Today, we started refining the place settings for our home tour that is coming up in May. For the Derby Day Box Lunch, we added little rose tussie mussies to the top of the box. Fresh mint, lamb's ear, roses and a wired twine were used to create the topper. Using sugar snap peas and a rhinestone florist pin, we made a knife rest for the little gold and pearl butter knife. A cone was made from the music of "My Old Kentucky Home" and another floral tussie mussie was placed inside. Lot's of double face red satin ribbon allowed the cone to be tied to the back of each guest's chair.
We started on the concept for the main dining table. Antique Rosenthal china is set in a silver serving tray, and a etched gold rimmed compote is placed in the center. A white lily is filled with raspberries for a little whimsical touch. We are working on a centerpiece using old grapevine wood, roses and ferns. More to come on that idea -------the event is in 2 weeks! Yikes! Lot's to do-----