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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bride's Dream Roses & Vintage French Limoges








Fittingly enough it was the Bride's Dream Austin roses that bloomed first this year. I couldn't help but give them a little show.




We had a kickoff pizza night last evening with the first family arrivals, and the bride and groom began the intertwining of their lives by stringing the twinkle lights for the wedding celebration. 









In the early quiet next morning I got a few shots of my luckiest recent find. A little stack of lovely vintage French plates perfect for small "pre-season" lead up celebrations. It's uncanny how your mental radar can zero in on the best stuff to support your current theme. 






































Still some polishing up to do, but I love the winged heart motif on this silver serving fork.













Buckets of baby's breath standing by too.














One of the "borrowed" things will be a bag of bubble bottles that turned up from the last garden wedding that got overlooked under a table. (There are always a few glitches.)




They're for blowing sweet good wishes for the bride and groom in place of throwing rice.
















A very dignified teenage Lucky Charms breakfast is going on while I write this up. A second wave of family members arrives in a few hours. Let the games begin!

Thanks so much for popping by for a visit, and for all the good wishes!

Jacqueline





39 comments:

Deb said...

It's all so pretty. Love the buckets of baby breath.

Patty Wiles said...

all so pretty...

Chel C said...

This all looks so perfect. I love the idea of blowing good wishes. xx

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sounds like preparations for lots of fun. The Rose is spectacular as are the plates. Have fun...
Mary

Pamela Gordon said...

So, so pretty! The roses are exquisite and the Limoges so dainty and perfect. I love the lights lit up around the huge tree. It's going to look magical. Enjoy all your guests, the wedding and all the events. Blessings, Pamela

Things and Thoughts said...

So happy atmosphere, so bright images ! All is shining and I'm sure that it will be a perfect day with your personal touch, Jacqueline!
Best wishes !
Olympia

madziaila said...

One word: beautiful. You have a lovely home and beautiful things. :)

zmysły i pomysły said...

very prety:)

Bernideen said...

Very soft and pretty!

Kay said...

Oh lovely, lovely, lovely!! Twinkle lights always make everything more magical! Best wishes to all!
Love, Kay

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I am in love with the French china you scored! Your pictures are so lovely too.

xo
abby

Merlesworld said...

Very lovely pictures.
Merle.......

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

It all looks so lovely together...
the china and the gorgeous roses, baby's breath and those fairy lights!
So romantic and perfect for a wedding.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love your gorgeous Limoges dishes and all your pretty photos! Sweet lights around the tree and wonderful shot of the bride and groom in midst of the "preparations."
Karen

Donna B said...

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Karen said...

Hi,
I just love the Limoges china! Gorgeous gold trim - you were so lucky to find those treasures!

Your photos are always so very beautiful. Thank you for making my day brighter and cheerier after visiting your blogspot!

You are such an inspiration!
Take care,
karen@karenscottageandcastle.blogspot.ca

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline. Everything looks so pretty. Those roses are very aptly named. The plates are just gorgeous. A great find just in time. I love the idea of blowing bubbles. Why do these wonderful ideas come up when I don't have anybody left to marry off (just yet, anyway)..Happy Thursday..Judy

Maarit said...

Looking at your delicate photos makes me want to get married again, though not to divorce - maybe just celebrate the next anniversary actually... Here's our candidate for the Eurovision Song Contest Marry me:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR3pKGRNexY

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Oh the roses are gorgeous and I love buckets of baby's breath.
The lights are so pretty on the tree. I love that fork winged heart pattern.
Best wishes to the happy couple.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Franse Brocante said...

This is so special. Thanks for all those nice pictures. The lights around the tree are saying that happiness will last forever. Bye, Lilian

Ann said...

Lovely roses and nice touch with the baby's breath. Your new china is fantastic! All makes for a romantic setting.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, those plates are gorgeous, and the roses too. I love the lights around the tree too... so magical and pretty. I didn't know that was something people were doing now... what a pretty symbolic thing to do... I'm going to have to go catch up on your posts i've missed!

Cindy

SizzleandZoom said...

Oh my word, you have found the prettiest gold vintage dinnerware.
This one of my favorites of yours.
And not to forget how beautiful everything else looks and the 'all-lit up for a celebration' tree. Wonderful. Have a splendid wedding.

madzia w said...

oh god. this is beautiful!!
i love it.
great blog. follow. look me up. :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is going to be lovely! I follow by bloglovin and realized when I was on the etc. blog, that I wasn't getting this one there! Had to go and start following again! XO

June said...

It's ALL so lovely Jacqueline! The rose blooms made me swoon--as did those lovely plates.

RobinfromCA said...

Everything is so perfect and beautiful! Such a lucky couple! I always want to just pin your whole blog because your photos are so gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend,
Robin

RoseMarie said...

Hi Jacqueline, beautiful details! activity probably stay beautiful! greetings, Rose Marie

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Jacqueline...What a gorgeous and romantic post. Such a soft and feminine touch. That china is stunning too. I love it all..

Jody and Stan said...

Everything looks so magical! The roses and dishes are perfect. It will be the best wedding ever! Dreams do come true....


Jody

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how lovely; I love twinkle lights! Your Limoges china is a gorgeous capture. Beautiful blooms and photos. It will be a perfect day; a fairy tale come true. Much happiness to the bride and groom! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

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Art and Sand said...

I just love to see what you are up to with your decorating. Your table settings and linens are always so inspiring. I could not emulate half of what you do mostly because I have no space for the dishes.

Congratulations on your family wedding.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jacqueline, what a sweet and romantic post! Your roses and vintage plates work so perfectly together!!!! That serving fork with the winged hear stole my heart!
I don't have bubbles... but I'm sending best wished to the bride and groom!!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Just found your blog! It is beautiful....Best Wishes to the Bride & Groom. The roses & gold & white vintage plates are perfect for pre-wedding parties!
Blessings My Friend,

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have David Austin roses but am not familiar with that rose? So very pretty. Love the limoge, what a great pattern.
It all comes together so well.
Happy family gathering and wedding.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

looks wonderful, dreamy and full of romance!

fun and exciting times for sure.
Pat

Bente said...

Oh, so beautiful. I love the plates. Gorgeos

Hugs

Haworth said...

What beautiful plates, Jacqueline, and how perfect that you found them in time for thise beautiful event! And it seems charmed that the roses bloomed when they did. The tree looks heavenly and I'm sure you made the entire garden a faery land for this wonderful family occasion. Looking forward to reading more!

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