Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I want stuff hanging from the trees and other rustic-chic decor musings

Is that too much to ask? I mean, we're getting married in a park, right? Therefore, I think me and my husband-to be-to will begin lovingly folding 1000 paper cranes as a couple's project we'll only work on together to adorn the trees [true story, that's what they did. cute, but slightly gag-inducing].

Hmmm, on second thought, maybe we're not folding cranes anytime soon [he's a lefty, and generally banned from paper crafting. Someone's GOT to teach the boy to use scissors asap!] But this stunningly beautiful, ephemeral, and let's not forget cheap, decor idea is a serious possibility. 

It comes from a wedding featured this week on Once Wed, which constantly reminds me I need to work on getting my own farm/pastoral backyard, or parents who have such accommodations, to host a budget-friendly, drippingly elegant rustic-chic wedding. It seems that's how all the best weddings get pulled off nowadays.  And even though our beloved Ponce [de Leon Ave] hosts plenty of folks plunking down in the middle of the road to celebrate, unfortunately our backyard just won't do.

Also found today and adding to the rustic-chic decor file: dollops of moss. Charming! And delicious. Mmmm.


  1. As a lefty myself, I'll just tell you now: We cannot be taught.

    It's sad but true. I'm convinces that my left-handedness is what keeps me from being crafty.

  2. It's weird, but I get REALLY freaked out when I watch him chop things in the kitchen. As a lefty, he reverses everything and I'm always like "OMG you're going to slice your hand off!" It just looks so strange to me!

  3. i dont think its too much to ask to have little rustic charming touches :)

  4. My favorite wedding ever had flowers hanging from a tree. It was SOOOO magical!!!! Here is a link to a photo of it if you would like to see it:

    or try here:


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