Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tacoma Goodwill Dream Maker Celebration

Every year the Tacoma Goodwill holds an event to thank and celebrate their Dream Makers for their generous donations. Students of the Goodwill’s programs share their encouraging stories, and the Dream Makers are treated to a special evening. This year it was held at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum. We embellished the event with a nautical flair in a pallet of pacific blue and accents of orange.

A canopy was added to the cavernous space was a warm and welcoming entry. Iridescent sea-foam blue drapery was embellished with Japanese glass floats and netting at the top, and propped with nautical grass and pier pilings at the base.

Loose cymbidium orchids and shells added a whimsical touch to the registration tables, buffets and bar.

The stage was done in iridescent sea-foam blue drapery with a water projection machine that gave the stage a rippling water effect. The front of the stage was propped in vintage crab pots instead of skirting. A clear podium was also used to continue the nautical theme.

Cocktail tables were dressed in burlap style linens and topped with a "tippy vase" filled with white river rocks and orange cymbidium orchids. The centerpieces sat on vintage fish-netting with shells and starfish at the base.

The sit-down tables had aquatic blue/green crush linens and a larger cymbidium orchid centerpieces in 10" bias-cut bowls. Like the smaller cocktail table centerpieces, they sat on vintage fish-netting with shells and starfish at the base.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Styles!

New styles arrive at our warehouse every month, but we think it's valuable for our partners to see what's new and get inspired too!

First, these Industrial Steam Punk cocktail sets with wooden stools and metal tables (no linens required!).
Second, our Ultra Lounge white chaise couch paired with chrome cube trios with a Moroccan cutout detail.
Here's a new way to color brand your event and have a blast!
Bean bags aren’t just for the kids, they’re everyone’s friend! Our sacks are over-sized and the pinnacle of comfort in a laid-back environment. They can be positioned upright and sat in like a chair, or laid flat to cushion your rump from the floor. They can be sophisticated & modern - or silly and fun, whatever your guests are up for! (available in metallic gold, silver, bronze, and titanium, and in turquoise, orange, purple, and green!) Pair them with these colorful distressed metal tables and you've got a fun edgy look!
We now have 40 soft natural burlap style 132"R linens in stock!
We love this look paired with our copper crush linens, how Autumn is that?!

Theros Sneak Preview at PAX Prime 2013

In anticipation for the launch of Wizards of the Coast’s new Magic card came, Theros, the Showbox Market was transformed into the mythical world for a preview party extravaganza! Dramatic lighting, ethereal canopies decorated in weaponry, grass matting, twinkling vines, and rustic lanterns gave the familiar venue a whole new look!

From 1st Avenue, guests entered the venue to a rustic, vine wrapped muslin and jute archway. The arch was decorated with hanging iron lanterns and tall faux battle staffs lashed to the up-rights, and two 8 ft. tall rusted iron topiaries.

An up-lit, natural sheer, muslin & jute canopy with vines and swords, provided a fun gathering area for guests and, also, helped brighten the overall space by providing a bright surface for light reflection.

The mid bar terrace had two seating arrangements, each consisting of a rattan and canvas sofa with classic white pedestal occasional tables on straw rugs.

Grecian lounges with white leatherette chaise sofas accented with faux fur throws and d├ęcor pillows embellished the canopy covered VIP lounge. Lanterns were embellished with leather and swords for the scattered centerpieces in the VIP lounge.

Canopies were decorated with rustic iron lanterns that hung over head.

Dramatic lighting by Hollywood Lights - Seattle transitioned the room from dusk to night during the event.

The vines around the room twinkled off and on with fairy LED lights.

Small embellishments detailed each piece.