1.04.2011

~ tuesday thought: black lace ~

Good Morning lovely readers!  Hope you are well this morning.  Me = exhausted...but a good exhausted!  I am working on two guest post photo shoots, on top of this one for today, and my Homemade post for Thursday...so running on low fuel.  Please bear with me and my sparse table decor!  Even Mr. Big said:  "Isn't it kind of sparse?" (in the sweetest possible way!) I said yes, but I have to much to do and need some sleep.  And I know you will forgive me ;-)

So for the first Tuesday Thought of the year, I thought I would play off of one of my previous posts.  Do you remember the cake plate edged in black lace?  Click here to see.  Anyway, I've been playing with that lace a little bit and thought of some other ways in which to use.  Here are the three types of black lace I used (sorry for the bad picture)...
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I used the wider lace for all projects, except the rosettes.  So let's have a look-see and see what I came up with.  First up, I made a very SIMPLE lace chandelier. 
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Yes, simple in the fact that all I used was two embroidery hoops(inside pieces only), spray painted them black, attached the lace using glue dots (the BEST thing ever...the key to use them is to roll your finger over them), and glue to attach the black string!  It really looks darling in person, but it's one of those things I have a hard time getting a great picture of.  A couple of other very simple was to use are wrapped around a napkin...
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I love how the wider piece of lace looks, don't you?  Also, you could use it wrapped around a vase...
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Or wrapped around the edge of the table...
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Or wrapped around an invitation...
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I love it made into rosettes with a needle and thread...
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And as an added little bonus, I wrapped it around a wine glass and adhered the lace on the back with a glue dot...but used cream so you can see that it looks different, but still pretty.
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Oh and I can't forget the pink roses Mr. Big gave to me...
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Not only are they gorgeous, they smell heavenly.  (Thanks honey!)  This is exactly how I found them when I came home.  I didn't want to mess with his arrangement of them - so cute! 

Well, there you have it my dears - a couple ways to incorporate black (or other colored) lace at your wedding or event.  There are handfuls of other ways to use, but just wanted to give you a couple today!  Hope you enjoyed this first Tuesday Thought of the year.  Have a lovely day!

~ Ciao

...concept, design, styling & photography all by luna and chloe weddings

18 comments:

  1. Oooh I like what you've done here. I always thought delicate pieces of black lace would look great and you have proved that they do!

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  2. Ok I'm seriously running out of ways to compliment your crazy creative talent. You must have amazing dreams!!! Love that you made a lace chandelier!!

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  3. I LOVE THIS. The tiny lace rosettes are so beautiful! Great post!

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  4. that lace chandelier is genius!!
    and i loooooooove the pink roses...way to go mr. big!!

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  5. I love lace and I am with Chris, the chandelier is BANANAS!! Gorgeous!!

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  6. This is one of the reasons I Love Tuesdays!!!! Not only is the lace gorgeous but you were able to do magic with it!!!!

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  7. Gorgeous all over the place. To be expected when it comes to you, Kristi. Love!

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  8. I love what happens with you just "throw" stuff together when you are short on time! This is lovely and I think the chandelier is a brilliant idea!

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  9. OMG I am obsessed with this!! SOO gorgeous, simple, and utterly perfect! You always blow me away!

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  10. Who are you?! My IDOL, that's who! This is absolutely stunning. Do a rosette tutorial!!!! I love them!!!

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  11. Okay, loving the rosettes! Just so chic!

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  12. You are so awesomely amazing! Love all of these ideas Miss Inventive DIY Smarty Talent Pants!

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  13. Wow I love these ideas... and I don't generally love lace, but it looks so modern used like this!

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  14. so beautiful! i love the napkin wrappers!

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  15. OMG! I wish I had seen this before I got married! Such a beautiful affordable DIY idea. I love it! I definitely want to know how the rosettes are made.

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  16. OMG you guys are just fabulous! Thank you to the moon and back for all your super duper sweet comments! I appreciate each and every one of them ;-)

    Melina - a tutorial for the rosettes is coming up next week!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  17. Flowers are the way to my heart :) And I love that chandelier SO MUCH!!!!

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  18. The laces are nice and they also add art. With their intricate designs, it's really great.

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