“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bride Photo Tag

I thought I would share the Bride Photo Tag if you want to use it the way it is just click on it to make it larger. then right click and save as. I got the old photos from the Internet, some from ebay. Yes I snagged them by right clicking, once a photo is 75 years old it is copyright free. OK so some aren't that old but if anyone don't like it I will take them down. I re-edit them to my liking, here is a sample.
Here they are individually

Monday, March 21, 2011

Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower

My cousin contacted me a couple of months ago for ideas for her daughters bridal shower. I sent her some pics and other ideas and she gathered stuff from antiques stores to thrift shops. Many things she already had, too. So the day before the shower I went and finished arranging the tables, it was set up in her house with the living room furniture removed.
The cake sat on an old suitcase and recipes that the guests were asked to bring along were collected in a rose bowl. This table was set up in a breakfast nook as you entered in the living room.

The parasol she had and her daughter used it in her engagement photos.
She found a 1911 Ladies Home Journal cover with a bride on it.

Centerpieces were arranged around her vintage camera collection.

I wrapped the mason jars with vintage lace and used vintage pins on the front(you'll see in other photo) also used lots of doilies, gloves hankies, pearl necklaces. The BRIDE tag I made from vintage photos and in my photo shop program I added the letters to spell out bride.

She found a pair of pink gloves and a pink cherry blossom depression glass plate.
The brides theme for the wedding is pink and brown and cherry blossoms.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot I made the cake.

One last thing, the bride and groom will be getting married on my husbands and mine 34th wedding anniversary!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Urn & Nest

I did a little rearranging the other day, so I just wanted to share!

Wow, just noticed I have 100 followers! Thanks bunches!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Recycled Jewelry Bracelets

You might remember me talking about Anthropologie, I was inspired by some bracelets I saw on their website and created two myself.
This one was a brassy colored bangle that I wrapped with a burlap type ribbon, made a flower like base and added old single post earrings, just had to use a wire cutter to cut off the post and used E6000 glue.

This one is an stretchy band sort of like a watch band, I used 3 partner less hoop earrings, a pin and a clip style single earring, the butterfly was an old stick pin.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Twenty Years Ago This Was Something Else - Yes A TV

Twenty years ago, we started building our house, and re-purposed this piece in the powder room. Yes it looks like a dry sink made into a bathroom sink but it wasn't bought as a dry sink. This was purchased new right after we were married, 34 years ago, and we used it almost every day until it broke! So does anyone have a guess to what it was?

Yes my only commenter Teresa was right a console TV.

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