Tuesday, May 18, 2010
it took me a while to gather enough of the elements for these centerpieces (at affordable prices that is) but i finally have hunted down enough vintage pop bottles and hankies to pair as centerpieces for our wedding reception on the family farm...and yes, i'm from michigan so it's called pop sillies ;)
last year we were on a weekend trip to southern virginia while we were still living in DC and we stumbled upon a whole cache of these pop bottles at an antique shop on our way out of town (there's a couple extra on clearance in my shop if you want one for a vase of your own!). i'd been thinking then of using those blue bell jars but they can get so pricey and john, a dr. pepper fan, convinced me these would be a more manly but still stylish compromise. he was right.
it has been my task since to track down vintage hankies for the bottles to sit on and i finally found this batch on ebay...all for just $16 bucks! we're just going to cover all the tables with butcher's paper or perhaps rented white linens if we can swing it and then line each table with the hankies and a pop bottle on each. the flowers are all coming from my mother's garden. while peonies are my favorite by far, they will be out of season and she usually grows rows and rows of zinnias—i'm trying to convince her to put in a few ranunculus if possible though too as i think their blooms are so gorgeous in their fullness and understated grace.
Posted by thestoryofkat at 12:01 PM