Monthly Archives: February 2017

inspiration - wedding


February 16, 2017

Last weekend we set up a vendor booth at Rusty Rail Brewing Co’s Wedding Event and had about 4 days, to not only come up with a concept but, source and create all of the elements (how do I always seem to do these things to myself?!). The venue is in an old factory and although it’s been completely updated it’s still very industrial. There were a few elements I knew I wanted to use for sure, like the cowhide rug and rustic wooden table (more to come on that later), but I needed to figure out the rest of the color palette and vibe. Did I want to keep it rustic, go more elegant, etc?


The copper tumblers are a current favorite in my rentable collection, so I decided that it would be my metal of choice. Initially I envisioned the orangey-pink of the copper paired with lavender, but the search for any purple florals in the dead of winter was a bust. So, succulents and ferns it was! This definitely pushed my design in a more modern direction and I decided to make black another color in my palette.  A few big black chunks of beautiful coal I had sitting on my bookcase from the groundbreaking at my H’s construction site would be perfect as table decor!  I really wanted to find matte black plates but ended up settling for $1 glossy ones from the Dollar Tree and small Lodge cast iron skillets from Target as “starter plates.”  To make the place settings stand out on the dark table I chose white marble tile “chargers” from Lowes.  I was supposed to borrow vintage green velvet chairs from a local rental company, but when that fell through I used my mid-century side chairs and mud cloth pillows.

Next, I needed to figure out a backdrop to create a physical and visual boundary between my booth and the next. I’d been coveting this piece from BrittanyMakes and thought perhaps I could modify it to make it larger and out of copper tubing. To my surprise, I was able to find all the right materials here locally to make a stand-alone piece that was 6 feet high by 4 feet wide. I pretty much followed her directions to a T and couldn’t have been more happy with the results! The look was completed with tea lights in various glass containers to give it a warm and romantic feel.  What do you guys think?  Are you into the slightly more edgy and masculine feel of this setup?

Hope you have a great weekend!!


Gift Giving - Valentine's Day


February 14, 2017

This past week was filled with prepping for a wedding show on Sunday here in town, so I gave absolutely NO thought to Valentine’s Day this year (my kids and H will be getting cards and cute heart-shaped pancakes if they’re lucky). BUT, if I had put some effort into this holiday to make it something kind of special it probably would’ve looked something like this…Setting the mood for a romantic night-in with Linnea’s Lights “Moroccan Rose” candle.  Then, getting a little dolled up in a flirty vintage-style dress, adorable art deco clutch, and the perfect plum lip.  If I had any say in what H got me for V-day it would definitely be one of these everlasting floral bouquets by Rue Anafel or a triple topaz ring by Desert Rose.  Seriously, I’m obsessing over all of this lately!

What are your plans for today? Anything special/fun/fabulous?? Please, tell me!


Hope you all have yourself a very vintage Valentine’s Day!!