Brian finished project number 3 last weekend...I helped not even an iota!
This is where the ceremony will take place, under the arbor, overlooking the pond.
The curved boards were perfect (the ones you always pass over when you're building a fence!) and creates a beautiful frame. The chairs, umbrella and boat will be gone of course, the grass will have been watered all summer and actually be green! I'm hoping for twinkle lights and candles in the trees and on the beach, and some beautiful flowers all around!
We met the (hopefully) soon to be new neighbors who promised to keep the yard looking spectacular for us (he promised her a gardener)!
On Saturday we had a HUGE yard sale. Oh my word, was it work...getting ready! I ended up cleaning out my entire attic Thursday night....HOT up there, but I was merciless! Brian would disagree as I can not part with the baby clothes, American Girl, Lego, Thomas, Barbie collections! But they are staying!!! My dear, sweet, wonderful friends Tami , and Lynda came over Friday morning and "staged" my sale for hours! Of course, I was so consumed with this sale that I didn't even think to take a picture of them, but what a blessing they were! It looked so good that I wanted to shop!
Tami categorized everything! Just like a department store!
Lynda hung all the vintage aprons to give it a vintage touch!
Sports and games...
All of your cake baking needs...
And tons more that I don't have pictures of. I let all my friends come and pre -sale the day before...nice to see someone else love on your stuff! We got rid of all the big stuff except for 2 or 3 things and lots of little stuff too. It always amazes me what people buy. We had 2 big 5 gallon paint buckets in the free pile and they went right away! Almost all the free stuff was gone early. We were dealing left and right at the end and at one point Brian was bidding against me...trying to get people to take stuff!!! We're so good at business...NOT!!
It was fun though and we met some wonderful people, did some garden tours, enjoyed music and ate pumpkin bars and fresh beans!
It was so hot out! We shut down at around 2:00 and after a really quick shower and change I met my daughter and her maid of honor downtown for a little wedding dress shopping!!!!
It was so much fun! Those bridal shop saleswomen really know what they're doing! Even I wanted to try on dresses and veils and jewelry! Brought back many memories of dress-up with my cousins!!!
Anyway....she found The One!!!! Of course I can't show you any photos, but she was pretty happy and will be such a Beautiful Bride!!!!
She tried on these for me!!! (I think this is what I'd wear if I were getting married outdoors, plus I just love the vintage, 50's look!)
I think she looks adorable!
Too much bead work on this one, but so elegant and twirly!
This one has big flowers all over the skirt and was really playful!
This was a possibility, so couldn't show too much of it. Buttons are so sweet!
No purchases were made, but I'm thinking she'll be going back there! The smile on her face when she put on THE dress lit up the building!