- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I have been collecting vintage pieces from thrift store/antique markets/flea markets to use as centerpieces. Obviously our theme is “vintage” but, we’re kind of fusing old photography and English teahouse vibe (my fiance is a photojournalist and we both love tea?hah)
It has been a LOT of fun! I decided to focus on milk glass vases, cobalt blue bottles/vases, lace doilies and gold mirror vanity trays. Then, I’ve been trying out vintage cameras and/or vintage tea tins in our color scheme. Additionally, we’ll have gold votives and flowers.
Flowers are TBD still, and I would even like advice on what kind of flowers will look good with these items. I bought some burlap ribbon and lace ribbon, just to see if they look good with the decor. I think I have decided against burlap– it’s more rustic than the decor tends to go with.
We have 20 round tables that seat 8 people, plus the head table, a cake table, am antique hutch, and the gust book table. There’s also a ledge to use and then 8 small bar tables.
I have collected enough stuff to make probably 10 centerpieces so far. Not quite halfway there….
I wanted to get an idea of what people think looks the best, so I know what more I should get and what I should avoid! Please take a look at part of my collection and let me know what looks good and what I could add to really make these centerpieces special. My biggest fear right now is it’s all going to look TOO flea market. I want it to look casual but a bit chic, fun, and whimsical I guess.
So…. More cameras? More tea tins? More milk glass? What do people think of the clear glass? (I’m leaning towards not using the clear glass for the centerpieces).
Cobalt blues and tea tin on vanity on crocheted doily (the glass broke somehow after I bought it…major bummer. Should I try to cover it up with the other decor or just get a whole new one? The trays are around $20 a piece in good condition).
milk glass, cobalt bottle, vintage camera, on another vanity on a different doily
Sorry it’s sideways. Cobalt bottles, milk glass, on a gold tray on a different doily
Lace ribbon and burlap. Should I do something with these? Would that be too much in addition to the votives and flowers?
Part of the collection. The rest of it is basically the same. I have 4 more vintage cameras, a couple of more tea tins in the same color scheme, and more milk glass, cobalt glass, and doilies.
Soooo…what do you guys think?!!!! Am I on the right track?
What is the best combination?
Every centerpiece will be different- is that cool?
Should I try to do all cameras, all tea tins, or a combo of the two?
What color tablecloth should I get? White and ivory are the easiest, but it could really clash with the doilies…. Maybe an overlay in sheer blush or gold?
And table numbers. What kind would look good?