Archive for ‘detail’

August 9, 2011

Chairs :: An Obsession

I’ve always loved chairs. This love has grown recently first with the wedding and now with my home-focused-brain.. Chairs can make a huge statement, whether at a wedding or in the living room .. which is part of why I love them so much. I wanted to share some recent inspiration for things that yo’ bum sits on, both for parties/weddings and in your home.

First, I have to show you this picture.  How gorgeous are those ribbons?!  This was for a wedding ceremony for the guests’ chairs.  Time consuming, but sooooo worth it!  I am in love with this.

Another great idea for a ceremony or party is to add some color with pillows.  Not only do they increase the comfort level, but they are also appealing to the eye.

This is another wedding idea, which I love for hanging on the new couple’s chairs at the reception.

Now to the home..  I am currently on the prowl at garage sales, Craigslist, and side of the road locations with my eyes peeled for some kind of frame similar to these which I could recover.  At the moment, I’ve given up hope of buying something like these in a newer fashion.  But hey, I love a challenge.

How amazing are these?

Anthro, you would.

I love love love these bright chairs for a child’s play area or even for a big person’s desk chair.  Maybe I’ll repaint the office chair (currently red) with a fresh coat of highlighter lemon. 

Lastly, I am in love with the idea of tree trunks as chairs – side tables – footstools .. what have you.  Fortunately, I picked up some stumps off the side of our old street in the fall when some neighbors were cutting down a tree.  Yes, my husband still loves me. 

I have yet to tackle this project, but it’s coming sometime soon.  Maybe when we’re in double-digits again.

May 18, 2011

Vintage Fresh Style Shoot :: Sneak Peek

So… remember that workshop back in April that I styled with BellaPop?? Well, I have a little sneak peek for you compliments of Vanessa of Del Pino Photography, who attended the workshop. We had such a great time that day and the weather was perfect (minus the minor gusts of wind)! Here’s a small taste of that day … many more pictures to come! Vanessa, girl, you’ve got some major talent. Thanks again for sharing your amazing shots!

May 9, 2011

Howard Home + Wedding Cake Goodness

Welcome to our new home. We close on Wednesday! I can’t wait to get the keys and really start nesting. With how pre-occupied I’ve been with furniture, paint colors, and decorating ideas to make the space a reflection of us, I can only imagine how crazy mother birdy I’ll be when we have a (human) little one. I had to specify, because Levi has clearly realized that I view Hagen as my daughter and I’m a little crazy protective of her. It’s ok .. you can think I’m crazy too.

These next few weeks will be busy as we give some walls new life with some awesome colors and get all of our stuff moved over. . . So, I apologize in advance if there is a lack of posting activity .. but I’ll do what I can. I’ll try to give updates as we go, especially with the garage sale finds we’ve been updating! First on the agenda is to cut down a chinaberry tree in our backyard. We don’t want any dying puppies on our hands!

In other news, Stephen and Teresa have been married for over a week now! I wanted to share some pictures of the wedding cake that my Mom and I made for their awesome shindig. We got the idea for the rose piping here. It turned out almost as great as the wedding itself. I am still so happy for those two and their adventure in this life! Here’s to many years of chasing each other around the house.

May 6, 2011

B H L D N :: Decor

Yesterday, BHLDN debuted their new decor line. Now they won’t just dress us, they’ll dress our events too. Go take a peek at all the fun new shiny things. Tabletop. Decorating. Lighting. Keepsakes. Stationary. Here’s a taste..

There are some really lovely things.  Some affordable things!  Which is not often the case with Anthro, unless you scan the sale section.  Regardless, their new line is beautiful as always and definitely deserves a look!

Here’s to a kickin‘ weekend!

April 8, 2011

Chandeliers :: Wedding Detail


Chandeliers can elevate the detail level of any space.  Whether crystal, rod-iron, silver or gold, these beautiful fixtures would be a great addition to any event.  It doesn’t have to be expensive either; I have come across many chandeliers in thrift stores and resale sites that could easily be painted or altered to fit within your theme and style.  I love the idea of hanging them from trees for an outdoor reception .. really I just like the idea of hanging anything from trees.  This especially beautiful, though.

