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Black friday is fast approaching my friends. I'd LOVE to encourage you to swing by your local small businesses and Etsy stores for your big start on Holiday shopping. It's good for our economy and extra good for the heart :) In fact, why not take a look at Loopdeedoo while you're at it!

Dee Levang of Loopdeedoo features all sorts of lovely crocheted treasures with a modern twist. I discovered her little shop just in time for it's full of many warm goodies to keep your head and hands toasty. Check out her unique crocheted bud vase covers...


These cute vases work great for any little nook in your home needing a creative twist with floral touches. I love the very "mod" dynamic they give a wall. I skipped over to Dee's Shop just today and saw some really interesting new products popping don't delay!


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Brittany's Garden Party

Yesterday was my sister in law, Brittany's, birthday. I always look at celebrations as a great opportunity to decorate and test out new ideas with my wedding rentals. Not to mention test my skills as I learn to be a photographer...(or just a picture taker).

We all enjoyed ourselves...especially Dad's A-mazing tri-tip steak which we used in french dip sandwiches. That plus ping pong, wine, mason jars, my mother's garden, a bondfire and pie? Makes for a good ol' fashion end of summer garden party. Yes please. 



Setting the table using my vintage inspired wedding rentals. I experimented with bold and bright well as mixing textures.


Mom's garden is always lovely and vibrant. 


All items pictured are available for rent through Jarfly! Excluding clear dinner plates, silverware and table cloths.

Used in this table design (see our rental section for availability):

1/2 Gallon Aqua Blue Mason Jars 

Assorted Green Glassware

Amber Mini-Antique Bottles

Mini-Milk Glass Tea Cups

Burlap Table Runners

Amber Glass Drinking Goblets


Untitled-2We used orange rose buds as if they were floating candles in mason jars hung from small shepherd hooks. Used in this display:

Assorted Quart Clear Kerr and Ball Jars


Some antique detailing in my mom's garden.



Finding a way to add some fun color and texture to our clear dinner plates (dollar tree and garage sales). These crocheted coasters can be found at IKEA (and they are on sale!). The table cloth was also purchased at IKEA, although it's original purpose is was to be curtains. We like to re-purpose as much as possible around here!


322565_10150429903044867_778654866_10944740_1225960_oPhoto: Allan Scroggins 

My husband getting attacked by "guard" dogs.



Brittany enjoying her birthday dessert! Happy "Quarter Century" Britt! It's Monday everyone, I hope you are all still kicking back and enjoying the Labor Day's not over yet! Stop reading my blog and go outside! Drink a Mike's Hard Lemonade for me....PLEASE!





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