Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's Clean....Mostly!

I have been working on the dining room/wedding clean-up since Friday evening. Wow! It wasn't necessarily more work than I had imagined, but it definitely took more time than I had imagined! Maybe I'm just moving slower these days??? (Yes, those are shoes on the table! Sorry! They look so pretty next to my dried bouquet and Josh's boutinierre...I wish I had a place to display them. Hmmm??)As you can see, I tried to get some use out of all of the leftover gourds and wheat jars from the wedding. I ended up with more than I knew what to do with, though I'm not proud to admit it. I'm sure if there was one more inch of space left in our house for decorating I could have come up with something, but we are really crowded here.... Though I did manage to put together, well really throw together, some sort of arrangement in the front yard with some of the hay from the wedding along with gourds, mums and one of the wagon wheels we used at the church. My mums are dead already. How does that happen? I thought they were hardy???? But I always seem to kill them!I was able to dust and get things put away - hopefully to sell on ebay or the knot. I have to make that a priority this week, along with those hideous dresses I want to sell.
I also salvaged these leaves from some of the centerpieces that the florist put together. The flowers were beyond dead, but the leaves still have some life left and they go great with the beeswax candle Josh's stepmother and father gave us. I will do my best to be back tomorrow with some other views of the dining room clean-up and my new liquor cabinet!!!!!! I leave you with these half finished place settings. I say half finished because I only have two leaf plates from Walmart's clearance last year. I saw them there again this year, so I need to go back and get two more. I added napkins today and our wine flutes from the wedding. I also want to put on the silverware pockets my mom made for the wedding. The pumpkins were our cake toppers! Nicky decoupaged those letters on them for me. Aren't they cute?!?!?


Mary Ellen said...

My cousin was a courier express paperboy and there was a box like that in front of the house. It was just dandy for hide-and-seek! Thanks for the memory!

Happiness Is On Pike Street said...

Just gorgeous as always!!!!!! I wish I could make my tables and stands look that nice...yet it wouldn't stay that way long with the little hands that roam around the house! So, I am lucky if I get away with a couple of framed pictures. I leave the creativeness to my plate rails!:)