Wednesday, February 25, 2009
My lovely husband is already in the sunshine and I am departing bright and early tomorrow morning to meet him! I cannot wait. . . my search will continue for something fun for my fireplace backsplash!
During this visit we will be staying at a private residence and we'll be spending time with some lovely folks - a much needed break after the crazy two weeks I've had at work. I'll keep you posted on my fun finds. . . Enjoy your week!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Check out this little lovely mirror. . . I want it! I think it would be perfect in my sisters super cute apartment!
Check out this lovely chinese inspired antique medicine cabinet! It would be so fun in a large kitchen or maybe an office. . . so fun!
These little gold mirrors are precious. . . its a set of two - this little pic doesn't do them justice. . .but I personally LOVE them!
These are just a few - I'm sure I'll have more to post later! Enjoy your day. . .
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I'll blog about something wonderful tomorrow - but for tonight, I'm drained from my long week and am spending time with my parents :)
Enjoy your day. . .
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This one is precious. . . its a cole haan beauty and its even on sale right now! I can hear it yelling my name from the website currently. . .called the sabra canvass box tote.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Recently one of my coworkers mentioned she needed to throw a post-baby- baby shower. This shower will be for hosted by my coworker, for a friend who is a mom to a ten year old currently. She is looking for the shower to be classy, sophisticated, mature - yet still A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! If I were to throw a shower for someone of this description - I'd do something along these lines. . . (If, I'm way off - let me know - these were just my first ideas!)
So I realize I know absolutely nothing about this lovely mom-to-be, and I don't know if her new little one will be a little girl or a little boy either. . . but I did find these adorable, yet mature, baby shower invites from westwillow designs on etsy. . .I like the color scheme of chocolate brown and baby aqua blue too - its modern, yet classic. . . Wouldn't you agree?
I would most likely use a favor bag with this color scheme or I'd use those lovely take-out boxes with this color shredded paper or tissue paper inside as filler. (Check out sophie's favors for more ideas!)
Inside the bag I'd have some lovely recipe cards by a great company on etsy called upup creative - similar to these. I think these are adorable - have them printed with the chocolate brown and the light aqua blue! Maybe have them more to match the invites. . . just a thought?!?
Lastly, I'd probably (budget warranting) serve the meal on square white plates with damask napkins (that, of course, match the cushions on the chiavari chairs!). If I had it catered I'd have it consist of a lovely light spinach salad and a small piece of salmon. If I didn't have it catered I'd probably make this fabulous chicken salad with mini croissants. I'd serve it with some fruit and probably a few other lovely side salad dishes too. I'd finish it off with giving everyone one of these mini cakes - tied, of course, with blue and brown ribbons. They would be set on the tables as part of the decor, as well. (photos from martha stewart)
How does that sound? I think it sounds lovely. . .its just one idea, but its a more modern, yet sophisticated approach to a baby shower. Just a thought. . . Enjoy. Happy Planning!
This first one is a lovely bridal shower invite - I'm in L.O.V.E with the color scheme!!
This is a precious baby shower invite - I'm sort of obsessed with the chicky on the bottom!!
Check out this lovely bridal shower invitation - the colors are exquisite. . . Navy, Charcoal and Yellow! Love it.
I think it is never too early to start with a monogram - therefore, I love this little baby announcement for a new little man!
This baby shower announcement is fantastic - again there is that little chick that I love so much!
I saved the best for last - if I could do it all again, I'd use something like this for my wedding invite! Pretty and perfect.
She will create specific individualized designs for you as well - if you have a theme in mind for a shower, wedding or soiree! Check her out - sillymedesigns - is priceless . . . and extremely affordable too!
Well, I've found a goldmine that can solve a ton of your problems! About a year ago I received an engagement gift from one of my dear friends (thank you - underagreenroof!) and ever since I've been purchasing and sharing with so many of my friends as thank you gifts, baby and bridal shower gifts and storage units in my house!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Aren't these sunshine yellow shoes fantastic?
This is a great shot by Jake Holt Photography. Love it. . .
I love the accent with the bouquet and the shoes, lovely.
Even Brides magazine is continually featuring bright colored beauties!
If it happens to rain on your special day, why not make the best of it! Look at this great shot!
Maybe talk your guys into wearing some fun socks - the shoes might be hard to pull off!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
We were engaged in New York City and married this past summer in Bay Harbor, Michigan. We had the most splendid wedding, it was truly all I could hope for. . .and it has been the most wonderul six months of married bliss that I could imagine!
One of my wedding gifts was a beautiful wooden mirror that I had been eyeing for years. . . this particular artist , known as Sticks, is fantastic and I always dreamed of having of their pieces in my summer cottage some day!
Monday, February 9, 2009
These are pictures of our house prior to moving in - but enjoy!
This is a picture of our staircase from the main floor living room and entryway. . .
This is another view of our main floor living room leading to the dining room. I'm obsessed with the fireplace - more to come on that later. . .