Thursday, June 25, 2009

TABLESCAPE THRUSDAY - SOMETHING I WANT TO TRY

Welcome everyone! Thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this weekly event!

My contribution this week is not of my own creation, but something I've been trying to do. If you of you have any ideas, please please *fluttering eyelashes* please helppppp! I would like to create this centerpiece for a special dinner.

I probably should have taken pictures of my total failures but I could not face the shame! lol

I have the tall thin glass vases, it's the getting it to look beautiful that I'm have a wee bit of trouble with. The other barrier I hit was that I couldn't find floating candles. I went all over! So if you have any suggestions where I might find some I'd really appreciate it!

I love this look, so shimmery and elegant. I was experimenting with different colors and materials. The white is pretty for weddings, anniversaries, new year's eve, etc. But I wanted to compliment the seasons, I want some color. I love the combination of the flowers and the candles.

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This next one, I love the flowers inside the water, but how on earth do they keep them from floating about and not becoming over saturated with water.

Again, any helpful hints will greatly appreciated!

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to see all the fabulous tablescapes from the many very talented and clever participants!

Back to Susan's Tablescape Thursday participant's list!

Enjoy!


19 comments:

Martha said...

It is shimmery and elegant -- and I'm afraid that I can't help you -- but both tables are great inspiration.

Kammy said...

I love them - even with just the flowers....have you tried the dollar store for floaters ?
Hugs ~ Kammy

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Kammy, I forgotten about the dollar store! Thanks for reminding me!

xx
Tina

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful ...and I don't have a clue how to do this...I've bought floating candles at WalMart in the past...

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love the floating flowers! Thanks for sharing.

NicNacManiac said...

This is lovely, so elegant and warm.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your day!!
Nerina :)

Michelle said...

I don't think there's a way to keep fresh flowers from becoming water logged. Have you thought of trying silk flowers instead? Some may bleed color but if you stay with light colored flowers it should not be a problem.

Michelle said...

Wow, that's tough...it looks like some gravel/rocks in the bottom of the vase...maybe they used a fairly stiff but thin wire for the "strand" of flowers and anchored it in the gravel...it's hard to tell...good luck

Mary said...

Very nice!

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh how romantic looking! And so peaceful. Happy TT!

honeysuckle said...

I love all the shimmering in the first picture and the lovely roses inthe second one. I have to join the rest because I have no clue how to do to do either one but I would go to your local craft store with the pictures and let them figure it out. "When in doubt, ASK"--that's my motto. Good luck:)

Brenda said...

I haven't the faintest idea! But I like the petals on the table look!
Brenda

Barbara said...

beautiful!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Thanks so much everyone. It isn't an easy thing to do! I sorry if I made everyone feel uncomfortable. For what it's worth, I am very happy to know that I'm not alone! I don't feel so dumb anymore!

Honeysuckle, great idea, about going to the craft store with the pictures! Thanks so much!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the pink flowers... FAB centerpiece!

Elyse said...

hi tina!

thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog.

i think your tablescapes look beautiful!

xo

Anonymous said...

hello, I live the centerpiece,seems like they have a weight attached to the bottom which is held with (Maybe) fishing line? and some beads covering the string which is attached to the candle to make the flowers float.Maria

Alicia said...

Tina,
Check out this website.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4614239_underwater-flower-centerpieces.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art
I think you will find the info you need.
Blessings,
Alicia

Liz said...

Very Pretty! I love this table!!

~Liz

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