Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wedding Arch project, Part I

A new purchase, a new project! I have found this wonderful arch.
It's now at home in the tack room of our barn awaiting its new destiny.The end of March it will be in a wedding, and this is what my plan is:

Instead of this being an arch for the nuptials, it will be a frame for the wedding cake.  We are going to build, or find, a table that will fit neatly under the arch. The inside measure of the arch is about 48".. a generous width. The depth of the sides is 24" but I will need to make sure the depth of the table is enough to accommodate a cake platform.

I have seen examples on Pinterest of tablecloths made of rows of burlap ruffles. The bride is planning burlap table runners on the round guests' tables, so I know the burlap would be perfect. I do many things but sewing is not one of them. In such cases at least I do know someone. Why do I think that sewing burlap is a messy pain in the back side?

This is my quandary: I do love chippy whites... but sometimes there might be a wee bit too much rust, especially for a wedding. But I don't want to loose any of the worn charm. I think I will sponge on just a bit of paint, not where its chipped off down to the bare metal, but something to cover some of the rust.

If I can quote a line from the Wizard of Oz.. "These things must be done delicately..."

I'm excited to have 13 followers now. Still not sure how to follow back. I have attempted this but I think I'm doing something wrong. I'll get the hang of it in a few days. Still nervous I will mess up something if I hit the wrong button. Our pupster Scout is 2 years old now, but I love this pic of her when she was small. Aren't puppies the best?  All of you have a great week!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

How to keep bugs off your Wedding Cake

We aren't the only ones who are drawn to the sweet aroma of a wedding cake. No one likes party crashers, especially the six legged variety that love outdoor wedding receptions.  An elegant solution to this problem is a tulle mosquito net which is made to hang above a bed. This one was purchased on-line but can sometimes be found in import stores. The tulle is attached to a ring at the top which makes it very easy to hang from a ceiling or tree branch. This one was hung in the gazebo of our front porch. The fabric was so long, it easily covered the entire round table and looked very bridal! When it came time to cut the cake, the tulle was pulled to the side and gathered with a pretty ribbon.

This is my first "official"  blog post. If any of it looks good, full credit goes to our daughter Linsey, queen of the Farmhouse Porch Blog. Anything that looks awkward or disheveled, ... that's me.  Linda   :)