This post didn't start out being about weddings but it seems that as I went along taking pictures it became just that. I visited GW yesterday and found something old that I fell in love with. The something old I found was this beautiful brooch and the inspiration for what follows.
This is the third pretty one I've found there recently. I guess I am starting a little collection.Vintage brooches are really beautiful and there are so many things you can do with them.
This little brooch inspired me today. It's sparkle made me think wedding, so I pulled together some things I thought would make a beautiful setting for a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. I took some black grosgrain ribbon and made a napkin ring topped with the brooch.
Black, white and silver is one of my favorite color combinations for table settings. It makes for a timeless, classic look and is beautiful with other colors added to the mix as well. I used a round silver tray as a charger layered with a square embossed plate and topped with black and white transfer ware.
The etched water goblet belonged to my husband's grandmother.
The cut work table square and linen napkin belonged to mine.
I love glass bubble balls, each one is different and they add a beautiful sparkle to the table.
This is one of my favorite pictures from our daughter's wedding two years ago. She looked so incredibly beautiful that day!
Photography was by Chris Walter.
When I do a table setting I like to incorporate different heights to add interest. Sometimes I use things in unconventional ways. This is one of a pair of vintage candlesticks I found at an antique store.
As I was moving things around I set a bubble ball on top of a mercury glass votive that had a battery lit candle inside.
This would be a beautiful effect at night with the lights dimmed.
All because of one little brooch.