I cannot believe it’s already February!  All I can say is WOW!  Our January “Best of Pinterest” series highlights our top pins including romantic floral and bouquets, budget-friendly centerpieces and more!

blush bridal bouquet

Simple yet romantic pink wedding bouquet. {source: Revel-Blog}

boho centerpiece with antlers and air plants

Boho chic tablescape inspiration with air plants, precious metal vase and antlers. {source: Mark Brooke Photographers via Style Me Pretty}

centerpieces with repurposed tin cans

Simple and very inexpensive DIY centerpieces with repurposed glass jars and tin can vases. {source: A Brit & A Blonde via Style Me Pretty}

ceremony entrance with rustic doors

A grand ceremony entrance with rustic wooden doors and mismatched chairs. {source: Vintage Origami}

escort cards in a drawer with baby's breath

Baby’s breath fills this drawer holding escort cards. {source: from the hip via Style Me Pretty}

fall inspired table setting

Winter table inspiration with painted mini pumpkin place cards. {source: Yellowline Photography via Style Me Pretty}

lavender boutonnieres

Lavender boutonnieres. {source: Yiannis Alefantou + Adam Alex via Style Me Pretty}

moss and fern woodsy tablescape

Moss and fern woodland inspired tablescape. {source: Morgan Trinker Photography via Style Me Pretty}

pink peonie wedding bouquet

Pink peony wedding bouquet. {source: Kaylynn Marie Photography via Style Me Pretty}

repurposed glass jars wrapped in lace

Another great and inexpensive centerpiece with doilies, and lace/burlap wrapped assorted glass jars. {source:  Joe+Kathrina via Ruffled}

romantic blush centerpieces

Beautiful blush floral centerpieces with milk glass bud vase and wine cork table number holder. {source: onelove photography via Style Me Pretty}

romantic wedding ideas

Romantic pink centerpieces with teacups. {source: Carlie Statsky via The Wedding Chicks}

rustic centerpieces with mason jars and burlap

Sunflower and aqua mason jar centerpieces with burlap. {source: Olivia Griffin Photography via Style Me Pretty}

seed packet wedding favors in a wheelbarrow

For a farmers market inspired wedding: seed packet favors. {source: Jason and Anna Photography via Ruffled}

shabby chic wedding centerpieces

Pink and aqua centerpieces. {source: Erika Delgado Photography via The Wedding Chicks}

shutter altar with mason jars

Shot by one of our favorite, local, photographers, shutters are a great ceremony backdrop alternative. {source: Bryan Rupp Photography via Style Me Pretty}

simple wedding centerpiece

A simple centerpiece idea using a recycled glass jar, burlap and ribbon. {source: Kaylynn Marie Photography via Style Me Pretty}

succulent wedding bouquet

Succulent and lace wedding bouquet. {source: Garrett Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty}

Want to try your hand at a few DIY projects?  Why not give one of these a try with our Best of Pinterest DIY June edition!  Centerpieces, garland, hanging mason jars and more!  These were the top DIY picks for June via you, our followers on Pinterest!

best of Pinterest DIY: diy vintage marquee

Want to add a little pizzazz to your event or wedding?  Why not make this eye-catching DIY marquee.  {source: Oh Happy Day}

Best of Pinterest DIY: hanging mason jar lanterns

I’m a HUGE mason jar fan – new, old, clear, aqua… it doesn’t matter!  And this cool take on hanging mason jars is not only adorable, but super easy! {source: Emmaline Bride}

Best of Pinterest DIY: recycled bark centerpieces

Have some old plastic containers sitting around?  These rustic, recycled centerpieces are a snap with some bark, yarn and floral foam.  {source: Camryn Clair via Hostess with the Mostess}


Best of Pinterest DIY: chalkboards

Another SUPER easy project for our Best of Pinterest DIY: chalkboard serving trays.  Really, no tutorial needed here, simply take your favorite tray (you can find these at thrift stores) and paint with chalkboard paint.  It’s that easy!  {source: Signature Style}

Best of Pinterest DIY: yarn wrapped letters

If you have cardboard and some extra yarn hanging around, these yarn wrapped letters are a DIY project at your fingertips.  {source: The Budget Savvy Bride}

Best of Pinterest DIY: vintage vinyl record dessert stand

When I saw this project, I knew it was going to make the Best of Pinterest DIY list.  Not only that, I’ve been slowly acquiring records to make a few for myself!  SUPER easy and SUPER cool!  {source: Bubby and Bean}


Best of Pinterest DIY: photo canvas art

Looking for a unique gift for family or members of your bridal party?  These cute mini photo canvases would make the perfect gift or wedding favor.  {source: Katherine Elizabeth Photography via Ruffled}

