Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vintage Garden Party

Have you seen our new vintage line? Think Shabby Chic. Floral patterns. Your grandmother's china. Eclectic groupings of serving dishes and platters. Sipping tea from a mason jar. Gold trimmed plates. Delicate floral embossed patterns on pretty silver serving spoons. It's mismatched china pieces and vintage silver flatware. Antique glass cake stands that are perfect for displaying any desserts, not just cakes. They create a multi-level food display. Vintage china platters and various bowls dress up your buffet spread. We even have mason jars giving a rustic twist to serving your drinks! This vintage look is trendy and feminine. It gives a new life to dishes from older times. A table set with mismatched china is a guaranteed  conversation starter for your party. Just think, each individual fork on the table has a story behind it. People will ooh and ahh over the place settings as they argue about who has the prettiest salad plate! Great for baby showers, wedding showers, women's luncheons, birthday parties, even wedding receptions. 

A customer recently threw a "Vintage Garden Party" themed Retirement party and shared the pictures with us. What a fabulous look! We love how they incorporated their own items such as tin trays, antique watering cans, and tiny clay pots used as votive cups to expand the theme throughout the house. 

The buffet table included vintage china, vintage glass cake stands and decorative stainless chafers. A lavender linen with a hemp (faux burlap) overlay bunched up in a the center was covered with votives.
A vintage glass cake stand was used to display desserts. 

Shown here: vintage china platter, bowl and vintage silver meat fork. Mismatched china creamers were used for sauces. 

The theme continued on the patio which was decorated with various potted plants, fresh cut flower arrangements and colored mason jar style votive cups. 

A frozen drink machine was set up on the patio serving the guests refreshing "backyard lemonade." The drinks were served in mason jars displayed charmingly in an aluminum box. 


Click here to visit the website to get more information on our new vintage line. Or give us a call and reserve the china for your next party!

There is nothing we enjoy more than seeing pictures of our customers' events. We would really love to see yours! Send us pictures of your party and if we feature them on An Occasional Blog or on our website, we'll give you a $25 refund of of your order! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sweet Country Wedding - 4/28

4/28/2012 - Navasota, TX   - Osburn-Self Wedding

Saturday was a gorgeous Texas spring afternoon. We were delighted to be a part of setting up for a large but charming outdoor wedding last weekend in Navasota. The ceremony took place on a gorgeous property in Grimes County. The beautiful countryside perfectly complimented by the subtle rustic accents in the decor. 

It started with the wrought iron lanterns hanging from shepherd hooks along the way to the ceremony site. Over 240 white Samsonite chairs perfectly aligned for the many guests to view the nuptials. 

After the ceremony the guests would be led to the two 20' x 40' marquis tents strung with globe lights and par cans, covering twenty-four round tables adorned with our new "hemp" (faux burlap) linens and fruitwood folding chairs. 

The centerpieces alternated between wrought iron candelabras with candles, and glass bubble bowls with flower arrangements. I just love the rolled pearl napkins tied with string! The simplicity of the table settings strengthened the rustic charm!

One of my favorite details of the reception: The head table, sweetly situated out in the open between the two tents, under the stars  The best part: The bride's and groom's chairs adorned hand painted "Bride" and "Groom" signs tied on with rope.  Adorable!! 

If only we'd been fortunate enough to see it all in the ambiance of the candlelight, tent lighting, and of course the stars in the Texas night sky. I'd imagine it was fit for a fairy tale! 

Congratulations and best wishes to newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Self!!  Thank you for the glimpse of your special day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May - Colossal Deal

Here's a Colossal Deal!  

Photo from: myremodelinghome.com
Columns aren't just white and they aren't just for weddings!
Our resin decor is available in white and granite and includes balustrade railings, garden benches, urns, flower stands, columns, and colonnade arches.
Colonnades can dress up the most ordinary room. Especially when decorated with any color of fabric or tulle. They can adapt to any color scheme or party theme. They create a perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony but they also or highlight the head table at a Quinceanera, or supply a romantic portrait backdrop for prom photos. 

Draping fabric between columns can really transform a plain room to something mythical and romantic. Here's an easy How To article on DIY column decorating! 

Whatever your occasion - our resin columns and garden decor can completely change the look of a room from ordinary to extraordinary. And this month only, they're half off! 

Fine Print:
Offers are not valid with any other coupon or offer.
Special pricing is good for all styles and sizes of resin decor. This includes columns, colonnade sets, colonnade arch sets, flower stands, urns, balustrade railings and columns, resin urns, and garden fountains. 
See associate for details.  
Orders must be paid in full at the time of reservation to secure the monthly promotion prices.
Subject to availability.
Prices valid until 5/31/2012
No refunds will be given on the reservation of resin decor with promotional pricing. The remainder of your order can be canceled, or the credit can be transferred to another item or order.

Please, see a sales associate or email us with any questions.