Sunday, April 10, 2011

Thrifty Treasures for a Special Wedding

My FDIL (future Daughter-in-law for those who don't know the lingo) is a very energetic and creative person and these attributes are certainly being utilized in her planning of her wedding to my son, The Writer.

I had anticipated as the MOG (mother of the groom - come on get with it!) I would be wearing beige and watching from the sidelines during wedding plans and preparations, but Sammy (FDIL) has graciously asked for my input and has even trusted me and my "Orlando Dream Team" of thrift/junk/vintage and bargain-hunting friends to help her acquire some items.

The wedding is to be nearby in Winter Park, Florida, so it makes sense to get as many of the needed items here instead of transporting them from California.

I'm not going to reveal too much of her plans because that is Sammy's perogative, but I wanted to share some of the goodies I've picked up this week at the thrift, a flea market and an antique store - with the help of a couple of members of the "Dream Team"

I will go as far to say that Sammy envisions a vintage and garden feel to her wedding and reception, thus the deployment of local "DT" (dream team!) talent.

Everyone's favorite, the blue Ball mason jars were the target this past week and I scored several hits at great prices.

I was lucky to find two this size at a flea market on Anna Maria Island last weekend. Two for $9, a very good deal from what I've seen on prices of these larger jars.

Garage sale find this week, lovely vintage linen table square.

Add the two large Ball jars from AMI...

Plus white pitchers and white vase found at thrift. And two more Ball jars from garage sale.

Three more Ball jars from antique store spring sale and a candelabra!

Another item on the DT list. For $6 I couldn't pass it up.

So relaxing..

That's it for now.  Thanks Sammy for including me in the fun!  Dream Team awaits further assignments!


D.B. said...

It's going to be lovely. Okay, I get the header compliment now. DUH.

Kit said...

Oh that sounds like so much fun! What a great way to plan a wedding. Kit

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Mmmmm! Looks like my kind of wedding. :)

Mr. Connor said...

Ask me about " linen" when you are here . Might have some other things that are needed. This is starting to sound like a " treasure hunt" but a lot of fun !

Chatty Crone said...

I think you have done a great job - can't wait to see it put together - beautiful color of jars.


Linda said...

OH this is going to be lovely! Beautiful finds!

The Moerks said...

Oh I think this is going to be a gorgeous wedding. I love the bits and pieces you have collected so far.

Olive Cooper said...

You did good! It is going to be so pretty♥