Anyway, I have the next part in my linen and lace photo shoot for you today! This week it is the table decor. Since vintage was my main theme - I really tried to look at the table from that perspective. So here it is...
Don't you just love Queen Anne's Lace? I do...can't you tell? In the picture above you can see the escort area that I featured a couple weeks ago. Also you might remember, I mentioned that each table was a chapter...well you can see in the picture below that the table was marked in just that way...
As I was thinking about vintage era's, and the time that my Great Aunt Millie grew up in...it dawned on me that a big thing back then was dance cards. So I thought - why not set at each place setting for the ladies a dance card, and for the man a boutonniere, of course!
So from the left over chapter's in the book I made a dance card for the ladies...
I ran a piece of vintage lace down the side, and painted golf sized pencils white. Yes, I painted them! The gold just didn't go, and I couldn't find white ones at the time. Inside I printed on cream colored construction paper (the only paper that I sure for this whole shoot that wasn't from the vintage book I used...remember I only used one book for this whole shoot) numbers with lines that the ladies could write who they danced with for each song.
And of course I had to have a happily ever after at the end!
For the boutonniere's I used a couple small pieces of Queen Anne's Lace and wrapped the stem with a vintage book page strip.
I have to tell you that the glasses you see in this shoot are Aunt Millie's. Believe it or not - they were her grandma's when she got married over 100 years ago! I couldn't believe she offered me them when I told her about the shoot I was going to do. Let me tell you - I handled them with extreme care!
I adorned the glasses with a sprig of mint, and a stir stick made with a scalloped circle punch. And below you can see one of my sets of vintage butter plates that I used to hold salt and pepper. Also I lined some vintage book pages down the center of the table.
The below picture isn't that great...but it does show you the mini vintage mold that I used at each place setting. (I also used a larger mold on my raffle table that I showed last week.) I filled each with some Queen Anne's Lace, and a stick that had a cute line from the book.
Another detail I wanted to point out were mason jars that I used. They actually said Good House Keepers on them - so perfect with my whole theme and the vintage drying rack escort area and the vintage ironing board that I used for the dessert table.
A couple more shots for you...
I adore my old, beat up red bench that I got for free. It brought just a little extra color to the table. So there you have it my dears - my vintage linen and lace table decor. Remember next week I have some other details to share with you...which is perfect as it will be the last part of my photo shoot and the end of the year!
...concept, design, styling & photography all by Luna and Chloe Weddings