(Closed) country-rustic-vintage decor ideas!

posted 11 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh you are so getting my freak on with the rustic-vintage vibe! That’s my fave too. The ceiling is beautiful, so I’d do stuff to focus the eye upwards (and away from your chairs)–the papel picado in the first picture is absolutely gorgeous, but you could also do cafe lights, big balloons, pompoms, or hanging stars in the third pic. The last pic I included comes from MS Weddings (old issue), actually, and as you can see, they have pretty modest decor with (horror of horrors) white PLASTIC chairs! But I think the hanging streamers, soft light, and the glow cast by the centerpiece candles help make the space special–special enough for Martha, apparently! So I’d focus also on the lighting scheme and bring a glow to the center of the table to help again detract from the chairs on the outside.

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Post # 4
4822 posts
Honey bee

That fireplace gives you a lot to play with. too as a focul point as people are eating.

There is the more typical route of filling it with lots of camdles of different sizes so it glows.

You could use tall dried grasses, branches and curly willows sticking out of cowboy boots/urns/vases on top of the hearth or on the sides.

Or you could find some nice large piece of drift wood and use as the fireplace centerpiece.

You could use painted word signs on a post to point out “Food” and “Dancing” and “bathrooms” on the large posts.  something like this


You could swag fabric above the door ways and tie it off with taffeta and twin your colors to give it that soft elegant rustic look.


Another idea is use an old window and blow up pictures of you two and place them behind the panes. And prop that up against the fireplace or other location. It acts like a really big collage.

Post # 6
47414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think with your decor the chairs will fade into the background. Plus, remember that you only see the chairs when they are empty. When people are sitting down the chairs are not visible at all.

burlap, wood,burlap, cotton hankies or doily  bunting

Doily Chair Decoration

This is a little busy but the cotton hanky bunting could be used elsewhere:

DIY wedding ideas


I would focus on the fireplace wall. It appears they have something hanging on the wall above the fireplace, or is that a shelf? If it is removeable you could do something on that wall. If not, fill that shelf with rustic items.

place a moss or flower momogram on the wall


eco-friendly wedding

chalkboard plant stakes used as table numbers



grapevine balls with mini lights


Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Can you tell me where the large grapevine balls with lights can be purchased?

Post # 8
47414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You just purchase the grapevine balls and either insert battery operated lights into the ball or wind them around the outside of the ball.

Post # 9
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Post # 11
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

this is more for a guest table idea, but I fell in love with the idea of using an old vintage suitcase to hold your cards!

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