This is something I keep meaning to post but somehow never get the time! I have a wonderful, eclectic collection of vintage items that I offer as rentals for my events. This collection is contantly being added to, since I am a bit of an antique and estate sale nut... something I have always loved to do!!
One of my favorite uses for these is an entrance table, dessert table, or focal area. Somewhere that your guests will get a chance to look over everything and add some interest, depth, and personality to these otherwise semi bare areas.
A large collection of vintage doilies, so fun to tuck in different areas! Mirrors, crystal and silver dishes and dessert trays. Now these are not just for desserts, it is fun to stack favors or candies on these too! Incorporate your programs into a grouping of items for a vintage feel.
Trunks and suitcases! So fun to stack any goodies on. And my never ending collection of clear vintage glass bottles and jars, these are great in little grouping throughout your wedding. On a bar, in bathrooms, entrance tables, dessert tables, and my favorite--- group 5-10 together in the center of each table, maybe on top of a burlap square, and have small bunches of flowers or a few stems to add height differences and interest to your guest tables. Doing rectangular banquet tables?? Even better! a few small grouping of 2-3 down the center of the table works great and wont take up the valuable space. Put them on a few stacked old books, or slats of old barn panels. Cost effective and Beautiful!
I've got stacks and stacks of fun colored old books, a constant find during my estate sale shopping trips. Took me a long time to collect, but so happy I have them! I like to search for interesting cover art, color schemes, and best of all- love inspired titles. I know they say not to judge a book by it's cover... but that is exactly what I do!!
My Typewriters, ahhh, sigh, I love these gems. Both irriplacable to me. Great for a guestbook area. A really fun focal point for display!!!
Got Milk??!! I have a collection of over 30 milk glass vases. Fun to line down those long tables and have a few Crespedia (Billy Balls) for a fun bright pop of mustard yellow. really anything goes for these!
I filled each one of these with one or two flowers, using Crespedia, Gerbera Daisy, and Dusty Miller at my most recent bridal expo, it was a great focal point, got a great response from the brides, and was very cost effective and fits great in this old coke box I have. It also looked beautiful on my dining room table the week following! :)
So there are a few samples of my rentables. My collection is always changing and being added to, and these photos are not all-- there is already a whole lot more! If you have any questions or need some quotes feel free to ask! I deliver and set-up, and would be happy to help you plan out a fun and interesting, eclectic display for your wedding or party!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Congratulations Hannah! I loved working with this bride, she had a beautiful style, and I can't wait to see her professional photos from her photographer! Simple, English garden, natural style using cream and eggplant purple, and accented by dusty miller, vintage lace, and burlap. Ceremony was downtown San Luis at the First Presbyterian Church, which is a gorgeous stone church in the heart of San Luis.
The bride carried a rich and vintage feeling bouquet of eggplant calla lilies, purple and ivory lizianthus, accented by dusty miller and baby's breath. The stems were wrapped with burlap, pinned with pearl pins, and tied with ivory lace to match her dress. Loved it! The bridesmaids had simple clutch bouquets of white garden roses and baby's breath, also wrapped with burlap and a simple knot of thinner lace to coordinate with the bride. They looked amazing against their purple chiffon dresses!
Centerpieces were a simple 'just picked' style, using Avalanche garden roses, lizianthus, seeded eucalyptus, and hints of baby's breath. The wooden riser was perfect to anchor the stone-filled vase in the center of the table. I am all for any type of anchor for your centerpieces, be it fabric, wood, stone, tile, or petals. Having this really draws in the eye of your guest and adds interest to any floral arrangement. Great job Hannah!