I thought I would share the crazy centerpieces I made for my nieces wedding. The tall bouqets are old floor lamps I spray painted black then took apart and reworked with old orange lucite beads I took from another lamp. I topped them off by screwing on a large green ceramic pot and filled them with bright pink, orange & green gerber daisies, moss, and grapevine.
They were unique, elegant and fun too.
These two were mock ups. I made 3 of the tall ones above and ten centerpieces. (and an 8ft swag) I purchase lamps from every thriftstore and yard sale I came across plus I had a few collected in the "shed"... (have I mentioned I love lamps?) After they were painted I aged them with a little buffing using a fine gauge steel wool pad. Even though the bases were different the paint, orange beads, and metal flowers presented unity. Which was after all the plan. Once they were all reconfigured I drove 300 miles to SLC and arranged the florals there. The small ceramic pots were filled with pink, orange and green gerber daisies as well as moss and grapevine. Each was placed on individual guest tables along with a small framed quote from Alice in wonderland and another framed pictured of the happy couple. It was the bride's favorite childrens story and I thought how perfect??? Since two young people starting out in marriage are surely entering uncertain territory. helloooo (I don't know if anyone else got it cuz I do have a slightly twisted sense of humor) Anyway the good news is everyone went crazy for them and after the wedding I sold them all... including the framed quotes. Thanks for looking! ~athella P.S yes, she serve cookies along with 3 scoops of colored sherbet.