May 27, 2012

How do you make a silk purse out of a sow's ear?

This is one way ...

I had the pleasure of helping a few really talented women decorate the inside of a barn for a wedding reception.I think it turned out so rustic lovely.  These pictures were made before the reception started.

the gift table was just outside the barn door, with a vintage suitcase used to hold gift cards
the flowers on the bench belong to the bride's attendants and her little flower girls
The bride's colors were blue, green and white

The dessert center

about 100 pom-pom's were made and hung from the rafters and all around the barn, lots of white lights, and a couple of chandeliers.  It was so pretty and especially after dark with all the lights

A dance floor that glowed in the dark for the bride and groom and anyone else that felt like shaking their tail feathers.  The hay bales filled up with little children when the dancing started.  

This was where the food was set up.  They served a couple a hundred people BBQ, and the fixings
It looked really pretty after we got it all set up

a beverage center.  there were lots of mirrors and lamps used inside the barn, which reflected a lot of light

center pieces

The dessert center was a piece of work! and so delicious!  I think I tried all of them!
But first, the wedding cake.  The cake topper was appropriate for this couple as they love to dance.

The bride wore white cowboy boots, and all of her girls wore brown boots

From a little girl's playhouse to a Honeymoon Suite ...
I think the bride's brothers may have fixed this up for her?

 and their get-a-away tracker

It was fun.  I am so glad I was asked to help.

May 10, 2012

He makes mother's day gifts too

a few years ago I saw one of these potting benchs at an antique store in town
it was so cute, but WAY over priced.  I took a couple of pictures of it and showed it to my mister, electrician, carpenter, padna in crime kinda guy and asked, will you make me one of these?

This is what he created one afternoon ..... he made it out of scrap wood he found in garbage piles in our neighborhood.  we live in a new subdivision and when a new house is built a lot of lumber is thrown away.
a couple of years later I painted it with a couple of colors that I mixed together. 

it has served us well and I've had fun decorating it
then .... I saw another one in the Pottery Barn catalog.  It is smaller and even more expensive than the first one I saw at the antique store.  I asked if he would modify this one?
his response was, you sell that one and I'll make you another one.
WHAAA???  It was game on!  If you know me, you know how I love to sell my stuff!

 I put on craigslist - of course, it sold it pretty quick. 

last Saturday night, a girl called and asked if we still had the potting bench listed on craigslist?  I told her that it sold.  She said her mother really wanted it.  Jeff said, tell her I'll make her one.  So we worked out the "deal" and this is what some lucky mama in Bartlett is getting for Mother's Day.

I am going to show it off at Savvy Southern Style's WOW party. 
Y'all should check it out.  Over 300 amazing post so far. 

Happy Mother's day this Sunday
xo, g

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