Just more pictures of the
vintage cotton wedding ideas-scape…
mercury vase and a Vendella rose
old silver tray with hurricane glass
a trio of cylinder vases
cotton sticks and a French paper Lantern
graceful white tulips
( in a mint julep cup)
what’s not to LOVE about tulips?
a mercury glass inkwell with sheet music feathers
chalk board with Love wishes…
one of my mini vase place card holders with rice flowers
and a sheet music paper rose...
this Wedding Wednesday post
is a showcase for my various
wedding rental items!*
I thought a monochromatic look with shades of parchment,
tan and cotton would be a romantic antique-y look...
*everything from a trio of cylinders and various urns
to hurricanes and place-setting mini vases
I put together a vignette at my new shop
using french-vintage inspired paper lanterns,
old sheet music and real cotton!
Also white tulips and lilies in footed urns
more shredded antique hymnal pages & real cotton balls
floating candles on a burlap topper
music sheet feathers, a white rose …
LOVE this ribbon from May Arts...it is a burlap color
with a black stitched edge
a vintage wedding photo or two
not to mention crystals!!
I will post more photos tomorrow of this
vintage cotton and parchment wedding scape!
Lace Cap Hydrangea
one of my all time favorites for sure!
these beauties are from my yard!
I call them
“God’s Bouquet Holder”
they act as a perfect base for wedding bouquets!
a white hydrangea is at the base of this bouquet of callas and orchids
and a green hydrangea is at the base of this one
I don’t have an absolute favorite flower… BUT
if I did, the hydrangea would be a top contender!
thanks to Gema Blanton Photography &
the Wedded Bliss staff photographer
for these pictures of bouquets by The Flower Girl
this posy posting will feature another favorite flower of mine…the rose!
I actually have favorites within the favorite so to speak!
where do I start with the rose??
red rose first- this one is called Freedom
look at all those layers of petals…
Roses come in so many other colors and varieties
like the dreamy Creme de la Creme
isn’t it romantic?
and the Green Tea rose for you health nut types
Here is my new favorite rose
It has at least a couple of names…Circus
and Ambiance are two that I’ve heard.
(I think Circus suits it best)
How about the amazing Malibu rose?
We did a wedding job a few years ago
for a wonderful, sweet and beautiful bride
where we used a lot of Malibu roses
And she looked like a Barbie doll
We called her the “Malibu Barbie” bride
A wrist corsage for Prom made with pink spray roses
And one made with white spray roses…
We have lots of pretty roses this week
for Mother’s Day! And it’s not too late even for delivery!
Oh, by the way we have more than roses, too
thanks to Picture this by MJ & Krystle Akin for the pics of Tara's flowers.
well….this is going to be a very self-centered post…
You see, I love to pick up random
Pretty Paper Napkins
whenever they are on sale …from wherever!
I found these for a SONG
at Hobby Lobby and since I have
a few ” A” names in the family,
I thought 'Why Not?" let's see-
there is Alyssa
and there is Abigail
Both of these cuties are too young for the classic
black-n-white paper products I purchased .
??WHAT TO DO???
oh yeah….there is one more person in the family with an A name
great picture, huh?
so here's an online hint for my upcoming May birthday-
I’ve already got the napkins and plates covered!
I even have an”A” mug from
It was my thank-you gift:)
which leads me to a confusing issue...
are you supposed to thank people for thank you gifts?
Because if you are..when would it ever end??
Thank you for thanking me for...thanking you for...
Here are the A napkins and plates
paired with a real,actual silhouette of ME
(I warned you this was going to be selfish!)
Can you believe we did these in art class in about the 3rd grade??
Also in the background is this vintage image
I will be doing a post soon on
how to transfer images…
Very Cool Very Vintage!
I transferred some of these
images to plain ivory linen napkins….
but it didn’t work out too well,
so I have to PerFect it!
Let me leave you with a couple of relevant links-
for darling silhouette Pillows, jewelry and more ,
and for a good listen on SELF-CONTROL
and that’s it -spelled out in BLACK and WHITE!
this post is at French country cottage
A few posts ago, I said I would show
you how my teacart looked for Winter*
this dried leaf was the inspiration
I picked it up off the ground at my daughter’s house ..have not got a clue what it is,but it looks like a rusty butterfly.
so you're thinking... "she is too far gone" or "she lost her marbles" or maybe
"she's a taco short of a combo plate"?
Hold on there jest a cotton pickin’ minute-
Not so fast!
What do you think NOW?
kinda gives a new meaning to the phrase 'dying art' would'nt you say?
I started with a round Battenburg white table topper cloth,
then began adding pretties that echoed
the dried hues in the roses
and mystery “butterfly” leaves
like the red transferware plate
and floral dessert bowls
I really love the soft antique look
that the dried roses have…
the trio of bottles were a Junk store find
roses and petals in a trifle dish
& hydrangea in a silver basket
I don’t have a mantle to decorate,
so the teacart in my dining room gets the
seasonal revolving door treatment!
The white soup tureen was a yard sale find and
believe it or not I have gotten a LOT of use out of it!
It is pretty much a favorite item for all my Teacart settings....
this bowl would’ve worked too, but it was
already kinda crowded on the ol’ teacart
So what do ya think?
inspiration can come from almost anything
….so start getting inspired!
By the way... the movie "Dead of Winter" is pretty good, intense, scary...
only a tiny bit of violence I think
so watch it if you dare!