April 18, 2015
Getting ready for a party is fun and kind of exhausting. After all of the planning, ordering, gathering from the yard, and prepping the flowers- I am really ready to get to work. After the flowers have soaked and gotten a fresh cut, I will check on them multiple times to see how they are doing. Anyway, all of this to say, this party was no different and most of the flowers lived!
This party was special for lots of reasons. First, it was for a remarkable couple- an engagement party for their upcoming wedding. Second- my friend’s house is spectacular. There is beautiful art, gorgeous fabrics, and light fixtures- really all of the details are there and it is so livable. Third, Jodi let me do what I wanted. She showed me one picture that she liked and that was it. She loves to plan a party and had lots of details to surprise the guest of honor, her sister and future brother-in-law. I was just really happy to get to play a small part in all of the excitement.
Walking up to the house- really set the tone. Jodi came up with the ribbon on the door, and I really love how it turned out!
The three containers on the dining room table have been in my possession for almost 15 years. The tall one came from Al Christopher- one of my favorite gift shops (Amy 256-539-2595)! I have used it so many times- it is so versatile.
I wish I could take better pictures. This house is just so pretty and my pictures do not even begin to show you that. I came back to my house and rearranged. Didn’t help that much.
I used these same three containers for my Mom’s 70th birthday party(a few years ago)- look at how different they look.
What is really fun right now is my yard, well- not the soggy grass. Things are finally popping up! I used some solomon seal that has been transplanted from my grandmother’s house in Anniston to my backyard in Huntsville. Lenten roses, fern, hosta, succulents as well as viburnum were also ready to use. The viburnum is tricky- it has to be on the bush long enough and ready to cut so that it will live in water or oasis. This time it worked. My white azalea is ready today- but last week, not so much!
The white container is usually on her dining room table- it is really a cool piece. We moved it to the kitchen and it became the centerpiece on her island.
This little arrangement was for the bar! There were several other little touches all over the house- just enough to say “I am having a party- my house is clean and we don’t normally live like this!”
Thanks for reading!