Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tablescape Thursday~ Groom's Table

I had the pleasure (and the little bit of stress) of decorating the Groom's Table at my brother-in-law's recent wedding on Sept. 22. 2009. He is all about farming and all the things that go with farming. The bride wanted a chocolate fountain (no complaints from me!!! I would take a bath in it if I would fit!!!), so we got all the goodies to dip into the chocolate: marshmallows, pretzels sticks, strawberries, and grapes. I put the pretzel sticks in wide-mouth Mason jars and tied raffia around them. I used my pewter platters for the food items. The pulled-backed ears of corn came from my other brother-in-law's field. All of my brother-in-laws farm except for Mr. Hubby, he missed out on the farming genes!!!!
The florist made the stick arrangement with hanging votives...I cannot take credit for that! I placed burlap as an overlay on top of the white tablecloth. I used floral picks purchased from Hobby Lobby at half price of course to add to the fall theme. Of course, the Farmall tractors belong to the groom.

The happy couple tasting the cake and sneaking a little kiss too. :) No, I did not make the cake!

Sorry this photo is a little blurry....full view of the groom's table. My sister-in-law Bethany helped me arrange the table. It turned out really good and really showcases his personality. Thank you for stopping by,,,be sure to check out all of the other tablescapes on Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks again.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tassel Give-away

Extra Extra read all about it.....Susan from Between Naps on the Porch is having a fall tassel give-away. Be sure to check it out!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Seth and Rachael say "I Do"

Can't hardly wait till they can hear the words....."You may kiss your bride!"
The Flower girl, Sarabeth, Seth, and the Ring bearer, Rylee....aaaawwwhhhh!!!!

The Bridal Party:Ben, Frank (the best man/Daddy), Amy (sister of bride), Ezra (brother of groom), Candice, Rachael, Seth (my brother-in-law), Adam (brother of groom), Erin, Taulbe (my husband/brother of groom, Melissa, and Ben.

Trying to get a kiss from Sarabeth.....occasionally you might see an extra arm in some of the photos....well, that is the photographer's arm. I was taking pics at the same time. :)

Caleb...striking a pose and a smile!

The bridal party acting wild and CrAzY!!!

My family with the happy couple!

Trent, Sarabeth, Rylee with the anxious couple!

The Barnett Men......need I say more!??

On their way to take pics in the field of yellow flowers and a red chair! I stayed on the road! :)

Abby, Adam's girlfriend, and me!

Look at my baby doing such a great job as a ring bearer.....look at Mr. Hubby too! :)

The Sand Ceremony....they did this instead of lighting a unity candle. I have never seen this before. I really liked it because you can keep the sand in a container. Very nice keepsake of your wedding day!!!!

Pronouncing Mr. and Mrs. Seth Ashley Barnett

Haley and Aaron caught the bouquet and the about that....they are boyfriend and girlfriend, but they are still in high school. Haley is the groom's 1st cousin.

The Happy Couple have left the building.....notice the sparklers????

Your carriage awaits......

The perfect ending to a perfect night....Best wishes to you both!!!! We wish you lots of joy, love, and happiness! Thank you for letting me be a part of this special occasion!

The Rehearsal Supper for Seth and Rachael

Seth with all the kiddos (his niece and nephews):Rylee, Noah, Caleb, and Sarabeth.
Rylee and Sarabeth showing off their snaggle-tooth smiles.....

Me and Mr. Hubby, Taulbe!

The Wedding Couple with the Groom's parents: Frank, Rachael, Seth, and Pam.

Rachael, Seth, Granny (the Groom's Granny), and Pam
The Rehearsal Supper was at a local steakhouse. Pam and I went early that morning to decorate the tables. We used brown tablecloths, glass hurricane globes with a brown taper candle, and a fall candle ring. Pam wiped everything down in that room....she had everything smelling like Lysol when we left! haha We could chose between 6oz or 10oz Ribeye steaks, marinated grilled chicken breast, or fried catfish. We could chose between one of the 5/6 sides....most people chose the famous rice...yummy!!! and a salad. Also, we got a brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Everyone left stuffed!!!!

Homecoming Week 2009

Dressed in their favorite football team attire....Auburn Tigers...of course...War Eagle!!!!!!!
Where is Rylee?? Cannot see him because he is in camo...blending in with his surrounding.hehe

The Dark Knight...Rylee!! Dressed as his favorite TV celebrity....Batman!

"You Can't See Me", John Cena's favorite words......Caleb is ready to wrestle!

Friday was black and gold day. Getting ready for the BIG game tonight!!! GO FIGHT WIN.....

Waiting on the Homecoming Parade....Rylee and the best seats....back of the van!

Caleb, Rylee, Bleu, Isabell, Nickie, and Alli are waiting on the parade to start.

Everyone is enjoying the parade!

Our cousin, Haley, blowing and marching at the same time without missing a beat! I was in this same Awarding Winning Band for six years not counting 5th and 6th grades. I played the clarinet and bass clarinet. Unfortunately, we did not win the game! :(

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Hey Bloggers....Marty from A Stroll Thru Life is celebrating her 100th posting with a terrific giveaway. Be sure to check it out and try your chances at winning. Thank you Marty for sharing this event with you. Congrats!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

My cloches.....

My trio of "cloches"......
This bell cloche was a steal at Hobby Lobby for 2 bucks! I filled the little cutie pie with acorns from our backyard and place it on a brown transferware saucer.

This was a birthday gift last year from my sister-in-law. I filled it was faux pears, and I changed it out according to the seasons.

This apothecary jar was a birthday gift from my was a steal for 10 bucks at TJMaxx. I filled it with dried beans and various nuts from our backyard. All of the squirrels are VERY mad at me right now for taking their winter supply of food. :( I'll give them their nuts back when I empty the jar.
Thank you for viewing my collection of "cloches". Be sure to check out all of the other creations on Marty's A Stroll thru Life. Thanks again.

Let us not forget.....

Let us not forget the fallen soliders and civilians that have lost their lives since this tragic day occured on Sept.11, 2001.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

God's Promise

A DOUBLE RAINBOW.......isn't it amazing and soooo beautiful!

This was in the sky last night around 6:00pm. Hope that many people were able to see this work of art by God.......God's promise to NEVER destroy the Earth by a flood again.

My 100th posting......lets celebrate!

Wow....hard to believe that I have had enough things to talk about and share with you to reach my 100th Posting.

Look at what I made....

My new fall wreath.....

Not bad for 17 bucks (bought everything at Hobby Lobby at half price of course).....getting ready for fall and cooler weather.