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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Marquees & Saddle up Sundays

Racing NSW has an
initiative to promote country racing


each month they heavily promote a country race meeting
and last weekend the meeting promoted
was the Wellington Boot!

Two weeks ago I was asked to decorate the
Racing NSW marquee for this event!

My newly acquired ability to say NO
has obviously not cut in yet

 even though I would be in Sydney and way out of the area for most of
the available time of course I said YES!!!!



I met with the gorgeous young Brittany from Racing NSW and over
a quick coffee we decided on a colour scheme and the basics.

Racing NSW's colour is green
so with no time to think it through we went for the obvious
green apples for the horses and pink roses for racing!!!!

(You know, horses love apples and every race course around the world has lots of roses!!!!)

corny I know but what can you do in 20 minutes?

We had the colours
but nobody had the roses
not a florist or flower market anywhere

except the rose garden in the towns park!!!!



a quick call to Council and we had permission to cut some


so in came the horticulturist who knew which ones to pick
I would have taken the ones that looked good then when I needed them to look god in two days!


but we couldn't resist a few of these as well!


The morning of the meeting arrived and at least the tables were up when we arrived


by 8.30 the tablecloths were on and the flowers had arrived!


pink and green ribbon was run down the tables to tie everything together and the apples


were first to be put in place


by 9.30 the tables were coming together


but the other marquees were still sitting empty!!!

and now I am going to bed so we will continue tomorrow (I think!!!!)


23 comments:

  1. Hello Jules:
    The pink and green colour scheme works wonderfully well together, just perfect for a country marquee. It always looks confident to keep to a few simple yet stylish ideas and, in the end, they probably work best. We shall look forward to seeing the finished product!

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    1. It worked well I think. Simple, pretty and fresh and the tent was enclosed which kept the stray kids out (unsupervised they get up to all sorts of mischief!!!) One year at a similar meeting two little nippers were found behind a table polishing of a bottle of champagne!!!!!
      Alas my photography is not brilliant and does not do justice to the finished product but I'll finish it over the next few days.

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  2. Beautiful roses -- and the finished table is simply elegant. Well done!

    But what was that dark pink thing pictured after the roses?

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    1. Vicki isn't it amazing...it is the seed pod from the Magnolia. This year they are covered in them and I will take some shots as they come out. It was the colour that we wanted so I couldn't resist taking a few.

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  3. Oh Jules, bravo you! Pink and green is such a winner with its freshness and pops of colour. We're using them in Miss India's room and it's going down a treat. Looking forward to the next instalment. J x

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    1. I think I want my next house to be decorated in those colours with a little touch of aqua!

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  4. Dearest Jules,

    What a great idea and it all worked out well; including those roses. Pink and green is such a happy combination!
    Love to you and thanks for such great reportage.
    Mariette

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    1. It did work out well and I stayed on for the day and helped judge the Fashion on the Field...lots of fun!

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  5. Oh my it looks fantastic! Well done you.... ! Love the combinations. x

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    1. Oh Sarah so do I though I was a bit worried it might be a bit pretty for the blokes!!!!!

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  6. Oh Mama, looking tres pretty!! Don't be too hard on the little nippers quietly guzzling the grownup's bubbles... I'm sure they'll turn out alright ;-) xxx

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    1. Glad you liked it Sweetheart! The little nippers are just a wee bit impossible and the licencing board takes a skinny view of us allowing them in!!!!!!

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    2. I was thinking of a similar situation in Wrest Point many years ago...... ;-) xxx

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  7. It looks beautiful. So fresh and very 'now' (or 'on trend' as the magazines say). I love pink and green together, and the way you two have done it is so pretty. Love the urn filled with apples! It looks like a very glam country races now!
    Janelle xx

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    1. Janelle it is a very, very glam event and people come from all over NSW to attend. You will have to come next year!

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  8. i would love to have been there helping.
    it looks great!
    but....really i would have loved to ride in the race!!!
    weeeeeeee


    xxxx me

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    1. You will have to come next year and we can do a blogger tent!!!!! xxx

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  9. The pink and green are so fresh together - well done!

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    1. very fresh and pretty I think!

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  10. Yep we'll all come next year! Fab job on the marquee Jules, the perfect balance where even the blokes would have felt comfie.
    Millie xx

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    1. Thank you Millie. I don't think we did too bad a job with such littlee time in which to organise it!!!

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  11. Loving this,please don't keep us in suspense any longer: pictures please.

    xo jane

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    1. It's up...I have been a real social gadabout the last few days so my excuse is I have been too busy enjoying myself!!!! xxx

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