I bought this really old light fixture at a barn sale in Ohio, with every intention to tear out all of the wiring, paint it, and flip it upside down, adding little glass vases (to be filled with flowers or candles) in place of the bulbs to use as a table centerpiece. Well, that hadn't happened yet....and a few weeks ago, I came home to find the husband WIRING it in place in the kitchen, in place of an old pendant lamp I really wasn't that crazy about. So far, no fires....I'm thoroughly impressed with the husband (I seriously didn't think this thing even WORKED!), and now we have way more light from a GORGEOUS fixture in the kitchen! (p.s. don't try this at your home!...and if you do, use plenty of electrical tape on the old wires! and maybe first ask an electrician friend if it's a good idea...I found out later that the husband had *sort of* been precautious).
So, as promised, here are some great ideas from my friend's wedding last weekend. Sadly, my camera battery died just as i started taking shots at the reception....soooo...until I get ahold of some other people's photos, there aren't any of the cute couple from last weekend (the photo below is from their engagement. Aren't they just so cute?!)
My favorite of her many great ideas is pictured above. They cut rounds of a tree someone had recently taken down and wood-burned their initials (lovers' tree carving style) into each one. These were the centerpieces (flowers sat atop each one) for the round tables at the reception. They had a "who knows Libby and Kai the best?" quiz on the table...and ditched these leftover (but very lovely) centerpieces on the high-scorer at each table. These also served as pie displays on her dessert table (each pie flavor was spelled out with scrabble tiles...the photo below is from the table centerpieces). She also made a cake stand (small narrow log with large flat log on top) for the bride/groom cake (with sweet little birds topping the cake!)
More photos soon...wedding ideas as well as awesome stuff soon to hit the store!
Go, NOW! :) (click here to be transported to a wonderland of vintage fantasticalness)
p.s. don't forget to check back here in a few days for photos and details and great ideas from a super cute wedding! oh and HAPPY MARRIAGE, KAI and LIBBY!!! (need. to. charge. camera. battery. once i find said battery.)