12/16/15

DIY: Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

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Liberty has been in the holiday spirit for a while now – fulfilling many orders for corporate holiday parties and more! So for our December table scape, we wanted to create a DIY centerpiece to match our new nude glimmer linen. After scouring the internet, we came across these pretties: Ombre Bottle Brush Trees!

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Although they are available for purchase, we wanted to try our hand at making them ourselves (and putting our own unique spin on it). Take a look at our step-by-step guide to DIY Bleached Bottle Brush Trees:

Here’s what you’ll need to create the trees:

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Assorted Pine Trees (I used these found on Amazon)

Bleach

Fork or Tongs

Big Mixing Bowls

Cookie Sheet

Paper Towels

Colander

Dish Gloves

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Remember – you are working with bleach in this project. Be very careful with your clothes and items around the trees and bleach bowls. Also, please properly dispose of the bleach when you are finished with it. 🙂

 

1) Fill the mixing bowls with 80% bleach and 20% water.

2) Carefully drop the trees into the mixture one by one with your fork or tongs.

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3) You will then see the bleach mixture start to turn green. Continue to move the tree around in the mixture so all sides have been equally soaked.

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4) Add more trees to the mixture. Let them sit for 3-5 minutes in the solution (use your own discretion on how white you want your trees).

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5) While your trees are soaking in the mixture, line your cookie sheet with paper towels. Once your trees are your desired color, pull them out with your tongs or fork and place them on the cookie sheet to dry.

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6) Once your trees have dried for a few minutes, place them in a colander using the tongs and rinse them under warm water in your sink.

7) Place them on some more paper towels to dry on your counter. I let mine dry overnight and let them dry on an old towel just to make sure it wouldn’t discolor any fabric I set them on.

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8) Style them on your mantle, table, or any little nook in your house! Here’s our take:

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In the end, we chose not to use the glitter on the trees since our table was very sparkly already. But we may end up re purposing them next year 🙂

We hope you enjoy this festive little project! Show us your DIY Bottle Brush Trees in the comments!

Peace & Joy,

Liberty Party Rental

11/20/15

November Table Scape – Give Thanks

As the weather gets a chill in the air, we turn our fireplaces on and our families gather around the table – we know the holiday spirit is alive and well. But before St. Nick comes down the chimney with glee, we have one very important holiday to celebrate – Thanksgiving! Here at Liberty, we chose a very rustic-meets-modern table scape using our charcoal panama linen, copper chargers and more! The copper and charcoal color scheme mixed with centerpiece greenery is one of our favorite looks for fall. The place card and window backdrop lettering was made possible by our resident calligrapher (and Account Coordinator by day), Emily M.! Take a look at our table inspiration below and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Be Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.

~The Liberty Team

 

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We created this table scape with: Tuscan Bentwood Chairs // Charcoal Panama Linen // Ivory Hem-stitch Napkins // Riedel Glassware // Vanessa Flatware //

Copper Metal Charger // Basic White Luncheon Plate // Vine w/Silver Edge Saucer // Small & Large Battery Operated Wax Pillar Candles

10/21/15

Dia de los Muertos Theme – October Table Scape

Happy October! For this month’s table we decided on bold and bright colors to go with a Dia de los Muertos theme! We are loving the look of sugar skulls and decided to incorporate this into the decor. With the help of our good friends at Paper Source, we opted for sugar skull banners, centerpieces and our favorite – paper flowers! We topped the modern look off with our Chicago Glasses, Square China, Gunmetal Chairs & more. Check it out!

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10/8/15

A Rustic Industrial Fall Styled Shoot – Abigail Bobo Photography – Houston Station

Happy Fall, y’all! Each year we host a styled shoot to feature our new products. This year we styled so many fun table scapes at Houston Station and Abigail Bobo worked her photography magic!

Our rustic industrial table featured our new gunmetal chairs and tea towel napkins. As of late, we’ve been getting many requests for the rustic industrial look for corporate events. It’s a great way to introduce the Nashville culture to out of town guests. Instead of using a traditional table runner, we paired it with a 90″ square black and white check table linen draped diagonally over the table. The Coca-Cola theme for this table blended in seamlessly with the black, white and red decor. Take a look at our design!

