Have I mentioned that the Duchess has fifteen full sized Christmas trees?
Well, she does.
Each one has a different theme.
The sister has several lovely ones herself.
She's so much like Mom...
I, on the other hand, have one.
A few years ago, I casually mentioned to the husband that I might like a second one.
He shook his head and said,
"It's a slippery slope, Deb-or-ah, a slippery slope..."
Now, there's a reason behind this ramble. This week we've been busily crafting Whimsy's dorm room. As I was heaping up all that coordinating pink and green and zebra print, I looked at her and said,
"Wouldn't this make a beautiful tablescape?"
She just shook her head and said,
"It's a slippery slope, Mom, a slippery slope."
She listens entirely too much to her father.
So in an effort to avoid the clumsy slide down that slippery slope...
I just grabbed the sister
and the Duchess
And we took a flying leap off
Tablescape Mountain instead.
Because it's fun.
There we gooooo...
OK... that's not us.
We couldn't get that high off the ground if we sat on a taser.
Our tablescape is themed after her room.
All linens are merely sewing scraps from her fabrics.
We started with a black base and used some zebra for a runner.
The recently crafted waste basket filled with the last myrtles of summer
works as the centerpiece.
In a dorm room, it's all about the pictures and the monograms.
That was the inspiration for the placecards.
Following a little Southern Inspiration,
We threaded wall plates from Willow House
The dessert plates are from a set which belonged
to the Duchess's great-grandmother.
Postcards from the edge...
The requisite college candy dish...
And a message board to remember the important stuff...
I consider it a great excercise in restraint that I didn't
decoupage a pizza box for a charger.