The rustic-romantic transformation of this barn is amazing.  I love the softness and chic atmosphere that the chandelier brings to the space … just  breathtaking.

The ribbons … oh the ribbons.  This reception was adorable.  Creating a tent out of ribbons — genious.  What’s even more genius is hanging a chandelier from the center.  So whimsical.  So playful.  I love it.


On another and equally amazing note, get ready for detail pictures in the coming week! I can’t wait to premiere the gorgeous photos from the Oh Dear! wedding shower and Vintage Fresh workshop!!! Also, the new blog and website are in the works … hopefully they will be up and running soon! For now, enjoy that weekend of yours.

April 6, 2011

Cake Topper :: Wedding Detail

For our wedding, the cake topper had to be something different … just because I like that sort of thing.  I wasn’t sure what I was wanting at the time, but when I came across these adorable love birds – I knew they were perfect for us.  Although birds weren’t a part of the wedding in any other way, I love that they idealized the carefree and adventurous personality of our relationship and outlook towards life in general. 

When I see other couples who have also gone down this path, of finding creative and interesting details to add to their cake, I just love it.  These are a few of my favorites …

March 31, 2011

Oh Dear :: Wedding Shower Sneak Peek

This shower was so special to me. One of my best friends, Stephen, has found a wonderful woman to love and care for in life. It’s beautiful. The weather was perfect, bellies were full, and laughter was abundant. I can’t wait to share the detail pictures so graciously taken by Brandy of Bella Pop Photography .. but for now, my amateur photography will have to do!

Yayy for reunion with old friends!

March 28, 2011

Three Potato Four :: Vintage Wedding

The ‘Oh Dear’ wedding shower went off without a hitch this weekend, so look forward to some sneak peek pictures this week! Now, we’re gearing up for the Vintage Fresh style shoot next weekend! So much design. So little time. But hey, that’s what makes it fun too. For now, here’s a new site for you to check out!

Three Potato Four is a great resource for those of you who love little vintage details but don’t have the time to scrounge through thrift stores and flea markets.

Plus, they have a wedding section! All those lovely vintage beauties you’ve been looking for – and in multiples! Antique keys. Cash register buttons … just imagine them as table numbers. Milk jugs. Vintage cans – What more could you ask for?!

Totally digging the bakery paper window advertisements..  Something you don’t see every day.  How fun would those be framed in a kitchen or on a dessert table?

This antique apothecary would be warmly welcomed into our home!  So unique and full of character.  It would be a great way to organize all of my crafting and sewing doo-dads.

Check out this cute anthro-style jewelry dish!  I can just see it on my dresser right now.  These pieces are only the beginning.. go take a gander for yourself! I would be happy with any or *all* of the things on their website.

March 25, 2011

Fringe :: Wedding Detail

Fringe isn’t something that is normally rises to the topic of conversation, unless we’re talking about cowboys in wranglers and chaps or Cher rocking one of her outrageous costumes .. until now.  Take a look at these pictures, all ideas created by Martha Stewart’s wedding team.

Wedding favors, centerpieces, invitations, placecards – all adorned with a touch a fringe and a bit of flair. I’m loving this idea and the fact that it resembles the color scheme of the up*and quickly*coming style shoot. Maybe we will incorporate some of these ideas? You’ll just have to wait and see.. But for now, enjoy these.

So. excited. for. this. weekend. Lots of wedding shower goodness to come!

March 16, 2011

Soap and Matches :: Wedding Favors

In a previous post, I highlighted the favors that we had at our wedding for guests. Coming across these cute and similar ideas, I couldn’t help but share. This just goes to show how easily you can set your event apart with a little creativity and personalization.

The soaps are from an Etsy seller, fully customizable with lots of fabric swatches to choose from. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding!

These match jars are an easy DIY project that will catch your guest’s eye .. and it something they will use. It just makes sense to give your guests something they will use and remember you by, rather than spending money on trinkets that will be thrown away when they get home. Here is a tutorial for the match jars.

Love the use of sandpaper on the lid for easy striking!