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Friday
Apr062012

Happy Easter!

Hi friends! It's almost time for the Easter weekend here. Are you getting ready for it? What are your plans? Our family is doing a large feast tomorrow night and celebrating with my brother and his girlfriend who will be home from school for a few days. The three of us will also be working on a mini photoshoot which has me super excited. I'm in the process of making things and pulling props together today. I can't wait to share it here. My brother will even be modeling for us. Should be fun!

Are you crafting anything for the weekend? Since I'm busy with the shoot I don't have much planned. But I found these cute little chicks stuffed away in my studio that just might make an appearance somewhere.

They are quite cute!

Have a great Easter weekend everyone and I'll see you back here next week with some fun posts and DIY projects.  

Thursday
Mar152012

Birthday Party Roundup

How is your Thursday going friends? I have a busy and long day ahead of me which includes my brother's big show tonight. I'm so excited for him and can't wait to hear him and his band play their new songs live. Live is always better. Any LA locals looking for something to do tonight? You should stop by!

It's my 2nd blog birthday, which I've been celebrating this week, and with birthdays come birthday parties. Unfortunately we can't all get together for one big party since blogging takes place in a virtual world but that can't stop us from celebrating. Today I want to throw a virtual party of sorts and highlight a few favorite decor elements which I am currently loving. This way we can all be involved and have mini parties with ourselves in front of our computer screens. Not quite the same but I think all of these goodies will put you in the birthday mood anyway...

Rifle Paper Company

Ethanollie

Banter Banner

Potter & Butler

Bake It Pretty

Mademoiselle Chipotte

This would be such a lovely party to attend. Everything is so cheerful. What items would you have at your virtual party?

Friday
Mar022012

Ruffled Wedding Feature: Devon & Kevin

Happy Friday friends! And today is such a lovely Friday too. I have something so incredibly exciting to share, something that happened awhile ago but now has the chance to be revealed. Last year I was contacted by a fabulous bride named Devon who was looking for some crafty help for her wedding. She had a lot of fantastic ideas and just needed help with the execution of creative details. It was such a joy working with her and her husband Kevin on their rustic and vintage-inspired, ranch wedding. I designed custom decor elements for their big day and also was there the day of to style decor and all her amazing vintage props (she seriously had a mini antique store going on in her home). I showed you some sneak peeks before but now I can finally share pictures from the main event.

Today the stunning images from their wedding were featured on Ruffled and I had so much fun reliving this celebration. It was a beautiful day filled with all kinds of fun. Devon did a fantastic job with all the little details and she created such a spectacle for her guests. And the talented photographers of Stone Crandall Photography captured the day flawlessly. 

The Camarillo Ranch venue was the perfect compliment and backdrop to Devon and Kevin's day. The ceremony was simple. It was about this couple, their love, and their family so the ceremony site wasn't clogged up with superfluous props or decor. Other than the chairs and balloons just a few mason jars with pom flowers were added. The grand trees on the site were also a nice backdrop.

The reception was held inside the old barn and in there we had all kinds of fun with decor and vintage pieces. As I said, Devon scored some great antiques so each and every table was adorned with wooden soda crates, apothecary jars and bottles, and rustic picture frames. I designed the table numbers which had embroidered details, wooden spools, and old buttons. They turned out really cute especially since each one was a bit different. 

This dessert table had all kinds of goodies. Instead of a cake, Devon opted for red velvet and lemon cupcakes (they were so yummy, I have dreams about them still). We displayed them on wooden crates and I periodically refilled the table throughout the event. We wanted things at different heights and in all different jars and containers to give it that sweet's shop vibe. As a take-home treat, guests could fill kraft bags with old fashioned candies. The various options were super popular with the guests.

I also made this simple and sweet 'Just Married' sign that was draped across the bride and groom's table.

The guestbook was marked by this cool old typewriter, another awesome vintage find by Devon. The seating chart was written out on old windows which you can see propped up in the background.

Devon is a baker so she decided to give her guests something that was near to her heart. She made homemade Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract which her guests could take home and use in their own baking. The vanilla was packaged in mason jars and decorated with lace. I also made these stitched fabric tags to hang on each jar with the couple's names stamped on them. 

Devon also decided to forgo real flowers and instead wanted something that felt more crafty. I made bunches and bunches of these yarn pom flowers and felt billy ball flowers which got displayed throughout the ceremony and reception, including all the tables like you can see above. There were so many Etsy-made and DIYed elements to this wedding that these faux flowers were just the right detail. And of course they were displayed in old mason jars. I'm such a sucker for mason jars.

