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Monday, May 30, 2011

Out of the office for July...

Hi everyone --

Just wanted to give a little advanced notice that the Maida Vale studio will be closed from the end of June until the beginning of August. I'll be taking some time off to travel and couldn't be more excited! Please be sure to visit the shop to get your orders in during the next couple of weeks.

Thanks again!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ideal anniversary gifts.

My husband and I try to stick to the traditional anniversary gifts each year. I love that this has become a little tradition of our own. On our first anniversary, he presented me with a collection of his own illustrations of important events that year. On our fifth, I gave him a wood-framed print that perfectly reflected a reading from our wedding ceremony.

Now, as our 7th approaches, I'm looking at the list and kind of baffled. Wool and copper? Wool is so inappropriate in July. Copper? Well, I think I'm going to have to get a bit creative with his gift this year.

So, what makes a good gift for a woman with an impending anniversary? Here are some fun ideas for a random smattering of milestone years. Enjoy!

1st Anniversary
Personalized Letterpress Stationery

4th Anniversary
A silk dress (perfect for a special night out)

8th Anniversary

Paired Hexagons Necklace

8th Anniversary
Fauchon Caramels with Fleur de Sel

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Etsy find: Destiny's Creations.

Today, I'm loving these baubles by Destiny's Creations. A pair of these resin earrings would add a fun, modern touch to a bridesmaid's attire, or even as a bride's "something blue". Take a look at the Etsy shop to check out the entire selection...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Clara French.

A good friend tipped me off to these beautiful, Seattle designed cake stands over the weekend. Clara French Ceramique's stands are so pretty and classic, and can even be rented within Seattle. I think the black and white Elle (shown below) is my favorite. Wouldn't the simplest of cakes shine displayed on any one of these, though?

I'm off to visit family for the rest of the week... hope to be back early next week. Until then, enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coming off the press...

Although it's been quiet on this blog (don't forget about that coupon code), I have actually been fairly busy in the studio. Here are a few fun projects I've been working on lately...

Personalized letterpress notecards as bridesmaids' gifts. What a thoughtful idea!

Personalized, flat printed cards. Double-sided for an extra pop of color!

Bridal shower invitations for a sweet cousin of mine.

Ultra modern wedding invites designed by friends for their clean, chic wedding.

Coordinating thank you cards we came up with as a play on the wedding invitations.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fall color forecast + BHLDN.

While this fall's color forecast isn't my favorite (I want my kelly green back!), it is always spot on. Take a look at the projected colors followed by a lovely selection of BHLDN dresses. Yum.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Etsy find: Bunting from Big Day.

How darling are these mini flags from Big Day? Imagine decorating a cake with them, stringing them along the front of a candy buffet, or just holding them in photos... The possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm back... with a free shipping coupon code!

Hi everyone! So sorry for my recent absence. My shop is now open and as a thank you (for being patient!), here's a free shipping code that will be good for free shipping within the US. Expires May 15.


Thanks again! More later...