Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Garden Wedding

A few weeks ago we did a wedding in a beautiful wooded venue for a super sweet couple and I thought I'd share a few highlights with you.
Stay tuned because there might be a part 2. These are a kind of sneak peek.

Have gate will travel.;-)

I staged her grandmother's vanity as her guest book table. I love how it turned out.

The bride loves baby's breath so the ceremony site was covered with it.

We used more color in the reception area.

The sweetheart table

The chalkboard menu

The groom made the corn hole game and the bride monogrammed it!

I staged the seed packet favors in a vintage wheelbarrow.

All photos C. Rene Photography

I'm partying with the girls at TOHOT

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sweet Tea Challenge

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited by Jemma to a Texas Bloggers Craft Retreat at her lovely home. The special guest of honor was Kari Anne of Thistlewood Farm.That sweetie pie came bearing gifts like all good southerners do. We all received charms packs of her beautiful new fabric line.Charm Packs are 5 inch squares of fabric all packaged up in the cutest way (Sorry I don't have a pic. You'll have to trust me. It was adorable!). And what glorious fabric it is!

It's pretty and graphic and comes in the most fun colors.

A challenge was issued and accepted. What could we make with the fabric in the charm packs?

I immediately thought of corsages and boutonnieres.

As an event planner I have had occasion to make both out of fabric for a wedding's house party, special guests or even proms and formals.
I even made one for my son in love.

Here is a variation of that one in Kari Anne's beautiful fabric.This time I made a fabric yoyo for the the center along with a key.The petals are circles I cut out tracing around a spool of thread.
Just hot glue the petals, yoyo and key onto a base of felt or even card stock.Attach a pin back on the back and voila!

I often use keys on boutonnieres. I think they're awfully romantic, how 'bout you?

This shabby flower corsage is fun to make and receive.
Trim the fabric square corners to make rounds. Stack at least 3 and stitch the center with yoyo and button. After stitching go back and cut the rounds to make petals. I didn't use a pattern just snip the circles all around.
Now do your laundry. That's right and throw your fabric flower in the wash...and dryer. It will come out a bit frayed and oh so lovely!

They're even fun to pin on gift bags!

The last corsage I've made before using this pattern.

They are all fun (and easy) to make. Think of making them for honoring guests at church events and service clubs. Mind you corsages start at about 30 dollars ( I know!) and these are a small fraction of that. Plus they get to keep them!

Thank you Kari Anne for hosting this crafty challenge!

To see more Sweet Tea Challenge creative projects please visit Kari Anne's blog.
For store locations go here.

And because it's Thursday I'm hanging with the gals at TOHOT!
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

So Far...

So good!
The house is coming along nicely

As we speak the siding and trim is all on and they will be working on the porch. The plumbers are coming today to do whatever they do. Looks like we'll be in the end of summer.
Yesterday I went tile shopping.Look at the goodies I found!

Trying to make final decisions but you get the idea.
Thanks for partying with me and the girls at TOHOT!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A New Craftsman Farmhouse-A Fun Home Tour

How was your 4th? After all those hotdogs and fireworks I thought you might enjoy a little home tour.

This new farmhouse is near Lake Lewisville so bring your boat!

A farmhouse absolutely must have a porch.

The interiors are bright and cheerful all the while recalling a bygone era.

Such fun light fixtures were used throughout the home.

Even in the kitchen!

Look at the floor of the screened porch! Do you think it was stenciled? It's so pretty isn't it?

To see more of this beautiful home go here

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