For a while there, I was torn as to what we would do with those big tissue flower pomanders we made for the ceremony. I didn’t really think that there was much space for them in our home, so they were just sitting in my parents’ garage, gathering dust. I couldn’t bear to throw them away! Someone suggested selling them, but I just didn’t really know what they were worth, and to be able to ship them and for them to arrive to the buyer intact was somewhat of an expensive (or risky) prospect. I must have paid less than $30 in materials for them, yet with the tens of hours it took several people to fold and fluff about 1000 little tissue poms, I think I could only rightfully charge 8.2 billion dollars for these things to have made them worth a sale. And, especially in this economy, who’s gonna pay 8.2 billion dollars for paper pomanders? I mean come on, that’s just ridiculous.
My parents threatened to throw away our wedding junk so I have slowly started migrating it over to our house.
We only have one closet, so we either need to use it or lose it, but I couldn’t seem to let go of those pomanders. I shuffled them from one side of the house to the other, but they really just looked like balls of junk lying around.
Finally last weekend, Mr. Peng surprised me by hanging the pomanders up in our entryway. He did a great job! And now I won’t have to worry about having to sell or trash them.
Did a portion of your wedding decor turn into home decor?