If you have a minute you *must* drop on by Portland couple Automne & Graham's wedding blog, Our Punk Rock Wedding, at http://theeweddingparty.wordpress.com/ -- these guys are so adorable and original and here just one reason why: they did "Draw A Portrait of Yourself" RSVP's...brilliant! It doesn't hurt to have funny & creative friends, right? Anyway, the results are priceless. Here's just a tease:
Today's post was inspired by this gorgeous photo (via NIN'sFlickrphotostream) of several porcelain pitchers and bowls she picked up at a local garage sale to be used as centerpieces for her wedding. How many times have you been to a flea market or garage sale and seen tons of mismatched porcelain tea sets, pottery and china and thought..."Hmmm...pretty, but what would I do without a whole set?" And therein lies the charm. The fact that they are all different, yet somehow there's a beautiful harmony that makes each piece look like it belongs. And the bonus? Usually you can score some really fantastic deals, and we all know...nothing's better than when you score such a great deal you feel like you stole it :)
How inspiring is this? You can create porcelain pitcher centerpieces for your wedding, a bridal shower, a baby shower, a birthday...anytime! Just fill them will beautiful blooms and *viola!* ~ instant elegance.
This pretty pitcher (above) was purchased at a garage sale for $2.99...
So simple, so cheerful...
We can't wait to hit a few garage sales or maybe the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market ~ a fantastic place to find tons of this kind of stuff. Can't wait? Here's the schedule for the next few:
August 9, 2009 September 13, 2009 October 11, 2009 November 8, 2009
If you're looking for some champagne taste/beer budget-style favor/gift ideas, look no further! Creature Comforts offers some really wonderful D.I.Y. tutorials that are so delightfully do-able, it'll surprise even the least craft-astically inclined! Check out one of our faves for paper-wrapped soaps here:
So cool, it's hot, hot, HOT!!! We came across this gorgeous pallette via Coco & Kelley ~ a truly stylish blog on everything from interior design to fashion and everything in between. Pay them a visit at http://cocokelley.blogspot.com/.
We LOVE this idea! Parties By Hardie has created a fantastic concept - "printable" parties! Everything you need to throw a playful, colorful, fun themed kid's party all in one PDF file ~ just print and cut! To get the idea, here's what the Ladybug Printable Party kit contains:
party hats favor bag toppers (two styles/sizes) place cards/food label cards square tags/labels fill-in invitations thank you cards flower shaped thank you cards tags (1.7 “, 3”, 5”) favor box "The party's here" signs crown (3 styles) triangle birthday banner flower birthday banner mini patterned paper banner patterned papers
To see more photos of everything in this kit and what you can make with it, see PBH's party blog: www.partiesbyhardie.com.
SO Cute! Perfect for all of us time-crunched folks who are thoughful, but overscheduled :)
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