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Theme Thursday: French Country Wedding

On today’s Theme Thursday, I present some French inspired rustic chic goodness. It was inspired by the Alexander Henry toile I recently purchased to recover my dining room chairs with:

Alexander Henry Midnight Pastoral Toile

French Country (also known as Pastoral) uses some lovely color combinations such as yellow and red, green an blue, red and olive, etc. as well as the pale yellow and sage green you see in the material swatch featured in the board below. I chose a muted palette as we are closing in on the Spring season. When going with a French country theme, think of chalky aged paint, preserved foods (such as the lemons on the wedding cake), slightly threadbare material, great ready to drink wine, rustic cheeses, mismatched furniture, and open fields of wheat and sunflowers.

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and have a great day!

Picture sources not directly linked:
tie: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56317163/4-custom-silk-groomsmen-neckties?ga_search_query=wheat&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5131289
candle favors: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77773055/french-wedding-candles-white-paris?ref=cat2_gallery_1

Theme Thursday: French Country

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Friday’s Favorites: Patina: Rusty, Crackled, Chippy, and Antique

Hello dear readers! I must apologize for my lack of posting this week. It’s been a busy one here at casa de Kristen balancing vendor meetings and my kiddo’s online school requirements. I hope to make up for it with today’s post.

It’s no secret that I am a fan of all things old, crackled, loved, and rusty. With the attempt to squash the vintage and shabby chic decor in the wedding world, I stand firm in my love and wish to show you a variety of ways in which you can incorporate a variety of patinas in to your special day. As always, Friday’s Favorites feature the best of Etsy.

Speaking of Etsy, I’d like to encourage you all to spend your holiday dollars supporting local and or individual artisans and vendors. In this economy, it’s the holiday purchases that often sustain these talented folks throughout the year. Have a great weekend all!

‘Rusted Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

A sampling of wedding items for those who love a rusty patina.


Perfect Pitcher of Pretty Po…

$133.00

Set of Six Rusty Pail Bucket…

$60.00

Rustic Metal BRIDE GROOM Han…

$40.00

Scalloped Galvanized Tin Cup…

$56.00

Rust Cuff links

$69.00

His and Hers Lucky Horse Sho…

$13.50

Barbed Wire Heart -Cowboy…

$15.00

Rust patina hanging 13 inch …

$28.00

AMPERSAND wall art custom si…

$40.00

Tramp Art Church Cupboard wi…

$275.00

recycled metal rust adjustab…

$25.00

Set of 50 Rusted Tin Maple L…

$47.50

Unique Vintage Metal Birdcag…

$70.40

Petite,Organic, Rust and Bea…

$35.00

Green Upcycled Primitive Rus…

$8.00

Personalized Rusty Heart Rus…

$24.99

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Crackled Nuptials’ by ravengrrl


Ampersand Wedding Sign Save …

$45.00

CUSTOM WEDDING SIGN or Busin…

$159.00

Shabby Chic Dessert Stand We…

$54.95

Custom Handpainted Mr Mrs We…

$25.00

Victorian Inspired Rose and …

$65.00

COTTAGE TRAY

$79.00

Rainbow Moonstone and Crackl…

$125.00

Painted Tray Set/ Decoupaged…

$42.00

Rustic Angel Wings Set of Tw…

$120.00

And they lived Happily Ever …

$32.50

SALE exquisite petite vintag…

$18.00

Large Distressed Candle Hold…

$75.00

Oatmeal Bird – Crackle Distr…

$12.00

Shabby chic crackled accent …

$125.00

Rubber stamp of Faux paint C…

$7.50

Crackle Box Craquelure Case

$35.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Chippy Nuptials’ by ravengrrl


Vintage Sewing Drawer Shabby…

$20.00

Pink Distressed Candelabra-B…

$19.99

Smokey Blue Ornamental Birdh…

$15.95

Shabby Chic Tin Cans With Pa…

$15.00

Treasury Item-CHIPPY METAL B…

$14.95

candleholders,weddings, wood…

$24.99

Vintage PhotoBooth sign chip…

$52.00

Upcycled Old White Chalk Pai…

$24.00

Repurposed Vintage Necklace

$30.00

Cottage Sign, Vintage Sign, …

$69.00

Petite Garden Bird Bath Peti…

$12.00

BEST 2 ft tall LETTER K Vint…

$41.95

Wedding Photo Album – Shadow…

$95.00

Chippy Painted Candlesticks

$20.00

Shabby Chic Vintage Stone Bi…

$22.00

Shabby Chippy Metal Bin Set

$24.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Aged Nuptials’ by ravengrrl


100 Large Aged Shabby Doilie…

$40.00

Asymetrical flower pearl and…

$85.00

Large Candleholder/vase hand…

$25.00

kraft pillow favor box,AnTiq…

$12.00

I Move the Sweet Forget-Me-N…

$42.00

Grunge Library Pockets with …

$140.00

BRAND NEW – Luxury Glittered…

$9.95

wedding bouquet, hand made r…

$616.00

Victoriana Vintage Bicycle f…

$4.46

Happily Ever After WEDDING s…

$36.00

Fall Rustic Wedding Favor Pr…

$12.00

Birdcage Card Holder with Ch…

$40.00

De-Lovely – Handmade cake to…

$179.00

Vintage Button Aged Ivory Fl…

$19.50

A Fancy – Romantic Baroque U…

$30.00

Mens Ascot Necktie Tie tatte…

$35.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Dream Finds Friday: Tattered

This week’s Dream Finds Friday definitely speaks to my love of rustic chic weddings. I love all of the subtle imperfections that can transform decor and attire in to something that leaves the eye searching for more. From family heirlooms to new pre-aged treasures, rustic items give your wedding a heir of history about it.

Source: The amazingly talented Lisa from Tarnished and Tattered. I love her blog! http://tarnishedandtattered.blogspot.com/2011/07/cool-things-on-hot-day.html

Today I present to you several tattered finds from my favorite source for unique wedding and party items: Etsy. I hope you enjoy the examples I have picked and when you are finished here, please follow this link to Pocketful Of Dreams to find out what other dream finds are out there awaiting you this week.

‘Tattered Elegance’ by ravengrrl

A collection of beautifully neutral tattered wedding goodness.


I Move the Sweet Forget-Me-N…

$42.00

Whimsical wedding shrug. Unu…

$89.00

Custom Embellished Burlap Wr…

$50.00

Black Pearl and Ribbon Feath…

$30.00

Unique Boutonniere – Tattere…

$7.99

Handmade Bridal Bouquet, Wed…

$65.00

Dapper tweed

$70.00

CUFF hand painted flower ec…

$69.00

The Daring Debutante – Vinta…

$138.00

Midnight In Paris Parisian R…

$125.00

Wedding. Dress. Regency. Ren…

$165.00

Fabric Flower Ring Cream Sha…

$16.00

Ring Bearer Heart Burlap Pil…

$14.00

Tattered Headband Rag Doll

$20.00

VINTAGE aged,stained DOCUMEN…

$3.98

Sexy Dead Poets tattered men…

$35.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Vintage Architectural Details

On today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday, I wanted to feature the growing trend of utilizing architectural salvage to style vintage and rustic events/weddings. Personally, I love it…I mean LOVE it! Not only are you keeping trash out of the landfills, but the character an old pair of shutters lends to an escort card display is phenomenal. Here are some great examples of what an event designer with a love for vintage, such as myself, can do with discarded materials.

Please note: the images below are not my work and clicking on them will take you to the original source with credits.

Tips or Trends- architectual salvage