I do believe this is my first ever Tablescape Thursday! This ever inspiring event is hosted by our friend Susan over at BetweenNapsonthePorch . Although this won't be my last one I am sure, they are not a weekly event for me. I only do up my tables when I am hosting something! Friday of last week I had the honor of hosting my tennis teams end of year luncheon. The week wore on in a frenzy of hectic chaos, which sadly seems to be the way things are landing here in the Whimsy household lately. Three kids in that tween to teen stage leaves little time for relaxing. We exist in what I like to call organized chaos most of the time. So by Thursday morning with no plans made for my luncheon I began to panic. Calm yourself , KD calm yourself! "Lets make this simple and lets make a plan", said I! "Think tennis, think tennis" Off to Michael's I went with a budget of $50 or less for decor hoping it would be for less. I headed straight for the sticker aisle. Hmmmm okay they had tennis ball stickers but nothing else. Around the corner to the scrap booking aisle and I hit pay dirt! I picked up 3 packs at $3.99 each of some raised cardboard tennis scap booking thingys!
From there I found my color scheme. Oh good, green and yellow. I had some green but NO yellow unless you could count some of the walls in my house. Over to the ribbon aisle I went and found some cute green and white checked spools of ribbon for $3.99 (I am sensing a pricing theme here) I picked up two spools. I knew I had some green vases. What else? Okay some floral inspiration is needed. Ahh haaa yellow and white daisies! Priced between 99 cents and $1.99 a bunch. Yellow, I really needed yellow. Off to HomeGoods to see if they had any yellow salad plates for a reasonable price. They didn't BUT they had a 12 pack of bright yellow dinner napkins for $12.99 BINGO!
I decided to use my green woven place mats on top of a white table cloth serving as chargers to bring my green in. The white plates are my everyday dishes which I found at Pottery Barn outlet for an incredible price. Funny thing about them is some of them have Pottery Barn Outlet stamped on the bottom and some have William Sonoma stamped on the bottom but all are identical. Next I folded up my yellow napkins so that a lot of yellow would show! Wrapped them in the green and white checked ribbon then used the scrap booking sticker, card board cut out thingys on top of the ribbon.
What a cheery tennis themed table I had when I was all done. I loved the daisies, they were the perfect choice to brighten up the space.
The green glasses I had picked up at Kohls during Christmas time. I recently spotted the same ones at Pier 1.
I decided to serve the food on my buffet. I had a green scarf wrap. I decided to pull it out and drape my buffet top with it to continue the color scheme. In the end I stayed under my decor budget of $50. But barely I came in at around $44. Money well spent since I know I can use it all again.
My menu was easy and relaxed. Pin wheel sandwiches, Chinese chicken salad, pasta salad, fruit salad and dinner rolls. We had brownies and carrot cake for dessert.....yummy! I will feature some of these salad recipes in my month of June event SUMMER SALAD SATURDAYS. There you have it my tennis luncheon tablescape. Fun simple and definitely cheery! Make sure to visit Susan over at BetweenNapsonthePorch for more wonderfully inspiring tables.