something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...

Something old (Vintage Wallpaper)

Something new (glitter alphabet stickers!)

Something borrowed (my kids scissors)

and something blue (yummy bright blue ric rac)

Makes a nice wedding present for a dear friend!!

My friend Mel and I have been through a lot together!! We became friends in our first year of High School, and to this day she is one of my closest and dearest friends. We have journeyed through teenage life and High School, and into adulthood, careers, relationships, births (she was at Miss 2's birth!) and more...She is a dear friend, and is marrying her Irish sweetheart, Andy, in California next week. Sadly I couldn't make it (a few too many overseas weddings for our family's budget over the past few years) but my thoughts are with them both during this special time. I wanted to give them a gift before they left and knew that something handmade would be appreciated!! The bunting says "Mr and Mrs Crawford" and I'm told it fits perfectly on their piano!!

Mel, if you're reading this, love you heaps and can't wait to see you when you get back!!

Do you like weddings? Are you married? I am. I did it when I was very young. I fell in love with the boy and married the poor chap pretty quick smart!! I'm still not sure if getting married as young as we did was an act of rebellion (no one else seemed to be doing it at 19!) or just something we had to do because it felt so right. My guess its a little of the two.  I have only stopped getting weird reactions in the last few years when I refer to "my husband." It was pretty funny for a while. We have been married nearly 10 years and have grown into adulthood together, which has been lovely. Are you not married by the way? Coz I think that's cool too. I'm into people doing whatever floats their boat.

I am very nostalgic about things now days, but I was so young when I got married that I didn't give tradition or nostalgia or even other people's feelings much thought. I sometimes regret that. I think it would have been nice to wear "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" for the wedding, or something special that had belonged to my mum or nana. I also sometimes think that I should have given a bit more thought to my friends who were in same sex relationships and therefor couldn't get married in Australia, and how my wedding may have made them feel.  But you learn to think about such things as you get older, I guess when I was 19 my world view was pretty small!!

What's a tradition that you know of or have seen at a wedding, either yours or someone else's??  Love is in the air guys, so feel free to talk romance....

Mezz xx


  1. I love the bunting you made for your friend, what a sweet thoughtful present. I'm sure bride and groom will both adore it. I am married too, I got married when I was 23. I would have loved to have pretty bunting like that at my wedding!
    M x

    1. yes I wish I had pretty bunting at my wedding too. we did have cute jam jars with candles in them scattered throughout my parents backyard for the wedding party...it was very pretty, and we did it way before upcycling was cool!!!!

  2. Pretty bunting, Mez. I'm a big fan of paper bunting - so quick and easy. Am not married. Never wanted to be (not even when I was a little girl!). One of the most interesting weddings I've ever been to was a humanist wedding at a stone circle. It was pouring with rain and I had the flu! xx

    1. loo..a humanist wedding sounds interesting!!! having the flu sounds horrible though. and yes, I don't think ill ever go back to sewing bunting, the paper is way too easy!! xx

  3. Love the bunting! Yes I married young too and we've grown up together! I was 21 he was 24, funnily enough I hope my girls wait a little longer, but who knows they may fall hook, line and sinker like myself! :) x

  4. I wish i could attach a pic of the bunting on the piano as it looks great.

    We're currently in California having a fab time!

    Wedding in 9 days!

  5. What a beautiful and thoughtful present. I am sure you friend will cherish it forever and especially seeing it will be on one of the most important days of her life. xoxo

  6. Oh the bunting is lovely.
    A work mate of my other half is getting married next year and I'm hoping to make some fabric bunting with their names on it as an engagement party gift.

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  8. personalised bunting is a great idea.....my son was married last weekend, a country/vintage style, & i made bunting. there are a few posts showing the things my daughter made too.