Or perhaps, I should say no store... online or brick and mortar... unshopped! This wedding has been planned and shopped for using just about every source imaginable... thrift stores, garage and estate sales, antique stores, gardening shops and nurseries, boutique stores, hardware stores, ebay, etsy, the fabric store, Amazon, online wedding supply shops... even Ikea!
The lanterns that will be on the stairway where the bride will enter? Ikea, of course.
But the galvanized look wasn't what we were going for.... a bit of spray paint, high heat for candles...
And three lanterns! I must say, it took me FOREVER to tape these for painting... the glass panels were not easily removable and I didn't want to chance breaking any... so one roll of painter's tape later!
And that cute little luggage rack from the thrift store?
All ready to go...
Compliments of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a bit of torn drop cloth strips... both items purchased in my local little town, at a fabulous boutique shop and the local hardware store
Another item from that boutique? This old drawer lined with flash cards... love the crazing on that drawer!
Put it on top of a little wicker table from the thrift store (already in the perfect not-quite-white-shade of white) and voila... a holder for glasses.
Maybe I'll change up the flash cards for a bit of vintage lace paper doilies... or maybe not?
And why a little wicker table holding a drawerful of glasses? Well to go next to this little wicker desk/vanity... The stopping place for a bit of lemonade or iced tea!
I'm thinking it will be a fabulous spot... and I might even keep some of the purple and green striped paper straws (purchased on Amazon) ready and waiting in that drawer!
I couldn't ignore my local antique stores for great deals and inspiration! I finally finished this chippy little yellow table a shared with you a few months ago.
Painted with multiple layers and colors of ASCP to be a creamy white. The painting part has been done but I finally got to the sanding, waxing and buffing this past weekend. Isn't the garage setting a great back drop for my photo?
Of course the garden shops have helped... both online and in person, for my vast array of zinnia seeds. Although we'll be using white or green zinnias I couldn't resist filling the jars up with something! (And there is a lot of pink to spare in my garden)
The iron hooks were a steal at the fabric store last February... $2.00 a piece! We didn't want tall ones to obscure the ceremony and I personally don't like something hanging off of my chair so these were just right for the aisle.
I got 12 of these screw on flower frogs on etsy... and used my own quart canning jars. The bands even hold the ribbon on securely!
A little mock up in the front yard... I wonder what the folks that drive by think of me and my photo/planning sessions?
The purple ribbon came from Paper Source... they sell gorgeous double sided satin ribbon and the color was perfect!
Can't you just picture it? Well, without the pink that is...
And annother etsy find? These hand stamped, vintage silver forks for the bride and groom... I'll mix them with some vintage silver spoons and knives I got at the thrift store.
So I must say... I think I used just about every resource available in shopping and planning for this wedding...
Can you believe there is just 2 1/2 weeks to go?