I was flattered to be asked by the SCAD events department to come up with a creative tablescape idea for a luncheon this week. It is always a pleasure to work collaboratively with other departments at the college, and this occasion was no different!
Our intention was not to make a "green" table, but it came close to being the result.The starting points for this tablescape design were to use the new sustainable cork bookend planters by Nicole Runde from SCAD's Working Class Studio, and recycled beer bottle glasses by SCAD alumna Marissa Drake.
These were combined with repurposed vintage books from the shopSCAD prop room and borrowed vintage trophy cups. The cork planters were filled with Irish moss, and airy ferns were added to the trophy cups to soften things up a bit.
The recycled beer-bottle glasses were used for the guest’s water glass, and some others contained Billy Button flowers in groupings throughout the table.
The final additions were natural flax napkins, vintage sterling flatware, silver chargers, an eclectic mix of vintage silver and glass coasters, and a lovely printed menu with each guest’s name at the top.
A very last-minute decision was made to add a vintage kimono to the center of table.
Thanks to Erin Ham, SCAD's executive director of events; Sam Bloodworth McCormick, assistant director of events; and fab flower artiste Gaye Drummond for this opportunity to work with you and to showcase some shopSCAD artists’ work!
|Nicole Collection Planter Set by Working Class Studio, $50|
|Marissa Drake Recycled Beer Bottle Etched Glasses, $12.50 each|