Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bright and Saucy

Here’s a pretty little board with my favorite colors pulled out. Love the delightful mix of perky brights and tailored neutrals!

Sources left to right, top to bottom: 1. Design Lovely 2. Domino Magazine (rip) 3. Kim Ficaro Stylist via Aubrey Road 4. Design Lovely


Filed under Inspiration

Spring Fling

The sunshine is finally out, but it still feels cold. I’m ready for a spring dress and perhaps a picnic. I put together a spring inspiration board, which has really given me the idea to throw a spring picnic…

*All photo sources listed below

I think the scene below is totally doable, but I realize sometimes it can be difficult to turn inspiration into reality. Sure, professional stylists, florists and designers can turn inspiration into reality. We’ve seen inspiration to reality features all over the blogosphere. But can little ol’ you? Without the help of a stylist? And HOW?


Today, I’m giving you a little guide on really pulling it together on your own. Here’s a little shopping list if you’d like to throw your own spring picnic:

Aqua and floral vintage tin plates from Jen’s Closet:

Wire basket tote with ball jars from Old Ohio Farm Finds for carrying a carafe of a seasonal cocktail, and perhaps a spring couscous salad or some fresh berries:

This vintage woven picnic basket from heartfelt primitives:

Picnic Cutlery by Kate’s Paperie:

And perhaps it all ought to be spread out on this vintage chenille bedspread?

Just a little extra effort goes a long way, wouldn’t you say? Hope these finds are enough to get you started on your own search for the perfect picnic accompaniments!

Oh…and you might want to make…

…these Savory Greens, Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese Tarts from Tartlette!

Inspiration board photo sources left to right, top to bottom: 1. 100 Layer Cake 2. via Design Lovely 3. Jean Tsai 4. Anthropologie 5. Lisa Lefkowitz via Style Me Pretty


Filed under DIY, Food & Drink, Inspiration

Real Wedding: Jamie and Bradley

Here are some unbelievably perfect photos from Jamie and Bradley’s wedding shot by Trever Hoehne. His work is truly art and it reminds me that at the end of the day, couples are wise to choose a photographer whose work they’d really be happy to have hanging on their wall for decades. Will it stand the test of time? I’m pretty sure Trever Hoehne will.


Filed under Black, Color, Purple, Real Wedding, Season, Spring, Summer, White

Kentucky Derby

I miss inspiration boards. Don’t you? Well, today’s post comes from one of my fave inspiration blogs, Postcards and Pretties. She recently put together a Kentucky Derby wedding inspiration board and I couldn’t resist sharing with you. This concept is just too good. I’m obsessed with the vintage inspired award rosettes.

Be sure to check out Postcards and Pretties for tons more inspiring boards!

{destination} louisville, kentucky
{colors} petal pink, mint green, yellow, seersucker blue, brown
{description} it’s obvious that today’s destination board takes us to kentucky where we’re off to the races. the {kentucky derby} is set to start this saturday and i wanted to create a modern and fresh derby inspired wedding. rummage antique shops and flea markets for vintage trophies that can be used for centerpieces and place price ribbons on each place setting to add color and whimsy and don’t forget to serve your guest’s delicious derby pie and mint juleps.
{photos} horses {country living} horseshoe invitations {coco + kelley} vintage horse cufflinks {country living} wedding dress {martha stewart weddings} trophy arrangement & drink station {hello lucky} seersucker ring bearer {sws mag} ribbons {ruby press} couple {martha stewart weddings} ceramic horse {country living} mini trophy centerpiece {victoria magazine} flower place card {martha stewart}


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Engaged: Meleeneh and Argam

I feel so lucky that I get to share this engagement session with you. Erin Hearts Court Photography is such a rock solid duo, it seems everything they shoot is absolute perfection. Meleeneh and Argam are such a darling pair, what with their cutie pie ensembles and penant flags. Oh my goodness… check out these goodies shot at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont. There are so many more amazing pictures over at Erin Hearts Court blog if these aren’t enough.


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A little weekend treat…

The weather is supposed to warm up a bit this weekend and I think this little dessert photo shoot might offer the perfect recipe for a sunny Sunday brunch! Head on over to Grey Likes Nesting to check out more images and to see the full recipe!


Filed under DIY, DIY Friday, Food & Drink, For the Home, Splurge Worthy

MaeMae Paperie… I’m in LOVE

So, is it like every friday that I feel like it’s necessary for me to show you yet ANOTHER fab paper suite by MaeMae Paperie? Yes. I believe it is. And I won’t apologize, because every time MaeMae adds another suite to her collection, my heart does a little dance. I hope yours does too. Jiggity jig…


Filed under Stationery