If you’re a Manolo Blahnik fan, you’re gonna love this post ;).
Remember the ‘Set To Celebrate‘ event I went to a couple of weeks ago? Did you think I was going to forget to show you my favorite display??
The display was set up in a round room that had walls temporarily covered with over 40,000 lemon leaves. It took several people three full days to complete the job, and it was all for this event which was just two days. Mind boggling!
If you’re familiar with Manolo Blahnik shoes, then you might know each pair has a name, and this iconic pair is called ‘Carrie’, made famous by the oh-so-fashionable Sarah Jessica Parker of ‘Sex In The City’. As an aside, I miss that show so much!
Some of the shoes were donated by members of the Garden Club the event was benefitting, and I understand some were directly from Manolo Blahnik. Wherever they were from, they were ALL gorgeous!
Sorry about the blurriness of the next photo. I must have been shaking with excitement ;).
That’s about it for the shoes. How about we look at some pretty tables now?
Almost every theme you can imagine was represented. Asian inspired…
Country French Bistro…
even an MIT ‘Nerd’ table!
They must have had an abundance of those leaves to decorate with!
If you’d like to see more drop dead gorgeous table designs that were displayed at this event last year, check out this post and this one. There’s loads of inspiration to be seen, and if you’d like to see a beautiful centerpiece my friend made after getting inspired from a design she saw at this event, check out this post.
In other news…
I put together a couple of wreaths on Monday for a fundraiser which I’ll show you next time. They came out really nice as did many of the others that all the volunteers worked on. I always have a hard time making pretty bows, but I’ve figured out a way to do it that although takes a little longer than the method in this post, it’s foolproof. I’ll share that with you very soon.
I won’t have much Christmas decorating to show you this month, but I do have some fun events I’ll be attending so stay tuned. I also got the baking bug, and have been busy making these biscotti as well as a few other perennial favorites. Ya’ know, I always envied food bloggers. I figured it would be easy because you can virtually never run out of content, but that’s so NOT true. It takes a lot of time to stage a food shot, and I don’t know about you but when I’m finished cooking dinner, I just want to eat it while it’s hot ;).
Till next time my lovelies…