Two weeks ago, I attended a Tinsel & Tables Workshop, hosted by Christina of Christina Leigh Events (first mentioned here). The event was so much fun – not to mention delicious (feast your eyes on the delicious baked goods from Buttercup Bakery). The attendees gathered at Over the Top Linen on a beautiful Sunday, and we learned napkin folds and discussed table settings, talked about cute paper goods with Katie of Katie and Co., practiced calligraphy with Jenny of A Fine Flourish and learned all about perfecting your holiday decor with Christina. She taught us how to make natural wreaths and the perfect bows. Needless to say, it was a very informative four hours. I took my wreath home and have it on our table as our centerpiece!

Over the Top Linen is the most incredible store ever (fabric heaven). I am dying to get my hands on those fancy sequin fabrics for Isla’s first birthday party. The entire event was exciting, as I had been following many of these lovely ladies on Instagram for awhile, and it was great to meet them (all incredibly sweet). I’m looking forward to Christina’s next workshop!

The entire workshop was photographed by the incredibly talented Jessica of Ever and Anon (all photos below are courtesy of Jessica). I hope to have her take photos for us in the future! Her pictures are beautiful.

PS Seeing these photos of me with the blond hair now makes me cringe. So excited to be a brunette again (photo here)!


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  1. How fun! I follow them all on instagram too and love their feeds. You did a great job on your wreath! That’s on my list of things to learn. And I’m obsessed with that plaid tablecloth. #NEED.


    • AileePetrovic Reply

      Thank you!! The wreaths were so fun! I learned you have to order the parts beforehand – I couldn’t find them at any craft store! So odd!

      And yes, plaid tablecloth is gorgeous!!

  2. SO fun.
    I wish we lived closer so that you could encourage me to do things like this. I feel like it’s super fun and I would never go in Chicago.

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