Would you be disgusted...?

Would you eat at this table settting? 

Its our prototype - tomorrow we meet with the caterer again for the last go through...

and yes, I know -

Theres a crinkled tablecloth, We are missing salad forks, and the goblets havent come in yet - 

Emily Post would spit at me.

But there will be matching salad bowls at the salad buffet 
ivory ramekins and matching soup spoons at the soup buffet,

deal with it, ooo-kay Emily

Is there such a thing as etiquette TMJ ?

I think I got it.


Theres going to be 2 bottles of sparkling pear cider, and two bottles of sparkling muscato on each table...

and a mother of the bride with two in each hand if she can get away with it...

i made the poor bride put on welding gloves and put together over 100 napkin rings...
I wanted her to bedazzle these too but then she reminded me about my wedding dress when i married mr. Foresterman.
It basically looked like I walked into a Michaels craft store and glue every shiny thing to me...

we decided

less is more 
on the napkin rings.

Ive been buying a lot of vintage ebay salt and peppers...
late night perusing and sniping...
I be one of THOSE ebayers now...
the ones with a bent index finger permanently hovering over their imaginary mouse in their dreams, 
"just 2 more seconds, 2 more seconds..."

And I know. 

Its the antlers, right? 

Are you wondering where the rest of the deer is?

Are you wondering why theres antlers under the flowers?

Are you wondering if those antlers were santized in a dishwasher?


are you wondering if the mother of the bride will put down those two bottles shes carrying/waving around thats soaking her antler induced nerves?

"so...the antlers arent creeping you out, are they? because I can take those off the table-"

Im not quite sure about all this...the bride has already hogtied me twice 
because I was thinking maybe I should take it all apart and start over...

And shes not even breaking a sweat -

shes so cool about marrying her man.

Here she is graduating last week with a 
major in Political Science and a minor in International studies
two peace corp certificates.

Shes very qualified to hogtie me now.

or become secretary of state.

                                                                          photo by D. Hellekson
here we all are happy...beaming...squinting...

and I dont think it was because of the high altitude in Missoula...

Thats my "im gonna climb the stairs to oblivion because im a restless squirrel person" photoshot.

There was no tom brokaw giving the commencement speech this year so my pretend attention deficient issue took over.

* ooh, looky, stairs!!!!  I can do them now!!!*


 heres a buffalo bone Mr. foresterman found recently...

and heres a pretty lady who we know who can identify that bone if she ever wanted to
because she also graduated last week,
with a major in Anthropology.  
She didnt walk because shes too petite to wear those big flowy gowns and floppy caps. 
And because she got a job right away because she is in high demand.
Shes real smart....

 we be sooo proud of her!!!!!!

And speaking of proud, isnt that like the best shirt ever that David has on below???

This heres my favorite picture of David this year so far,
  to congratulate the graduates and to remind me again of a lovely St. Patricks day 
that we relived last weekend again but this time with Mr. Foresterman, our designated husband and driver...

but this time champagne wasnt green.

nor was the sake at the sushi restaurant. 

or the fat tire pitcher of beer at the club...


my blood is very thin now.

Most importantly,

Me and Mr. Foresterman danced every other western swing dance we heard
(i stomped on his feet. a few times. ok, more then a few time. lots. but I didnt lead. too much.) 
and we shot pool better then the young ones (that we remember), 
and we got  to bed in the wee hours of the morning (at the right hotel too!)

And we had FUN!!!! (im pretty sure)

Maybe since we have caught up on our rest finally *cough needed a week cough* we can do this again..

maybe at the wedding because we rented a dance floor too?

minus the shooting pool part though....

Because we're putting in a horseshoe pit instead...

thanks eb for your contribution to the wedding.

you wouldnt happen to know how to handle a hot glue gun,

 would you...?




  1. Very entertaining - and exciting for you. Those antlers are still my favorite thing, and if anyone is creeped out by them, they shoulda stayed home in New Jersey.

  2. Congratulations to your girls that is fantastic. Wow party time I would have a big celebration if I found a buffalo bone too.
    Love the shirt and I really think you wedding plans (oops) your daughters wedding plans a going to make for a unforgettable beautiful day. You my friend are making sure she will have a day that will never be forgotten by anyone.
    You must be getting tired now I think you should have a nice long nap EBay tires people out I have heard. Deal hunting is exhausting.
    Did you get an RRSP from Mickey and Minnie yet, Oh I hope so.
    Take care my friend good luck with the table meeting, everything looks fine.
    Congrats to your girls (Smart girls gotta love that), your Mr for the great find, the guy with the cool shirt (he must have great taste just look at his beautiful girl). Congrats to the the other guy he also has great taste.Beauty must run in the family.
    I am so excited keep going my friend you are almost to the great day. You are the best Mom. Hugs XXOO B

  3. you are a crazy woman! i wouldn't eat at that place setting for fear of messing it up!

    you're gonna have permanent glue-gun withdrawals.

    and a big congratulations to your daughters!

  4. you sure do lead a boring life...need to find something to keep you busy. all of your ideas and photographs belong in some high class magazine. what a family!

    and thanks for your sweet comments....

  5. -Lovely place setting
    -love the antlers
    -lovely and smart daughters
    -climbing stairs- woohoo! You are getting healthier!

  6. Oh that will definitly be wedding of the year! Wow two graduations and a wedding and a buffalo bone. Sure excitin things happenin down your way!

  7. Disgusted??? Heck no! It's beautiful.
    Congratulations on your amazing daughters.

  8. I'm not sure if I'd eat at that table, I might spill something. Everything looks lovely and your daughters are so beautiful and talented! Must take after their Mom! Good luck with everything!

  9. It is a lovely table setting, antlers and all.

  10. The table setting is stunning! I would also fear messing it up! lol I know you are so proud of your girls!!

  11. Place settings are elegant beautiful and unique! don't change a thing
    Congrats to all!

  12. Glory be, what a fantastic time with all the graduations, planning and re-planning (is that a word) a wedding, I's exhausted...but laughing still. Where do you get your energy, girl?

  13. Whew...I'm tired from all of that celebrating and planning and putting together stuff. It is all so exciting, and it's fun seeing it come together from this end!

  14. Congrats to both of your daughters- and the table setting is just perfect!

  15. I wouldn't be disgusted eating at that table. (Venison is a staple in our house) But my Mom would! And she'd probably tell ya!
    Congrats to your daughters. You must be proud.
    So glad you are well girlfriend!

    Cindy Bee

  16. You should be proud. That is going to be one fine wedding. Oh and thanks for the chuckle you do it to me every time.

  17. You make me want to grab my glue gun and hop on an airplane. I think you should keep the antlers so you can creep some folks out. It's really good for them. Keeps em sharp! :) I'm glad your beautiful, recently graduated daughter isn't breaking a sweat about the whole thing. She probably would if she knew a blogger from the East Coast would come out with a glue gun to help if she could. I'm nice-really-and I don't creep out at antlers. Maybe if they were on the wedding cake or something. (Antlers in the dishwasher?? I could imagine my hubby's expression on that one!)

    Wishing you all the best with this special event. I also wish you good luck with your new EBay store where you will specialize in selling salt and pepper shakers(and antlers???)! :)

  18. well congrats all around, you guys all look so happy. and i LOVE the cockleburr cow up top!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond


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