Here come the Brides! And your guests! As we head into June – and early Summer Fêtes, I thought I’d share a few ideas…
Artist Ryan Haugh upcycles champagne cork Cages into whimsical chairs. They are a sweet keepsake and a clever way to display your Escort Cards at your own Champagne affair. His shop and his chairs are found on Etsy.
Speaking of Spirits, you can recycle your own wine and champagne corks or upcycle them as I did here with a little pen and paint. You’ll need to slice the cork at the top with a serrated knife for the card to slip into. The kind folks of Brooklyn’s own Smith & Vine donated these corks, but it’ll be much more fun to stock up on corks the old-fashioned way…
If your event dares to be a bit more wild, why not try some Animal Magnets? . These customizable wedding favors, sold on Etsy, come in array of animals and colors.
And why not put your tchotchkes to work? These sweet felt chairs are Anthropologie Christmas ornaments.
Go vintage! These are vintage cup cake toppers, which I also found on Etsy.
You can always add a little elegance to your own small parties and events by adding a special touch – yours! This is my own place mat sketch, but the folks at Cake Vintage are the masters of beautiful paper placemats and serving papers. Printed on recycled paper with soy ink, the papers give any simple meal, an elegant feel.
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…Some handiwork in honor of all our Moms whose ‘ink’ flows through us.
Happy Mother’s Day
Don’t worry Mom! This one comes off.
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It’s been a very busy Spring Wedding Season – and I congratulate all my June brides!
In the spirit of Spring, and all things ‘green’ – here is a sampling of my client’s letter pressed envelopes.
They are from Smock Paper’s Engadine Line.
The Syracuse based company is one of the first print shops in the U.S. to use sustainable bamboo paper (and it is a dream to work on.)
I created these mini magnolia paper flowers with the help of Paper Source’s Paper Flower Kit - what a great way to honor flowers and the Earth, by ‘making’ them with recycled paper…You can reuse the pattern with other textiles like I did here with a some pages of a vintage copy of Dr. Zhivago…
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Honored to be featured in Style Me Pretty’s new “Living” Blog. I worked with Loli Events, and FaceTime Beauty to create a Sprinkle Party – a second baby shower! The Sprinkles are in the manicures, pedicures, cocktails and treats. I hand lettered thoughts and menus on mirrors. Trent Bailey Photography captured all that glittered.
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Recent work for a client. Ephemera and Sundries courtesy of Myers of Keswick.
What would we Anglophiles do without such a shop? They even carry Fairy Dish Soap.
However, still miss the individual instant porridge packets.
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“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything.
The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time,
every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it.
Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’.”
– Shall We Dance
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Featured in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia Edition of The Knot!
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