Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Creativity


Creativity is a NEED for me.


I express my creativity in constructing a vignette


or taking a picture in the garden.


For the last few months, the guest room has been "Wedding Central" and most of my creativity has gone toward props for my son's book themed wedding.


A Just Married banner will be held by Aylin and Joshua in pictures after the ceremony


as will the Thank You signs.


My birdcage will hold cards at the wedding - after the florist adds flowers to the top.


The Mr. & Mrs. bunting is ready for the backs of the chairs.


My favorite creation for the wedding is my vintage ladder.


Aylin and Joshua had loads of pictures from the engagement photo shoot and I decided to use the photos to decorate the ladder.


The florist is creating a garland of flowers that will drape around the ladder.


We had fun choosing props for the Photo Booth and I am pleased with the chalkboard.


The only major thing left to finish is the chalkboard for the entrance to the wedding  - 5 attempts have been erased and we have finally settled on a message, but now my chalk pen is dried out.


Steve is happy that the guest room is once again livable and ready for company, but he knows how much fun I have had creating for the wedding.


But, we have company arriving tomorrow so my "FUN" will be put on hold for a few days.

43 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Carol what a terrific job you have done for the wedding. It looks like you have had fun times making all the decorations.
It will be a spectacular wedding and reception. Have fun with your company and a Happy Fourth.
Mary

Sue said...

As I scrolled I imagined the beauty you created at the wedding...the back of the chairs dressed up, the photo booth, the ladder, it's all like a dream come true. I imagined our ladder all dressed someday for our daughter when she gets married too. Oh, the sand pails are a treasure.

Kirby Carespodi said...

I love it all! My kids probaly won't get married...or, if they do, I don't see a "wedding" for either one of them...they're more like the "let's just go to the courthouse" type. My mother and sister and I. however, put together a pretty fabulous wedding. So there's that. (AND we did it WITHOUT Pinterest!)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I look forward to seeing all of your creations on the day of the wedding. It's all going to look wonderful and you've done a fantastic job.

Have a lovely holiday weekend ~ FlowerLady

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have clearly been having fun...it's all so pretty! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have clearly been having fun...it's all so pretty! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am so glad we "met" how many years back now? I knew from your colors, your energy, your love for education and the sea, I just knew you'd be someone I'd enjoy. And I have, and I do. Creativity is a must for me. I wake up with words, while cooking and stirring at the stove, I'm thinking of turns of phrase, when I see a bar of light strike through the windows of my home, I grab a camera. Creativity is NECESSARY for us. Carol, the wedding is going to be so special with all these special touches by you. WE can't wait to see it all come together!!! Anita

Stacey said...

You are in your element doing things like this, Carol. I think it's so neat that weddings are creative and reflect the bride and groom now. They sure have changed, haven't they?

I appreciate that you point out what creativity is. I tend to think there needs to be a paintbrush in my hand to think of myself as creative. Hey, I do some of the same things you do and you are the queen of creative! :)

podso said...

You've been busy, lots of cute things. You are Ms Creativity for sure! The ladder for the wedding is great, whimsical and it's so interesting they are using books as their wedding theme. So much you can do with that!

Debby said...

Looksike you are having so much fun. I love the theme and can't wait to see and hear more. Have a wonderful time.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Hi, Carol. The ladder is awesome, love that you even thought to put the string banner on it - the shower pictures are perfect. Can't wait to see pics of it with the florist's flowers. You have a very lucky son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law with such a creative mom (and dad, let's not leave out dad!). The photo booth chalkboard is inviting, and the signs of welcome are too. Have I seen your guest room before? Don't remember but it is beautiful, the quilt is pretty and the shape of it is amazing. Enjoy your company this weekend.
Mary

Vicky Hunt said...

We are kindred spirits Carol! I need to create too and get a little restless when I don't have or take the time to do it. I absolutely love the things you have created for the wedding. It is going to be so personal to the couple and pure perfection! Enjoy your company!

Kathy said...

It all looks so fun and unique but I think the chair bunting is my favorite. Love those colors!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

It's all going to be so fun and wonderful! Enjoy your time with family and friends. Sending good vibes and wishes!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Some people are blessed with so much creativity it spews from their heads and hearts - you are certainly one of them!

bobbie said...

You've just been having WaaaY too much fun! Love the ladder!

Melanie said...

Your creativity is out-of-bounds, girlfriend! lol This wedding is going to be fabulous.

Little Farmstead said...

Planning my wedding with my Mom (almost 15 years ago now!!) was such a special and fun time for both of us. I'm so glad you are enjoying this time. Your son and daughter-in-law are blessed to have you and all of your creativity! Have a happy fourth! ~julie

Pat's Patch said...