Best of Pinterest DIY: fringe garland

Our final Best of Pinterest DIY features this giant fringe garland.  Another easy project with nothing more than crepe paper, scissors and staples.  {source: Oh Happy Day}

In case you don’t know, we here at Something Borrowed pin like crazy via Pinterest.  What better way to showcase our latest and greatest pins than starting a new “Best of Pinterest” series.  Here we’ll highlight the best of our boards by the number of pins re-pinned. If you haven’t yet jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, I highly encourage you to do so.  You will find so much amazing inspiration for not just weddings, but recipes, DIY projects and SO much more!  I warn you though, it is very addictive!

best of Pinterest: calligraphy rustic wood chair signage

Beautiful calligraphy rustic wood chair signage.  If I had handwriting like this, I’d make signs in every shape and size!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: braided up do wedding hair

Trying to figure out what to do with your hair?  This was insanely popular on Pinterest!  Gorgeous braided up-do looks very natural.  A great way to show off amazing jewelry.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: bocci ball station

Lawn games at weddings are one of my favorite ways to keep guests (adult and child alike) entertained.  Shown here are a bocci ball station and cornhole with bean bags custom made to match the couples wedding colors.  {source: Wedding Chicks}

best of Pinterest: wood pallet wedding signage

You went CRAZY on Pinterest when this was pinned just a few days ago! A great alternative to traditional signage is these awesome repurposed wood pallet used to direct guests.  Just paint the wood with chalkboard paint and that’s it!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: wine barrel wood door altar

Wood wine barrels add such great decor to an event and are functional pieces, too.  Here are two wine barrels with a gorgeous chippy paint door forming an altar.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: wedding barn signage

This rustic wood wedding signage happen to be our number 1 top pinned photo on our Pinterest page.  Loving how it can hang from the ceiling!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: succulent flower arrangement

Succulents are HUGE right now!  They’re a great alternative to a traditional wedding bouquet, adding a very natural elegant feel.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: simple centerpiece with burlap runner and recycled wine bottles

This is such a simple tablescape but it’s so beautiful.  A burlap table runner paired with recycled wine bottles turned into vases = gorgeous!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: rustic wood ladder altar inspiration

This rustic altar is probably one of my favorites, and obviously quite a few of you fellow Pinterest mates.  The wood ladders graced elegantly with flowers in antique mason jars, who wouldn’t love this?!  {source: Southern Weddings}

best of Pinterest: rustic centerpiece with lantern wood coin and medicine bottle

There’s a lot to love on this rustic vintage centerpiece: the lantern, wood coin, medicine bottles, mercury candle holders and the vintage book used as a table number.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: repurposed mason jar lighting

By now you probably know I’m a glass fanatic.  Well, some of you are too, especially when it comes to antique mason jars.  This amazing mason jar chandelier makes such a statement – I’d love this in our house!  {source: Charleston City Paper}

best of Pinterest: printed seating chart on burlap board

Seating charts and escort cards… boy, I’ve seen some very intricate and beautifully laid out displays.  But there’s something about this simple yet elegant seating chart attached to a burlap board so… simple!  {source: 100 Layer Cake}

best of Pinterest: nature themed tablescape with poppies

This is a gorgeous nature-inspired tablescape that I just adore!  The moss, twigs and poppies, I’m just waiting for a little frog to jump out!  {source: Green Wedding Shoes}

best of Pinterest: centerpiece with vintage books and teacup

I don’t know if its the vintage books (really vintage), the teacup or the felt flowers, but this is such a precious centerpiece!  {source: Rock-n-Roll Bride}

best of Pinterest: succulent centerpiece and wood coin table number

More succulents?  Sure, why not!  Loving this succulent and flower centerpiece in a gorgeous silver urn.  Along side is a mini wood coin table number.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: hanging floral tablescape

Last but least is one of my favorite Pinterest pins.  From the wine bottles repurposed and turned into taper holders to the ah-mazing hanging floral arrangement.  I wouldn’t want to leave this table if I were a guest!  {source: 100 Layer Cake}

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Did you know that Something Borrowed Portland is not just for weddings?  Our vintage rentals can be used for a variety of events such as an anniversary party, birthday’s, baby showers and much more.  I had the opportunity to help plan for my mother-in-laws 25th wedding anniversary party this past weekend and thought I’d share some of the items used from our inventory.

mason jar beverage table

For the beverage table, we covered a lace tablecloth with doilies to give it a more vintage feel.  The wood crates help create depth to  rows of mason jars which were used for drinking as opposed to disposal cups, creating much less waste.  The soda crate propped up a 2-gallon beverage dispenser (with ladle) and we decorated the front with our mini “love” banner.  A milk glass bud vase was used for affordable, long-lasting baby’s breath flowers.

