Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thrift Shop Thursday

Fly Me To The Moon... A DIY Vintage Style Wedding

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a- Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me

Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, i love you...
Frank Sinatra  Fly me to the moon

     Today I have a very special post full of vintage loveliness.  Every Thursday I like to share with you my most recent "favorite" Thrift Shop finds.  This thursday I have put together a very easy, elegant DIY Vintage Style Wedding table setting that I created by using great Thrift Shop finds and my "new" Wedding Decoration Line, "Fly Me To The Moon".  I will also share with you my very special collection of gorgeous vintage and antique Wedding Gowns given to me by a good friend.  

   I thought that that I could begin with my creative process and how I developed my Wedding Decoration line designs.  I had this vision of a couple in love sitting, standing on a paper crescent moon.  It was a popular theme to photograph couples on a giant crescent moon around the turn of the twentieth century.  There is a wonderful imaginary playfulness in these photographs that is truly romantic.

This flikr page is full of these magical photographs:

Here a few of the decorations from my "Fly Me To the Moon" Wedding Decoration Line inspired by these lovely photographs:

The "Vintage Style Wedding" table setting pictured above that I created incorporates a few of my Great Grandmother's antique linens, a collection etched glasses in a variety of sizes, a beautiful glossy white set of plates with tiny dotting around the edges, (my "Crescent Moon and Stars" Place Cards) and a vintage vase with two bright yellow Calla Lilies embellished with my "Crescent Moon" Decorative Pick.  What I love about this theme is that you can easily incorporate items that you have collected over the years, family heirlooms and Thrift Shop finds.  I find it a style that is nice to personalize, for example you could incorporate more yellow or focus on Roses as your main floral feature.  You could decide to choose an era that you love and focus on that.  Though mixing eras looks quite elegant as well, a post modern approach.

The creme de la creme... Here are the wonderfully exquisite Wedding Gowns that I was given.  Let me tell you that I was astounded to be given such a precious gift that I will always cherish. The first Dress is was worn by my friend's Great Grandmother Mary Krupski Wnek and dates back to the turn of the century:

The second Wedding Gown was worn by her grandmother Catherine Wnek Czujak and dates back to the 1930's.  This one is my favorite!

The third Wedding gown was worn by her mother Madeline Czujak Daly during the 1960's:

The final dress isn't a Wedding Gown at all it is her mother's prom dress from the 1950's and it is fabulous !

A special thank you to my husband who photographed me in these gorgeous wedding gowns yesterday. It was so much fun!


Colleen Daly Martinez said...

It's great to see my family's treasures brought back to life! Thanks Chris.

ioana said...

Love the moon decorations!