Don't you love mix and match pieces? This weekend I'm styling a wedding for a friend, and we decided on mixing and matching elegant vintage silver pieces with brass and gold pieces and mercury glass. I'm going to do layers of doilies, silver trays and cake stands and mixed heights of silver, gold, glass and brass pieces - all of which are available for rent for your own wedding or party. You can f[...]
Friends, I'm so excited to be sharing today's wedding with you! I worked with Meghan most of last year on pulling together the look for her September wedding, and once the big day came I helped her with day-of coordination. Meghan was such a joy to work with - she trusted me with all of the details of the day and we pulled together lots of rustic prettiness to make her day extra special. [...]
Happy Thursday Friends! Did you know I just added Vintage Rentals to my list of services? I have some fun collections that I'll now be renting out for weddings and events. For now I just have six categories - milk glass, burlap wrapped mason jars, brass cattle tags, globes, wooden boxes and brown bottles - but I have a lot more that I'm able to rent out depending on the time of year/what[...]
Owning an antique store you come across interesting stuff - and lots of it. And you want to take most of it home with you, so you tend to have lots of collections. For me it's jars, milk glass, little signs and knick knacks and - one of my newest collections - globes. Its so fun to scour shops for a globe I don't have, and adding a new one to the collection is exciting. I've only got five right[...]
Guys, these fall colors are killing me. October is my favorite month because of them, and I love the way that colors of persimmon, plum, forrest green and mustard yellow come together to create such a gorgeous palette. I just created an inspiration board over on the My Wedding Favors blog and I love how it turned out. Take a look:     Sooo many elegant details - I love the touche[...]
Nothing says spring more to me than light and airy decor and pure white milk glass. I've been collection milk glass for a while and have curated over 200 pieces, so showcasing my collection and being able to rent it out to others for their celebrations is something I want to get going on this year. I love this quick little shoot - handmade anemones in shades of purple paired with milk glass is [...]
A few weeks back I helped coordinate Cupcakes & Cocktails Autumn Edition at [re•fresh] lounge & it was our biggest and best one yet! With 4 of these events under our belt, we're learning a lot and making it better and better each time! This time we had a photobooth backdrop and live music along. We handmade the flowers out of crepe paper (thanks to instruction from Brittany Jepsen's Ski[...]
  By now, I'm sure you've heard of the photobooth alternative that's sweeping the nation's hottest events - Smilebooth.  Don't know what I'm talking about? Smilebooth is a self-functioning photobooth with the most adorable backgrounds and props that you can rent out for your wedding, party or event. Guests take their own pictures with a remote control, and once they're done they can[...]
It's so funny how things work out - I write down my blog post topics months in advance, and it just so happens that the event I'm styling tomorrow night has the same theme as this week's blog posts - milk glass and moss. I used to think milk glass was over rated - we saw it at auctions all the time, but after collecting some pieces, I've really fallen in love with it. I love how mismatched piec[...]
At Indie Wed last month I met with so many wonderful vendors, and one of my favorites was a company called Plate. Plate is made up of 2 friends (University of Iowa grads - yay!) who started collecting pieces of mismatched vintage china + loved how it looked together - so they started Plate! With Plate, you can rent mismatched vintage plate settings for you weddings or parties - which is such[...]