Monday, April 27, 2009

The wind blew...

...and my direction was totally changed.

Have you ever had this happen to you? I was all set and prepared for my Communion/Derby Party...the colors were going to be cottage pinks and greens, very feminine...then it happened...whoooosh...I stopped in Anthro and found the sweetest table linens in the whole world.

They made me so happy the first time I looked at them, I knew they had to come home with me and grace my kitchen with their cheerful colors. But as you can see they are no where near pink and green pastels. They have bold fun summery colors. I told you I am ready to move on already....just didn't think it would hit so soon.

So with that changed many other things have to change along with it. Floral arrangements are out the window and replaced with varieties of red roses, actually roses are more fitting for a derby party.

Oh no, I couldn't just stop there. There are themed parties associated with the Derby. In Field Parties, Silks Parties and Winners Circle just to name a few. With all the colors the jockey's wear I thought I would go toward the Silks theme. I came up with the idea to make banners of colorful fabrics that would stretch across my living room area and kitchen.

My neighbor and good friend Gina sat with me on Saturday night and cut out all the triangles while I sewed them together. All that is left to do is sting them along with bias tape...today's project.

Tomorrow we will put the finishing touches on Hannah's dress, I have the menu completed and everything else should fall in place. I will post tomorrow about the menu as time is a wasting....I really need to get my butt moving

5 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

You are up to a great start, those linens are beautiful!...You will "finish the race" with no problems!!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love your linens too! What gorgeous colors! Can't wait to see it all come together~I am sure it will be amazing! I have never been to a Derby party and think it will be fun to see all your great pictures! Have a great day!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Jeanneoli said...

This is going to be such a beautiful party!!! Anthro will do that to you:-)

Firefly Hill said...

I love what you chose Janet...I would have been drawn right to those too! It is going to be a beautiful party...

blondiensc said...

That Anthro!! Can't wait to see it all together,love the linens and the colors...gorgeous!