Blog Photo ..Pohlig Brothers box factory where my Grandmother worked ages ago. Today the building has been turned into apartments. Richmond Va.


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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Saturday

Never thought I would say that it's nice to wake up to some drizzle and an overcast morning.   A nice break from the heat and the intense sun's rays.
I am  posting  some pictures of whats left of the flowers in the bed by the fence.

Zinnias are there no matter how hot or dry.



these petunias come up every year - I didn't plant them, must be seeds I stir up in the dirt left by previous owners planting - the scent is stronger than most
I purchased this strawberry pot from " The Christmas Tree Shop" marked down from $9.99 to $4.99
believe it or not,  the plant had about 15 strawberries on it, looks pretty sick now.


I have a variety of flowers.       I like bold colors and variety
Roses that Steve brought me last week - lovely
I like the look of the red and white table cloth with them.

til next time - betsy

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Mr and Mrs. (pt 3)

Last of the three post of my nieces wedding.    It was a hot afternoon,  unusually so for this area, August normally is  the hottest month.    The home made fans came in very handy and made a nice keepsake of the wedding.
More pictures will be posted here on Amys website     http://www.amynicolegwaltney.com/
the site listed takes you to her blog and professional site of photography

DIY wedding post of Amy and Jeremy's wedding http://www.diybride.com/blog/2013/02/08/rustic-schoolhouse-diy-wedding/
Here come the little ones carrying the banner
grandparents of bride



mom
The mom of the bride escorted by her son Alex who graduated high school a few weeks ago.


groom with mom and dad




 
 
 
 
 
dad and amy


Introducing
Mr and Mrs
Cherry



I guess at this point you know the reason for the red shoes


and the cherry coke bar

desert table



getting ready for their dance
A very much in love and handsome couple ( I just noticed my watermark is upside down)
father and daughter dance


excited mom




til next time
betsy




Thursday, July 5, 2012

wedding - contiunued (2)

Amy and Jeremy wanted a vintage style wedding and they got it.    Homemade paper fans for everyone , table runners were made from burlap.    Canning jars were decorated with tags to write names on to use during the course of dinner.  Easels holding chalkboards to direct parking, rest rooms etc....
Donna (brides mom)  made this chandy from canning jars,  heavy to hang -but it's up there.    As the day grew to dusk, the chandy gave a pleasant warm glow,   very pretty.         


love the blue ones

the menu sign is true to its words -  GOOD EATS



I am getting hungry now
next to the grape lemonade and regular lemonade is an easel,  Donna made these , this one states the type of drinks in the Urns
I made a few coconut cakes

cookies and watermelon

wedding tiers for the bride and groom -
Steve enjoying the event -  the environment was peaceful and natural which made for a relaxed evening wedding.  


Ha , Made ya look Mom -     Mama looking pretty - Amy's grandma ,  Aunt Lynn beside her.


Mommy holding our granddaughter Adalyn,  check out the raised brow.    Shes a sweetie!
My son - Derek,  who is Adalyn's dad



Before the wedding we had appetizers and refreshments

You can see the breeze was getting a little stronger right before the ceremony,   the vases were sprayed wine bottles and various other glass cylinders  by brides mother.
getting pics before the event
Amy holding on to her veil for pics, so nice to have a breeze.   The veil is one the brides mom wore on  her wedding day.

Amy's dad and brother made the arbor you see in background
an antique cloth was hanging as an added backdrop
mom also made the bouquets




dad and Amy --- Amy is so pretty.

 Second cousins to the bride  - Kendall (above) and Krissy (below pic) who are sisters , carried the flag in the ceremony and wore their shiny red shoes ,  there is a reason for the red,  will tell ya later though.

Cherry coke bar,   the ice and cokes were set out later,  this was taken during set up
all of Amy's flowers except for a very few were picked and brought to venue early Sunday morning.  The beautiful container of the ones above were brought by Amy's Aunt Lynn,  who stopped on the way to the wedding and picked by the country roadside,  can't buy flowers any prettier than ones like these that are full of color and being native to the  area  is even better.. 
  I brought some hydrangeas and other flowers from my garden.    I love the arrangement above, not sure who made it.
I have a few more pictures to post tomorrow too.       click  --  here is part three
till then - Betsy.