Saturday, December 19, 2009

Champagne Bubbles, Sugar Plums and Seven Swans a Swimming....a feast for the eyes...

In the entry, a glass cloche containing a replica of the bride and groom, welcomes guests as it perches upon cream vintage cake stands surrounded by glittered balls, pink peonys, white spider mums and glass votives.

The handmade replica of the bride and groom is only complete with a miniature faux fur stole!

Hand-glittered, hand-snowed and clear glass bubbles fill the air and dance above the table!

The family has put together a table to die for! Many of the items have been handmade especially for the bride and groom or just simply found in the many cupboards of the house's pantry. A luxurious purple crinkle silk fabric inlaid with glitter, casually drapes over a purple satin table linen. A mix of two vintage china settings in various shades of gold, purple and cream lay before each guest. Vintage purple tinted champagne coupes serve up the bubbly. Three glass cloches, each depicting a handmade winter scene, travel down the center of the table and serve as conversation pieces. Vintage candlesticks with hand-glittered white candles adorn the table with light and an assortment of clear and purple glass balls dance in between the arrangements. Glittered and illuminated star paper lanterns fill the darkened corners of the room and bring in the clear winter night sky.

Shades of white lilies, spider mums, carnations, amaryllis, paperwhites, anenomes, roses, and white feathers spiked with platinum glittered ferns fill vintage pressed glass goblets.

The pattern of the vintage teacups and saucers mimic the pastoral setting of the farm as well as the waterview of the Island.

White feather boas attached by a vintage brooch, hang gracefully over each chair.

Under one of the glass cloches, a handmade pair of ladies move through the snow as they do a little winter shopping..

Even the dog is perfectly outfitted for the winter!

Heirloom cardboard houses, lit from within, are covered in a dusting of sparkle and glitter.

Vintage brooches with purple satin ribbon wrap around a cream satin napkin with the family's vintage silverware gently tucked in.

Under a glass cloche, children finish making a snowman and an impromtu snowball fight begins..

Even a simple cream spider mum in a vintage pressed drinking glass, is given some sparkle.

Teacups filled with silver beaded balls add sparkle and a touch of whimsy.

A Vintage gold charger compliments a vintage gold Chrysanthemum brooch.

Cream and white candles gently warm and glow a fireplace filled with snow and feathers.

**Stay tuned for a special post regarding the handmade details of this table..

Flowers by Yumiko Fletcher, Hana Floral Design
Purple satin linen, ivory satin napkins, purple tinted water glasses- Rentals Unlimited
Purple silk crinkle fabric with sparkle- Jo-Ann Fabric
Vintage dinnerware and glassware-Private collection of Island Farm and Hester & Ben Smith
Vintage Silverware & Brooches-Private collection of Lucinda Wesson, Chocolate Creative Design
Handmade figurines & hand-glittered bubbles made by Lucinda Wesson, Chocolate Creative Design


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