Cost = $32.45

(24 mason jar glass $0.30 each, 2 gallon beverage container $5.00, punch ladle $0.50, soda and wood crates $4.00 each, 10 doilies $1.00 each, “love” banner $0.75, 9″ milk glass vase $1.00)

anniversary signage with vintage train case

The gift and card table carried the same theme as the beverage table with a vintage train case lined with doilies, mercury votives (silver wedding anniversary), a chalkboard frame congratulating the happy couple and more milk glass vases.

Cost: $23.25

(vintage train case $4.00, 8 doilies $8.00, 2 milk glass vases $2.00, 3 mercury votive holders $1.50, pewter easel $2.00, mini “cards” banner $0.75, white ornate chalkboard $5.00)


This week’s Friday Favorites: Inventory Inspiration is dedicated to my grandma’s love of sewing and one of my obsessions, sewing drawers. My Grandmother was an avid seamstress.  She made almost all my clothes, primarily out of necessity as I was a tall, lanky lad and none of the fashions for girls my age fit.  So, her and I would make weekly trips to the fabric store, hand picking one-of-a-kind fabrics for shirts or skirts that she would whip up within an hour (or so it seemed, no pun intended). When she passed away a few years ago, I inherited a sewing machine or two of my Grandmothers, along with a box of buttons, notions and many other crafting supplies.  I may have inherited some of her crafting skills, but that’s still up for discussion.

sewing drawers filled with lavender

Sewing drawers are great for holding your wedding favors or lavender for tossing.  {source: Southern Weddings}

sewing drawers holding programs

Sewing drawers used to hold programs at your wedding (we have a program sign, too!).  {source: The Wedding Chicks}


Friday Favorites Inventory Inspiration

I thought I would start a new weekly series, Friday Favorites: Inventory Inspiration, where I feature an item from our inventory and show you a few ways you can incorporate that item into your wedding or event.  I figured it would be a neat way to showcase random finds that you may need a little extra help styling (those “what the heck?!” items) or fun pieces that everyone loves such as today’s post, mason jars!

vintage photos in mason jars

Vintage photo’s make a statement inside antique, aqua-blue mason jars.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jars with vintage books

I love the look of mismatched antique mason jars with vintage books (which we also have in our inventory).  In my opinion, the look never gets old (no pun intended).  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jars with candles

Antique mason jars look amazing with the addition of candles.  However, Something Borrowed Portland only allows the use of LED candles with our antique jars as they do have a chance of exploding due to the heat caused by candles (and we don’t want them ruined by any wax or soot).  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jars holding bouquets

If you’re looking for a vessel to hold bridesmaid bouquets or flowers for your event, mason jars are a great alternative to traditional bud vases, as shown here.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jars hanging from a tree filled with bean filler

Antique mason jars such as the ones shown above with the wires are called “wire bail” or more traditionally referred to as “lightening jars” as the wire held glass lids in place.  These wire bails are a great way to hang the jars, filling them with your favorite filler such as beans (shown), coffee, split peas or lentils.  {source: The Berry}

aqua mason jar tip jar

A cute way to incorporate antique mason jars into your wedding – a “tip jar”.  This note says “please leave us a tip for a happy marriage”.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jar lanterns

More wire bail (aka lightening jar) antique mason jar’s filled with votive candles.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jars filled with acorns

These mason jars would look adorable during a holiday party, clustered on a fireplace mantle or used as a centerpiece on your table.  Shown here are filled with acorns.  {source: Luxe Finds}

mason jar lantern hanging by a shepherds hook

Here’s a traditional (new) mason jar, strung with twine and hung from a shepherd’s hook to create mood lighting.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jar chandeliere

Not only are mason jars on the pie table, but the chandelier is also made from antique jars!  {source: Ruffled}

mason jar centerpieces with vintage books

More antique mason jars used as centerpieces.  Some are filled with sand and used with votive candles, others are used as vases and paired with vintage books and doilies.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

hanging mason jars filled with sand

An assortment of new mason jars filled with sand and hung by twine.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

mason jar centerpiece

More antique mason jars used as vases.  This assortment looks adorable paired with a milk glass vase (also in our inventory) and lace and burlap runner.  {source: Elizabeth Anne Designs}

As you can see, there are MANY ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding, from hanging lanterns to vases to candle holders.  Let your creativity soar!

What’s your favorite way to incorporate mason jars at a wedding or celebration?