Friday, March 30, 2012

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaid dresses-this is some serious stress, and maybe the part of the wedding that I actually don't like.  Originally, I wanted all the girls to pick gray dresses, in all different styles; then I thought the girls should all be the same, and NOW I think they should be all different styles, and NOW all different colors too.  I don't know what I want! My biggest concern is that the girls are comfortable, and I think the only way to do that, is to let the girls pick what they want-obviously with a little direction from me. This wedding is far from traditional, but let's hope it doesn't look like a straight circus! I will say-I would at least have very pretty clowns as bridesmaids. :)


Friday, March 23, 2012

Lucky Charms

This may be a week late...but..HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Four Months

ok-four months and five days...(to be exact)

BUT it's not like I'm not counting..or worried...or stressed..nope not at I convincing?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

D.I.Y. Personalized Beverage Napkins

Buy your supplies: beverage napkins (Vanity Fair), ink pad (color box from Michaels), stamp of choice (etsy)

Then start stamping where you see fit.

I think Damon and I made close to 500 of these the other night.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Damon's Bronco

-or should i soon be saying "our" bronco. :)

Damon's bronco has been in the shop-undergoing some fine tuning, but we are hoping for it to be done soon, so we can enjoy it as soon as the warm weather breaks.

I particularly enjoy this song when we are in enjoy.

Groovin' Slowly by John Butler Trio on Grooveshark


Sunday, March 4, 2012


Here is what I am still looking for:

Vintage Floral Dishes (dinner plate, salad plate, dessert plate, tea cups, saucers)
Milk Vases (only large and small bowls)
Blue Mason Jars  
Pint Size Mason Jars
Quart and Half Gallon Clear Mason JarsPlatters, Pie Plates, Cake Stands
Skeleton Keys
Antique Books 
Pitchers (all glass/all different sizes)
Vintage Brooches for the Bouquets
Mirrors (neat frame)
Vintage Baking Utensils (Sifter, Whisk, Scale, rolling pin,)
Scrabble Game 
Shepherd hooks
Old Wooden Doors 
Buttons: Gray, Purple, Green 
Small Vintage Tins
Pearl necklaces (long strands /small pearls-ivory or white) 
Shabby Chic (table, desk, dresser, buffet)
2 Sweetheart Chairs


Antique Couch

So I have been looking for an antique couch as a prop for photos at our wedding, and little did we remember that my brother has one sitting around his apartment. We just need to figure out how to get it  from Williamsport.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

D.I.Y. Shabby-Chic Lace-Covered Mason Jar Lanterns

WOW, that title is a mouthful. I have changed these poor things a million times over, but I think I am FINALLY happy.

Step One: Lace-Covered Mason Jar Tutorial
Step Two: Tutorial on hanging the jars
Step Three:

Twine: CraftDesigner (Jute)
Glue: QuickHold Contact Adhesive (Craft)

Apologies on the photo quality
1. Start the twine at the back of your jar. Wrap the twine over the beginning portion of your twine to anchor it in place. Some tutorials say to glue the twine in place when you begin-it's not necessary.

2. Continue to wrap the twine around the outside of the jar until you reach your desired thickness.

3. Glue the last strip of twine in the back.

4. Add a ribbon.


Wedding Rentals Brought to Life

Like I said, I have been renting some of my wedding items out. I thought I would share...

Sarah used my dinner, salad, and dessert plates for her January wedding.

Best wishes to Sarah and Victor!

Ray and Day

Mykonos, Greece 2010


D.I.Y. Sheet Music Pennants

So you could head over to BHLDN and buy your own set of pennants (they would be super small, run you close to $10.00) OR you could just go and make them yourself. A few weeks ago my mom and I headed to an auction in Lebanon and scooped up a box full of old sheet music for $3.00. I wasn't quite sure  what I was going to do with them, but assumed it would be for an arts and craft project-not related to the wedding-I was wrong. I once again crafted up another item that we need to mix in with the wedding decor.

Here is what you need:

Sheet Music

1. Collect your supplies.

2. Cut triangles out of the sheet music. My sheets of music were quite large so I managed to make two pennants out of each sheet. (Make a triangle pattern, the same way you were taught in grade school. Fold the paper in half-It will make your triangle sides even.)

3. Hole punch each corner.

4. String each triangle.

5. Hang and enjoy.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Flower Girls

Here is a sneak peak into the flower girl's attire. I want to give D.I.Y. instructions on how I made it, but I don't want to go and give EVERYTHING away. I will be sure to fill everyone in after the wedding...