Indiana Barn Wedding

Indiana Barn Wedding

Our tea cups, saucers, dinner, salad, and b&b plates were featured at a romantic and rustic wedding this June in Indiana. The tables looked beautiful with the eclectic decor!
Such an inviting assortment of doilies, mason jars, vases, flowers, and candles!

We love the square salad plate between the round dinner and b&b plates. In addition to mixing patters, we also try and mix shapes whenever possible!

Here’s a close up of three antique plates; the intricate detail never ceases to amaze us. We hope you love it just as much as we do!
Decorating with Vintage Books

Decorating with Vintage Books

Finding vintage books – with rustic covers and well-worn pages – can be an exciting adventure and an inexpensive way to add some charm to your home, wedding, or party.  Books in centerpieces? Check.  Tabletop? Check.  Mixing with stashed-away collectibles? Check and check.  

This coffee table vignette is filled with vintage books, milk glass, depression glass, doilies, tea cups and tea pots. We selected items vary in texture, shape, color, pattern, and era – helping create an eclectic atmosphere.  We heart eclectic!
We believe adding varied heights is key to completing a well-decorated space A tall skinny vase, next to a short stout vase, will look lovely on some smaller antique novels. 
                               

To make your house feel inviting and lived-in, try laying open a vintage book on a side table.  Create dimension and texture by stacking a saucer and tea cup on top of a small round doily over the text. Placing a piece of fruit inside the cup is a creative way to make sure the glass is always more than half full!
Try placing books horizontally and vertically. Some books we stack straight on top of one another, while others are placed at multiple angles. Play around with both and go with your gut; sometimes you need to take a step back and look at the table to recognize what you like and what you don’t.
Please send us your photos of how you’ve incorporated books into your decor..we love new inspiration!  Happy reading!
DIY Aqua Vases: A Tutorial

DIY Aqua Vases: A Tutorial

                       
I’ve had a lot of people ask me where we found the aqua vases in our inventory.  We actually made them using Krylon spray paint and random glass vases that I found at thrift stores and now you can too!   By painting the inside of the vases, we were able to preserve the sheen of the glass while adding color.  

We should note that these vases are great for short-term use at events, but you should avoid leaving water in them for over 24 hours at a time because the paint can start to bubble and come off.

Materials needed:

  • Painter’s tape
  • Spray paint (we chose aqua)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Cardboard 
  • Glass vase

1.  First, place painter’s tape around the top rim of the vase.  This will help you avoid getting overspray on the outside of the vase.

2.  Next, put on your gloves and place the vase on top of a piece of card board or something that you can turn to rotate the vase as you spray it without touching it.  Shake the spray paint well and start spraying the inside of the vase, holding the spray just paint a couple of inches from the rim of the vase.  Start by lightly spraying the most difficult places to reach, such as the convex parts and save the bottom and neck for last.

It is best to spray a light coat first and put a second coat on after waiting an hour.  This technique is to avoid overspraying and creating drips on the inside.

3.  After you are satisfied with the coverage remove the painter’s tape from the rim and allow the vase to dry for 48 hrs before placing water and flowers in the vase.

4.  Enjoy!  This vase is sure to jazz up even a bunch of flowers picked from the garden, like the ones below.

Turquoise vases at barn wedding in Fort Wayne, Indiana