From humble beginnings to better than it looks in the pictures, we got together and volunteered our time and things to decorate a dinner for an unsuspecting group of ladies.
The thought was to hang lattice from the ceiling and hang greenery, wisteria and lights. Since we are all going through tighter budgets we decided to make something to replace the lattice. I had the chicken wire in my craft room and decided to build the frames from thin strips and staples. A little spray paint later and here is what we started with.
The room is not a pretty room and makes it kind of hard to create something fancy. But when the lights are turned off and the candles are lighted everything looks better.
We used everything we could thing of; Chinese lanterns, ribbons, greenery, an arbor, Sheppard hooks that had cute little battery operated chandeliers hanging off, a water fountain, two separate wedding decorations, and a little blog land crafts and just filled the room up.
The table was set simply. We have to use plastic silver ware and paper plates but I would love to do a shabby chic theme with real plates and silver ware and lots and lots of cloth.
This is my version of the flowers that have been featured on several blogs. I combined different ideas. I started with burlap, painted it to give it some structure, then used linen and fabric to create the flower. Then I saw an idea where scraps were used to add movement and texture. I love the rolled shabby roses and when I saw the crepe paper version I knew I had to make some of those. So I put all three together and came up with these.
They have a pin on the back so that they could be used as a broach for a lapel or be pinned on a purse of whatever their little heart desires.
We wanted to come together to create a special evening for a group of women who may have never been treated to such extravagant love.
After all that's what God's love is.
Be still and know that I AM God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Ps. 46:10
What I love about God's word is there is no doubt about what he says. There's no maybe or I might be. God tells us, Be still. Know this. I AM God. I will be. Statements to hang your hat on for sure.
Be blessed as you ponder all that God is.