Author: Tom Mittlestadt

Went To A Garden Party

  Hawker Beechcraft brought us in to dress an event with garden décor to enhance  the display one of their planes at an event they were hosting for United Way. What great fun to do a graden theme around a jet. I think every one should have a jet in their garden and if you’re interested, I know who to tell you to call at Hawker Beechcraft.   Continue Reading...

Yvonne Jacquette, Metropolitan Area Triptych

Debbie from Wichita Art Museum called and asked for help with some simple table decor for a dinner honoring Yvonne Jacquette the artist of a recent acquisition. The photo shows how elegant a simple table setting can be and demonstrates how we borrowed some of the orange color in Metropolitan Area Triptych (see an image of the art below) to tie the art to the table setting. Yvonne Jacquette (b. 1934), Metropolitan Area Triptych, 2007, oil on canvas. Wichita Art Museum, S.O. “Bud” Beren Memorial. Funds contributed by the Murdock Society of the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, Louise Beren and the Beren …Continue Reading...

Hit the Ground Driving

It was only two days into my gig with Start-Thinking when a client called with a challenge, “I need 26 nice chairs that are different from anything I have ever used and I need them in two days for a noon luncheon.” I’m always up for a challenge so I hit the ground running driving. I showed our client some options and we decided on a brown leather parsons chair. I checked local sources and several had onesies or twosies but no one in town could deliver 26 chairs in 24 hours. One of our vendors has multiple locations and if I wanted …Continue Reading...

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