Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Perfect for Spring: Floral Crowns

| Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

I am so happy spring is here!

I love the newness that spring brings, and I love seeing the flowers sprout up!

The theme of the blog is this week is kind of a vintage, boho, hippe style, and what better fit are floral crowns?

I’m in love with this idea for your wedding day hair decor. These would be perfect for a boho, laid back retro, vintage style wedding day.

How lovely are these? I would totally wear one of these if I could redo my wedding.

If you like these, you’ll love tomorrow’s theme – check back tomorrow!


Links: Column One (Top Down): via AlexandraGreco; via Boho Weddings; | Column Two (Top Down): via mignonnehandmade; via; via Jose Villa| Column Three (Top Down): via Pinterest; via TheHoneyComb; via PrettyDressesintheLaundry

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Theme Thursday: Vintage French Inspired

| Inspiration, Theme, Wedding Ideas

Today’s theme is inspired by French pinks and grays with a vintage feel.

I’ve never been to Paris, but I’d love to travel to Europe someday just to experience the lovliness and snap photos along the way.

For this theme, black and white accents with swoops, swirls and lace are perfection. A pale pink dress paired with Chanel wedding shoes is to die for.

Customized pink lemonade bottles as favors would be super adorable.

Oh, and I have a big announcement coming on the blog later today! Make sure to check back for the details.


Links: 1. Via Oh So Beautiful Paper  2. Via ZZ Photography & Design via Wedding Chicks 3. Via Wedding Chicks 4. Via Ruffled 5. Via Jeremy Harwell via Style Me Pretty 6. Via the Met  7. Via On To Baby 8. Via Gourmet Traveler 9. Via Pink Lemonade Design


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Love/List: Office Crush

| Creative Entrepreneurs, Life, Love/List, Organization

Pinterest has become my best friend for finding amazing inspiration for my home and an office I’m going to have someday… I have stumbled upon some pretty amazing spaces lately.

Today I’m sharing some office inspired goodness that I’ve fallen in love with lately – clipboards.

How fun are these for organization? Use em for inspiration boards, ways to keep projects organized or just for decoration.

Here are a few of my favorites.


Don’t you love them? I’m gonna have to keep my eyes open for some.

What do you think? What would you put on your clipboards?

Don’t forget about my little giveaway! Click here to learn more. 

Links: Top (L-R): via Emmas Design Blog; via Weekday Carnival | Middle: via Martha | Bottom (L-R): via Oh So Beautiful Paper;  via Pinterest; via STIL Inspiration


DIY Project: Centerpiece Container from An Old Book

| DIY, Giveaways, Inspiration, Real Weddings, Wedding Ideas

Today I’m sharing a really fun DIY project with you – A centerpiece container made from an old book!

For Christmas my sister gave me the book The Repurposed Library and I finally decided to do one of the projects from it for another blog I contribute to (The Machine Shed Everyday Moments Blog).

This would be a really cute addition to your tablescape at your wedding or can be used around the house to keep office supplies or kitchen utensils in.

Here’s the tutorial.

You Will Need: 
– A Hardcover Book (about 1.5 in. deep, 9.5 in. tall)

– Wood Shims (found at any hardware store)

– A Craft Knife or Box Cutter

– Cutting Mat

– Ruler

– White Glue

– Glue Gun


Step One: Remove the Pages

Using your craft knife, carefully slice the paper in the front and back covers along the spine to remove the pages. Once you have the paper on either side cut, you may have to pull a little bit to get the block of pages out, but they should come out still in tact. Save the pages – I have a really fun project that you can use them for coming soon! 







Step Two: Cut The Shims to  Size

Next, measure the length, width and depth of the book. Then, mark the lengths of the book on your shims. If you used a book that was 1.5 inches deep, then the shim should be the perfect width and you’ll only have to cut length-wise.

You’ll need to cut :

– One shim for the bottom of the book

– Two shims for the sides of the book (one will go along the spine to give it stability)







Step Three: Cover the Wood

Next, you are going to cover the cut shims with pages from the book. You’ll only need to cover the 2 shims that will show, so don’t worry about covering the shim that will go in the binding for stability.

You may need 2 pages from the book to cover the longer piece. Cover the paper with white glue and spread it around so there are no bumpy areas. Fold the paper around the shims until the wood is completely covered.

I used a piece of tape on the backside of the shim to hold the glued page in place.

Step Four: Glue Wood in Place

With your glue gun, glue the piece of wood reserved for the spine of the book in place.

Then apply a line of glue along the bottom edge of the book. Add the shim that fits along the bottom of the book and hold in place for 20 seconds.

Then do the same along the long side of the book. Add a line of hot glue along the inside edge of the wood to make sure everything is secure.







Step Five: Glue Book Shut

Then, run the hot glue gun along the top edges of the bottom and side pieces of wood. Make sure you add a little bit of glue on the bottom of the shim on the spine where it meets the shim on the bottom panel.

