Category Archives: For the Home

Say HELLO to our new arrival!

Grey Readers! I am more than pleased to announce our new arrival to the {GREY} family. And guess what? It’s not just one arrival, but TWO! The truth is, Grey likes a lot more than just weddings, so an expansion was inevitable. That’s right EXPANSION! I’ve started not one, but TWO new blogs for you to read at work, or in the wee hours of the morning, or on the weekend, or whenever it is that you come for your fill of all things pretty and delightful. Though they are newly born, I just can’t stand waiting any longer. I’ve decided to let you in on the growing babies, because your feedback is just too important to live without.

Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado:

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greynestinglogoGrey Likes Nesting is committed to finding vintage, modern and handmade finds for your nest. We particularly like affordability and one-of-a-kind ideas. If you love splurging on your home, accessories, wardrobe, or even cooking (all of which I affectionately refer to as “nesting”) then hopefully you’ll love what you find here!

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babylogo1Grey Likes Baby is for the well-styled mom and dad (or grandparent…or aunt or uncle for that matter) who love to incoporate modern, vintage and handmade finds into their family living. You’ll also find family photography and spectacular ideas for celebrating your offspring’s milestones. Whether your children are still incubating or methodically ravaging your household, I hope you’ll enjoy Grey’s daily inspiration!

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Please check out the little seeds that have been planted and let me know what you think!

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Art with Heart

I LOVE this poster from Bread and Butter. Love the colors, love the typography, love the statement. Love it. This is another find I spied on the wall of a room featured on Design*Sponge. Oh how I love you, Grace Bonney.

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Corsages: Out With The Old, In With The New

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of using fabric corsages instead of real flowers. I’m not talking cheesy silk flowers. Ew. (Sorry, silk lovers!) I’m talking handmade little ditties like these ones. I think the look adds a vintage feel, and the added plus? They’ll last much longer than a real flower.

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I think after the wedding, I’d take the corsage to new heights, and pop her onto a clutch:

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Or perhaps even a pillow:

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Delicious.

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Kitchen Registry & Shower

First off, woops! Sorry for the late post. The truth is, my laptop’s power cord has been on the fritz and last night, it caught on fire. CAUGHT ON FIRE. That’s right: spark, spark, FLAME, smoke, freak out, unplug, stomp, sigh. Today was a bit of a fiasco waiting in line at the Genius Bar, but those Apple folks really do know how to treat a customer right. We’re back up and running. Whew! 

Now, on to business. I love the idea of a kitchen shower, because in my other life, I’d like to be a chef:

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But I HATE shower games–I mean ABHOR with a dirty passion. However, I do have a special place in my heart for one simple little stunt that’s always good for a laugh: Set up a table with the ingredients necessary to bake a cake. We’re not talking pre-mixed Betty Crocker. We’re talking flour, milk, eggs, baking powder and sugar. Keep this as a surprise to the bride until she shows up to the shower. While the guests look on, ask her to attempt to bake a cake WITHOUT the help of a recipe. Then throw the cake in the oven while you open gifts, and when it’s done, make all the guests try a bite. You’ll love the hilarious results! 

Perhaps your bride to be will need one of these to get her in the mood for such a dirty little trick: 

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Anyhow, I don’t know about you, but registering for a wedding seems to be one of the most exciting parts about getting married. Oh JOY! I’m not going to lie though. I’m CRAZY picky. And I like a mish mosh of modern pieces mixed in with a really organic vibe, and maybe a little side of romantic femme. So what’s a girl to do?

If it were me, I think I’d turn to a resource like My Registry. This is a glorious site that allows you to register at ANY online store, for any of their online products. The beauty is, all your picks are in one online location, which is easier for guests and more versatile for you! What’s not to love? So, you can take all those pretty goods from Bloomingdales:

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And throw in a unique find or two from Etsy

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Now, on to more eye candy. Here are some of my fave kitchen finds that I’d most certainly put on my registry. The sources range from Etsy to Crate&Barrel, which is why I love the idea of a one-stop-shop resource. 

Notable favorites: #1-Custom Napkin rings made from clay. Pick your favorite words. How cute? #3-Coasters/Magnets/Chalkboard. All in one! #4-Dutch Oven. Most used item in my kitchen…I’m madly in love! #9-You Are Special Today Plate When I was a girl, we always got to eat on this plate if it was our birthday. I love this modern take on the old classic. #12-Why do I love unnecessary ruffles? I can’t explain it.  

kitchenshowerSources left to right from top: 1. Custom Napkin Rings by Rae Dunn 2. Williams Sonoma 3. Etsy 4. Williams Sonoma 5. Escalante Dinnerware 6. Ferm Living via Pure Modern 7. Williams Sonoma 8. Williams Sonoma 9. Esty via Poppytalk Handmade 10. Crate&Barrel 11. Beehive Kitchenware via Poppytalk Handmade 12. Eden & Eden

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Nesting: Making the Bed

So, I don’t know about you, but I’m ALWAYS in a state of nesting. ALWAYS. But, I think it would be even worse if I were getting married. New linens for our new bed. New towels for our new bathroom. New flatware. New wall art. New couches. My goodness, I’m getting carried away. Somebody stop me. 

Anyhow, if you are getting a new last name, and want to give a little shout out to a your new letter, I’m totally thinking you might want to go with White Twig, who has such modern options for monogrammed pillows (at REALLY affordable prices) you may have to buy two: one for you and one for your friend…or sister, etc….

I’ll tell you what. My bed is BEGGING for one of these. So is my couch. I may need to buy a bench for my entry, because that bench would want one too. 

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Self-Gifting

I sat here for a while trying to think of why these prints are relevant for a wedding. I’m still trying to come up with a reason. But no matter. They are still charming. I figure you’ll like ’em no matter what. Maybe you can give them to yourself as a wedding gift. PERFECT. A self-gift. Naturally, you’re well deserving.

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