It just so happens that the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month coincides with the time frame in which we Kansas Citians are deep into the rootin’ tootin’ goodness of celebrating what decades ago for better or worse branded us a “cow town”: the 2014 Kansas City American Royal. The Royal, which lasts for several weeks and includes a broad range of activities, has been a Kansas City tradition since 1899. But don’t get it twisted…it’s not all ropin’ and overalls and dodgin’ cow patties. There’s a softer side to it, too.
Pink is the color of the day for this luncheon on the deck. The round table for 4 is layered in a full-length ivory tablecloth from LinenTablecloth.com and a cotton candy pink cloth. The ivory color is continued with the stretch chair covers from LinenTablecloth.com.
Each place setting begins with a rough hewn “wooden fence” foundation that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Delicately scalloped ivory plates are from Pier 1 Imports. Soft pink napkins are folded into a pocket for the pink petal-bordered luncheon menu. (My grand faux pas: serving chicken!!! This is CATTLE COUNTRY, baby!!!) The flatware is embellished with tiny florets. I found the perfectly pink wine goblets over the summer at Home Goods. Now for the fun part of this super fem western tablescape: the miniature cowgirl boots are from Hobby Lobby. Notice the flecks of bling on them and how the florets mimic those on the flatware. Each boot is filled with a tiny mixed bouquet, making these the perfect take-home gift for each guest. The larger rusty iron spur surrounding the base of each boot is just a little something extra for fun. I found them at Hobby Lobby, too, and they really help to shore up the “rough” side of the tablescape.
The centerpiece is another picture of the “leather and lace” feel I wanted to bring to the table. Miniature bales of hay in various sizes are positioned with clusters of sweetheart roses and ivy. A “lasso” casually hangs off the side of the “Pretty in Pink, Wicked in Spurs” sign at the base of the largest hay bale. To bring a little height, more color, and lots of texture to the centerpiece, I used a pink glass vase from Michael’s to create a larger bouquet similar to the one used in each miniature boot.
The sitting area on the other side of the deck is very simply adorned for luncheon. The wrought iron furniture is dressed in pale pink rose-covered cushions. The coffee table has nothing on it but a little gift for our breast cancer survivor guest of honor along with a couple of small hay bales and another lasso.
I hope this brought out the cowgirl in YOU!
Other tablescapes on this site suitable for Breast Cancer Awareness Month/survivor celebrations:
Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
Pleasant Under Glass
Roses in October
Princess Pink Birthday Dinner
Blushing Bridal Shower
Pink Plaid & Posies
Luncheon in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Springtime in Paris
Coming Up Roses
If the weather and my old, broken down body should happen to cooperate, I will be back next week with another tablescape for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a cause near and dear to my heart. Remember, though, ladies…EVERY month should be Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!!
This week I’m proud to join:
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Holly at A Coconut’s Head Survival Guide for Pink Blog Day
48 thoughts on “Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pretty in Pink, Wicked in Spurs”
Pretty in pink American Royal cowgirl. Love it!
The combination of feminine and rustic is sooooooo pretty!
I think I need you to move near me Alycia. A few months ago a group of six friends decided we were going to have ‘diva dinners’ every two to three months, rotating our houses. Well, so far it looks like I have a lot to live up to. The first two were awesome, so when it’s my turn (probably in the Spring) guess who’s brain I’m going to pick?
She’s baaaaack! I have missed reading you Alycia. This tablescape is so adorable. Who knew there were blingy miniature cowboy boots in the world? I loooooove the flower arrangements in the boots. The iron spurs and hay bales balance out the sugar sweet pinks. So fun! This is a blue ribbon winner!
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Quite a contrast here between frilly pinks and western paraphernalia which you have managed to pull off with your attention to detail. Pink in the boots is totally outrageous. I’ll be looking for those boots come rodeo time in Houston. I’m going to check out chair covers…thanks for sharing the resource.
This was a beautiful and unique table for BCA! You always have the best ideas!! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this!! Those boots and spurs paired with the mini roses add contrast and surprise. BC survivors are tough ladies and this table displays both sides of this!! Beautiful job!! Hope you’re feeling better.
Oh, forgot to congratulate you Royals fan!!!! How about another I-70 World Series?!
Alycia, this table is darling! I love pink! Your pink stems are just beautiful, and only you could manage to find the little boots with pink flowers, for heavens sake! I’m not much of a western girl, but I’m in love with this table anyway!
Hello , what a beautiful tablescape your the best.
Love this tablescape! The textures against the pink look wonderful together!
How cute is this! I feel like I should have on one of those ruffled skirts and doing a bit of square dancing! This is an adorable chic mix with the feminine pink and cow girl accents! Loving the too cute boots and those wooden fence pieces you used for the dishes! The pink stemware is so pretty- you have such a good eye for things to collect for these tablescapes. Great Breast Cancer Awareness tribute!
Always so impressed by the beautiful work you do. Love all the pink together. Fit for a cowgirl queen!
That is just the prettiest table, Alycia! You sure scored some good finds at Hobby Lobby. Those boots are simply the cutest and as a vase… adorable! How funny about your chicken faux pas, but I would be happy to have your chicken Caesar salad, along with the rest of the menu. Great job!
Hope you’re feeling ok…sending hugs across the miles.
I am kickin’ up my heels here Alycia, this is simply too much fun!! What a crazy combo, and really really over the top cute! Who knew you could make rusty spurs look soft and sexy!! Simply brilliant. I swear, Hobby Lobby is the ultimate treasure trove!! You can find anything there, blingy cowboy boots? No problem!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!
