The ever-lovely Miss Donna of Funky Junk Interiors is hosting her second Saturday Night Special
. This week it's vignettes. Awesome. Here we go.
Tonight my oldest daughter celebrated her 20th birthday. Her new mom in law hosted and did the most excellent cooking. I was in charge of the cake and frou-frou-fying Mom in laws' house....
I want to show you how I (hopefully) made some style statement vignettes using mostly what I already had, and even using disposable plates and stuff. In other words, I did it on the cheap by shopping my house. You'll recognize some of the decorations if you've been around here for awhile. There's absolutely NOTHING wrong with using what you have for parties, and there's NOTHING wrong with throwing a party sans crepe paper and rainbow balloons. (Although in our family, it's not a birthday without the cheesy jello cake with cool whip 'frosting'.)
Look familiar? The candlesticks were the ugly brass ones I posted about a few days ago. Goodwill finds.
A second table centerpiece. Pinched my white painted pumpkins from the porch.
This set of ceramic votives are from IKEA. I added rub-on letters found for a buck at Big Lots.
Dollar Store boards I sprayed with chalkboard paint. (It says 'happy 20th Schmodie', which has been my daughter's nickname for forever)
I braided some jute twine and stamped some walmart label thingy's with 'happy birthday'.
I did go out and get 3 yards of burlap at walmart, stenciled the '20' on each end and hot glued the brown check ribbon on each end of the runners.
The table cloths are vintage sheets that each had some kind of pretty edging. You can see I overlapped them. Yeah, the seam shows. Exactly no one commented on it. Here's a tip....I brought with me a spray bottle, filled it with wicked hot water and misted the sheets once they were on the table. I smoothed them out with my hands. No wrinkles and no ironing. It works great with linen too.
Another of the brass uglies I transformed. The birds are the famous Dollar Store variety that I sprayed with heirloom white.
Paper napkins and plastic wear tied up with ribbon and jute twine, and stuck in a basket.
We labeled our hot/cold cups. I found this so adorable. My hubby is crazy about his girls. :o)
Here she is with the wee little label banner behind her. Way too small for the area, I tried to beef it up with some brown ribbon bows. Ah well. I still thought it was a brilliant idea. *snicker*
Ok, we're obviously out of the land of vignettes...these are just some shots that make me happy, and since it's my blog, I'm putting them here, like it or not. This is my youngest dd.
This is my wacky middle dd who will graduate in the spring.
My beauties. They make a most awesome vignette, no?
My youngest shootin' hoops in the basement.
#5 enjoys some GI Joe action.
My oldest and his dad. Remove the facial hair and well, the other hair, and you get twins, eh? My son was born on my husband's 20th birthday...how's that for weird? He's also named after him.
Horrid pic, but it cracks me up how they stand the same way...it's like a mirror image. Freaky.
Here's me with the Mom in law. I love her to death, and she laughs at my jokes.
Ok, one last look...
This is me being Vanna White. Or not. My hubby put this on facebook. Hooray.
See? It's not hard to be thrifty but stylish if you use a bit of creativity and steal your own stuff.
Thanks for letting me share my creative endeavors once again, and thanks Miss Donna for hosting a pretty cool party. Now where did I put my cup?
EDITED to link up to Amy's Finer Things Friday
, because celebrating with family and friends is definitely one of the finer things in my life. And I'm also celebrating a Beautiful Life at Melissa's
because I'm so thankful for my family and friends who make my life beautiful in every way!