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09/16/15

September Table Scape

This September, we’re trying to hang on to summer as much as possible by creating a light, crisp, modern table scape for our Green Hills Design Center showroom window! Here’s a word from our Marketing & Design Manager, Alyssa:

“I was inspired by my daughter’s nursery and created a pastel table scape with modern geometric touches mixed with natural wooden elements. The shiny gold centerpieces and majestic napkins created a great contrast against the natural wood chiavari chairs and white panama linen. I also wanted to incorporate a tile place card and these light mint tiles beneath the gorgeous purple calligraphy (created by our own Account Coordinator, Emily M.!) did the trick! I topped off the look with a pastel triangle garland, natural wood coasters and stirrers.”

We loved this look so much, we featured it in our styled shoot at Houston Station (more on that later!). This look would be great for a late summer luncheon or a baby or wedding shower! Take a look:

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Products used:

Majestic Lilac Linen // White Panama Linen // Natural Chiavari Chairs // White Square China // Gold Arezzo Flatware // White Wine Stemless Glass // Bodega Glass

Sterling Sand Radius High Back Lounge // Camel Majestic Linen // Tuscan Bentwood Barstool

06/8/15

Patriotic Table Scape

Summer is here and 4th of July is right around the corner! We were so inspired by the very elegant Fete Nashville table scape at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – take a look at those lovely photos (all photos by Fete Nashville):

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And here is our more casual and laid-back take on the Fete Nashville design – complete with a sailor banner from Paper Source!

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Here’s how you can get this table scape for your next event:

Highboy Farm Table // Tuscan Bentwood Barstools // Gold Beaded Rim Charger // Ivory & Gold China // Antique Gold Votives // Liberty White Wine & Water Glass // Gold Arezzo Flatware // Navy Chevron Table Runner

06/2/15

TBT – A Bright Bridge Building Wedding

Paige and Jon Mark’s wedding last year at The Bridge Building is one for the books! Using a canary yellow and white color scheme, the couple brightened up the sun-shiny space overlooking the Cumberland River and Downtown Nashville. Take a look at some of Taylor Lord‘s incredible wedding photos:

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

Taylor Lord, Fine Art and Editorial Film Wedding Photographer

We love how the couple chose our gold stripe linen to give their tables a bit more dimension. Plus the round tables mixed with rectangular tables is a great way to spice up the room layout! All in all, what a gorgeous city view wedding!

05/29/15

Sweet Springtime Table Scape

We only have a few more weeks left of spring, so we’re sharing our sweet springtime table scape with you today! We used lots of new products to decorate this table – our matte satin blush linen, white wash chiavari chairs, Liberty gold rimmed glassware and brushed gold arezzo flatware!

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Incorporating bright and fun florals is a great way to bring more color into your formal table scape! Romantic, neutrals, casual rustic – which trends are you drawn to this spring wedding season?

04/27/15

Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Table Scape

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Running away from home, camping, the 1970s.. what more could you ask for in a Wes Anderson film? It’s all laid out in the flick Moonrise Kingdom featuring 2 pre-teens who fall in love and run away from home.

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We used this wildlife and campy inspiration for our newest table scape in our Green Hills Showroom window. Take a look!

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Faux fur, branches, tree stumps, plaid, wood elements and moss green all added to the woodsy theme! Here’s a list of the Liberty products we used to create this great ‘scape!

Moss Majestic Linen // Black and White Check Napkin // Faux Burlap Runner // Tuscan Bentwood Chair // Copper Charger

 Clear Glass China // Bastia Flatware // Wide Mouth Mason Jar // Irish Coffee Mug // Pillar Candle // Radius Couch in Sterling Sand // Stepped Wood Pedestal

04/20/15

Belmont MEP Class

Once again, Julie and Alyssa had the privilege of speaking about event rentals to the Belmont MEP Certification Class on Friday! Julie has participated in this speaking portion of the class for about 5 years now and it’s such an honor every time!

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Table linen sizing, trends for 2015 and renting vs. purchasing are just a few of the topics covered during the class. We also set up 3 table scapes representing a cost-effective table, a mid-price point table and an upscale table – all with the latest wedding and event trends. Many of our new products were used including our brushed gold arezzo flatware, liberty glassware and tea towel napkins!

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Thanks again to Belmont University for inviting us back year after year!