Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sparkly stars

This setting is from Martha's latest wedding issue, but wouldn't it be a great New year's table? Love it either way. Paper lanterns here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Creamy and dreamy

These packages are basically the ultimate of my gift wrapping obsession. Can we talk about the gorgeousness?! From Style Me Pretty. Instructions for the first one on the second row here.


I am completely amazed by this paper artwork. The artist, Peter Callesen says on his website that he uses regular A4 sheets of paper "because its probably the most common and consumed media and format for carrying information today, and in that sense is something very loaded." I can't get over that it is just made from a piece of paper and glue! So delicate.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Green, white and mercury glass

Clean, classic look for a holiday table. Groups of a single type of flower in mercury vases, all white and greens. These are parrot tulips, amaryllis, ranunculus and anemones. I like the choice of a dark plate to go with all of the white and shiny.

Sweater weather

I love the bride and attendants in soft white and cream sweaters over their dresses. Boots and umbrellas- perfect for a rainy day. Why fight mother nature when you can be cute and go with it. Check out the post on Once Wed with more amazing details from this wedding!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nice package

So I really have wrapping on the mind these days and I love this set of vintag-y cute coordinated wrapping essentials by nice package. Great name.

And of course I love this garland. Nice use of a doily. Pretty paper everywhere!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Craft labels

I found these Martha Stewart adhesive labels at Michaels and am finding them very useful this holiday! I embossed these with opaque white greetings.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday flowers

Furniture factory cart

I really like this furniture factory cart from restoration hardware as a vintage coffee table. Think santa can fit one in my stocking? Restoration is having a friends and family at the moment and the postcard said pass it on, so I am! 20% off, Dec 11 to 14, code F2P2009. While you are shopping, you might want to pick up this funny accessory for cold weather hand holding.

Vintage blue xmas table

House Beautiful gave 15 designers basic white Pottery Barn white place settings as a base to create a holiday table. My favorite was this one. The whites mixed with the vintage blue and creamy lace is so soft and yummy. See the rest of the tables here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vermont Wedding

There are so many things I love about this gorgrous wedding posted on Green Wedding Shoes. First the attire- I heart the groom's entire ensemble, very well put together! The patterned suit has great depth and the vest adds a nice layer of detail with the topstiching. Do I even have to mention the purple tie/pocket square combo?! So cute. The bride's dress goes perfectly, a little old fashioned and sweet but in a floaty, current kind of way. Also love the non matching bridesmaids in different shades of purple. Well done.
My other crush on this wedding is their chandeliers. A great way to create intimacy with such a high ceiling and a perfect foil for the rest of the rustic decor. They add a touch of fantasy. *Sigh*

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cosy inside

Snowy outside! We looked out the window this morning to the first snow of winter.

Winter table

Neutral, natural and soft. Kind of dreamy.
I'll be posting more holiday tables all the way up to christmas. Hope you will be as inspired as I am!
*image via ritzybee


Love the star dish that concrete and honey brought back from France. From le petite atelier de Paris. Check out all of the other star pieces! I especially like the cups.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

DIY gold leaf garland

I want to do this! I wonder how long it will take for mine to be a nice long garland to hang over the mirror above our fireplace. I also like the idea of the leaves as place cards. I did a version of my own a few years ago and painted actual fallen leaves gold for Thanksgiving dinner at my parents. They were a little bit hard to write on. This conveniently does not involve having to search the backyard for 14 perfect dry leaves with no holes or wilting. Instructions here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lego architechture- Frank Lloyd Wright



Wow. Legos have really grown up. These are impressive.

To learn more:
Guggenheim here
Fallingwater here

To buy:
Guggenheim here
Fallingwater here

The countdown is on

Bye bye November!! Christmas here I come!!
Countdown board by EvenlySPACED

Monday, November 30, 2009

Michelle's chandeliers

BOO to party crashers, but YAY for the super gorgeous, ecologically conscious chandeliers at the White House State Dinner!! The New York Times reports that the new florist, Laura Dowling, dressed the tented outdoor dining room with locally grown, sustainably harvested magnolia branches and ivy.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday flowers

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and are still feeling as stuffed as I am! Enjoy the leftovers...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey cookies and pilgrim cupcakes

Too cute. For more adorable, edible genius check out the entire Thanksgiving dessert buffet by Amy Atlas.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! If you have as many questions about your turkey as we do, check out the Epicurious Turkey Primer. Am finding it helpful.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pom pom tom

So Pom Pom Tom is one of my favorite crafts ever. He does take a little bit of time and lots of yarn though, so be ready. I have some notes on Martha's instructions:

1. just buy cheap yarn, because you will use a ton.
2. you don't really need a pom pom maker, just wrap the yarn around an appropriate size piece of cardboard.
2. i have no idea how she got her PPT to stand up because the yarn and felt ended up being really heavy and my PPT were too unbalanced for their little pipe cleaner legs. maybe i should have made the feet bigger! or... i will just glue them to the tablecloth.
*top image from martha

Monday, November 23, 2009


I made two new sets of thank you notes last week.

I bought this stamp set with the "thank you" and "to" stamps at Greer. Really useful and vintagy-cute!

Friday, November 20, 2009


L-O-V-E. Its the flannel and fur combo on the excessively high heel that gets me. Plus a peep toe. Brian Atwood is a genius. Have a great weekend!