So, speaking of bridal showers, a few weeks ago I put together these bridal shower invitations – the shower is in a few weeks and for a very dear family friend whose wedding is at my parents’ house this fall (excuse the for-privacy-blurring.)
My favorite part is the background on the invite, which I got by scanning a vintage lace doily and turning it into a vector image, than lightening it and laying it behind the text. I think this would be really gorgeous if letterpressed.
Considering it was a rush job (three days from designing to mailing,) I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. Girly but not too saccharine. Also – nice of the post office to hand-cancel the envelopes, even though I just dropped them in a mailbox.
the bar cart got a new look today (see previous incarnations here and here):
also, check out that stack of fabric – that’s only part of the stash I picked up from Purl Patchwork when I was in New York. (Yes, I flew in with an empty suitcase.) And no, it’s not all for me, in a few weeks I should be able to share the project most of it’s going towards.
I really like these Atelier LZC paper napkins
Having nice paper napkins around is the best, because it doesn’t make me feel like a bad/lazy hostess when we have guests, but I don’t have to launder the cloth ones after people leave.
We call that a win-win situation.
Love these gift cards from Linea Carta. This exceptional elephant (for me) and thank you tree (for T.) come from a set that encompasses the entire alphabet – so cute. And at $6 each at Linea Carta’s etsy shop, you could buy the whole set. They also happen to be made in Berkeley, which of course makes me love them just a little bit more.
Sending mail is great, because sometimes you get mail back, and there’s nothing better than getting mail that is not another credit card offer. These handmade envelopes from Delicious Things are a great way to add some beautifulness to ordinary mail, and at $9 for 10 envelopes an affordable way to stay in touch with style.
I love to make lists – groceries, things to do, people to call, etc. These Ships Manifests from Sulako are letterpressed, and their index card size makes them perfect for sticking in your pocket or on your fridge. $8 for a pack of 13.