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New meaning for Tea Lights.

I LOVE old tea cups. Part of me giggled with delight when I saw this, and part of me recoiled in horror thinking I could never bear to do it, especially if only one of the set remaining. Luckily, this beauty is new and comes from Anthropologie. I went to the site but couldn’t this particular style/color.

Then it occurred to me that these would make for lovely alternatives to bridal/bridesmaids bouquets. The trick would be keeping them lit. After your ceremony, they could be placed around the wedding cake, or some other ‘focus’ table. You’d have to make the candle portion yourself.

Beautiful Mantle

{Source: Country Living}

Inspiring Calendars

Tiny calendar on a shipping tag.

Yes! Michael is on his way home from Atlanta and in his possession is one wooden bowl from IKEA so we can start the acorn bird feeder project. I’m sure we could have found something in town, but he was there and it made sense for him to swing by and grab one.

Oh IKEA, how I miss thee!


{ Photo credit left: Jenna Cole | Photo credit right: Stacey Bode }

A couple weeks back the photo of Michael’s boutonniere – on the right – received a comment from Mary Lorraine, a very sweet bride-to-be, asking how we managed to secure the acorns. I replied back with a couple tips and and voilà! She posted a photo of her version, and I think it’s really beautiful. You did a great job Mary Lorraine and congrats on your wedding!

Update: Mary also sent me a link to her sweet blog.

diy project: kate’s acorn bird feeder

I meant to post this when it first appeared. Here is the full tutorial posted at Design*Sponge.

Michael loves this and it’s been put ‘on the list’. I think we may go the peanut butter route instead of using gelatin as the ‘adhesive’ and Michael wants to have some kind of ‘perch’.

On Sale at Gump’s

Gump’s, in San Francisco, was one of my grandmother’s favorite stores. She had a wonderful sense of style and I fully understand why she loved this place so much. I decided to check out what they had on sale today. This is what I found.

Cornucopia Baskets
‘Symbolizing abundance, our cornucopias make a festive harvest centerpiece filled with your own gourds, greenery, or dried flowers. They’re woven from weathered rattan and stand on a stable iron base. Imported.’

Colonial Wax Candle
‘With candle and base sculpted from a single piece of wax, these shapely points of light cast a ghostly glow for up to 15-18 hours. Place on a dish to protect surfaces. 17 1/2″H. Imported.’

More in the silhouette style.

I just can’t get enough of this, but it’s a little ingrained in me.

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Make it!

I’m not sure if I’m glad these weren’t around before the wedding.

It would have been really cool to have recreated the part of the invitation with the trees and our silhouettes.

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