Post # 1
I don’t have everything yet that will go on the tables, but thought maybe you guys would have some ideas.
Instead of the aloe plan I will have potted mums in fall collors on the wood slices. There will also be regular drinking glasses and candles in mason jars. I plan on having 2 potted mums on each tables. I will also have real napkins in those burlap sacks once I buy them. I think they will be white or maybe even orange>> Not sure yet.
I might stain the paper doilies with tea to make it pop more. Also, I probably should’ve bought smaller ones, didn’t realize it will be so crowded *sigh*
The table will sit 8 and it is 2 feet longer than the one in picture. The width is the same. Which sucks because I think it’s not wide enough :/
Please try to ignore the wall art made by the kids. It’s everywhere! I gave up.
Any constructive comments are very appreciated!
Post # 4
I like everything except the plant in the middle I would cover the pot to make it pretty. I really would change the green plant for a prettier option.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
I would get rid of the paper runner and maybe use strips of ribbon? This way it doesn’t overlap the doilies and I think they’d look nicer under the wood slices.
I would also definitely dye the doilies with tea so they pop. I didn’t even notice them until I read about them!
And lastly, personal taste, I would get rid of the pumpkins. I think if you did orange mums and orange napkins, that would be enough of the theme colour.
OR if you’re concerned about the width, why not push two tables together to make a square size one?
Post # 6
I’m not a fan of the paper runner in the middle. I really like the burlap utensil holders!
Post # 7
@Soon2BD-CBee: thank you for your opinion 🙂 The aloe plan is just soemhting I had home, I will be purchasing pots of mums in orange collors to put on the wood slices.
@TattooedChick23: I love the idea of pushing 2 tables together! Thank you, I will do that for sure. I really love the paper runner so I want to keep it, I feel like it adds to the rustic vintage theme. Plus it’s free. The ribbons I would have to buy, they would be really pretty though, too bad my budget won’t allow them 🙁 The pumpkins also fit the theme, we are doing fall harvest and our dinner is a thanksgiving inspired dinner. But I get that not everyone is a fan of the pumpkins. I think I will try to stain the doilies and see how it looks.
@weddingbound: why don’t you like the runner? Does it look too cheap? Glad you like the burlap pouches as that is my favorite part 🙂
thank you for your opinions guys! Really appreciated!
Post # 8
I like everything except for the plant itself… i think a succulent would look cuter IMO
Also, instead of the paper runner… why don’t you do a doily runner?
Post # 9
@Aelie: Did you stain the paper yourself? Maybe try to go a bit darker with the stain. I feel that maybe then the runner will pop a bit more off the tablecloth and the pumpkins will pop off the runner…
Post # 10
@zarethacosta: I am doing orange mums for the plants, the aloe vera was just what I had at home and put it up there instead of the mums that I dont have yet.
Doily runner is an interesting idea, I will give it a try and see what it looks like. Thank you
Post # 11
@ms_protea: I didn’t stain it, it’s from an old book and the paper was that color already
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
I like everything, but I would likely lose the doilies, they do seem like they are a bit big for the width of the table.
I also think that you should go with white napkins.
Post # 13
@Aelie: maybe white or biege candles instead of a plant
Post # 14
I would lose the doilies or stain them and put them under the table runner as a border. They will frame the pages. I think it will look great with the bigger plants on the wood slabs, candles in mason jar (that is what I think you are doing). I think you should go with fall colors for the plants not just orange but get the orange napkins. I would also remove the blue ribbon from the burlap pouches and use twine or off white lace.
Post # 15
@Aelie: I can’t quite put my finger on why really. Guess I just prefer maybe more simple runners without writing.
Post # 16
@Aelie: I understand that you like the paper runner. I do to. But you seem to have two different/competing themes going on: the rustic-vintage-book theme and the fall harvest theme. I believe that is why the the runner doesn’t seem to fit. There is nothing else that goes with it. You need to bring the two together, or lose one theme.
I also think the runner is too wide for the table. So unless you are willing to use twice the number of tables, twice the number of table cloths, and have the space for twice the tables, I think you should decrease the width of your runner.
Perhaps you could use a large leaf punch (about 2-3″) and punch paper leaves that you string together for your runner. A paper leaf could also be tied to your burlap silverware holder (instead of the bow).
To take it even further, instead of trying to tea stain the doilies (which may not work if they are paper-based b/c they won’t retain their shape), you could place one of your punched out leaves in the center as a reverse stencil and then just lightly spray paint in in a complimentary color (e.g., light brown, light orange, darker ivory, etc.,) and then remove the leaf. Just a very light coat, holding the can 2 feet or so above the doilies.
The potted mums will look vantasic on those great wood slices. I like the mini pumpkins and squashes (plural???) too.
These are just my opinions and ultimately it is what you like/love. It already looks good.