Rustic Themes with Vintage Inspiration

Posted by on 10/15/2012

~Sales Team member Maia Bissette investigates ways to make the most of your Rustic Themed Event by incorporating Vintage Inspired elements that

 

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Here we see our lovely Paper Paddle Fans presented with their guest book during Jessica & Alex’s Homestead Vintage Style Wedding and featured on Rustic Wedding Chic.  Photos by Freshly Wed.

Luna Bazaar offers an extensive variety of decorations
that pair well in rustic styled weddings and events.
From paper lanterns, parasols and hand fans to ornaments, we have what you need to fill in and compliment the treasures you are building your theme around.  Whether you are planning a grand event or an intimate get together, little accents like vases and hand fans create fun and interesting atmospheres to share with your friends and family.


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Shabby Chic tablescapes work for many celebrations, like this Southern Christmas featured on The Decorista.
The Turquoise Square Antique Medicine Bottle may be hard to find, but here on Luna Bazaar you can
find affordable alternatives.

 

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This gorgeous rustic seaside wedding uses Mercury Glass Votives and Vintage Bottles for floral presentation and decor (see below for detail).  Featured on LuxeFinds. Photo by John Schnack Photography.
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Photo by John Schnack Photography

Rustic locations encourage the mind to explore the history of an area.  Designers can expand on the natural beauty of a setting by incorporating vintage inspired glassware with flora, furniture, fabrics and paper decorations


 

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The variety of objects one can use to best describe the personality of an event can sometimes feel overwhelming.  A good way to approach your decor is to choose the main elements of the event that are a must, then build around them.  What is so great about the rustic, shabby-chic vintage approach is that there are so many fun factors to work with in order to communicate what personally moves you.




Americana intermixed with Asian influence is elegant, fun and ever-so vintage inspired.  Items like our bamboo Paper Parasols look lovely in photographs and also protect you and your guests from UV rays while providing a fun and affordable gift to remember you by!  As seen here in this lovely photo by Jessica Kettle via Trend Setting Wedding.

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These sweet little flower girls are enjoying their Paper Parasols during this laid back Rustic Wedding in California.  Photo by Michelle Pattee via Snippet & Ink.
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Photo by Maia Bissette

Whether you’re down on the farm, on the family estate, overlooking the ocean or in your own back yard, our inventory offers a wide selection of elegant solutions and design inspiration to guide you through developing your dream party.  With our affordable accents you can focus on your DIY projects and capture the vintage inspired rustic theme you are going for.


The more you explore Luna Bazaar’s site, the more you realize each line of product has been carefully expanded to exemplify modern trends while still honoring the timeless beauty of vintage classics.
For each favored shape you will find a variety of colors to choose from, and there is plenty of room and inventory to mix and match in order to accommodate your unique vision.  Our talented team of Sales Representatives are here to help guide you through and aid in color matches, product measurements and shipping options.

If you’re looking to lavish your rustic event with vintage inspired affordable decor, look no further!  Luna Bazaar is here to help you romanticize any location with precious nostalgia and domestic glamor.

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Photo by Maia Bissette

 

Recycled Glass Vases and Bottles: Beautiful to the Eye, Kind to the Environment

Posted by on 06/14/2012

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Recycled Glass Vase – Flask Shape. Bubbles trapped in the glass give each piece a unique look.

Despite the pleasures and usefulness of iPhones, DVRs, and instant-streaming, we love reminders of simpler times. More than ever, we appreciate objects from the past, made by human hands, with unique details. Luna Bazaar’s new line of recycled glass vessels has just these qualities. Hand-made, and inspired by vintage designs, our vases and candle holders evoke days gone by, while keeping in step with today’s awareness of environmental concerns.

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Hand-blown and made of 100% recycled glass, our exclusive selection of vessels are not only beautiful to the eye , but kind to the environment. Offered
in a lush spectrum of jewel tones and featuring the lovable
imperfections inherent in recycled glass, these items are both versatile
and genuinely unique.

 

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Tea light holder in rich port red. Irregularities give this glass a rustic feel.

