A barn wedding is always such a privilege to decorate. Most of the time, the barns are so magnificent, it doesn’t need a lot to impress your guests! I love the look of the brown wood against the lace and white fabrics of the table cloths.
We recently helped the lovely Nicky & Oliver with their beautiful barn wedding. The venue looked stunning, we loved all of their great ideas they chose – my favourite was their table numbers.
Our hessian chair tie backs all behaved themselves adding a touch of vintage to the room. Take a look through some of the photos we shot.
If you’d like help decorating your venue, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The latest vintage order we’re hard at work at, is our hessian bow chair tie backs. I’m totally in love with these!
They’re part of a vintage wedding, set in a rustic barn – they’ll blend in perfectly! I love how each chair will look like a present wrapped up in delicious hessian and every guest attending will technically be like a gift to the beautiful bride and groom!
All week I have been preparing pretty little bits and bobs for our joint birthday party. Me and my hubby had planned a vintage sports day with a BBQ afterwards. We had games of cricket, skipping races, three legged races, rounders… all taking us back in time to our childhood sports days. We then chilled out and tucked into mouthfuls of yummyness.
I was most excited about the party as it was a chance to whip out some of our vintage props and put them to good use! Our newest addition, is the lemonade stand. I bought two drinks dispensers, one we filled with Pimms and the other homemade Strawberry Fizz… deeeelicious!
The tags I designed on the PC, printed out, stuck onto card and laminated. I then tied them to each jar using the coloured parcel string.
Then to make the drinking experience that little bit more vintage we have old school milk bottles and candy striped straws for our guests to sip from. If I could, these would replace the glasses in my kitchen cupboard! (hubby probably wouldnt be too pleased with that!)
Of course not all the boys wanted to drink out of straw nor a milk bottle…! Can’t see that going down too well! So I brought out the galvanised beer bucket for the guys to grab a beer from.
For snacks before the BBQ, I made little packets of crisps for everyone. I got the idea from the liagriffith.com blog. (Who by the way inspires me allll the time!) I cut up squares of baking paper and folded them to make mini packets.
I downloaded lia’s sticker template, also available free from her blog and printed onto A4 sticker paper and cut out each circle. Et voila fill them with your favourite snacks!
I used little flags to decorate the BBQ’d food which I made earlier in the week. (See previous blog post) and the spread was ready for eating!
Of course we can’t not show off my favourite part of any meal – dessert! To help keep things healthy, I chose a fruit option and stuck lollipop sticks into sliced watermelon – an easy finger food snack without the need for plates, cuttlery etc.
I also couldn’t not go down the classic cupcake and cookie route too! We baked some red velvet cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies and displayed them on our cupcake stands. Pure yummyness!
All in all we both had a great day! The hubby wasnt too bothered with the pretty knifes and forks, nor the amount of bunting that now dominates his lounge! His wife on the other hand was a very happy lady!
When you have a big party at home, unless your a family of 20, you never have enough plates and cutlery from your own kitchen cupboard. I mean why would you need to?! And I Hate with a capital H disposable plastic plates and cutlery, so for our upcoming birthday shenanigans, I looked into other options and have sort of compromised…. Plates made out of sugar cane which are quite sturdy in fact and wooden cutlery. Now I’m still not a massive fan of both, but its what you do with them that counts!
Last night I was decorating the cutlery. I bought packs of 18 pieces for £1 from dotcomgiftshop.com (which by the way is an amazing website with loads of vintage ideas).
Then I wrapped washi tape around the ends of each one. I will eventually tie each set up with parcel string and a napkin. Simple way to add a bit of love to your special event!
Last night my fingers were up to crafty mischief again…! In a weeks time me and the hubby are having a mini birthday party so I’m going all out on decorative touches.
One of the things I was making last night were little flags on cocktail sticks which i’l poke into different platters of finger food just to add a lil’ cute flair to the array of food. All you need is cocktail sticks and my best friend… Washi tape!
Cut off little strips of decorative washi tape about 2 inches long, I chose different patterns for mine, and fold over the cocktail stick. Coz the washi tape is sticky, no glue required! Very simple! To add an extra effect cut a V shape into the end. Et voila!
But wait! There’s more! This week all my French friends will be celebrating Bastille day on the 14 July. These flags are great to decorate food with. To add that vintage touch to a very patriotic party without overdoing it on French flags, choose floral or polka dot patterns of washi tape in each colour of the flag. Parfait!
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