Graduation Open House Done on the Cheap!

June 28th, 2010 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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For the party, I printed up a bunch of photos of Rebekah I had turned   into black and whites.  With a magnet added to the back, they stick to   anything metal.  This old tin was the perfect place to display some of   them!
On my front porch I have a display of vintage fans.  It was a perfect place to display some of those photos!
If you know Rebekah, she has a lot of Fans!
This vintage childs boot was the perfect container for a bright pink geranium!
I have a special attraction to vintage cement urns.  I added a small birds nest and some eggs to give it a little extra embellishment.
Ahhh, Mom and the Graduate!
Last fall I picked up a vintage Coke cooler and popcorn warmer.  It gave the event a little extra in the fun category.
My E Call St container looked great with an ivy, bird cage and some more Rebekah pictures!
The chippy pillar in the entry way housed a couple of signs printed off my computer.
My prize mannequin was the perfect piece to hold Beks cap and gown and greeted everyone as they entered.
Vintage flower frogs were great  accessories to display more pictures.
Heres my baby girl, Rebekah!  Cant believe shes a graduate.  Where does time go?
For the party, I printed up a bunch of photos of Rebekah I had turned   into black and whites.  With a magnet added to the back, they stick to   anything metal.  This old tin was the perfect place to display some of   them!

For the party, I printed up a bunch of photos of Rebekah I had turned into black and whites.  With a magnet added to the back, they stick to anything metal.  This old tin was the perfect place to display some of them!


My baby, Rebekah, graduated this month from high school.  Hard to believe.  It just seems like yesterday she was going off to kindergarten.  Please tell me, where does the time go?

So on June 13 we had an Open House.  And like everyone else, we needed to do it on the cheap.  So with little money spent, I decorated using mostly items I already had.  The main expense,  ink and paper for the pictures.  And my vintage items were great staples to display them with.


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Comments (6)

JunkArchitect writes: Looks like a great party Lani, congratulations to your daughter too. There is a positive side to our kids growing up…THEY’RE MORE INDEPENDENT!

Jim
Posted: 11:17 am on June 29th
alicemom writes: Oh Lani, Time does fly. Rebekah loves so precious and happy. Good parents for sure! Congrats to all of you!!!!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 5:12 am on June 29th
chippingcharm writes: Lots of great ideas Lani...love how you worked it all in with your already fun junk accessories. I especially love the fans with the photos. Congratulations Rebekah! Laurel Posted: 2:36 pm on June 28th
RustyDiva writes: Congratulations! Looks like you threw a great party in her honor. They DO grow up fast! Sweet babies ~ now I'm getting all teary eyed just thinking about it. Posted: 11:23 am on June 28th
MakinItHappen writes: Wonderful! What a great mom you are. Posted: 10:52 am on June 28th
oldnews writes: It looks amazing! Isn't it hard when our babies reach the edge of the nest and we have to give them that last little push? It goes by so fast...Congratulations to all of you! Marie Posted: 10:09 am on June 28th
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