Notable characteristics of our recycled glass include
bubbles trapped inside the glass and a slightly hammered finish
resulting in a beachy and vintage appeal. No two
pieces will be exactly alike, due to their handmade
nature and the variability of recycled glass. Individual pieces do vary in size. (They may vary up to half an
inch.)

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Vintage Bottle Wedding Decor from Simply Perfect Weddings

The popularity of vintage glassware is explosive! It’s everywhere. (Se my pinterest board, “Vintage Glass is Everywhere”: http://pinterest.com/LunaMedia/vintage-glass-is-everywhere/).
It’s hard to overstate its importance as a decorating trend at weddings
and parties. Vintage glass is a requirement at barn weddings, rustic
weddings, and weddings with a Victorian theme (think lace parasols and
grandmother’s china).

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Perhaps what started the trend was the Ball Jar. Stuffed with a big bunch of blooms, it has just that homey look and feel that says, “We don’t let anything go to waste, but we appreciate beauty .”

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The ever-popular Ball Jar, as seen in Style Me Pretty

Ball Jars are fine, but look! With recycled glass you get an interesting variety of shapes and colors, and a whole new look. Our colors are suggestive of sea glass: pale green, clear, blue, gray and a deep port red. They are very much at home in a sea-side setting. Isn’t sea glass the original recycled glass?

 

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A Sea Glass feel from Luna Bazaar’s recycled glass collection.

There are so many ways to use the pieces in our collection. As vases they work well in groupings of different shapes with varying bouquet sizes in each. Or line t.hem up in a row with a single stem in each vase, using identical flowers in vases of different colors, or the reverse: one color vase with different flowers in each.

Some of our recycled glass line is designed to hold candles, tea lights or votives. The largest vase can accommodate a chunky candle, or pillar candle, as serve as a hurricane candle holder. The small, tea light holder with a wire “handle” is can be hung effortlessly outdoors on tree branches.

 

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Turquoise Recycled Glass candle holder is simple to hang from tree branches.

At Luna Bazaar we go out of our way to choose the greenest approach to our packaging, energy usage, and product materials. That’s why we were so pleased when we found a kiln where they were using recycled glass and creating the vintage designs you want. Decorate and Celebrate!

Dorothy.

Trendspotting at the New York Wedding Salon Show

Posted by on 04/26/2012

This week saw the New York Wedding Salon Show at the Metropolitan Pavillion in the famous Manhattan gallery neighborhood of Chelsea. What caught my eye was this display from Pat Glenn Productions. Pat and Glenn are renowned for their spectacular event settings, from weddings to Bar Mitzvahs, and more.

 

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Pat Glenn Productions at the New York Wedding Salon Show

This table setting is chock full of important trends! Let me point them out:

  • Color scheme: Green, multiple shades of purple, silver.
  • Overall Vintage look
  • Reflective surfaces
  • Depression Era Glass – the translucent green dinner plate would be right at home in a collection from the 1930’s!
  • Mercury Glass vases  holding small clusters of flowers – the Mercury Glass adds shine and mirrors the colors around it. The small bouquets distribute the flowers around the table, allowing each guest to enjoy them up close.
  • More Mercury Glass – candlestick holders, drinking cups, and centerpiece.
  • Vintage-inspired  colored glass – wine and water glasses with an antique look, embellished with etching.

At Luna Bazaar we pay close attention to trends. We are either setting the trend or making sure our product selection reflects current trends. Our savvy team is on top of this! You can find all of the above trends in our store at www.lunabazaar.com.

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Fashion Forward Color Scheme: Assorted shades of purple: lilac, plum and Bellflower, with a green accent: Lamb’s Ear.

These colors are so pleasing together! Inspired by the Hyacinths, Hydrangeas, and Irises  in the bouquets, they work so well for Spring. This season our in-house color designer added Bellflower and Lanb’s Ear to our palette of product colors. Use our paper lanterns to carry out your color scheme around your reception space. Parasols and hand fans are available in the same colors for a very put-together look. All can be found in “Shop by Color” on our website. Find Find Bellflower here, and Lamb’s Ear here.

