Follow for post updates

Monday, August 8, 2016


Olympic Summer Games Tablescape


Every two years I look forward to watching the Olympic Games.   I became a huge fan of the games during the 1984 Summer Games held in Los Angeles, CA and watch both Summer and Winter Games.  I decorated my first Olympic table four years ago when the Summer Games were held in London.   It was so much fun I carried it on to the 2014 Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia and this year in Rio, Brazil.    



I selected the colors of the Brazil flag to design my table.  I love the regal blue, green and golden yellow.   


A few months ago I decided to test my sewing skills and attempt to make fabric charger plate covers. I grew tired of using the same old plastic chargers over and over again so the fabric covers really jazz up my tables.Well, I must admit I'm addicted to making the covers now.  I searched online for Olympic themed fabric, but had no luck.  I was shopping in Joanne's Fabrics a couple months ago and found this close out fabric.  It works great with the Olympic theme.   I made the Olympic rings wine charms and napkin rings.   The O rings are hand sewn to fabric napkin rings I made to cover a plastic ring.    The Olympic rings in the center of the top plate are cut from my Cricut Cutter and I used a Zyron sticker maker to apply the adhesive.  The stickers are removable and store easily until the next games.  


I displayed a couple Olympic Game pins that I have collected over the years.  The large ribbon covered Olympic rings were used on wreath I made for the Winter games two years ago.  


The hutch next to my table is the perfect place to display a few up the Olympic items I have collected.  I found the blue 1972 Munich Games plate while searching for plates at Goodwill last year.  I knew it would be perfect for my Olympic collection. 


A  closer look at the napkin rings, wine charms and the charger plate covers. 



The centerpiece is made from a collection of Hallmark 1996 Atlanta Summer Games figurines and a Bruce Jenner figurine from the 1972 games.  
















London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Tablescape 

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Tablescape 

 Time to get to work and find items for the 2018 Winter games table. 


Obrigado!

GO TEAM USA!


Catherine 



Resources:

Top plate: Studio Nova, Color Mural
Salad plate (yellow rim): Home (no style or name listed) 
Dinner plate: Nancy Calhoun, Sapphire 
Glasses: Dollar Tree, cobalt blue (in stores now)
Flatware: Reed & Barton ( my Mother's)
Illuminated Mercury Glass Pedestals: Valerie Parr Hill (QVC) Champagne finish H20527
Napkin rings: custom crafted by me 
Wine charms: custom crafted by me 
Charger plates: fabric cover made by me - fabric from Joanne's 
Assorted Hallmark 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games figurines: eBay
Bruce Jenner figurine - Pickers & Tiquers  www.tias.com

12 comments:

  1. Catherine, I adore your Summer Games themed table-scape. So colorful and fun. Bruce Jenner...wow, that's a fun throwback! Congrats on starting your blog, I can't wait to learn about your next inspiration. Thanks for sharing the details, and brand names of the suppies used to create your beautiful table. Love to Cooper. Teri in FLA.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love, love, love this table! You have such extraordinary attention to detail the whole tablescape is a feast for the eyes! Those top layer dishes really have caught my attention, and I wish you would do a tutorial on how to make your charger covers. What a great idea!! It's all wonderful. Bravo!! I'd love to be a follower of your blog, Catherine. Please let me know how I can become one. I look forward to your next table. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
    Rosi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Rosie. This was a fun table to design and create. This is actually my first blog post. I've been a follower of many blogs for years now and seriously tablescaping for about five years. I finally decided to create the blog and not fill up my Facebook page with table pictures. I need to learn more about blogging and how to open up my page for people to follow. I will keep you posted. I hope to do a tutorial on the fabric charger plate covers. I have many to make for Fall and different holidays coming up so I'll be sure to post the instructions. I grew tired of using the same charger plates over and over. I believe I have four of every color possible so I needed to change it up with the removable fabric covers. Thank you again for your kind words.

      Catherine

      Delete
  3. Oh, I hope you will do the tutorial for the fabric charger covers - that is a wonderful idea! I love your Olympics themed tables, you have really come up with some creative ideas. Those napkin rings, especially. I have some memorabilia from the Atlanta Games, and now I have some tablescape ideas, thanks to your inspiration. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Joy, Thank you so much. I plan on doing a tutorial very soon. They are very easy to make either with a machine or by hand. Fabric, thread and elastic. Keep that memorabilia handy for the next Olympic Games. The Winter games will be here in 18 months. Ideas for that table are already churning in my head. Thank you again.

    Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Joy, Thank you so much. I plan on doing a tutorial very soon. They are very easy to make either with a machine or by hand. Fabric, thread and elastic. Keep that memorabilia handy for the next Olympic Games. The Winter games will be here in 18 months. Ideas for that table are already churning in my head. Thank you again.

    Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  6. I was blown away by not only your tablescape, but all the details around the area too. This is amazing and you are very, very talented. Will be watching your site diligently from now on. Congrats on doing a really unique and great-looking table, et al.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you so much Margaret. This was a fun tablescape to plan. I'm already looking forward to the Winter games in 18 months.

    Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  8. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Sandra. It is bright and cheerful.

      Catherine

      Delete
  9. Catherine, this an amazing and fun Tablescape! Also very unique, love it! Pam @ Everyday Living

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you so much Pam. It was a fun tablescape to design. Already looking forward to the Winter games in 2018.

    Catherine

    ReplyDelete