Monday, April 23, 2012

a vintage hostess set (homemade b-day gift for my homegirl)

This past wknd I was able to get away and visit my bff, Jen and celebrate her birthday.
 (a little late as her b-day was in March, but better late than never)


That pic was not exactly from this year as I forgot to take pictures while I was there... but you get the idea. Besides it's one of my favorites of her. We've been able to celebrate many birthdays together. She's a gem!

We met in 4th grade. Our first conversation took place during math class (neither of us were interested in that subject). We had better things to discuss... like our hair style's but unfortunately that earned us the punishment of getting our names on the board. We were off to a great start and it was the begining of a beautiful friendship. Here's a slumber party pic of us in 4th grade. We are the ones with our mouths open for no apparent reason.


This year for her birthday I really wanted to try to be creative and come up with something fun for her. Thanks to Pinterest I had all sorts of inspiration. I decided to put together a "hostess set" for her using a vintage coke crate. She already has a Pepsi and 7-Up crate so I thought I would add to her little collection.

Here's the supplies I gathered: mason jars (garage sale), carafe's (garage sale), dessert plates and napkins (hobby lobby), burlap (fabric store), potted flowers (walmart), coke crate (thrift store).


Here's how it came together:


It turned out pretty fun and festive. Hopefully this summer she'll be able to put it to use along with her other crates when she entertains family and friends for BBQ's. Who doesn't love drinking tea or a summer cocktail out of a mason jar?

19 comments:

  1. Oh Mimi! love, love, love!!! I love everything you create! and..i love you, too:)

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  2. That is soooo cute! Love it!

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  3. This is a wonderful and thoughtful idea - it looks terrific!

    I hope you'll come by and share this at Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party today!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  4. What a great idea! My mum lives in Florida and has year-'round guests...this will make a great gift for her!

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  5. What a charming and heartfelt gift idea!! How lucky Jen is to have a friend in you! Angie

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  6. That is an amazingly cute gift idea! Love it! Pinning this to my boards.

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  7. Thank you again for the wonderful gift, I can't wait to use it!! :) So creative!

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  8. cute cute cute!!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  9. Great idea! Thank for sharing... blessings!

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  10. LOVE this idea! I may have to steal it for future gift giving... but I'd be keeping that Coke crate!

    Came over from The Vintage Farmhouse... I'm you're newest foll0wer :)
    ~Chris

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  11. That's a totally fun and thoughtful birthday gift. Jen is a lucky girl.

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  12. This is a terrific gift! How special to put so much thought and fun into a gift for your good friend.
    Mary Alice

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  13. super cute idea! popping over from French Country Cottage's party to say hello! xoox, tracie

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  14. Isn't that clever. Great idea and you pulled it off beautifully. How wonderful to have such a great friend. Found you at Rooted in Thyme's Simple and Sweet party.

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  15. Very cute idea. Love all the special things you picked out. Your friend, Jen will love the crate with all the goodies. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great week...

    Jody

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  16. Mimi, Just wanted you to know you had the second highest views on Rooted in Thyme with this post, Vintage Hostess Set. Congrats! It was a very fun post, thanks for sharing. You can grab a button that says you were featured if you'd like.

    Jody

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  17. Do you love Pepsi or Coke?
    ANSWER THE POLL and you could win a prepaid VISA gift card!

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