A Wedding

My daughter, Emily, and her boyfriend, Aaron, are engaged to be married, which is not exactly a surprise since they have been together since high school. Aaron is just like a member of our family already, and we are so happy to make it official. Although the wedding is not until next summer, Emily and I are engrossed in preparations.

Emily has always loved Depression glass, so we decided to use mainly Depression green (and some pink) as the wedding colors. We started collecting glassware (especially vases and pitchers, but also plates, candy dishes and candlesticks) for the tables, and we are having lots of fun visiting antique stores. Emily would have loved to put pink peonies in her cute vases, but unfortunately they will not be in season and are also pretty expensive. She has decided to use ranunculus instead, which I think is a nice alternative (smaller, but with a similar look).

I am in the process of embroidering 100+ napkins with their initials. At first I was going to stitch the solid areas in satin stitch, but after completing one napkin, I changed my mind and used a crayon. It’s not quite as nice, but the satin stitch was way too time-consuming. I have to make one about every third day from now until the wedding.

Another project I am planning is table toppers (circles or rectangles, depending upon the table shape). These are going to be simple, and we are thinking of this nursery dot fabric from Joann’s. If I use a 50% coupon, I can buy a whole bolt for $2.50/yard. I am also going to make lots of scalloped pennants out of the same fabric, and I’m thinking about bows for the chair backs. I know those can use a lot of fabric, so I’m going to have to make a few samples to see if it’s feasible.

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