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January 10, 2011
by thenestinggame

Happy 2011, everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday. (I did.) I hope everyone ate and drank too much. (I did.) And I hope everyone is ready for an awesome new year. (I am!) Big things coming ahead…ie. a wedding in 3 months. Eeek! I thought I would get overly obsessed with wedding blogs as I did with home blogs, but it turns out that is not the case. Which is good, since I’ll need a place to live (and decorate) forever, whereas I’m planning to only do this wedding thing once.

One of the things we are doing for the wedding is attempting to do our own table arrangements. Last weekend, we went to Goodwill and bought a bunch of vases for small vase clusters similar to these:

We looked for a range of three sizes: tall and skinny, medium and fat, small and sweet. Our plan is to paint them all white, except for some blue glass pieces, which we will mix in among the white. I also found six of these brass cups which I am loving.

I’m seriously debating on whether or not to paint them since I like them as-is so much.

And I thought I’d break them in to see what kind of arrangement I could conceivably do. So, I went out back with my clippers and came back with a mix of rosemary, boxwood and some plant ¬†with red-tipped leaves that’s sprouting red berries at the moment. (It’s not holly. Any ideas?)

I made two of these and plopped them up on the mantel. I’ve been digging them for 3 days now! And at $2 a vase, the price is certainly right.

Also, it’s a snow day in Atlanta! Nothing beats working (and blogging) from home in your PJs.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2011 6:07 pm

    Looks fabulous. So excited for the wedding and of course all the lead up here! Enjoy your snow day and stay warm, my friend. XO

  2. Elaine permalink
    January 11, 2011 12:48 am

    Love the mantel arrangement!
    The red berries – holly? The brass pieces are too pretty to paint.
    A friend used different silver pieces for arrangements at her daughter’s reception – was beautiful!

  3. Leigh Ann permalink
    January 11, 2011 6:12 pm

    Those red berries are likely from a Nandina shrub. Love the brass cups! I vote keeping them as-is.

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