In just five days, we will be having a wedding in my family. My oldest son Jon is getting married on Friday May 17th. Such a joyous and hectic time! I spent today with Jon and Ashley (my soon to be daughter-in-law) taking care of some last minute items.
First I framed the "guest book" - which is actually a poster sized piece of art filled with hearts on which the guests will sign. Ashley found this on Etsy. She wanted a distressed looking white type frame, but alas, none could be found that were the right size. So I found a plain light brown one and sponged it with cream colored acrylic paint giving it a nice vintage look. We will set it on an easel for guests to sign in on.
Have also been getting the house ready as we are expecting some house guests. Finally finished decorating my guest bedroom. I've never had a romantic or feminine room - I've raised two boys and my house has always been filled with boys and all the things that go with them. But when we did a remodel last year, I made some changes. And one of them was making the guest room - which over the years had hosted many of my two sons' friends - into a softer prettier room.
I painted the walls a soft yellow and hung curtains in a pretty gold sheer fabric with beaded fringe - I love anything beaded, you know! The bed has a light yellow bedspread with a light blue quilt at the bottom. Some vintage looking pictures and lamps finish the look.
As for what I will be wearing at the wedding, I have found a pretty navy blue dress embellished with - what else - beads! Here is the dress, shoes, a pretty beaded purse I found, and a beaded hair clip. By now you know I like beads. You know, I could have beaded the hairpin myself, but found one I just loved on Etsy from DesignsbyDeb.