Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Have You Ever Seen Bouquets Like This?!

      I'm taking a break from 'silly talk' today. :-] I'm too tired to have my brain working that hard!!...Instead I'm gonna share some 'seriously' cute bouquets I came across the other day!
       The one in the header photo looks like fabric, doesn't it?!...Well, it's not! The shop's description says it's ideal for the well traveled bride, or bridesmaid, or for someone who appreciates quirky,offbeat style!...The key words being 'well-traveled'...because each flower is hand made from vintage atlas paper, constructed into a gorgeous globe bouquet, studded with dark aqua and dark copper pearl beads!...Is that cool or what!! ^_^
      I love how creative Etsy shop owners are!! :-)

      And if you think that bouquet is cool....how about this one!...

       It's apparently hand made from old vintage book paper...

       ...including the hand cut and layered butterflies, which are made from ledger card, and vintage dictionary, music sheet, and inked book paper!! :-)

     My favorite is not the ones made of paper though...even though I really like them! My favorite is made of.....wait for it!...crocheted flowers!! ^_^ 

       It's a teardrop bouquet, created with 30 individual hand crocheted white flowers! In the center of each flower is a cream and white button. And every other flower is embellished with cream lace and pearls! :-) It's finished off with a beautiful white satin and lace handle.

      And if that wasn't enough, the set has something for the groom too! A matching two flower buttonhole boutonniere. :-) ...

       The only thing that's 'wrong' with this set is that I didn't think of it myself!!!! ^_^ It's so pretty!...and such a good idea!!!

    Okay...that's all I got today! I'm battling some hormonal exhaustion these days...some hormonal exhaustion that I'm determined not to bore YOU with every single day!!! LOL That wonderful experience...NOT!!...is all mine!....Ugh!
     Have a good day, Everybody! I'm off to find me a bench! :-)


Wooden, with an indent.
Sturdy, aged by the sun.
A place to rest when you are tired.
A stop when you are on the run.

A slatted back, for resting shoulders,
and cemented to the ground.
A wrought-iron rusted swirly arm-rest,
and a place to put bags down.

A place for you to catch a bus,
or to feed a hungry squirrel.
Where good friends can stop and chat
about the big news of the world.

Alone and beaten by the weather,
chipping paint, long past brand new.
Almost like some people we know,
who are inconspicuous too.

So reliably unnoticed,
all the benches that we pass.
Sitting there, just waiting for us,
if we too run out of gas.


  1. Wow, this is so creative and I love that they describe it for the well traveled bride. Great post and I can definitely see why your fave is the crocheted one. :)


    1. I thought so too, Dale!!! :-] I only wish I had thought about putting my own crochet flowers together like that!! It's such a great idea!!


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