Monday, May 28, 2018

Masquerade Ball - Banquet

The end of the school year is even busier than Christmas time, I think....  Awards ceremonies and banquets, and end of year performances...It's something fun every day!

This end of year awards banquet was for the High School Band where my daughter attends school.  She is in both the band and the dance team/drill team.  So, of course, I get recruited to help decorate for both.  It takes an army of volunteers to make these things happen.  Luckily lots of parents and volunteers worked hard to make it happen.

Here is the Candy Buffet....It was a surprise for later in the evening!  We hid it behind pipe and drape curtains 'till after dinner.  Then the dance floor opened up, and the candy buffet was revealed.

 A masquerade theme is always fun, of course!  We had several craft nights to embellish plain masks to be the centerpieces.  Some volunteers took masks home to embellish and even recruited extra help from crafty people!

 The elastic ties were cut off of each mask that we used for the centerpieces.  One lovely volunteer cut them all off and replaced them with curling ribbon.  There were 36 tables, so this took quite a lot of time!!
 We punched holes in the masks with an ordinary hole-puncher so that we could put the masks onto sticks for the centerpieces.  All of the sticks had to be spray painted and cut to size.
And a Grand Entrance is always needed....

And a few big decorations are needed for a big room...We purchased all of  the large card board cut-outs from Oriental Trading.


We used concrete tubes from Lowe's to make the columns on the stage.  We just wrapped them in wrapping paper.  Then we used the rest of the wrapping paper to repeat the pattern across the pipe and drape.
To make the main mask on the candy buffet, I used music paper, feathers, and -- believe it or not -- I cut pieces out of a silk beaded evening gown to decorate the top of the mask.



 Of course, a photo area is always a must.
All in all, it was a fun evening.  The kids had a good time, and we all look forward to next year!
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To Granmda's House We go (tues) at Abbots At Home

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Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Creative Inspirations (Wednesdays) at Embracing Change

Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson

The Creative Circle (Thursday) at Seeking Lavender Lane

Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Cooking & Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle

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The inspiration Gallery at The Craftberry Bush 


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A Morning Cup of Joe Linky Party (Friday) at The Cottage Market


Celebrate your story at Celebrate & Decorate

Share your style party at The Essence of Home

 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound

What to do weekends at Crafts a la mode

 Saturday Sparks Linky Party at Pieced Pastimes 

Happiness is Homemade at The Painted Hinge

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Snickerdoodle Sunday at Across the Boulevard

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Creations...

Creating several collections for the upcoming Vintage Market Days of Dallas-McKinney.  This beautiful market will be held on Mothers Day Weekend at Meyers Park & Event Center in McKinney, Texas.  There will be live music, great food and fabulous shopping for vintage and handmade items!

My wine accessories collection will include bottle stoppers made with vintage glass door knobs and wine glass charms made with vintage jewelry.

My Patriotic collection will include lots of 4th of July decorations made with vintage jewelry and repurposed vintage books and book spines....


 Yes, the ribbons below are printed with all of the constitutional amendments!!

 Book spine flags!!



More repurposed book spines....
 

 My Fanciful Photo Holders Collection....
 made with repurposed glass door knobs, clock parts, and other ornate found items!!

Imaginative one-of-a-kind decor for your home...
 My Pretty storage collection.....
Silk and lace covered containers and decorated bottles....

 

My Fancy Shmancy Hats Collection
....baseball caps embellished with silk beaded fabric and gorgeous vintage jewelry....
And, of course, my Jewelry Collection
..... one of a kind statement necklaces made with vintage repurposed jewelry...

Look for my booth - it's in the main building all the way to the far right/north side of the building.  Look for the white booth with the crown on top!!
Hope to see you there - come join the fun!!
Hugs, Catherine

Sharing with these fun linky parties:
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tuesdays at our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Table it at Rustic and Refined
Let's Talk Vintage Party at Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire me Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life
To Granmda's House We go (tues) at Abbots At Home
Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Creative Inspirations (Wednesdays) at Embracing Change
Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson
The Creative Circle (Thursday) at Seeking Lavender Lane
Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Cooking & Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle
Pin Junkie Pin Party (Thursdays) at The Pin Junkie
The inspiration Gallery at The Craftberry Bush 
Create, Bake, and Grow Together at  http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/
A Morning Cup of Joe Linky Party (Friday) at The Cottage Market
Celebrate your story at Celebrate & Decorate
Share your style party at The Essence of Home
 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
What to do weekends at Crafts a la mode
 Saturday Sparks Linky Party at Pieced Pastimes 
Happiness is Homemade at The Painted Hinge
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Snickerdoodle Sunday at Across the Boulevard