Monday, October 11, 2010

Antiquing Adventures

This weekend we went antique shopping again! This time we went on a mission to find antique bottles to use as centerpieces and for the ceremony aisle way. My mom, sister and I went looking for blue mason jars specifically and then any other types of small antique bottles that weren't too pricey. We went to antique stores in Clovis and found some great bottles! My plan is to have half the tables with groupings of 3 or so bottles in varying heights and sizes as the centerpieces. Depending on the size of the bottles there will be different amounts of flowers in them. Some of the really little bottles will have one big flower in them.

Here is a photo of all the pieces we collected!

The plan for the other half of the tables is to have much taller centerpieces to balance out the overall look. These will be floral centerpieces as well but they will be in white iron pieces my mom found at Home Goods. They are perfect! We met with two of the florists last week and are pretty sure we know which florist to go with. She just got my vision exactly. She got super excited when we showed her the white iron pieces my mom bought.

We went on another antiquing adventure today at the antique stores in Cayucos. We came here for a few days to stay at our beach house and figured we might as well go shopping here too! This time my fiance came too along with my sister and mom. :) He was a good sport although he was working half the time from his phone, he still joined in on the search. I always knew Cayucos had several great antique stores, but I hadn't really been inside them. A couple of them were 3 stories tall, who would have known? We found some great treasures there as well.


  1. It looks like you made some amazing finds.. I love the blue mason jars!

  2. So pretty!! I went up to an Antique Fair up in San Francisco a couple of weekends ago and saw a vendor selling every size of the blue mason jars. You should check it out, when they have their next show.

  3. Thanks for letting me know! I will have to check it out! :)

  4. I found this and thought of you:
    DIY blue glass jars.

  5. Thanks Paige! That is a great idea. I think I have found almost enough, but if I hadn't, this would have been a fun way to make them!