Why did I not cook Thanksgiving dinner in my own house? Two reasons:
1. My hubby’s wonderful parents really enjoy cooking so I was more than happy to turn my kitchen over to their expert hands especially because…
2. I had a massive project to complete! Remember last week’s sneak peek?
Well, after a super yummy Thanksgiving, we all drove down to Poplar Bluff, MO for a 50th Anniversary party.
Married 50 years!
Who else is impressed? I know I sure am. And they still smile at each other like teenagers. It's adorable.
If you haven’t guessed by now, all those flowers and vases were used to make 16 centerpieces for the anniversary party. 16!!! I had such a blast with them and absolutely loved how they turned out. I definitely had a hard time choosing my favs!
Doesn’t it look beautiful?!? My mother-in-law requested that the centerpieces don’t look “too matchy-matchy” so each one was different. Most of the vases were found at Goodwill (which I’ve been visiting 2-3 times a week for the last 3 weeks) or in my cupboards, and most of the flowers were from the Dollar Store. Actually, it was 3 Dollar Stores, and I completely bought out their supply of white flowers. Literally. They didn’t have any left by the time I was done with them. And I used up every single one.
Almost 600 flowers. Wow that sounds like a lot.
Okay, I know you must be dying to see the finished products up close and personal, so here are some of my favs (please forgive the poor pics, the lighting was terrible and so are my photography skills…)
I couldn’t believe how easy these were to make and am so excited to start making some for my house. And the party guests were more than happy to take them home after the party so we weren’t stuck with a million centerpieces and nowhere to put them!
We were pleasantly surprised when the hotel venue gifted flowers of their own. But we were stunned when the florist dropped off this gorgeous arrangement...
That is 50 long-stemmed roses, a surprise gift from the man of the hour to his lovely lady. It was massive, spectacular, and such a wonderful gesture.
Well folks, that's about it for me. No Thanksgiving pics because I was just too frazzled and busy to even bother decorating. I shall, however, leave you with one more pic of flower love...