You can imagine how thrilled I was to design and style a “Man’s Table”. Not that I don’t love every minute I spend designing linens, furniture and the like for Paula…it’s just sometimes…a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do!
I channeled my Dad and Pawpaw when putting everything together for this month’s tabletop inspiration. After all, June is all about Dads. I usually like to do a nice mix of old and new when I design anything, but this time, I chose to go all vintage to honor these two very important men in my life. It’s funny, when it was all said and done, I stood back and thought how new it all looked. I only wished my Dad and Pawpaw were there to pull up a chair and have lunch with me.
Here are the ingredients I used:
Flower Arrangement: I love this ice bucket turned vase. It’s a vintage pewter golf trophy from 1952! The perfect receptacle for this “man’s” centerpiece. I filled the trophy vase full of apricot and orange cymbidium orchids, yarrow, Star of Bethlehem and holly leaves.
Take Away Tip: My favorite part of these tabletop inspirations! This month, I used bow ties for my napkin rings! It’s just that simple. The key is to hand tie them. No cheating here….pre-tied ties just don’t evoke the same feel.
Extras: I repurposed a couple of old glass decanter bottles for tea on the table. One for sweet tea and one for unsweetened. Since my Dad and Pawpaw were big hunters in their day, I added two old brass bird dog figurines to dress the table. Lastly, I dropped a few orchid blooms here and there and added two old boxes I use for cuff links in my own home closet. Let’s Eat!
Brandon Branch is a playful Southern gentleman. His style is equal parts Yankee chic and Southern elegance all muddled together in a monogrammed mint julep cup. An invitation to one of his Savannah dinner parties is the equivalent to getting the golden ticket from Willy Wonka. Brandon holds the position of Design Director for Paula Deen Enterprises and serves as Paula Deen's Personal Assistant. Look for his newest book, co-authored by Paula Deen, Savannah Style on shelves now.
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