Our Sister Trip to sprinkle Daddy's ashes also included a bachelor party for the guncles. They live in Jacksonville, but were getting married the next week in New Hampshire. Our fab friend, Karen, has a home in Mt. Dora, which in my mind was about halfway from where we were staying in Sarasota.
In real life, it was a THREE HOUR DRIVE. And when gettting stuck in traffic on the way home, it was a FOUR HOUR DRIVE.
Still, the day in Mt. Dora was well worth the time in the car, (although I think I would have preferred a sleep over instead of doing it all in one day.)
We got to meet Queen Satine, one of the most delicate and delightful ladies I've ever known.
And experience the loveliness that is Karen's Kozy Kottage.
Not to mention a sneak peek at her new studio in downtown Mt. Dora.
Where prettiness abounds.
I was touched to see her little pink fairy from Birdsong sitting on a shelf there.
And a fabulously embellished angel on the wall that she made from a mini how-to that I did when I was visiting her another time.
Of course, everything about Karen is Fabulous. Just like Guncle Randy. When they get together, fabulousness starts emitting from them like shining bits of fire from a 4th of July sparkler.
The bachelor party wasn't a typical one. Instead of a wild party with cocktails and exotic dancers, we had a craft day.
We were working on wedding decor for the big event coming up.
These large wooden letters are for Randy and Kevin, we painted them metallic and covered them with moss.
Here is one as it was on the mantel at the wedding. We also found the perfect, old hat filled with fall colored velvet leaves and blooms, and took it apart to add a few pieces from it to the letters.
Guncle Randy found the hat on our jaunt downtown to do a little shopping at one of Mt. Dora's cute boutiques. What luck, it was just what those letters needed. And we had plenty of millinery blooms from it to use in our journals too.
My gift for the guncles was an album/journal for Randy to fill with wedding mementos. And I came across the perfect sheet music to use as backgrounds too. Here are a couple of them.
After the wedding, we had another craft day, and I used one to make this for their album.
The craft day bachelor party also included making a garland for the mantel at the wedding, and centerpieces, that I showed you before, here.
Plus home made goodies from Karen's pal and our new friend, Julie. She even made us jams and apple butter to take home.
Thanks, Karen, for the lovely day! And thanks, Julie for the lovely treats!