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A Beautiful Gathering, an Artistic Collaboration

For this collaboration I wanted to explore the meaningful interactions that take place when we gather friends and family around the table and share a meal. In particular, I was interested in the power of beauty to connect us with others. To help me bring my vision to life I reached out to Elizabeth Bloom at Home Grown and Erinn Tillman. Together, we managed to pull off not only a great artistic collaboration but a magical evening to remember.

Check out Elizabeth's Portrait Interview and Erinn's Portrait Interview, to learn more about these talented women and their creative approach to table design and flower arrangement.

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Testing designs, materials and color samples. I don't typically paint on linen (the materials we decided to use), so I had to do a few tests.
 

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Once I got the OK from Elizabeth and Erinn on the color palette and design, it was time to get to work on the larger pieces.

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The day of the event we got together in the morning to look at the final product and gather all the materials needed to bring our vision to life. 

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A little visit to Linda's garden for some additional flowers. Erinn wanted this hydrangea to complement the color palette of our table design. 
 

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Laying out the moss and hand-painted table runners, while Erinn starts to work on the flower arrangements.

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The master at work. Elisabeth selecting and arranging the right pieces to set the scene for a beautiful gathering. 

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All hands on deck. This is where all comes together, where our collective creative energy collides to make it happen.

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The details and the final result. This is the kind of magic that happens when talented women get together to create and celebrate.

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Table design by Elizabeth Bloom

Flower design by Erinn Tillman 

Tablecloth design by Tania Rodamilans 

Flowers by Longview Farms and Linda's Garden

Photography by yours truly

P.S.: If you see something you love or need help setting up a beautiful table for your next gathering, contact Home Grown, they have all the goods and know how to host a memorable event ;-) 

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