Friday, October 29, 2010

heading to the left coast...

I'm off to LA for almost a week mostly for work and also to see my little sis. I just love the lifestyle out there -- so laid back and casual -- so I'll be sure to post some pics of any design inspiration I come across.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's my lucky day....

since I have been in bride mode for a while now, I spend the majority of my days cruising blogs and pouring over the gorgeous real weddings the sites feature. One of my favorites is Elizabeth Anne Designs. Ami & Cyd feature the most beautiful weddings, ideas and inspirations.

So I was SUPER excited when in my email I got a message from Ami saying I was the winner of a gorgeous wedding garter from The Garter Girl. I never win anything!

And to top it off, I also found out I paid off my college loans last month and didn't even know it. Thanks Nelnet for the heads up (insert sarcasm) but I will accept your reimbursement checks!

Guess today is my lucky day! Thanks again Ami and Cyd - and make sure to check out Elizabeth Anne Designs for yourself.

Monday, October 18, 2010

good to the last drop...

at one of my recent excursions to the vintage market I came across the coolest silver coffee canister. It was really unique. I loved the intricate engravings. The slight patina. The fact it looks like it could have a really cool story, even if it doesn't. It makes the perfect vase.

I still need to clean it, I am assuming silver polish would work? Anyone have any home remedies that work?

Thanks to some holes in the seams, I had to place a glass inside to hold the water. 

I just love the way it adds a vintage touch to my beautiful flowers.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bad blogger

My humblest apologies for being such a bad blogger lately. I swore I wouldn't get wrapped up in wedding stuff but I did. Big time. But now that some of the big stuff is out of the way, I promise to get back to my regular blogging schedule. I have two projects/purchases to unveil this weekend, when the lighting is right for good pictures.

I have to admit though, with such a small apartment, after a while I feel like I've accomplished all of the projects that I can in my space. So how do I satisfy my design cravings? Any suggestions?

What do you do when you've got "designers block?"

I'll leave you with a little inspiration. When it comes to my wedding planning, it's more about the decor than the dress for me. I found the most fantastic post recently on the lovely Green Wedding Shoes site. It's the inspiration for my wedding day design, just with different colors. Enjoy a sneak peek!
The vintage vases mixed with the bright colorful flowers are amazing. 
How cute is their vintage hutch/candy station?