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.
GO TEAM USA!
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