Inspiration for your road to the altar

Thoughtful Things

December 2, 2008

I don’t usually advocate going “off registry” for wedding gifts, but this would be an exception (or possibly a good shower gift). I actually gave this to one of my very dear friends because we agreed not to give each other expensive presents, seeing as how we were each traveling across the country to be in one another’s weddings. It’s a five year diary, with only a few lines each day available for writing.
I included a card with the gift suggesting that they write down a reason they are grateful for each other everyday. After five years, that would be a lot of love in one little book! Have you ever gone off registry for a wedding gift?

Thoughtful Things

December 2, 2008

I don’t usually advocate going “off registry” for wedding gifts, but this would be an exception (or possibly a good shower gift). I actually gave this to one of my very dear friends because we agreed not to give each other expensive presents, seeing as how we were each traveling across the country to be in one another’s weddings. It’s a five year diary, with only a few lines each day available for writing.
I included a card with the gift suggesting that they write down a reason they are grateful for each other everyday. After five years, that would be a lot of love in one little book! Have you ever gone off registry for a wedding gift?

DIY Trunk Show

November 25, 2008
We stopped by to check out the DIY Trunk Show in Pulaski Park on Saturday, and oh was it worth it! I am always amazed by how many talented people are out there and left wondering why I ever bother to shop at chain stores when there are so many amazing small businesses. Like a huge dork I introduced myself to Emily of Orange Beautiful, who was there with all of her beautiful stationery and these calendars which I can assure you are even prettier in person. I was completely taken with 16 Sparrows, whose work is both funny and easy on the eyes:

They offer custom design services as well, so if you’re in need of invitations check them out. And then I came across Circa Ceramics and was overwhelmed with the need to touch almost everything on their shelves (I restrained myself, I am known for breaking things). But I couldn’t resist this bowl:

It’s just the perfect size for salsa, which was confirmed later that evening. It is dishwasher safe, and even the inside is striped (which is what really got me):
Next weekend is the One of a Kind Show, which I am thinking about hitting up too. I wonder if I could get all my Christmas shopping finished there…