Okay so these are from Carolyne Roehm's blog. www.carolyneroehm.com/
I have posted many times about my obsession with her, her books, her home "Weatherstone" and have also posted my photos of my two visits to her home and my meeting with her and her mom.
Although she is clearly above and beyond my means and budget and everything under the sun I was thinking about doing this on my porch. I have a bbq coming up with my friends and was wondering if I could pull this off. Of course I don't have this size of a porch nor do I have this many friends on the planet to invite. But I will have about 30 people and was thinking of possibly trying this out.
( Had to post 2 more photos, now I'm obsessed! Have to do this.)
Now thinking: rent 4 8ft tables, trip to Joanne's thinking 12 yards of fabric = 36 feet
Should be good! I want to get similar gingham in similar color but I'll look through the sale fabric.
Then I have about 6 pitchers in white so I can do the flower arrangements (my supermarket has lovely bunches of roses for 7.99 so I can mix three bunches with a few bunches of carnations and other flowers) I also noticed she has small baskets with berries in them. Strawberries, and raspberries, etc. Easy peasy!
I have votives and have the same glasses and white plates from Pottery Barn, just have to take inventory and get an exact count of how many are coming. Definitely 30 so far maybe a little more.
The BBQ is August 24 so I have lots of time to plan.
Here is an old photo of my porch. My rockers are now white and my ceiling is no longer blue but I was too lazy to photograph my porch now and just wanted to show you the length of it.
If I removed my now white rockers and my small wicker table and then remove my round table and wicker chairs from the other side I think I could do this. Renting chairs of course. I could buy some gingham fabric on sale and 3 8 ft tables. What do you think?
But don't let my hubby know I'm planning this, I don't want to stress him out a month early.
Here are two more photos of Carolyne's Garden roses.