Dec 10 2012
DIY Christmas Wreath
Here’s a visual guide for a weekend project I recently undertook. I used branches trimmed from the Christmas tree and green floral wire for my DIY Christmas wreath. Once the wreath was complete, I added decorations I created out of a cluster of glitter dusted pine cones and various sized silver glass balls. You can make your own decorative picks by adding a long piece of wire to ornaments. Use the long end of wire to attach the ornaments to your wreath. If you don’t have tree trimmings, any fresh (i.e. bendy) greenery will do. Wear gloves to protect your hands from sap and use sharp clippers to cut through branches. Happy Holidays!!!
Nov 29 2012
winter wedding inspiration burgundy and sage green
With the holidays just around the corner here’s a winter wedding inspiration board using a mix of aqua/sage greens, beige, gold and burgundy. You can see more in this color scheme here.
From top: John Sarriugarte chandelier- perfect for draping garland from, vintage embroidered handkerchiefs from my own collection, Terrain bay leaf wreath, vintage Christmas ornament – a unique gift for favors, vintage burgundy velvet ribbon, eucalyptus garland, Lavender calligraphy, Spanish tiled hacienda, silver tipped brunia, tablescape – featuring more trailing garland, brown paper packages, linen table runner.
Nov 20 2012
table setting ideas for weddings and holidays, place setting decorations, vintage wedding ideas, place setting decorations
A little inspiration from this month’s December Southern Living issue- Green chargers and gold rimmed china pops against a peachy table linen. Centerpiece looks to be ivory garden roses with seeded eucalyptus. Confetti and champagne corks serve as name cards/favors. Embroidered Irish linen napkins, pretty calligraphy by meme davis and etched silverware complete the look. I’ve been collecting vintage linens and storing them away for a while now, maybe I’ll pull them out for the holidays! For weddings: if you don’t have a collection of embroidered napkins hanging around you can try enlisting a willing seamstress (there’s always someone looking for a way to help/participate!). Or think smaller and look for just 2, featuring you and your fiance’s initials.
Since I’m a big fan of the color green and finding unorthodox holiday color combos this look is a new fave! I love how festive the green, gold and peach colors are- and how the vintage/romantic/woodsy elements (silverware reminds me of twigs!) work so well together. Does anyone out there know the pattern/maker for the china and/or silver? I’d love to know!