Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

Don't we all appreciate the fantastic teachers who teach our kids?  My own mother was a French teacher and then a school librarian at a French Immersion school.  So when the PTA asked for someone to help with the teacher appreciation luncheon - I was all in!  I chose a book theme for this luncheon.
I had found an old home teaching book from the 1920's at an antique store on one of my usual jaunts.  So I used some of the pages to make a background for the buffet table.  Then I used more of the pages for the half-wreaths that say "thank you."

The vintage pages were used on the centerpiece vases as well.  I used a black velvet ribbon with vintage rhinestone jewels around the vases.  Most of the flowers were from my yard.

I used apples, vines from my yard, and confetti made with the vintage paper and a cute little paper punch!  All of the books were just from my bookshelves at home.

I made a few paper flowers from the vintage paper.

Easy paper garland with glitter letters.

I used 3-tiered stands to add more books, greenery and apples.

I even stacked more books way up high on the shelves!
I just couldn't resist making a paper chandelier with the book pages and a lamp shade!!

I love to use the ceiling as a place to decorate.  This time I hung black books from black ribbons.

Here is the vintage home-schooling book that I found in the antique store.

Show your teachers some love this year!!  Hope this inspires you!
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