All looks fabulous. Love the book quote theme. Great props for the photo booth. Vintage ladder is inspired. My son has just got engaged ..I may steal some of your ideas! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations x

Pat's Patch said...

All looks fabulous. Love the book quote theme. Great props for the photo booth. Vintage ladder is inspired. My son has just got engaged ..I may steal some of your ideas! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CAROL! When I see, "Art and Sand" on my comment page or IG, I smile, I dream of your creative life. Thank you for coming by. Yes, that is a black and white checkered floor (it's just linoleum from Home Depot! SHHHHHHH!) HAHAHAHAHHAHA! But it looks like an old ch√Ęteau floor, and I love it! See, we've made our little post-war brick house into a cottage. More on that next month, with a touch of Carmel.

OK, out to the garden I go to clean up debris from a hail storm two days ago!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Love all your creativity you share with us. Your time and thought poured into the wedding props and designs is impressive and fun. Carol I truly enjoy my visits to your posts.
Have a fun 4th of July celebration.
xoxo

BeachGypsy said...

I am glad you are creative.....so that you can share all those pretty things with us! I love the wedding decor! Youve done a gr8 job!! It "speaks to me"as they say LOL.....BECAUSE i spend so much of my life in libraries! Iam so looking foward to seeing pictures of the wedding!

Summer said...

I love your creations and your guestroom. Beautiful...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love everything you've created for the wedding. It is going to be a fun one! Enjoy your weekend.
hugs,
Linda

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

such great ideas. We haven't had a wedding for 2 years and I miss the fun. Oldest grandson is 18 so I guess it will be a few years.

Rue said...

Hi Carol :)

Everything you're creating for their wedding is so wonderful. The wedding will really be something special.

Have fun with your company and have a very Happy Fourth!

xo,
rue

Kim said...

Carol, I can't wait to see how it all comes together with flowers! It looks lovely so far, Happy 4th!

Consider It All Joy said...

Creating is pure Joy, Carol! I know you love it! Enjoy your company for the Holiday weekend! It will be fun to see everything you have helped to create for this special wedding soon! Many blessings, Cindy

Laurie said...

I just love your creative soul! Everything looks wonderful for the wedding, Carol!

Jeanna said...

Oh Carol! You have created some wonderful things for your son's wedding. I absolutely LOVE the vintage ladder but everything looks so perfect. Congratulations to your whole family on this wonderful event.

Enjoy your guests and I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, I love your energy for creating and the must behind it. I can so relate to this in every way. The creations for the wedding you have already completed are very special. I love the vintage ladder, the banners and the chalk board messages. Not to mention the verses on the books. Such wonderful pics of the happy couple. It will be a day to remember and wonderful family event. Have fun this weekend and enjoy your company. They won't want to leave that beautiful guest room.
Happy 4th of July! cm

Art @ Home said...

How much fun are you! I can't wait to see photos of the wedding....and I love the Mr. and Mrs. chair bunting. :)

Leslie Harris said...

Carol you are really in your element with all this wedding planning. I love all your attention to details, the ladder, the birdcage for the cards ...and I can't wait to see the decorated photo booth! Boy you really have been busy. But what a wonderful way to express your love for your son and his new bride. She's coming into such a warm, loving family... lucky girl!
xo
Leslie

Ana said...

Oh Carol, everything looks wonderful. Love the colors! How very exciting for everyone. The wedding is getting close fast. Happy 4th of July weekend.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Down by the sea said...

That does look fun and I do love your idea with the vintage ladder! Have a great weekend. Sarah x

Sarah said...

You have been a busy lady! It all looks like great fun, Carol. I'm eager to see the wedding photos of all this in action.
Enjoy your house guests. Happy 4th of July!

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

The guest room is the perfect spot for Wedding Wonderland headquarters! All your labors of love will be perfect additions to the wedding. Enjoy your tidy bedroom for now... More wedding wonders may appear there in the days ahead!

cynthia lee designs said...

This brings back memories to me of when I was planning oldest daughter's wedding 12 years ago. Have a wonderful time with your company and a happy 4th of July!!
~Cindy

BeachGypsy said...

Happy july 4th!!!

handmade by amalia said...

You are putting so much work into the wedding, they will love you forever. For myself, I love that quote, have not heard it before.
Amalia
xo

Kelly said...

OMG! I love everything you've come up with for decorating the wedding. The ladder holding photos and keepsakes is a great idea. I think the flowers will be a great finishing touch. I also like the banner you made to hang on the back of their chairs.

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