Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Zinnia Table Setting

I know that not everyone has access to fields of free cut flowers, so I consider myself quite fortunate. Often when I go to see my parents during the summer I leave with a passenger seat full of flowers. On my drive home I was trying to come up with ideas on how to use the flowers sitting next to me.

(Sorry again for the iPhone photos, I need to start keeping a camera in my pocket)

(The aforementioned passenger seat full of zinnias, dahlias and sunflowers)
(this guy was not shy)
I decided to use the zinnias in an outdoor table setting without spending much money. I bought two 50% off plates from Goodwill. I ended up spending $1 total on this mini project. I spray painted the plates to use as chargers.
The GW plates are even a good match for our regular Crate and Barrel plates.

Next I used painters tape and more green spray paint to turn a plain jar into a stripey vase.

I already owned everything else pictured in the table setting. I made the Bon Appetit cards using Picnik.

I have been using my new chargers with dinner. They even make hamburger helper look fancy!


  1. I would love to eat this for dinner tonight! :) Thank you for your sweet coment..and maybe I WILL do all three...ha!

  2. Aw, what a beautiful setting! I would so love to eat there! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

  3. Just beautiful! Every detail is gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

  4. I think your pictures from your i phone are awesome!


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