How do you like it? We love it so far. First, we took the bargain beautiful champagne glasses that I found at a garage sale for only $5.00. Little story about the glasses ~ the lady having the sale was so kind, she only had 2 new boxes of 4 glasses each in the sale (8 glasses total). My hubs and I were hesitant to buy them since we needed 10 for the bridal party. She ran in her house and grabbed 3 out of her cupboard, and sold us all 11 glasses for only $5, can you believe it? That was SOOOO nice of her! OK, back to the creating. I took some brown and gold thick wire and decoratively twisted it around the stems of the glasses. Meanwhile, my daughter strung some beads that we picked up at half off at JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby (part of our shopping expedition from earlier in the week). Once she had them strung, I wrapped them around the base of the glasses and secured them with additional fine gold wire. Then I topped it off with an ivory organdy ribbon bow. Here are a few close up pics ~
Next we did the cake server and knife in a similar fashion.
We started working on the table arrangements, but just briefly. We picked up boatloads of clearance sparklie stuff last January, and will be incorporating it into the table arrangements with the half off stuff we picked up at JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby last week. Here is one more pic where you can see the table arrangement a bit ~
We are also doing some mirrors (two per table, and the catering hall is very kindly letting us borrow her stock so we don't have to purchase any, isn't that AWESOME???). We will put glass vases, bowls, and assorted vessels on each table and have burnt orange floating candles (picked up for 30 cents each during a Hobby Lobby clearance sale in January WOOO HOOOO), ivory votive candles (purchased on sale), and lots of the sparklie glass stones, also purchased on sale. The catering hall is letting us use her glass bowls and vases as well, isn't that kind? I also picked up a BOATLOAD of assorted glass bowls, vases, and containers that we will be using as well. We have lots of pretty little votive holders too, we will show you pics of those in another post. I will be making aqua table mats out of the spaklie satin (shown above, not stitched yet), and table runners out of the sparklie copper brown organza. As you probably guessed, the wedding colors are ivory, brown, aqua and burnt orange. Since it is fall, we are using lots of fall type decor, such as sunflowers, pine cones, leaves, berry stuff, and more. Kind of a vintagy chic look is what we are going for. What do you think? Like it? I'll keep posting pics as we create more things. We are on a serious budget, but want to have a beautiful wedding. Hopefully we will accomplish our goal. :)
As to other creative endeavors, this week I will be working on some vintage ATCs for a swap at Red Lead, (going to use some glitter, yippee!) and some projects for Zutter. I also have a guest blog post coming up somewhere soon, I will let you know when and where the first part of September. I am super excited, it is one of my very fav places! Hope you stop in and say hello.
Well, I am off to Erica's Craft and Sewing Center, my fav, fav, FAV fabric and pattern designer will be there today signing copies of her books. I am meeting friends, since there are lots of Nancy Halverson fans. Check out out her newest pattern book at Erica's. It is loaded with darling projects!
Have a wonderful week! Happy creating ~ Pam