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Monday, March 8, 2010

Update: Of flowers, Wine, & Ribbons (aka Scavenging Supplies)

Lots of wedding stuff happened this weekend. On Friday, I found Real
Touch dahlias in our colors-Aubergine and Amethyst and Peonies in
Ivory with Watermelon, Cotton Candy, and Rose Water tips. All were buy
one get one free.

On Saturday, Mom and dad went on treasure hunt to find more. Mom found
Ivory dahlias but no Aubergine or Amethyst. They ventured further down
the peninsula, visiting Colma, San Mateo, Redwood City, and Mountain

At the same time I went in search of Aubergine ribbons for my dress.
We found bins of satin ribbons, but no Aubergine and very little
Black. There were spools of Amethyst, Quarry, and Cotton Candy. Done.
Ribbons for our invitations, wedding favors, and tablescapes obtained.
150 yds: 50 Quarry, 50 Amethyst, and 50 Cotton Candy for under $11.

Sunday brought a suggestion to go to Jo-Ann Fabric Stores on our way
to my dress fitting in Sacramento. Quick search of the Internet
revealed one. Off we went. More Ivory dahlias and more Peonies. Still
no Aubergine or Amethyst. But... digging in buckets of silk flowers we
found a couple of Star Dahlias - one in a burgandy color with
Aubergine tips and an Ivory with Rose Water tips. Next we contemplated
fabric dye. Another DIY project was born. I'm now going to dye and
handpaint the 7 baby girl pink dahlias that I'd picked up on Friday.

While working on wedding stuff we saw a tweet from Ed and Heather that
they'd been to BevMo. Not remembering if BevMo has one or two 5 cent
sales a year, we looked at wines included in the sale. (Note: The
wines we initially chose were already sold out.) Across the parking
lot from Jo-Anns in Sacto was a BevMo. Mom and I quickly crossed the
lot and did our reconnaissance. Wines with 89+ points for under $15 were
in short supply. Call to cubes. Decision made. 36 bottles of wine

Next stop - final dress fitting.

Did you send people on scavenger hunts for decor? Were they successful or are you making do with something else?

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