Saturday, May 8, 2010

Little Red Touches for the Derby Dinner

- A Post Race Dinner Party - that was the theme of the formal table at our recent fundraiser home tour. A fresh moss base held a grapevine root, which we layered with red roses, white hydrangea, and ferns. Antique Rosenthal china on silver chargers, were embellished with red silk organdy napkins, tied with velvet bands and rhinestone horseshoes. Menu cards, using a Spencerian horse graphic from the graphics fairy, described the southern style Derby meal. Antique gold etched compotes held white oriental lilies filled with red raspberries. Brilliant cut crystal decanters were placed on the table to serve your choice of fine Kentucky bourbons. The buffet held a Flemish inspired floral bouquet and was enhanced by the fresh fruit display in the silver compotes. A Chocolate cake topped with red raspberries and a lily was added to the buffet!

1 comment:

Stacy Barkulis said...

Here's to the ladies of Romancing the Home, who gave so generously of their precious time and talented touches (which were by no means "little")to our Spirit of 67 Foundation "Opening Doors for Education" Home Tour May 6, 2010! Our sincerest appreciation for ultimately helping us to raise funds to enrich our children's education. Your creativity is always brilliant! Your layers of embellishment are always so suprizing and inspiring! And as always, your professionalism is unsurpassed. How lucky we are to have such a talented group of women right in our own neighborhood, Lake Forest. Not only to "romance" our own homes, but always willing to contribute to community.