Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dare to DIY Blog Party: Week #2

Dare to DIY

It's Week #2 for the Dare to DIY Blog Party over at the Newly Woodwards and this weeks theme is: Dare to... Entertain!

We don't entertain. Like ever. Our Halloween party was the first time we had ever invited people into our home for any reason other than moving or bringing something by.  So it may come as no surprise that I have never set a table, not even when I was a kid. In our family the food is the main event, no one cares about how pretty the table setting is... My grandfather always made sure to take lots of pictures of the food, the desserts, the wine, people eating. As long as you were eating, nothing else mattered.

So here is my virgin attempt at setting a table. Try not to point and laugh.

You can tell that blue thing is a pumpkin, right? 
The Mister was all "I've never seen a pumpkin with a stem like that!". Yeah, well, have you ever seen an iridescent blue pumpkin? He's like "Normal people may not realize it's a pumpkin". Well then it's a good thing we're all abnormal, right? Besides it's art! I got it at Third Degree Glass Factory on Friday. AND it matches my new drapes!!! Which will get their very own post sometime this week.

These are live gourds I spray painted white. The paint does not like to stick to the smooth surface of these.

My paternal grandmothers cut glass pitcher, it's mesmerizingly beautiful IRL. We are moving her to a smaller place on Tuesday and her china hutch won't fit. Which is also why I have her china now.

I used the china with pine cones on it Mr's mom gave me, with cut glass bowls she found for me at a town rummage sale, and our everyday utensils because we don't have fancy silver. Yet. That is going to be my next antique mall purchase. I see sets all the time for reasonable prices and for some reason haven't bought one yet. 

The silver goblets were from the same rummage sale as the glass bowls and the aluminum cups were my maternal great-grandmothers.

Since we never entertain and we're not fancy, I don't own a tablecloth. So I used a curtain!

Of course, if we were actually having live humans over (instead of cyber ones! lol) I would take the time to trim the tabs off, make a runner out of it (which I've been meaning to do for months!), or buy a real tablecloth.

Not bad for a first attempt, if I do say so myself. It's no Eddie Ross set-up, but it'll do.

Come join the fun over at Kim's and check out all the other links!