedding gift 13 years ago. It is lead crystal therefore it is usually a "cabinet queen" meaning it is hardly ever used!

The bridal shower was in an antebellum home that our cousin leases out for special occasions. These are two of the four mantles downstairs that we decorated. For some reason, I did not take a picture of the other two mantles. Each mantle was decorated with candelabras/candlesticks, ivy, flowers, and pictures of the happy couple.

The future Mrs. Seth Ashley Barnett ......oh here is a picture of the cake. We elevated the cake ( I like things at different levels), and we placed tulle and a few zinnias around the base.

The Hostesses: Me, Bethany(my sis-in-law), Amy (Rachael's sis.),Rachael (honoree),Kathryn(cousin of the groom),Lucy(aunt of the groom),Tina(cousin of the groom),Laurie(cousin of the groom),Diane(aunt of the groom) not pictured Amanda(cousin of the groom)

Me and my future sister-in-law Rachael....We have become a lot closer since the planning of her showers and their wedding. I have become her "go-to" person when she has a question about anything and everything. I have been with her when she registered for her gifts, met with her florist, and I am meeting with a cake lady to discuss the Groom's table this week. I have assisted her with the invitations. I have enjoyed being so involved in the planning stage of their special day. I know I will be a busy little bee the day of the wedding too. My little one, Rylee, is the ring bearer...aaahhhh!!!! I have always wanted one of my boys to be in a wedding, and it is finally going to happen on September 19th, 2009. Wish all of us lots of luck. I will have to drag out the waterproof mascara and the tissues...booohooo!!!!

Thanks for viewing my Tablescape for this week...hope you enjoyed it. We had a very good shower for our bride-to-be. She received lots of gifts and has a bright future ahead of her as the future Mrs. Seth Barnett. Looking forward to spending more time with my new sister. I am an only child, so I claim them as the real in-law stuff for me. Be sure to check out all the other great TT. See ya next week!


  1. I know you worked very hard with the shower, and I think it turned out well. Though it looks beautiful in the pictures, I thought it was much prettier in person, don't you? Happy TT to you1

  2. Everything looked just beautiful! I could just dive into the chocolate fountain!! I have to say that the picture of all the ladies is just stunning! It looks more like a "staged" photo than real, everyone is just beautiful! You did an awesome job on the shower!



  3. Oh your shower turned out great! And the statue was pretty as well! Good job.


  4. What a lovely shower! I can tell you put a lot of work and effort into the shower. The mantle is beautiful! Isn't wedding planning fun?! We used cupcakes (6 different kinds)as the groom's cake for our daughter's wedding in June and they were a hit!!

  5. Oh, what a beautiful shower! Everything just looks perfect! Beautiful bride to be also! I enlarged the photo with all the ladies and you're just the prettiest thing! Loved it all!
    Be a sweetie,

  6. What a beautiful shower!!! You have outdone yourself!!! All of the decor is wonderful!!!


  7. Everything looks gorgeous. What a beautiful bridal shower. All of the decorations are just gorgeous. The food sound yummy too. Congratulations to the Bride to Be. Hugs, Marty

  8. Everyone looks happy and all is festive! Sure is a pretty girl!

  9. Beautiful shower for a very beautiful bride!
    Very nice...
    I hope you have a fabulous week end!
    ~Really Rainey~

  10. Beautiful bridal shower. Appreciate all your efforts that you have put in to preparation for show. Receiving many suggestions online for my bridal shower at one of top Malibu wedding venues. My friends and family will also helping me to arrange it in unique way.


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