Monday, May 17, 2010

Touches of Vintage charm

You might ask, "what gives you inspiration?"  Honestly, everything that surrounds me in life brings inspiration.

I bought this cute little pair of warm, cozy (and fuzzy) slipper socks.  They are deep espresso chocolate with raspberry color tips..putting them on, I just had this thought.  Why don't we do an amazing table setting with dark chocolate linens, layered with texture and dramatic hot pink flowers?!  The breeze rolling through the trees makes me think how can I make our "tree" centerpieces become more real and more dramatic?  So when we were in Atlanta we picked up so many fabulous things like copper leaves to hang in the autumn from "tree" centerpieces.

For one of our 2011 deserving couples, Scott will be creating a custom canopy of salvaged barn wood, which we will decorate by draping organic cotton muslin fabric over it and adding touches of greenery and Antique purple hydrangea along with garden roses.  I love taking old and making it into something new and exciting.  Texture of the old wood brings interest and adds detail.  I remember thinking as the texture wood boards were being removed, and my dad said he was going to sell them... NO! I'm saving every little piece for weddings.

I'm making my shopping list now for this July at Brimfield.  We have a fabulous wedding at the Boston Public Library this fall we'll be looking for old wooden crates and lots of old glass bottles.  I'm in the hunt for Tiara glass in Amber color for a touch of vintage style in an absolute stunning venue!  Since they are using a book and stories theme I might get a few old books to create something unique.  Thoughts are still running through my head.


  1. A shopping list for Brimfield, I love it. Such a great place to find something special and give it a second chance at beauty. You have a real talent.