Thursday, April 8, 2010

DIFFA KC DBD 20


Intimidated by the likes of David Jimenez, I had never seriously considered designing a table for Dining by Design.


But a fellow board member mentioned that they could use a few extra table designers this year - it's the huge celebration of the 20th anniversary of the event - and I reconsidered.

It won't be the table extravaganza, dining fantasy, died-and-gone-to-heaven fabulousness of Jimenez, but fingers crossed that it will be pretty. I'm taking further inspiration from Joe Nye and his engaging book on entertaining, Flair. The table pictured here is not dissimilar to the table in my head from a past post.

I'd love it if you would come by to see how things turned out. Table Hop is Friday, April 30th and the Preview is Saturday day (just $10!) Details and tickets are available here.

Photos (c) Edmund Barr from FLAIR by Joe Nye, Rizzoli 2010.

22 comments:

Leigh Chandler said...

Congratulations! What an honor to be asked and for such a wonderful cause! I know your table will be a knockout, can't wait to see it!

Karena said...

I can't wait ...will be there Friday evening!

Karena
Art by Karena

Rita said...

Oh how I wish I lived a little closer...I'd love to attend the viewing. I'm sure it will be fabulous.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I have Flair! Best wishes on a wonderful event!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to see it. Hope you are well.

Mariska Meijers said...

I am sure it will be look great. Can't wait for your posting so I can have a glimpse from behind my Mac in Amsterdam!

Style Court said...

The first time I saw Joe's table, I thought of Mrs. Blandings. Can't wait to see what you do.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Well, I love the pink, so if you go that direction, I'm sure it will be beautiful. You're creativity will really shine! Wish I was close enought to attend. Thanks for sharing the book as well...on my way to check it out.
Hope it all turns out well, and you raise alot of money!

pve design said...

I can only imagine your table complete with some sort of needlepointed place cards, a small lego creation and then some simply elegant centerpiece that you found. Love to see it, hope you will show us!
pve

La Plates Blog said...

Your table will be FAB! I can't wiat to see it. Let me know if you need any plates...I know where you could get a few;)

An Aesthete's Lament said...

You lucky dog, you. I'd give anything to be asked to do one of those tables.

David said...

Ooh, now I really can't wait!

mary said...

What an honor to be invited. Congratulations. I know that when your creativity gets going, things just start popping. Good luck.

Mrs. Blandings said...

"Asked" and "invited" are a bit of a stretch. I was stuffing invitations when someone mentioned they could use some designers and I said, "Um. I could probably do that," and the someone said, "Great."

Expectations, I imagine, are relatively low. BUT there will be fabulous tables galore.

Patricia - I hadn't thought about legos, but might need to work them in.

UB said...

What a surprise to visit your blog. Everything is simply beautiful.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Very exciting....good luck!!!

Lacquered Life said...

Congrats Mrs. Blandings! How fab. I cannot wait to see photos of what you do. Its going to be amazing I'm sure.

ashlina said...

i absolutely love this dining tablescape. wow.

amymeier said...

It was fabulous to talk with you during westweek! I can't wait to see the table you design :) good luck!

Lee said...

What fun! I know that yours will be both beautiful and unique. You're very creative and have a good eye. Don't forget that you could do something with the jigsaw.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Go get 'em Mrs. B.! I know the reaction will be one of "Wonderful! Now why didn't I think of that?!"

kristen said...

Would you like any help? :-) I'm a interior designer
wanna-be, and have done a table in the past...
i'm new to your blog, and just thought it would be
so fun to meet you! i'm game to do anything!