The Party Where I Used A Saddle As The Centerpiece!

Hey, hey! I hope y’all had a great weekend. I’ve been working on putting together this post of photos from my dear friend {and mother’s helper} Hannah’s graduation party. She asked me to help decorate for the small, drop-in party. Hannah loves horses and I immediately got the crazy idea to use her saddle on the food table as part of the centerpiece.

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See the saddle?! 🙂

Oh, here is a senior photo I took of Hannah, so you can put a face with her name. 🙂

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I used my barn door as the anchor across two rectangular tables. Grey chevron fabric and lace gave the table the soft texture that it needed. LOVE that combination!

Hannah brought some of her books for us to use as risers under the food. Decorating with books is cheap, easy and meaningful.

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There were sausage balls. Yummo!

Veggies and dip.

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 Plenty of inexpensive flowers. {And you can see the saddle well here too!}

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A lot of delicious fruit was served. I loved the fruit cups. They were easy to serve, simple to eat and easy to refill if guests wanted more.

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Pretty flowers in milk glass jars were a fun addition as well.

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In the lower right corner, you can see a vintage blue Ball jar with nuts in it. I love serving food from jars!

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More flowers. I love how happy the colors are.

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My sister helped out by making cupcakes. They turned out so pretty and yummy too!

This is the fruit bowl where guests could re-fill their fruit cups.

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More cupcakes…

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And more flowers. 🙂

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So, yes. I certainly did decorate for a party with a saddle on the table. Ha! It came together so beautifully and reflected Hannah’s personality quite well.

Oh my word! Would you have ever thought that a saddle combined with a barn door, lace and grey chevron would work together?



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  1. I love your Use What You Have Philosophy Myra!! I never thought of using books as Risers!! Great idea. I also saw the Blue Ball Jars at Target the other day but I did not purchase them. Will head back there for some!!
    Arlene Grimm@ Nanaland´s last blog post ..Down On the Farm

  2. Myra,

    The table looked great! Can’t believe a saddle worked, but it did! As always, your tables, decorations & ideas look great!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Awesomeness! It was such a special occasion! The sausage balls were almost gone barely 20 minutes into the reception!

    1. Your party looked great! Love the saddle on the table! Congratulations again! Love to you all!

  4. Beautiful as always…Just wondering if you had a recommendation of an Essential Oil to help with muscle pain in my shoulder?

  5. Myra, I’m Hannah’s Nana. Her grandfather and I traveled to be at her graduation, but we were unable to be there for her Open House. You photos are such a treasure for us. Thank you for helping organize this lovely event, and thank you for sharing the photos.

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