I found my shell pomanders (shell balls) and the starfish in a few different places like MJKH mentioned. The starfish were at winners in the back in the "decor" section. They had them on the table display but could also be found in the "knick knack" aisle... with all the random table decor etc. At home sense I fund you have to walk every one of those "knick knack" aisles, I found them hanging on a hook at one of the ends. I wasn't sure about the starfish at first... how I would incorporate them so didn't but they at winners... my mom ended up buying them at homesense.
Originally Posted by MJKH
At Homesense, I would look in two places for sure...the area where they have candles and potpourri I've often seen bags of driftwood and shells...but they're often scented. The other area is the place where they have dried grasses/fake silk greens and arrangements, etc...I've seen sometimes they have bags of shells, balls covered in shells or other nature-y treatments (to put on display in a bowl?) in metal tubs in that area. Any other ideas?
Welcome!!!! We are so glad you found us!!!!!! We started to consume the "canadian OOT" thread so we figured it would be a good idea to have a "Canadian" outlet for our chit chat and support!!!! I am on here a lot... I need an OOT bag and BDW intervention, though those are basically intertwined.... some might find it annoying but it has made this planning SO fun!!!!! The grasses are really really light but are right to the bottom of the vase and then secured by about 4 inches of sand and then sea shells so I think I should be ok. I never considered it to be honest. We are in an open air restaurant but it is covered and in the evening they drop all the curtains so I think we should be fine. I hope at least!!!!!! I definitely agree about the real candle thing. I LOVE the battery operated tea lights and homesense even has battery operated pillars that are SCENTED!!!! So you can have your vanilla candle and not worry about it blowing out, catching fire or forgetting you lit it!!!!! I am using sheppards hooks to line our aisle but I am thinking of using them at the reception spot as well with lanterns and using battery operated tea lights in them... they even flicker!!! Ahhhh I love the new inventions!!!
Originally Posted by hatfiehm
Tori, you are so active on here and I love it! I am also doing real touch DIY bouquets so maybe we can share tips. One question about your centerpeices, are you worried about the wind pulling over the tall grasses? I have heard the wind can be an issue and to avoid real candles. Although if your reception area is covered maybe its a non issue! just something to ponder!
Thanks Ann-Marit!!!!!! Unfortunately they don't have navy Not sure if I mentioned before but I actually made a convertible dress!!!! It is SO SO easy, if you have a sewing machine I highly recommend trying it! Anyways, I made one and ended up thinking maybe we wouldnt go the convertible route and now I am thinking I may go back to do the convertible... I just don't want it to be too casual but I think they will be comfy for the girls!!! I can't justify the high price tag of the ones on etsy and online (in my colour) since I could make mine for about $20 $25 MAX!
Originally Posted by amjohnson
I got the dress at a store called Sublime in St.Albert, just outside of Edmonton but I have posted the link below. A swimwear shop near you may also carry them. I haven't tried to register on the site yet, but I am hoping I can order online. They have lots of really nice dresses that would be great for a hot destination. Here is the link. The dress I got is under convertibles and is SL5000. Victoria Secret also carries a dress identical to the other dress on the site, the red one. I have that one and love it too!
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There is a designer here in Toronto called Henkaa. Www.Henkaa.ca
We chose these in Royal blue for the bridesmaids and I even bought one in slate to wear to my brothers wedding!
Originally Posted by amjohnson
Regarding the dresses...I wanted to double check to see if you could order on the elan international site as I thought it looked like you needed to be a buyer or business owner and unfortunately you do. But...don't fret...I searched and you can find and buy elan international dresses etc on the Made American Style site. I put in an order without completing it...prices are really reasonable! The same convertible dress or almost the same that I bought for 72$ including tax is 40$US + 17.88 shipping and handling for Canadian insured mail..so still less then what I paid.
I did check out the Canadian designer dresses, really nice too...sadly 128$...local is usually more pricey. Anyhow, you have some options but the best would be if you could find a store that carries them. Victoria Secret has them too and I think if you spend so much, and you need to return something...it may be covered....I think my girlfriend had to do that...
Yup, mine are still stinking up the house and its been about 3 weeks. I layed them outside for a day and that helped a lot but I can still smell them when I open the closet.