Wedding and Courtly Check Tea Service!

I took some time off from my blog to work on wedding things for my son's wedding. I was asked to make a couple of chalkboards and here is one, Friends of...

 I was also asked to make all the burlap table runners...

And a banner for the Couples table...

And decorate the arbor they were married in front of...
 And ALL the vests for the guys! Gladly they all fit when I arrived in Kansas from Illinois!
 I bought these pillows on Decor Steals for them...
And loved every minute at this memorable event, complete with my daughter and hubby...
And my loving hubby Tim...
And I am 55 years old after patiently waiting for my son to marry...finally at 32 years old!!!
Now my son has a ready made family to make a home with...
And we couldn't be more happy than to welcome these two fun boys and a dear daughter-in-law to call our own!

While I was away from blogging, I didn't stop working on projects of all kinds.

Here is a lovely silver tea service that would not polish up well, so I decided to paint the body of them in MacKenzie Childs Courtly Check!
Love how they turned out!

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  1. Congratulations to the new couple... the decorations are lovely... Loving that tea service... may have to find myself one... Cathy

  2. Oh what a beautiful wedding and such wonderful pictures. Congrats to your son and the bride, such lovely boys she has too. What a blessing for your family. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Love the tea set...do you have a tutorial on how to paint the check pattern? The wedding location was perfect!!

    Thanks! Nancy - Rochester NY

    1. All I did was paint the body of each with white acrylic paint. I then used a pencil and drew the squares. I painted every other square black acrylic. I then dry brushed with yellow, then blue, then black and then white to get the look of MacKenzie Childs. After all was dry, I sprayed them with polycrylic sealer.

    2. That tea set is amazing, Terri! I recognized the McK-C paint design as soon as I saw it on Marty's Inspire Me feature today. Love it! You & I have age & homemade weddings in common! Please come visit my blog and see my daughter's "An Affair to Remember - a Homemade Wedding" to see our commonalities. First time visiting your blog and I like what I see so far!! Have a great week!
      Rita C. at Panoply

  4. How fun that you could be so involved with your son's wedding~love all the burlap! I have an old tarnished tea set and have been thinking about painting it, yours looks great!

  5. so beautiful..and so are you dear! Very pretty lady.

  6. LOVE what you did with that arbor!!!

  7. loved seeing the wedding and the silver set is wonderful! Looks like it was professionally produced.

  8. Congratulation on the newly extended family, beaUtiful picture of you and the hubby!
    ~Love the tea set, I think I have to try this out...!

  9. The wedding looks like it was a wonderful time....I am sure they appreciated all of your special touches. Cute photo of you and hubby! Your coffee set turned out perfectly...great job!

  10. The wedding was so lovely and the vest were great. I am still waiting for my daughter to get married - 37. One day, I hope.
    I always love your MacKenzie Childs Courtly Check silver set. Your MacKenzie Child items are just awesome.
    Have a great day,

  11. What a lovely share! You've been super busy, but it looks like it was totally worth it! Love the arbor :)

  12. Congratulations to the bride and groom! It looks like such a fun wedding! ... And I love the new look of your silver!

  13. Lovely wedding and now you have 2 grandchildren. I never thought that I would ever get any grandchildren after after 16 years they finally had one. I love all the decorations - you did a great job.
    Love the tea set - it looks just like MacKinzie Childs set. You did a terrific job. I am a new follower = stop by some time.

  14. My congratulations to your son and his new wife! Looks like a darling wedding - especially since you helped out so much - that's what you get for being so talented! :) Now that painted tea set is amazing! I love it and you are so good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  15. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Love the arbor! very pretty. The Tea set looks fabulous, you did a wonderful job!!

  16. Love that wedding chalkboard. You did a great job! I'm featuring your chalkboard in this week's Power of Paint Party Top Ten.

  17. Congratulations! I wish your happy new life. The photos are very beautiful of wedding ceremony.I loved the Tea service .


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