Wednesday, October 13, 2010

reclaimed love

Vintage letters, found on etsy and put on display to show one's love.
There is something special these days about using reclaimed wood, herringbone, brick and stone.
A platter of fresh figs even takes on the personna of reclaimed wood or stone.
I would use these reclaimed shutters to hold the place cards

for a dinner party or wedding in a barn like this.
Party favors, how about a jar of honey or apple butter to take home.
The table numbers are old playing cards, mounted on burlap and framed in vintage frames.
How sweet would they be on the tables.
An old copper oil can for the bride and groom to put their rings on.
Nothing like reclaimed love.
How would you reclaim your autumn love?
What sort of vintage or recycled props would you use?

20 comments:

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Love it all....to use your words, "we like the same things for sure"!!!

BALLET NEWS said...

How clever ! Using words is just perfect

jacjewelry said...

Funny you should mention old letters. I found two sets of wonderful vintage cards and am re-using them now!

Emily said...

Such wonderful ideas for a wedding.

Gretchen O. said...

I love the idea of placecards on the shutters! You should add wedding planner to your repertoire:) --Gretchen O.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the reclaimed love, acorns and pinecones love using those indoors as decor.

pretty pink tulips said...

I would love to have an antique garden bench!

The Zhush said...

Such great ideas...I also love the idea of using vintage signs and ads!

Joyce said...

Wonderful and very cool ideas! I love the oil can.

We enjoy long walks in cooler weather and fires in the fireplace. Hmmm... I don't think brining out my "vintage" flannels would be the greatest props but they are warm! smile... xo

VictoriaArt said...

I love the little oil can...
All the pictures, for that matter.
Few years ago I bought an old metal basket (for eggs in the olden days) and ever since it has played a role in the season's decorating. Right now it holds a few acorn squash, awaiting dinner one of those days.
We also used old shutters for years inside the windows in our family room.
There is so much....thanks for the inspiration!

for the love of a house said...

Every single photo- fabulous! But I could get weepy over those table numbers with old cards in vintage frames!

joan

Nelle Somerville said...

On the wedding theme, I've always wanted to use my old bridesmaid dresses for baby pillows with the child's monogram as a baptism gift. Great way to recycle something I will never wear again and a personal nod to the bride's style. I owe my MOH two pillows in her gorgeous raw silk wheat color. If only I could sew. xoxo

Francesca said...

I love all these ideas. I've seen beautiful tables made with reclaimed wooden shutters and doors.

DolceDreams said...

I love all of these! Thanks for sharing...especially the "XO"...
Nathalie

mydesignchic said...

Such great images - love them all.."XO"!!

North of 25A said...

I love those playing cards as table numbers!
Best,
Colleen

Southern Lady said...

I have a handmade wooden bucket that I love to bring out to use in the fall. Filled with autumn leaves, it is just beautiful! Carla

Carole said...

I like the bench and brick walkway.

Lisa Holtzman said...

Great ideas!

LindsB said...

mmmm, figs! Thank you for reminding me that I have yet to have some this fall, I love figs!