Thursday, July 14, 2016
...and a basket of baby's breath!
Here is the said basket. My one thrifting photo of the post. We found the basket at a thrift in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Just minutes away from Lake Michigan, with a million dollar view of the Lake to boot. Anyway the basket was marked $5.99 but was included in a 25% off sale! I have always admired the photos in magazines of a large basket just like this filled with baby's breath, but never imagined having enough to fill such a large basket...
I'll explain how I had enough to fill several large baskets...
We have been taking day trips as my husband's schedule allows. I love a long drive but I also like sleeping in my own bed. Milwaukee is our neighbor to the north, and we pass it each time we head to Mequon.
I have no idea what this impressive building holds.
I know exactly what this building holds...beer!
The Lake calls to us over and over, I never get tired of walking her beaches or sitting on her shore. Since we recently had our truck repaired, we are happy wanderers again.
Back to the baby's breath. A lovely young lady Kelly, daughter of my dear friend Jean got married to her handsome Mike over the weekend. I volunteered to help with the centerpieces, and enlisted my beautiful SIL Elizabeth to help. (I am smart enough to know when I am in over my head, and Elizabeth works at a florist and is an amazing floral designer,)
I set us us on the deck and for a couple of hours we played with flowers!
This is our sample made by Jean.
Here is the mysterious Elizabeth making bouquets with flowers from my garden. We had such a great time making the bunches of baby's breath for the tables as hubby filled the mason jars with submersible lights and glass beads. My dearest and I set up the centerpieces that afternoon at the amazing venue,
a perfect couple
a beautiful, magical venue...
the table numbers, framed botanicals from Germany. It was a happy and love fulled wedding. So many lovely personal touches. I was honored to be a small part of it.
My favorite wedding guest...
and his adoring wife. (I was trying to look angelic ;-)
Thanks for stopping by and for your friendship. Happy summer, we are just getting started! Enjoy this beautiful day.