Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vintage Plates for 100!

I have been working on this project for some time . Fighting blue hair old ladies in thrift stores. Yelling at clumsy teenage cashers to be more careful. 100 five piece place settings...Cost to rent $750 Cost to own $225

Where did you get it all? Mostly estate sales and veteran thrift stores... A bit of craigslist too. Don't forget about ebay. I bought whole sets for next to nothing. Goodwill is usually expensive and sells you broken pieces.

This Project takes a LOT of time and SPACE. Cleaning packing organizing. Well worth it.

DIY Cupcake Stand ...Vintage Plates!

How cute would it be to have a cupcake stand out of vintage plates or even platers?
I was completely inspired by this vid  and gorilla glue  is my new BFF

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Know when to quit

So, his parents house is beyond our help. The roof has holes that have caused damage to the ceiling and support beams. The bathroom floor is rotted and well needs replaced. Structurally the house is hazardous. On top of everything is filthy...I mean hordes filthy.  We rent a house to have thanksgiving in because it is that bad. What the heck was I thinking?! 

Did I have a massive bridezilla breakdown realizing my wedding may not happen on the date we had chosen ...nope. I now accept defeat.  Off to plan B...which should have been plan A. I have chosen to rent a lodge in a park ....I have no clue if I can find one for the original date or if it will fit the people I need or even a Saturday. I very well may end up with a Friday or Sunday wedding.