Wishlist || Orange

Monday, September 14, 2015

I'm really feeling the color orange lately. The first few hints of fall are finally appearing here in Tennessee. I saw pumpkins yesterday at the market! Woo hoo! It's also football time in Tennessee. Which means everybody is wearing super bright orange around here. Go Vols! This month's wishlist is inspired by that beautiful color I've been seeing everywhere! :)

Knit || Isn't this FREE pattern from Watkins and George beautiful?? I've never actually done cables because they kinda scare me. But I think I might have to conquer my fear with this pattern!

Embroidery || How cute would this Patchwork Pumpkin look in our new house this fall?? We just moved into our new house a couple weeks ago and are a bit sparse on the decor. I may need to whip this up to get an autumnal vibe going around here. 

Crochet || I love the combination of the orange tones with the gray in this granny square. A full blanket of these squares would look awesome!

Food || This pumpkin roll recipe from Gimme Some Oven looks heavenly. I just made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies last night and have some pumpkin left over. This just might have to be next! :)

A Handcrafted Wedding || Antique Details

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I've always been the kind of person that preferred antique everything. So we decided to incorporate that as much as we could into our wedding. I had so much fun finding vintage treasures to use in our wedding!

Milk Glass || We did a milk glass theme throughout the entire wedding. I scoured estate sales and antique stores for months and bought as much milk glass as I could! We used the milk glass for centerpieces, the photo booth and anything else that needed a container. I even asked the cake baker to make the wedding cake look like hobnail milk glass! The best part is, now I have a rather extensive collection of milk glass that I can use around our new house! :)

On a side note, when I told my husband I wanted to use milk glass, he looked at me funny and said, "Wouldn't milk jugs look kinda dumb?" Apparently he had never heard of milk glass! lol

Initials || I found these letters at an antique store and knew they would look great at the wedding! They went really well with the embroidered initials I posted about here!

Handkerchiefs || As a wedding favor, I gave each of the women at the wedding a vintage handkerchief. These were so much fun to find! It took a while, but after scouring antique stores throughout East Tennessee, I was able to find about 50 of these beauties! :) I was pretty picky about the handkerchiefs I included. I only chose pieces that had embroidered flowers on them. They looked great and the women at the wedding really appreciated the gift!

A Handcrafted Wedding || Embroidery

Saturday, September 5, 2015

For our vintage-style wedding, I really wanted to include as many hand-made pieces as I could. And since I love the look of embroidery, I decided that was definitely the way to go. I had so much fun designing and stitching pieces for our wedding!

Table numbers || These were by far, the most time consuming thing I did for the wedding, but they were also my favorite! I love how these table numbers turned out! For these, I printed numbers off of Word, traced them onto my fabric and stitched an outline stitch. Easy peasy! But it took FOREVER! Now that the wedding is over, I hate to just have them packed away in a box somewhere. They are far too pretty for that! My hope is that Tyler and I have a little girl sometime in the future, and I can use them as nursery decor! :)

Initials || I made several of these simple letters to display around the venue. The blue one was a pattern I purchased from What Delilah Did. For the multicolored one, I just printed off a T on Word, traced it onto my fabric, and filled it in with lots of lazy daisies. (How to here.) I filled the center of the daisies with French knots so there wouldn't be any white areas inside the T.

Thank you to Blaicher Photography for our beautiful photos!

Be sure to check out what I did with chalkboards in this post! And stay tuned for a post about the antique pieces we used throughout!

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