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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Table Top Tuesday - Vintage Art Deco Theme

Good evening everyone and welcome to a the next installment of vintage month!
This week is all about Vintage Art Deco. Now, I have to admit that when I started planning for this week I really didn't know that much about what Art Deco was. So, for you, my loyal readers, a very brief history lesson (via wikipedia) ...
"Art Deco" is used to describe an art design movement that was highly popular during the 1920's straight to the 1940's and is commonly seen as a lavish reaction to the harshness of World War I. It influenced architectural and interior design, fashion, and the visual arts. The elegance of the movement is characterized by its bold use of sweeping curves, sunburst motifs, and chevron patterns. This movement slowly died down with the beginnings of World War II, but there were revivals in the 1960's and the 1980's. Examples of this movement can still be seen today, mostly in architecture, but probably the most widely known is the Chrysler Building in New York City.
So without further adieu, let's take a look at some great vintage Art Deco inspirations for you wedding!

Table Settings:
For your table settings and table decorations you really want to think about elegance. The contrast between black and white isclean and crisp, not to mention perfect for an art deco theme. Votive candles, candleabras, white roses, and vases with white or black ostrich feathers are great lighting and decorative elements for an art deco themed table.

There are so many ways that you can incorporate art deco into your stationary, and you can go as simple or as crazy as you want! Most printers will have a few designs for you choose from but you can also search from tons of design ideas to add that personal touch to your stationary.

Just like with the stationary, you can go as simple or as crazy as you want with your (cup)cakes! Don't feel like you have to get caught up in black and white either! There are lots of ways to have fun with an art deco cake but experiment with colour. Beautiful pearls and ribbons are great accents, as well as, clean looking roses.

I love these little art deco inspired beauties! I have to give credit to Sugarbloom Cupcakes & Macaroons for their amazing work! If only they weren't located on another continent ... *sigh*

Stop in tomorrow for some Art Deco Fashion inspirations!


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