I always feel honored to be able to give back to my children's school by helping them with the décor at their Chinese auction. I worked with a group of phenomenally creative women and the results completely transformed the room.
The event was headed by Mimi Goodman, Y.N.,Yehudis Tashman of Planit by Yehudis Tashman and Tamar Hauptman of The Color Lab Exclusive Painters.
I had a great time creating some of the centerpieces. Creativity sure does flourish when you get to brainstorm with others! The theme we worked with was Time and they kept the colors scheme crisp by sticking to basic black and white with a dash of green. We made different centerpieces and alternated them, giving the room a unique look.
In the center of the room, a sharp black wooden frame is used to hang these elegant custom made clock cookies. A soft white shear fabric is tied with a black ribbon as a backdrop. Four green topiaries add a dash of color to this centerpiece. The cookies were made by Brocha Rappaport of One Smart Cookie (732-370-8464). Bracha is offering our readers 5% off your order of $50 or more with mention of estherodesign.com.
This centerpiece helped bring out the green color which we were working with. We used tall glass vases and filled them with huge leaves. This impressive look is a great idea if you are looking to keep the cost of your centerpiece down. It can be more economical than flowers! Check out the tablecloths. The bottom tablecloth was a green color with a black and white tablet on top.
It was really fun to create this centerpiece! We made it using simple embroidery hoops and glued blocks of wood to the bottom to keep them standing, using Elmer's Wood Glue . For each centerpiece we used one 18" Wood Quilting Hoops and two 12" Embroidery Hoops. After the glue dried, we wrapped silk orchids and fresh leaves around the hoops using wire. Notice how they switch the tablecloths for these centerpieces. These tablecloths were white with a black and white runner.
Our final centerpiece got rave reviews! We built wooden frames and kept them raw. Hanging from the frame was 15 minute hourglasses, hanging vases (filled with fresh orchids) and an inexpensive clock. Each item was hung using clear thread. Two green topiaries on the bottom pulled the whole look together. The "placemats" were made out of black shelf liners. Mimi-I thought that was quite brilliant!! Since first impressions count, they spent time creating an entrance exhibit and incorporated the Hebrew possuk the theme was based on.
As you know it's the small details that really impress, so here are a few of them!
Each attendee got a jumbo cookie in a Wax Paper Bags with a clock label.
Black and White Chevron Bags were filled with fresh popcorn so the mothers can bring something home to their children.
Even the stage (created by Tamar) centered around 'Time'.
A backdrop that no one was able to miss! Don't forget the food! Not only was it delicious, but it was pleasing to the eye as well! The sushi bar was created by Sushi Express.
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