My approach to table decoration is to “shop” my stash for inspiration! After I was asked to set a table for the Killearn UMC Mother/Daughter Banquet, I quickly came up with a theme and color scheme for my table. Since the banquet fell on the same day my granddaughter was due, the theme was "baby girl" with lots of pink, gray, and birds as this is the color scheme of her nursery.
Next I looked for an inspiration piece. For me this was going to be the table covering. I had a piece of fabric in mind, but as luck would have it, a couple of weeks before the banquet I found the most perfect inspiration fabric--pink, shiny, with all the right colors at a yard sale for $2.00! I was in business. All the decor would coordinate with this fabric.
First I gathered all the pink or baby girl stuff I had in the house. This was easy as I’ve been collecting in anticipation of hosting a baby girl shower. When at yard sales, I’d look for pink decor including silk flowers which I had been adding to my collection.
Additional items used on the table included: