Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Patio Tablescape & Bucket Centerpiece

This is one of my favorite ideas from my book, Inspirational Home:OK, mostly because I LOVE LOVE LOVE peonies, but the stenciled bucket turned out pretty cute, too ... right? :-)

I picked up a hardware store plain galvanized bucket to use as a
patio table centerpiece "vase." I stenciled "Faith Hope Peace Love Joy" in white using craft DecoArt metal paint - an indoor/outdoor paint. I've had many buckets that are actually not sealed good and leak water, so check yours first - you may need to add a liner.
Here's the whole tablescape at our old house. We had amazing climbing roses that had been planted decades before me and they bloomed for months every summer! Made for a lovely garden gatherings despite my two black thumbs!

If you'd like to see loads of gorgeous tablescapes from other bloggers, please visit Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. If you'd like to see loads of fun DIY ideas, please visit Kimba at A Soft Place to Land. Happy Summer!!

39 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Love it! Too bad peonies don't bloom all year...

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Pretty! I love peonies... and always love the combination of pink and green!
~Amy

Shauna said...

Very Pretty!

Caroline said...

I love the green and pink together...two of my favorite colors I like to use.

Deanna said...

Very pretty.
Lovely table!
Summer blessings to you,
d

The Bloom Girls said...

Very Pretty! I love peonies and finally got around to planting some this year. Love the bucket idea, very cute! We Bloomgirls are very much "into" inspirational decor! Have a fabulous week!

Blessings to you!

Karyn

Debbie said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Jeanne. Peonies are so beautiful.

Liz said...

I love Peonies! In AZ they pretty much unheard of! Pretty table!

~Liz

Jennifer Froh said...

Peonies are my FAVORITE!!! This is gorgeous!

jskell911 said...

I love the bucket! I think I would love one with our last name on it.

Cathy said...

The bucket is darling and the peonies perfection!!! Your tablescape is so pretty with the pink and green...I love it!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Alex and Jill said...

This is one of my faves in your book, as well. Peonies are my absolute favorite flower!! And the bucket is too cute.

Mary said...

Oh, so adorable, and such pretty colors! I love pink and green. I will have those colors next week! Happy Thursday!

susan said...

Don't those galvanized buckets come in handy? I love the stenciling on yours. My mother grew peonies and I wish I had some-loved seeing yours--beautiful!

Carrie said...

It did come out cute! I love it!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Peonies are some of my favorites! I love it.

abodowd said...

this is so sweet. thanks for the post. great blog!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy squeals~well done!

Come by and see my Pottery Barn inspired typography basket.

Brenda said...

A stenciled bucket! Now that is really pretty! Have to put my thinking cap on and figure out how to do this myself!
Brenda

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Green and white is my favorite combo and the pink peonies make it awesome! Is there more like this in your book?

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Brenda - I used letter stencils. If you're not doing too many letters, you can cut out your own. Or try my tracing paper tutorial here:

http://jeannewinters.blogspot.com/2009/06/lettering-tutorial.html

Hmmm, will that work on metal - I'm not sure...if not, try a band of paint on which you do the words.

Michelle - my book is all about simple ideas. There are four main sections: Home accents, wall decor, florals & favors. You can see inside on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Inspirational-Home-simple-ideas-uplifting/dp/0977298302/sr=1-1/qid=1167759313/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0712316-6686304?ie=UTF8&s=books

and on my Etsy site:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26546817

The creations are designed so that you can inject your own colors/style/taste to make it your own. Hope you check it out! :-)

Really Rainey said...

I used to grow peonies like those in Colorado but then we moved to Arizona and the don't grow here... I think they need a hard freeze to blood... I miss them... Yours are perfectly pink and pretty.
I hope you have a fabulous week end!
~Really Rainey~

denise said...

I love this! I have searched all over for galvanized buckets and haven't found exactly what I what. Thanks for your creativity. I will be watching for you in Halllmark.

Gamma Sharon said...

I love it! And the table is lovely!
Just wanted to say hi and say I am sorry it took me so long to come over... thank you for visiting my blog a couple of weeks ago!

hannah said...

Beautiful! I love peonies too.

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MJ said...

So beautiful! The perfect way to dress up a table for the summer. Thanks for showing us other ways to incorporate hospitality and our beliefs in everyday life. :)

catss99 said...

This is so cute-My mom would be really good at doing somethig like this, I should pass your pics along to her:-)
amanda

Renee said...

Peonies are my FAVORITE!!! This is looking gorgeous!!!!what a great combination pink & green i love it....
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Briann and Shaun Neeley said...

I love that, so pretty and elegant with an inspirational message!

Jenn said...

This is just beautiful. I love peonies too. And hydrangeas. And Snowballs. Ok, I love puffy flowers!

Jeanette said...

OOOOOH how beautiful!!! Love that idea or the buckets, andthe peonies are gorgeous too. Great tablescape.
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April said...

Hey, I have been looking for a good wedding centerpiece and I think the stencil bucket is adorable.. very cute... what are the dimensions of the bucket? Which hardware store did you get them at?

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jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Hi April! The bucket top opening is about 9" across. I think they were from Home Depot or Ace. Thanks!

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