Wednesday, November 28, 2012

For the Love of Tartan and Stationery

I'm in the mood to decorate in Christmas plaids right now. I do believe our trip to Scotland last month has invaded my soul. Upon our return I received a request from a customer to create a new Stewart Tartan for my plaid stationery that I sell in my Etsy shop. While I was printing I decided I needed to make some cute tags with this plaid on them as well. Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect plaid ribbon. This year all gifts from me will have a touch of tartan.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Flowers

my first attempt at a chalkboard lettering 'how to' i found on pinterest. love pinterest!

one of my scarred pumpkins

a vintage fire board with chalkboard paint on the back resides on my kitchen island. usually it has my grocery list on it!
My favorite part of a gathering is setting the scene. Food comes in a distant second. Even on Thanksgiving when it's supposed to be all about the food. I am blessed to live where flower markets and growers are plentiful. I spent $45 on flowers, went out in my yard and snipped from our trees and wild grasses in the neighborhood and made three arrangements. And with the addition of the pumpkins from my garden I think it will feel like Thanksgiving at our house. Except for the 70 degree weather!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Picnic Save the Dates!

A set of wooden flatware wrapped in a napkin and tied with twine. Of course the recipients will save-the-date!
A matchbook style tag has all the pertinent info

Nestled in their boxes and ready to go!

Let me start by telling you that this couple met on a park bench in Boston Common. Randomly, a couple years later Joe found a lovely pendant to give to Kristen that captured a scene similar to theirs. Super talented Papercut artist Tina Tarnoff made the pendant using a print of her original papercut piece called "Divine Intervention". I was able to use it as a part of their logo on the tag. I can't believe how perfect it is! Check out her shop on Etsy.

Have you seen the Eco-friendly wooden flatware out there? I have, and I've seen pieces stamped with the cutest of phrases like "dig in", "eat more cake" and so perfect for a wedding "spread the love". Darling! For a French Picnic themed wedding this seemed like the perfect way to go, stamping the flatware with "Save the Date", "June 8, 2013" and this couples names "Kristen & Joe". The lavender gingham is perfectly picnic-y and reasonably priced too. Stems of lavender as well as the color lavender will be part of the wedding and picnic reception decor. I can't wait to see it all come together!