Mercury Glass Vases
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Mercury Glass Vases for Small Clusters of Flowers

You really feel like you’re at a special occasion when the table shines with these bud vases brimming with colorful blooms. Measuring from 4 to 6 inches in height, these vases give you an idea of the variety of choices available from Luna Bazaar. All of our silver mercury glass vases are also available in gold mercury glass.

Mercury Glass Candlesticks

 

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Sleek or ornate, as a centerpiece or scattered around the table, our Mercury Glass candlesticks add a touch of opulence. They range in size from 7 to 7 1/2 inches tall.

Depression Era Glass
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To evoke a feeling of family tradition include Depression Era inspired glass.

One of the features that makes Pat and Glenn’s table setting so striking is that it is drenched in color. Picture it in your mind’s eye with clear crystal stemware. Not doubt it would still be lovely, but cooler and less celebratory. Of course, nothing looks more elegant than clear crystal, white linens, and a touch of gold or silver. But the colored wine and water glasses in their display not only looks festive and elegant, but I’m sure guests will be reminded of getting out the “special glasses” to celebrate family occasions in the past. Our glass tea light holders and vases based on popular Depression Glass designs are not suitable for food consumption, but will add the nostalgic touch that will make your table complete.

Decorate & Celebrate!
from Dorothy and the team at Luna Bazaar.

Depression Glass is Still Delighting After All These Years

Posted by on 03/22/2012

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From the Depression Glass collection of Luna Bazaar

At some point in time, on a visit to Aunt Edna’s or Grandma Mimi’s, you may have seen a plate or candy dish made of pink or amber glass. If so, you were probably looking at Depression Glass. This easily recognizable glassware was manufactured during the Depression in a variety of
colors including Coke bottle green, deep red, and cobalt blue, light blue, and clear.

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My great-aunt had a candy dish just like this one on the coffee
table in her the sitting room. It was always filled with pepper-
mint and butterscotch candies.

The Great Depression was a time of such economic stagnation, that companies were giving away glassware to encourage people to buy their products.  Gas stations, furniture stores, and Quaker Oats were among those who took part in the giveaway.  Quaker Oats would hide a piece of glassware at the bottom of the box of oats, like a prize in a Cracker Jack box. In fact, another name for Depression Glass is “Oatmeal Glass”.

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Why would anyone buy any other kind of oatmeal when
you could find a glassware “prize” at the bottom of a
Quaker Oats box?

To get customers to continue buying their product, companies created sets of dishes that could be accumulated over time. Movie theatres started having weekly “Dish Nights” in which a cup, saucer, or plate was given to anyone who bought a ticket for the picture show. Few people could afford going to the movies, and households were cutting back on luxuries like new dishes, so “Dish Nights” were a big hit. Customers kept going back in order to complete the set.

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It would take a lot of trips to the movies to collect this set of Depression Glass.

How could businesses afford to give away this attractive glassware? It was actually very inexpensive to manufacture. Almost all Depression Glass was mass-produced in the Midwestern United States, where raw materials were readily accessible, and the cost of power was low.

 

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The Capstan Glass factory in Connelsville,
PA which later became Anchor Hocking,
a major manufacturer of Depression Glass.

The quality of the glass itself was low. For example, it could not be compared with fine leaded crystal. The glass was poured into a mold, and oftentimes there were rough edges or extra glass where the sides of the mold came together. With finer glassware, the rough edges are smoothed by hand after the glass cools. There was no additional hand work on Depression Glass, This made it even more economical to produce.

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The ornate patterns of Depression Glass are raised.

How do you identify Depression Glass?

  • It is translucent glass, with the exceptions of Milk Glass, Jadeite, and Black, which are opaque.
  • It will be one of these colors: clear, pink, Coke bottle green, emerald green, topaz yellow, amber, cobalt blue, light blue, deep red, amethyst. The rarest color is orange.
  • It is ornately patterned.
  • The pattern is raised – you can feel the pattern on the surface of the glass.
  • The glass is pressed in a mold, not hand-cut or etched.

Depression Glass-inspired candle holders and bud vases from Luna Bazaar come in pink and Coke bottle green. You can feel the raised pattern on each piece. Our selection ranges from small votives to 6-inch vases.Get the complete view here:
http://www.lunabazaar.com/depression-style-vintage-glass-candle-holders.aspx

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