Close the book, hold in place for 2o seconds and you’re done!










The Final Product:


So cute, right?

Let me know if you make it, and if you do, head on over to the Oh, What Love Facebook page and post your pics!

Also, did you see that I posted a giveaway? Find out more here.

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Mildly Obsessed: Edison Bulbs

| DIY, Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

Not sure what exactly got me hooked on these – maybe images from the Restoration Hardware or West Elm catalog – but who can resist the warm glow of raw light bulbs?

I think Edison Bulbs are the perfect touch to add a rustic and vintage feel to your decor, Justin and I even found some old trouble lights with Edison Bulbs and used them as pendant lighting in our new kitchen (I promise, I’ll post pics soon!).

Another amazing idea – Design*Sponge featured the Brinson’s lovely home in the Design*Sponge at Home book and they took 100 lightbulbs and made them into a chandelier, lighting only 10 of the bulbs. Light from the lit bulbs bounces off the unlit bulbs to create lots of light. Definite gorgeousness.

For your wedding, find a venue that uses Edison Bulb lighting or bring in your own lighting that uses them.

Here are a few looks I’m mildly obsessed with right now:


What do you think? Would you use Edison Bulbs on your big day or decorate with them in your home?


Links: Top (L-R) Via Daily Bits of Beauty • Via Daily Bits of Beauty • Via FindersKeepersMarket via Design*Sponge. Middle (L-R) Via Pinterest via West Elm • Via Tales from the Road. Bottom Via Velocity Art and Design

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Love/List: Anthropologie Estate Jewelry

| Inspiration, Life, Love/List

Okay, so in 2012 I am going to be adding a little bit more of my personal style into my blog with a segment each friday called Love/List. I’ll be sharing inspiration for home, office, clothing and jewelry and today’s I’m sharing my first Love/List.

I’m obsessed with vintage jewelry, so I got pretty pumped when I found the Estate Jewelry section on Anthropologie’s website. I think I like vintage pieces so much because I love connecting with people and hearing their stories, and each piece has a story of it’s own – a previous life. I love to think about where it came from, who wore it and what it stood for.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Anthropologie’s collection – and find your own favorites on their website.

Those all look like they have great stories, right?

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Theme Thursday: Autumn Inspired

| Inspiration, Theme, Wedding Ideas

Fall is in full swing now, and before those last few leaves fall of the trees I wanted to design an autumn themed wedding, so here it is! 

I am in love with these colors. So deep and dreamy, right? 

Eggplant with Khaki and gold accents and total rustic-ness… and that dress!

Love it all.

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Links: 1.Kate Webber Photography 2.Matt Miller 3. 4. 1313 Photography 5.Wai-Ching 6. Pinterest 7. 8. 9.Magnolia Pair 10.AMERIS

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Theme Thursday: Anthropologie Inspired

| Inspiration, Theme, Wedding Ideas

Theme Thursday is here again! 

Now, I don’t try to hide the fact that I’m absolutely obsessed with Anthropologie. I’ve always said that if I had to choose one store to live in, Anthro would be it.


And every week when I’m searching for pics to add to these Theme Thursday inspiration boards, I notice that I keep pulling pictures that remind me of my favorite little store.


So I decided to create an inspiration board themed around all of my vintage/indie/gorgeous finds.


I love the fun colors – perfect for a late summer early fall wedding – and the off white dress tones things down while the bright bridesmaid dresses and shoes bring a burst of color. 
Love, love, love. 


 And that, my friends, is my own personal perfection.


Sigh… I’ll be daydreaming about Anthro for the rest of the day 🙂 


Links: 1. Dress from Anthropologie Wedding Collection. 2. Photo by Meg Perotti 3. Ring from Anthropologie 4. Shoes by Anthropologie 5. Photo by Braedon Photography  6. Photo by Paul Johnson.  7. Dress by Anthropologie 8. Photo by Scott Clark Photo9. Crown from Etsy 10. Invites found on Le Petite Couqin 11. DIY Necklace from 100LayerCake 12. Photo by Kate McLuckie
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Theme Thursday: Vintage Gothic

| Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

I am so excited about today’s post because it’s not a theme that I just dreamt up, it’s a friend’s wedding vision.

So much more fun to create an inspiration board with a purpose. 

I’m loving this theme because it’s dramatic and vintage and absolutely lovely.

The black and white details with a pop of deep red create such a gorgeous color palate.

And vintage lace is my favorite. 

Gorgeous, right?

What’s your favorite part?


Links: 1. Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz 2. Photo by Emily Steffen 3. Photo by  docuvitae 4. Photo by Megan Thiele 5. Photo by NK Photography 6. Photo found on Pinterest  7. Photo from HI Bridal 8. Photo from  Sweet and Saucy Shop 9. Photo found on Style Me Pretty 10. Photo found on Style Me Pretty

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