Friday, March 29, 2013

Pre-Party Teaser Photos

More thrift store shopping!

I couldn't resist taking a couple of teaser pics after Brendan and I did a pre-staging of the food service area yesterday. We found some really excellent silver-plated serving trays, and left the edges tarnished for that worn-in look.

A portion of the drink selection: wines and mead.

We had two issues with dinner plates- first, we didn't have enough for twelve guests, and second, nothing we had looked even remotely period. After looking for 12 matching plates at 4 different thrift shops, we finally found these stainless steel plates at a dollar store for $1.25 each. They had a circle design lightly etched into the surface, so Brendan and I used 180 grit sandpaper to remove it, and take down some of the freshly-machined shine. Later, we also treated each plate with beeswax and distressed them a bit more.

More pictures to come later! For now, it's time to start on the first bits of food prep: making dough and soaking some split-peas.


  1. The lemon cakes, the impeccable attention to detail , I can't even -- I am amazed. Freakin' Renn Faire Martha Stewart ova here...

  2. The font selection for the words "before" and "after"...