Last Sunday I had the opportunity to collaborate with Cori of CoriLu Vintage on a floral installation for her annual spring tea party. For the installation, I used my tea cups and her vintage handkerchiefs, blackberry vines foraged from her garden and flowers from a farm stand in Ballard and the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market in Georgetown. The clothesline was conveniently already in place in the lovely backyard of her 1920's era home. I also incorporated Smile Mercantile's antique keys on crocheted lace, which hung from the tree above. It was a warm day and we were very thankful for that tree!
Cori set a luscious and sweet table, complete with her famous homemade cucumber sandwiches and tiny treats from local bakeries. For her table arrangements she used flowers from the farmers market, some roses and astilbe from my garden, and some spare flowers from the installation. All of the vintage table elements were from her extensive collection.
It was a transporting afternoon - I can't wait for her next party!