When I was vending at EGAD in Bloom, a champagne brunch was held as part of the festivities. I got to see the room afterward and it was clear that much fun was had!
The stage was set with a variety of designer tables around the perimeter of the room. Some of them were functional, but others were purely whimsical. Like my favorite one created by Steve Lomazzo and Donna Goff. It went from floor to ceiling!
The table was covered in burlap with an old tire in the center. Click the photo to notice all the other unexpected touches: an oil can, a wrench as a utensil, old bottles, and vintage fabrics. SO very creative!
Steve is, among other things, an assemblage artist. (He puts stuff together to make art.) So, of course he had to make a mobile. I didn’t recognize many of the suspended objects, but one of them is a hub cap!
After a performance by a jazz band, champagne (of course) and the brunch, it was time for the main entertainment. Local florist extraordinaire, Link Johnsten, created six different tablescapes right in front of everyone. The owner of Eau Gallie Florist, he can make some FAST and fabulous flower arrangements! His first arrangement included cobalt blue vases, white flowers and other wonderful touches. (Click to see.)
When he finished this table, things got REALLY interesting as painter Heather Everett stepped in. She began to paint the tablescape above, while he continued making five more. Awesome!
Of course, she didn’t have time to finish, but she really make excellent progress in the time allotted. How cool is this? (Still with very wet paint.)
The tablescape below is intended for an anniversary couple. The story Link told said the couple honeymooned in Aruba, which inspired the tropical motif and colors. They have been married for 12 years, so there are 12 roses around the plate on the right. The left plate features a Gerber daisy. The kind you use for “He loves me, he loves me not.” And sure enough, there are some plucked petals on the table.
Also on the daisy is a jeweled frog. It’s meant to represent the decadent jewelry that the husband would present to his wife. I love it!
Doesn’t this sound like a very fun and creative event? I was very impressed.