I threw my husband a little graduation party Sunday to celebrate his completion of his master’s degree. The Martha bug had bit me hard and I tried to get as crafty as I could. Too bad I forgot to take any pictures of everything set up- but here are a few post-party shots of the flowers I did (key limes- great find at Trader Joe’s, plus a few cash-n-carry bundles from Winston’s mixed together) and the banner I made (scalloped cards from Paper Source, plus cut out letters from glittered wrapping paper and a gorgeous ribbon). I sued the extra cards to paste quotes I found about education on them and scattered them around the table.
The day before the party my fab friend (and client) Amanda and I went to the Greater Boston Antiques Show in Wilmington. Mostly it was disappointing- heavy on the costume jewelry and Victoria’s tea sets, light on actual furniture. BUT when Amanda and I saw this set of 5 turquoise Venetian glass goblets it was true love.
She totally convinced me to bargain down and get them. How stunning will these be set on a dark wood table with my platinum and white china? Thank you Amanda for making me bite the bullet!!! Now to find ONE more on eBay somewhere…
Also had my new entryway light installed and am happy with it (above).
I also did a painting for the large empty entryway wall. I am not super pleased, so it will continue to be a work in progress… Anyone can do this to save money on art- buy a blank canvas and some paint and experiment!