Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Decorations…


There are two TV trays setup in front of the couch in my living room. Why? Because my dining room is currently crafting central and has been overrun! Here is just a little peek at what I've been whipping up for the wedding table decorations.


I figured this was the perfect time to put our antique bottle and jar collection to good use! I had almost everything I needed, but did have to buy a few additional jars. Most I found at our favorite antique and thrift shops and when I ran out of time to keep looking, I picked up the last few on Ebay.



Yes, the flowers are silk. Hey, I work for myself, I can't afford real flowers! But, I did find some really nice ones at Hobby Lobby and I think they will do just fine. My bouquet, however, will be real.


The color scheme is generally shades of pink, yellow, cream, white, brown and green.



The tables are rectangular, ivory tablecloths, and I am making runners out of the fabrics shown above. Have I mentioned yet how much I'm NOT looking forward to that project? Though I do think the result will be worth all the time I put into them.


The bottles and jars were looking a little naked, so I gathered bits of lace (some old, some new) and dressed everything up a bit.




Work in progress! Since each table will have slightly different elements, I set each grouping up and will be labeling the 'sets' before packing them up. That should make things a little easier when it comes time to decorate the lodge.


There will be three bottles in the center of each table, with a smaller mismatched votive holder on either side (not shown). Then on both ends of the table I will be putting one large jar and one small jar, which will have a candle inside.


I'll be setting the small jar lids off to the side as part of the display, since they are half of what make the jars so cool!


To attach the lace trim to the bottles and jars, I used Hollywood Fashion Tape. For those who are not familiar, it's like double sided tape for your body. For those times when your dress just won't stay in place or you wonder why her cleavage isn't popping out. I use it for dance performances, to keep shirts from riding up and pants from falling down, you know. I find the hold to be stronger than double stick tape and since it's made for fabric, it works really well for this usage. I buy mine at JoAnn Fabrics.



There are still many other little pieces and parts not show here for other places such as the cake and candy tables, but I'll share more pics after the big day! What do you think so far? Is it looking very lillyella?!

25 comments:

Michele Maule said...

Your wedding is going to be so beautiful. Wow. I can't wait to see more photos!

Lemon Jitters said...

So pretty! And judging by your home decor, a perfect fit for your aesthetic!

JLMadro said...

WOW! those flowers look pretty real to me, I have never seen fake flowers look so good! beautiful ideas, you are so crafty Nicole! :)

Mandy said...

You are so crafty. I love these decorations! I should have let you plan my wedding!!! lol.

Little Art Studio said...

Lovely, delicate & sweet! Everything will look beautiful :) Much luck to you :)

Leila Marvel said...

Oh my, these are extraordinary! I thought they were real flowers at first, go ahead girl, save those bucks, real flowers cost a fortune. I can't wait to see more.

M. B. Karger said...

So Lovely! Maybe it's the thought of your candy buffet influencing my thoughts, but your color palette reminds me of Mentos! Cheery, romantic, and happy, happy, happy! Love the little lace touches too - genius!

- Marnie

Encore Bride said...

Love the flowers, they look natural! They look great with the bottles and the color scheme, I can't wait to see more!

uncorked said...

WOW totally gorgeous Nicole and definitely totally Lillyella!

random moments said...

So beautiful Nicole. I had a lot of different sources of "advice" that didn't allow me to truly make my wedding my own, so it thrills me to see other creative chics out there really bringing their creativity and personal style out in their weddings. Bravo! :)

Gonna Be His Mrs. said...

Wow! The flowers aren't real? I'd never be able to guess that! Everything looks great!

Christina said...

ooooooo pretttttty!!!!! :) I did a lot of DIY at my wedding too. It was an east meets west wedding, with a lot of Indian decor.

*olala* design said...

You are AMAZING!!!

Roxana said...

Stunning! I love visiting your blog.

ArtMind said...

Wow Nicole, this looks amazing! I predict it's going to be a fantastic beautiful feast! Enjoy it all!

Lara Lewis said...

this is beautiful and inspiring! i enjoyed visiting your blog this morning! :)

CuteStuffInside said...

Lovely!

S.W.A.K.

AmoreBride said...

I saw your post on twitter and just browsed your blog. I love your idea of all the different antique glass bottles, containers, vases, your decorations look amazing!
Michele at www.AmoreBride.etsy.com

Sydney said...

Very "lillyella" :) Everything looks amazing Nicole. I can't wait to see everything all together, it's going to be stunning yet cozy all at the same time.

alexkeller said...

i just love all the old jars!

brianna hope said...

Those are beautiful. The lace touches are perfect.

deniz said...

I love the flowers. I want to buy flowers like this. I am living at Europe. Can you recommend me an online store that ships Europe?
I wish you happiness
Thank you.

lillyella said...

hi deniz!
Im afraid I do not know of any online sites to purchase similar flowers, but I am selling mine if you are interested in any. thank you!
Nicole

deniz said...

Oh really that's great. Where do you plan to sel them? On etsy etc.

lillyella said...

hi deniz,
please feel free to email me with anything you might be interested in, thanks!
Nicole
nicole@lillyella.com