Hand Painted, Wedding Champagne Flutes

Hand Painted, Wedding Champagne Flutes

Today, I’m sharing the pair of wedding champagne flutes I made as a personalized gift for my niece’s recent party.  It was a fun craft that could easily be applied to any hand painted glass project.

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Since the happy occasion of my niece’s wedding in Charleston several weekends ago, I’ve been on a longer than planned blogging break. As in a Tale of Two Cities, it’s been both the best and worst of times.

After the wedding, I returned with my mom to Florida to help transfer dad from a rehab center to long term care. Mom and I knew the minute we saw him that something was wrong. Immediately after the transfer, it became clear his pain from a previous injury and fall had escalated significantly. Within hours, dad was back in the hospital with a severe sepsis infection.

Moving him to hospice care was a blessing. Several long days later, he passed peacefully, and I am very grateful his suffering has ended.

Creating this post is a happy distraction. It also provides an opportunity to remember the fun weekend, celebrated with family and friends. Here’s how I created the wedding champagne flutes and how to make your own.

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Terrific Tiffany Theme Party Favors and Gifts

Terrific Tiffany Theme Party Favors and Gifts

Revisiting last year’s My Favorite Things Party, and sharing Tiffany theme party favors perfect for a birthday or bridal shower.

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I recently realized, that I haven’t done a single post on the third party. Brunch at Debbie’s was based on the move, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and was simply mahvelous!

It was about a year ago — before I started blogging — that Susan featured the event on Between Naps on the Porch. The post, A Fabulous “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Brunch Event (and her reader’s positive response), is what led me to start Debbee’s Buzz last fall.

I’ve decided to mix up blog posts on all four My Favorite Things Parties, so no one tires on any one theme. I promise to return to more of the Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party Reveal next week, with How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators.

So dahlings, let me show you around the Debbie & Co. boutique.

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Love is Sweet Bridal Shower, Podcasts Make for Pleasant Trip

Love is Sweet Bridal Shower, Podcasts Make for Pleasant Trip

The weekend before Easter, I traveled to Philadelphia to attend a Love is Sweet bridal shower.

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The shower was for L, my college bestie E’s daughter. L also attended our alma mater. She was a year behind my youngest son. The two of them played on a coed soccer team while in college, and got to know each other’s friends — one of whom is the groom.

I had originally offered to put together a smaller, more intimate shower. But, the difficulty of living out-of-town, and a guest list swelling to 75, made it unrealistic. Plus, the bridesmaids were excited to take on the shower’s creative elements and organization themselves. Others, including the groom’s mother, and E’s sisters and several friends, generously underwrote the lovely luncheon at an Italian restaurant.

So, I stepped back, organized the gift table display, and thoroughly enjoyed being a guest. I’m glad I did, because the girls did a bang up job! Take a look…

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