Saturday

~Wedding Card Receiver~

~Card Gazebo~


When I found the Mikasa figurine, last winter, I had no idea how it would be used for the wedding. I gave some thought to placing it under a cloche, for the guest registry table.
While we were tossing around ideas for a card receiver, I remembered I had this gazebo tucked away in the basement storage area. It was a creamy white and the metal leaves were green and rust. The decision was made to paint the gazebo and stand white. The more I thought about it, the more I could see the Mikasa couple "dancing" in the gazebo. I finished the project, this morning, by adding tulle and preserved leaves. The figurine is secured with florist putty. Cards will be slipped between the columns.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh how pretty....what a great idea !!!

You have a really nice blog...I popped over from Donna @ The Decorated House.

Take care,
Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Sheila said...

This is beautiful Pat, so very romantic..!
Perfect and original.!
xo

Cote de Texas said...

Wow - i love all the shots of fall leaves - we don't get fall in Houston, we barely even get winter!! I've never seen fall leaves like on your posts a few down from this one.

Pat - thanks for your sweet comment. If you want a magazine, email my your address and I'll get one to you asap:
email me here: mrballbox329@aol.com

that's my REAL email! hahah

Joni from Cote de Texas

bj said...

OOOOOO, my...this is just breathtaking, Pat. So pretty and elegant and I don't believe anyone will have ever seen one quite like it. You do have the best ideas! I can tell you are a romantic at heart!!
bj

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Oh my goodness! You had that tucked away? Truly romantic and magical. I love it!

I also love the package I just got in my mail! Oh happy day for me, the smell was DIVINE!

OldBagNewTricks said...

Pat, this turned out to be quite elegant jewel -- isn't fun when these ideas evolve into just the right thing. It's beautiful.

Jenny

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Pat, don't you just love it when some items you have on hand already work perfectly when placed together to make something absolutely wonderful??!!??

Great job.

Blessings,

Sher

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word! How gorgeous! Great job Pat.

Hugs!
Kat

Wanda said...

Perfection! Don't you love it when things come together like that?

BittersweetPunkin said...

You never cease to amaze me with these great ideas you are having....that is beautiful!
What an affair this will be for sure!
Blessings,
Robin

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

What a clever idea-it looks brilliant!

Rowan said...

This looks so beautiful - what a wonderful idea.

Terri and Bob said...

That's a beauty! It suits their theme well, too!

daisy cottage said...

Pat, what a beautiful idea AND soooo perfect!

xo,
Kim

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Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Nunnie's Attic said...

It's beautiful, Pat! It really is. But please take a word of advice. You would be surprised that the people closest to you, those whom you have invited to the wedding, will be among those who steal cards from the bride and groom.

Sad to say, but it's the truth. I've known too many people whose cards have been stolen knowing full well that the majority of them are going to contain cash. Keep an eye on that gazebo at all times. Since it's open, it would be very easy to sneak a card out.

I certainly don't want to dampen your spirit, I just would hate to see that happen.

Love,
Julie

SOINSPIRED said...

Your creation is so incredibly beautiful. I love it!

Nunnie's Attic said...

Pat,
This is a tip from my mom...put a white box under the gazebo itself. Kinda inside the stand. Then when they put their card in the gazebo it will fall through into the box below. You'll probably have to make a slot in the bottom of the gazebo but that may give you a little more security.

Love,
Julie

smilnsigh said...

Oh this is so beautiful! And you are so, so, so creative and talented!!! Amazing, you are!

Mari-Nanci

Linda said...

Hi Pat, This is truly gorgeous. You have the most wonderful ideas. Linda

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Isn't that neat! I love it!

Andi said...

Oh Pat, that is just beautiful!!! And so perfect for the wedding.

By the way...I love the school girl photo with the pretty banana curls. Quite the pretty girl!!!Growing up I had a dear friend named Susan whose mom would fix her hair like that.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

OH! It is beautiful! What a wonderful idea!
Penny

Amber said...

Beautiful idea, Pat! And congrats on your impending grandbaby!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

So sweet!
You did a great job.
Thanks for posting along the wedding~ it's been fun to follow along. We get to enjoy the festivities, and don't even have to buy a new dress.

Rosemary said...

It's perfect Pat!! I love it sooo much.
We used a pumpkin basket! It's hard to come up with something that will hold the cards and be secure.
Rosemary

Kari said...

This is perfectly lovely...I can't think of another way to say it.

Deb said...

This is absolutely beautiful Pat -

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, that is one great idea! I just love it all painted white & it will be perfect to showcase that bride & groom. You're very clever!

Rhoda

lindaharre said...

Just gorgeous! Great Idea!!!!!

Southern Heart said...

That is just beautiful...what a clever idea! :)

Esther Sunday said...

Wow! Looks great! Great idea! The event is going to be so nice...

Julie said...

Wow - this wedding is going to be amazing and so detail oriented! Make sure the photographer captures it all!

The Decorated House said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!
You are so clever, yes I know it was already said. But it's so clever it deserves to be said again!
Donna

Rose said...

Pat, the gazebo is so beautiful. You always have the best ideas and your execution of them is always just right. It's just perfect!

Susie Q said...

What an amazing idea and just so beautiful, so romantic! So special!

I am loving being able to catch up with you dear Pat!

I missed you!

Hugs,
Sue

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What an outstandingly beautiful idea, Pat!
xo Lidy