Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wedding Bouquet

My new daughter in law Jenny asked if I would make her wedding bouquet!! Boy was I nervous. She is not a huge fan of real flowers, so we made our own!! We cut layer upon layer of various fabrics into circles, added slits, and then used a candle flame to curl the edges. I wired vintage brooches, and we used them as the centers of each flower. Jenny was thrilled with the finished product, and I was relieved. I think this picture is so beautiful!!!
Have a lovely day- XXOO - Valarie

Monday, July 2, 2012

My son is Married!!

My son was married Saturday. The wedding was truly one of the most amazing events of my life.....next to my children's birth, of coarse. I will post many more pictures very soon!!!!
Have a lovely day - xxoo Valarie

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mother of the Groom Dresses....

I am trying to find a dress to wear to my sons upcoming wedding!! Here are a few of my favorites. I adore the beautiful pink one...I am thinking maybe I could have the sleeves shortened so that it would work.

Have a lovely day-

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jenny's Bridal Shower....

I hosted a shower for my Fabulous Daughter In Law to be...Jenny!! My sister Rhonda cooked the most amazing food for us to eat....I did the decorations, and the desserts! We ended up with 28 people to celebrate with us!! Jenny's Mother came all the way from Vermont. It was a beautiful day with friends and family. I feel so blessed that this wonderful girl is going to marry my Son!! Dustin proposed to Jenny on a whale watching tour on Cape Cod...so I made the little whale cake topper for the top of the fabulous ruffle cake!!

Have a lovely day....
xxoo - Valarie

Monday, February 6, 2012

Glitter Therapy

I needed a little glitter therapy...this is what I came up with.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Conversation Heart Wreath

I needed to brighten a gloomy day, so I sat down and made this fabulous conversation heart candy wreath. Isn't it sweet?

Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, January 16, 2012

Kayla's Vintage Bridal Shower

I just realized that I never posted pictures of my fabulous cousins wedding shower!! Kayla got married in September, and I hosted her shower.....enjoy the beautiful pictures. I made the rhinestone bouquet using vintage jewelry that belonged to her Grandmother.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Birthday

My birthday is New Years Eve. Normally we go to our house in Beaver creek to celebrate, but this year my soon to be ex took his family up, and I stayed home (what a joy it was to have the house to myself), my besties Kim and Shanon decided to throw me a party. I picked my Son Dustin and his fiance Jenny up from the airport at noon, and we went to Maggianos for a fabulous lunch. They shocked me by telling me that my Christmas and Birthday present was going to be a plane ticket to Vermont in March to attend Jenny's Bridal Shower. I had planned on going before the divorce, but now financially I knew I couldn't. My son said it was very important to Jenny that I be there to celebrate with her family. I feel guilty, because it is just too much money for them to spend on me, but I also feel blessed that they want to do this for me. I am in awe of the man that my son has become. Of coarse I cried like a baby when they told me. After lunch my friend Kim came over and decorated my house, and the fun began. My friends and family all came over bearing amazing food and drinks. We rang in the New Year together, and I cannot help but think that this truly is going to be a great year for me. My youngest son Brad got home from his trip a little after midnight, so all of my family was together when we started 2012!

Dustin made the most amazing Cotton Candy Martinis...mmmm

Jenny ordered me cupcakes...chocolate, and of coarse my favorite, white wedding cake. It was a wonderful Birthday. I don't know if any of you are familiar with Molly Shannon's character Sally O'Mally from SNL...but I kicked and stretched and kicked all night long, just like Sally would have. Wow, what a fun night it was.
Have a lovely day. xxoo Valarie

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My first Estate Sale of 2012

Happy New Year....I am going to try to be a better blogger. I just had to show you what $20 will buy at an estate sale in Colorado.

Love these angels....marked Japan!

These sweet paper parasols are all marked Japan! I got 4 baby planters...one is a cute musical helicopter, they are all marked Napco Japan. There are approx 80 package tie ons that all say Japan. 2 Gurley candles, one Santa and one Snowman...both are unused. Dennison cutouts, glitter, lots of glitter, and so many other goodies, I can't even name them all. This put a smile on my face. Thank you Shanon for buying all of this fabulous "junk" for me!!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie