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Monday’s Finding: Sticks and Stones…

If you are a couple on a budget, nature has so graciously supplied you with free or nearly free centerpiece ideas. Sticks, branches, and stones when used en masse can make a big decorative impact without killing your budget. You can go rustic with little embellishment, add votives for a bit of glitz, or add flowers (fresh, artificial, paper, etc.) for a touch of romance. Mix tall branch arrangements with low stone arrangements for a bit of variety or for a more uniform look, keep your table decor the same.

One of my favorite trends involves decorating the stone with crocheted mini doilies as shown below. Scattered in the middle or down the center of a table with white votives they will be gorgeous and can even double as a favor.

Here are some ideas to inspire your own sticks and stones arrangements. Take care all and have a great Monday!

Branches and sticks centerpieces

Stones Centerpieces

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Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 16, Decor and more (3 of 4)

Thanks for hanging in there today! We have even more wedding details such as champagne flutes, bunting, and garlands coming at you her in part 3 of 4 in our “Decor and more” category.

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

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