Oh and did I mention Devon looked gorgeous. Look at that killer picture! They are the cutest couple.

Here are all the vendors that were involved:

Wedding Venue: Camarillo Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Stone Crandall Photography / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / Bride’s Hair: Whitney Reck / Wedding Caterer: Big Mista’s BBQ / Cupcakes: Sweet Arleen’s / Ceremony Music: Harpist Corinna Edgington / DJ and Photobooth: David Jay Entertainment / Wedding Rentals: Party Pleasers of Camarillo / Handcrafted Flowers, Table Numbers, and Vanilla Tags: Lauren Elise Crafted / Window Table Chart: Christina Crooks at 6petals / Bunting Flags: Ariane Penrose at Sweet Petunia / Calligraphy on Signage: sparrownestscript / Custom Koozies: Bamilla / Printed Poem Place Cards: Jack & Ella Paper Press / Boutonnieres: Lilify / Save the Dates and Invitations: Ello There / Wooden Ring Box: Paradise Hill Designs / Wooden Photo Display: Treehouse Wood Designs / Guest Book: Kate Blocher / Wooden Sparrows: Little Vale

See the feature on Ruffled and browse the entire gallery of images too for more detail shots. Also, Devon is selling a lot of her vintage props from her wedding in her Etsy shop

I'd like to say a quick thank you to Devon and Kevin for including me in their day. You two were fantastic and the experience couldn't have been smoother or more fun. Thank you for trusting me with all that you did. All my love to your beautiful family.

Thursday
Mar012012

Anthropologie in the Spring

Hi everyone! It's time for a super late post on this Thursday evening. How was your day now that it's almost over? The last few days I've been busy helping out the visual team at my Anthropologie. I work there part-time, just as a sales associate, but occasionally they call me in to help with visuals. It's fun, creative work (but hard work) and it's nice switching up the job description every once in awhile. The store is going through a lot of changes for spring and not only are we getting in fresh, new apparel and home decor but also changing up the displays and concepts. It's exciting! I snapped a few iPhone pictures and thought I would share some of the spaces at my Anthro. Each store is different so if you go into your local store, you'll find new designs and interpretations. Here is what spring is looking like...

The lamps in the bottom picture just got installed and I love the character they have. They remind me of the Pixar lamp. Even though they are stationary, they convey a sense of movement which I like. This concrete-looking slab thing in the bottom picture is actually a headboard for a bed display. That cubby is quite ingenious, don't you think? I wouldn't mind having something like that beside my bed for my little odds and ends.

Those ceramic juicers in the top picture are my new favorite thing. We have an electrical orange juicer at home which is quite convenient and easy but nothing can beat the look of these hand painted ones. The store is always stocked with fresh plants and flowers but recently we've been putting out a lot of cacti and succulents. Being a succulent aficionado, I of course approve of this decision. Actually if you look at those plants on that top shelf, there are two on the left that have long tendrils hanging down. The one on the right is not a real plant. It's made out of braided/twisted yarn and rope. Now that's a plant you can't kill.

Those green lily pad looking things hanging in the top picture are made out of wax. I helped make and install them. You dip a water balloon in hot wax which is how they get their shape. They are like those chocolate bowls that I have been seeing all over Pinterest. They aren't easy to make though and it definitely takes some time to master the skill. 

Mostly I'm just really excited about all the color we're seeing in the store. It is very fun after all the muted tones and neutrals that you see at winter. What are some of your favorite design details at Anthropologie?

If you don't have an Anthro nearby, check out their Flickr stream anthropologie+you for ideas and inspiration. 

Tuesday
Feb282012

Custom Burlap Banner

Hi everyone! I just have time for a super quick post. I am working all day at my part-time job at Anthropologie helping with displays (hence minimal time for blogging). I'll try and take a few pictures to share the stuff we're working on. With spring coming in, our store has been making a lot of neat changes to help usher in the season. Everything feels really fresh and exciting.

I just wanted to show you this custom burlap banner I made for a client a few weeks ago. I made it for the bride's shower but it will also get used for photos on the day of the wedding. Cute right? Pink and burlap is definitely a great combination, feminine and rustic. I'm busy making a few other fun details for this wedding and I cannot wait to share them. It's really going to be a beautiful affair.

Enjoy the banner and sorry again for the quick post. Have a great Tuesday!