The 2013 NACEY’s
award event was the perfect opportunity for Classic Party Rentals of Virginia’s
design duo, Angela Smith and Honeylyn Armstrong to put their heads and hearts
together and create a stunning tablescape. We asked Honeylyn to give us some
insight into the creative process that led to this whimsical, colorful and
She shared that the first meeting to discuss the design
turned into a marathon Pinterest session. The designers wanted to do something
colorful that used a linen that was not in their regular inventory. They
brainstormed a wide variety of designs that included using a moss covered linen
to create a garden theme, and striped linens for a graphic vintage circus look.
La Tavola’s Pinterest page finally inspired them with geometric patterns in
Robin’s Egg Blue.
It took weeks to
piece together the other elements. Honeylyn and Angela settled on a mixed
pattern tablescape with lots of color. They honed in on an aqua linen with
coral napkins, and secured melamine plates with patterns to mix and match at
baffled Honeylyn. Another trip down Pinterest’s rabbit hole of fabulousness
turned her on to some glue and yarn balls that were drool-inspiring. Always up
for a major craft project, she and office assistant, Alex, dived in to the
project the Friday before the NACEY’s event.Up to their elbows in cold
Elmer’s glue, the team wrapped hundreds of yards of pearl cotton around mini
balloons to create the shape they desired, while simultaneously painting
stripes on chair pad covers they rescued from the yard sale pile.
The yarn balls
dried over the weekend and on Monday, the team popped all the balloons, then
assembled the balls into the centerpiece. This was Honeylyn’s favorite part
because it was a fun craft project that yielded a playful and elegant
centerpiece. It offered a great alternative to a traditional flower
Clearly the investment
of time and talent was worth it, as the final product was stunning. We hope you
enjoy these photos, courtesy of Stephanie Yonce Photography as much as we did!
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