Inspiration for your road to the altar

A Tease…

August 2, 2008

I can hardly wait until Monday to show you the pictures from this fantastic damask wedding! It was sent to me by a reader who I’ve actually written about before because she has started her own business. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to talk to all of you about your weddings and then see them come to fruition. It’s by far the most rewarding part of writing this blog…keep the pictures coming!

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Damask Birthday Party

July 1, 2008

I received an email last week from a reader, Marie-Eve, who used a damask motif to throw a 50th birthday party for her mother. And what a lucky mother she is! Marie-Eve used the image above as inspiration for the whole theme, starting with these beautiful invitations:
She decided to use black, white and yellow as her color palette and incorporated some yellow lanterns into the decor. She even made damask drink umbrellas! How great are these? I would say that they are my favorite part, if it weren’t for the favors…
Enclosed in this adorable package were individual tubes of chap stick! Who doesn’t love that, I ask you? I would be (maybe a little overly) excited to get that as a favor at any party.
Both cute and useful, so well done. You can see all of the pictures of people enjoying the party here. Thanks for sharing, Marie-Eve!

Box ‘O Shoes

April 1, 2008
My Mom and I found this box at Hobby Lobby, but the first time we saw it I passed it up. When we went back and it was still there a few months later, on sale, I knew that I had to have it. It’s actually covered with a thick, almost canvas-like fabric and had some great grosgrain ribbon tied around it. Part of the reason I passed it up the first time is because I wasn’t sure what I would do with it. Then I realized that it would be the perfect box to house some black flip-flops and a sign that says “For Your Tired Toes” (or something along those lines). Now this box that was on sale will lead me to spend some more money on black flip-flops. Don’t you love how that works?
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