Wow, who but you could combine these two themes this perfectly? I am amazed – you even found tiny cowgirl boots with pink flowers on them!!! I love, love, love it! Yee Ha!
This is one of my favorite tables so far ! I love the western theme made girlie. So clever and pretty.
Oh, my gosh, this is boot-stompin’ grand! That sign is so fun, and the spurs on the plates are, too. The only spurs I have are real and real dirty, so I could never get them near a table top. 😉 I spied those place “mats” right off. I hate I missed those at HobLob! It is amazing how wonderful the delicate pink flowers and soft fabrics go with the “rough and rugged”. I enjoyed reading about your local traditions while enjoying all your decor items. I get what you mean about the chicken, but women prefer it, I think. You rocked it again, my friend! Yee Hah!
Beauuuutttteeeeeful as always! I especially like the “fence” as the “ground floor,” and love the mix of rough and tumble and femininity, Alycia. Great job, and great job representing KC! 🙂 ~Zuni
I don’t think there is a theme or occasion that you don’t have props for. Those boots are just too cute and with spurs no less! Tipping my hat to you for putting this together even though you haven’t been feeling the best. Beautiful table and definitely a worthy cause.
Hi Alycia! I just stopped in for a minute to see what you were up to, and of course you blow my mind with your creativity! I love the spurs and western theme going on in your pretty tablescape. I grew up on a farm and had horses, so had a few pairs of spurs of my own. My parents live in Eastern Washington, right in the heart of cow country, so this tablescape would be a big hit with them! Have a happy Fall, and take care!
I loved Kim’s reply – “boot stompin grand”
Hi Alycia – Thank you so much for all of your support! What a fun table to celebrate pink and breast cancer awareness and some rodeo cowgirl action too! I think all BC patients need to wear spurs to chemo… just saying. It would make it a little more of a “boot stompin” (thanks Kim) experience! Hugs, Holly
Love this table Alycia! The pink really softens up the spurs and other country accessories.
So beautiful…love all the delicate pink and the spurs take it over the top! Score!
This. Is. So. Stinking. Cute. Enuf said. Love ya!
Linda @ a Toile Tale
Your tables are always thoughtful and executed beautifully. It’s hard to know where to start, but the flower and bling decorated boots are so cute. I’m in love the pink wine glasses. The gift bag illustration sure hits the mark of the cow town designation with the cowboy sitting against a wagon wheel, probably eating beans and bread, cuz the beef has to go to market!
What a darling (and clever) Tablescape! Love the mini blingy boots and especially that centerpiece with the bales of hay! Such an interesting take for a great cause. Bravo…..
So, so clever!! I absolutely love the fence “chargers” and the boot centerpieces (what a sweet gift for the guests)…this is a perfect way to “frill” up the cowboy feeling. Perfect centerpiece with lots of detail…and again, you outdid yourself!! I just love stopping by here 🙂
I absolutely love everything about this tablescape and the sitting area! In fact, I just love your blog. Your posts are always so informative and enjoyable to read (and look at). Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! Take care.
Hapy PINK Saturday!! LOVE this tablescape!! Using the fencing as chargers/placemats is just brilliant!!!
Yes, we are definitely excited to be living in the KC area right now! WOW! So many great and fun things going on right now! I can’t BELIEVE I fell asleep during the last couple of innings of the ROYALS game last night! OMG..I woke up not long after it was over and quickly checked FB…..I let out a whoop as soon as I saw the score!!! Those guys play scary ball some times, but they sure are awesome to watch right now!!
We can also hope the CHIEFS give us another victory tomorrow!! Wouldn’t that be amazing!
Hope you’re enjoying the beautifully cool Saturday!!
Just darling! Love the “wicked in spurs” sign!
You did a fabulous job of combining the two events! So cute! You have so many great details, my favorites are the sign and the hay bales with the lasso. Proud to say I womaned up and had my mammogram!
Your mind must be constantly whirling with all the possibilities for tablescapes! I’d love to go shopping with you as I’m sure every single item you see gets your tablescaping juices flowing! Your BCA/rodeo themed table is fantastic! Love all the details and especially the combo of spurs with pink flowers – great visual for “beating cancer’! Hope you are feeling better!
Very creatively done, Alycia. Love the mix of ruggedness and sweetness, i’s like ying and yang. Pretty colors!….Christine
Alycia, this is an amazing table — it’s so very creative!!! You may remember that I LOVE pink, so all these pale pinks make me smile. I especially love the wooden fence “placemats,” the pink wine glasses, the flatware, and the darling boots filled with flower bouquets. Where did you find the cute, mini hay bales? They’re adorable, too! Also, your menu sounds delicious!!
Thanks for your visit yesterday — I’m always happy to hear from you. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful week!
Lovely table Alycia. Love the theme and how you used the boots and spurs to access the theme. Love the pink as always. Beautiful flowers to add some elegance. Very creative theme.
OMGOSH! What an amazing table all for the ladies in pink! Love the pink cowgirl to celebrate cancer month. Your flowers are stunning and the table outdoors with gorgeous surroundings, you want to be there…I do!
My grands are here, therefore, I’m late to everything. I am gonna visit some beauties you have.
Hugs my friend.
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This is lovely! Who woulda thunk horseshoes and PINK! Very creative!
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