Last week was a total whirlwind. There were times when I couldn't tell if I was coming or going...or
If the sun was rising or setting.
Right after the French Market, My daughter April and I hit the road ...
3 and a half hours to Chicago to my dear friend Rebecca's in search of the perfect wedding dress for her destination wedding in January.
This was on Monday...
Over a dozen dresses...nothin!
Wednesday we did some shopping back home in Indiana in preparation for the Luncheon that was to be held at my house/studio on Sunday.
Thursday...another road trip. An hour and a half to the little town of Rochester and to see Miss Pamela herself. Miss Pamela's Plus Size is a wonderful bridal boutique filled with gorgeous dresses, helpful staff and very happy memories for April and me.
And then finally...she finds it. The very dress of her dreams! (Thank Goodness!) We will have to wait until the wedding to share it with you though!
Back home... Our RSVP list went from 8 to 22 overnight! so, We headed South to Indianapolis for our shower gifts and dinner with hubby...who still didn't know we went over on the dress(oops)
On Friday and Saturday I had to get busy transforming my cottage studio into a tiny tearoom.
April poured candles to give as favors while I carted bin after bin, table after table to the garage.
Then, for the inspiration...
We started with the invitation...something fun to set the tone....a Kitchen Shower/Luncheon
Mason Jars and Red Gingham were April's choice for decor...
So, here's my recipe for a successful Bridal Luncheon/Shower!
A path to lead the way to the studio/cottage ...
simple mason jar lanterns to light the way...
A welcoming entrance, and...
Tearoom style seating inside.
(April decided to use paper and plastic...not my usual choices but boy, am I glad we did! )
Add April, Amanda and lots of happy guests!
We served the drinks and dessert in mason jars.
Sandwiches,Salads and fruit in baskets~ buffet style!
Lucy thought it was a pretty good day too!
She got to drink straight from the fountain and meet new people! The perfect doggie day!
On Monday of this week...April and I hit the road once again with a dear friend for a 2 and a half hour drive to the college town of Bloomington...a little shopping, lunch and a trip to Oliver Winery!
Where after a little tasting...2 cases of wine were loaded into our car.
Tuesday morning my darling daughter headed back home to her beloved Texas...a 15 hour road trip!
I was now past exhausted and made myself a little place to curl up on the couch, where I remain to this minute!
Tomorrow I plan to get my act together...but for now, I am watching shows on the dvr that I have had taped for months and walking around my poor neglected garden.
I still have to pick up my merchandise from Horton's. They were so kind to let me store it there until things calmed down a bit here.
So many of you have contacted me about things you have seen and want to purchase(thank you)
I promise...Next week, what I do have available will be loaded into my etsy store!
Until then, I am on the couch or outside on the deck!
Whew! it makes me tired all over just looking at this post!
I think I'm gonna get some more rest.
Have a blessed rest of the week and Thank you for stopping by!