Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let's Talk Vintage Linky Party # 3 - Using Vintage To Decorate a Banquet

Welcome to my third "Let's Talk Vintage Linky Party!"

Last week was a busy one! My creative skills were called upon to decorate a dinner banquet at Bebe's school.

My mission: Decorate in a patriotic theme... and more specifically include one of the most famous documents in our nation's history.

I was up for the challenge.

As always, I include vintage pieces.

Some of the items were from the staff
at the school. We emailed and asked if
anyone had the items I requested on my list.
The pitcher seen here holding the flags
is from my BellaRosaAntiques.com shop.
It has a pretty pink rose on it but I wrapped
some burlap and ribbon around the vase to
cover it... didn't want it to look too "shabby chic!"
A teacher lent me his reproduction of the
very famous signed document, the Constitution.
I printed this one from the internet.
Each guest was given a bookmark
as a party favor. The statue of Liberty
is from my own collection at home.
I found the feathers at our local craft store and added
 the "we the people" tags using parchment paper
from my resume stash. Yes, I actually used
to use parchment style paper for my resume!
This dinner d├ęcor really came together with
all of the right pieces... I was happy things
fell into place as I had a busy week planned.

The antique eye glasses are
from my bookshelf display...
the old Bibles were from
my hubby's collection.
I find it fun pulling pieces
from different sources...
and watching it take shape!
And now, without further ado,
Let's Talk Vintage!
I'm featuring a couple of bloggers
from last week's shindig:
Melissa shared her Pyrex finds...
totally retro cool!
And over at Adirondack Girl at Heart
we saw a FABULOUS pair
of robin's egg blue ice skates!
Now it is your turn!
Share your latest projects,
shop items, your personal
collections, etc.


Diana said...

Thanks so much for the feature, Jillian!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Great idea to use what you already had and to incorporate vintage treasures. Great job! Thanks for sharing at VIParty.