Sunday, January 27, 2008

#255: effortless.

i am all for mismatchedness as far as centerpieces are concerned. i really don't need every centerpiece to look the same. so if i were planning to have 12 round tables at my reception, i'd use 4 of these to give the room a little luminescence.


on sale for $14.95 at cb2.

on the other tables? a mix of homemade bouquets, packed tight in opaque or colored glass vases picked up at weekend scavenging hunts at the flea markets of course.

p.s. does anyone remember the post by one of the bees re: the collection of vintage glassware she's going to use at her reception? i wish i could show you her collection...i don't envy much but i did envy that.

edit:

thanks helen for finding the o.g. post!

7 comments:

Helen said...

Is this what you are talking about?
http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/12/18/jackpot/

I too was very envious of her collection!!

Ten Thousand Only said...

helen, EXACTLY!!! and how befitting is it that her post is titled "jackpot"?

thanks for finding the post!

Linda said...

I like those lights. I might have to get one for my house.

jessica lynn said...

thanks for the cb2 find!

Riley said...

Oh, I LOVE this idea!! I wonder if I could use it at my own reception....
I was going to use mis-matched clear vases (you had the idea in a previous post) like everyone has in their house, filled with branches, maybe with a few tealights hanging. I was going to alternate tables with something else, but I just couldn't put my finger on what I wanted. But I think this could work...
Yay!!

Miss Cupcake said...

Thanks so much for showing my cut glass photo! If you have an ambitious and wonderful future mother-in-law on your side, it's really easy to collect so many great pieces :-) Weekly trips to the Salvation Army and hitting up yard sales can really help you build your collection quickly, for a very small amount of money! I'll definitely post photos of the final product once my wedding is a thing of the past (September). Thanks again!

perfect bound said...

I still love this idea. Bravo to Miss Cupcake for making it happen.