tiffany blue

Tiffany Blue is a colloquial name for light to medium blues (think: robin egg). The actual color of Tiffany & Co. boxes is protected by a trademark and was created for them by Pantone Inc. As a trademarked color, it is not publicly available and is not printed in their swatch books. Until I started writing this post I really didn't know you could trademark a color. And with that in mind... Tiffany Blue ® Macaroons with Orange Blossom Buttercream recipe from … [Continue reading]

carousel horses and paper dolls

Paper dolls have been around as long as paper (think: origami dolls in Japan and artfully painted paper puppets in Indonesia) however, paper dolls as we know them really took off in France during the 1800s. They were intended to teach about fashion and to entertain and they spread like wildfire throughout high society. Rare, hand painted sets from the late 1700s can be found in museums throughout the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Adorable … [Continue reading]

nashville

PUB TRIVIA NIGHT The Nashville, Tennessee round... Which former President and Nashville resident had a driveway shaped like a guitar? Andrew Jackson! What famous Nashville candy is made of chocolate, marshmallows, caramel, and peanuts? Goo-Goos! After drinking a cup of locally produced Nashville coffee, who coined the phrase 'good to the last drop?' Theodore Roosevelt! Who was raised in Nashville, and the first African-American female to hold an anchor position … [Continue reading]

bumblebee

Yellow and black modern wedding

Bumblebees are social insects, characterized by their black and yellow bands. Their fuzzy bodies and fuzzy legs help them to transport pollen to feed their young, and like their cousins the honeybees, they love to feed on nectar. It's all kind of sweet, isn't it? Beautiful gold bee print available here. *** The pictures in this board were taken by What a Day Photography, styled by Passion Roots, featured on Modern Weddings Hawaii, and the venue was the Honolulu … [Continue reading]

citrus sorbet

Citrus flavors are good for you because they contain vitamin C. The benefits? No scurvy (best that was the first time ever 'scurvy' has been used on a wedding blog), keep you looking younger by firming the skin, and it protects your heart. Add lemon slices to your water whenever you drink it. ♡ This fresh citrus inspiration board could easily be used as a bridal shower palette and would be absolutely perfect for spring weddings or beach weddings. Incorporate … [Continue reading]

apples

Red apple wedding

Where to find apples: on trees, orchards, teachers desks, grocery stores, in pies, and in tarts. On computers, iphones, ipods, and ipads. Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter's birth certificate. Bad apples: the one Snow White ate and the one Eve ate. Use apples to: compare to oranges, compute, discover gravity, eat, bob for on Halloween, and keep the doctor away. Celebrate the apple: on Savior of the Apple Feast Day in Russia and Ukraine on August 19th. *** The pictures … [Continue reading]

pretty in pink

Wondering what other colors go with pink? Here are some hues that look pretty with pink: photo credits: i love you flower, pink wood, girl in hat, dahlias, single pink flower, color squares, pink drink, pinwheel escort cards, shoes, dress, sorbet. … [Continue reading]

in the forest

Out of the mid-wood's twilight Into the meadow's dawn, Ivory limbed and brown-eyed, Flashes my Faun! He skips through the copses singing, And his shadow dances along, And I know not which I should follow, Shadow or song! O Hunter, snare me his shadow! O Nightingale, catch me his strain! Else moonstruck with music and madness I track him in vain! - In the Forest, Oscar Wilde I am wild for these enchanting and whimsical hair adornments from Sweet Little … [Continue reading]

baby’s breath

White wedding with baby's breath flowers

Gypsophilia, or baby's breath as it is known in the United States and Canada, is a genus of about 100 different flowering plants that love to grow in chalk rich soils, which is why its name literally means 'lover of chalk.' Darling baby's breath wedding invitations available at Minted. photo credits: escort cards, cottage, cake, Valentino lace dress, baby's breath centerpieces, bottled lemonade. … [Continue reading]

the antiquarian post

Glamorous vintage wedding

"The Antiquarian Post acts as a visual journal for Antiquaria creators Emma James and Bailey Amon. Always on a quest for visual perfection and a well-curated life, each issue explores their current inspirations and obsessions." - Needless to say, the gorgeous eye candy in each issues now has me hooked. photo credits … [Continue reading]

art deco

vintage art deco wedding

Art deco is an eclectic aesthetic that began in Paris in the 1920s. Art deco represents elegance, glamour, modernity, and functionality. The art deco style had a major resurgance in the 1980s when graphic design went digital and is today a popular wedding style choice. Don't you just love the artwork by Artful Sharon (my Mum!) in this inspiration board? Beautiful! Looking for art deco wedding invitations? Look no further than the Marquee design at Hello … [Continue reading]

dachnik

Winter wedding

Dachas are Russian second homes, usually located in the outskirts of the city, and rustic in nature. Because of the size restrictions put in place during the Soviet era, dachas were built with massive attics and multilevel verandas in order to get around these restraints. Dachas are generally used during the summers, but some families who reside in them year-round are referred to as dachniks, and it denotes a certain type of country lifestyle. The first dachas … [Continue reading]

cherry blossom

Pink cherry blossom wedding

Cherry blossoms bloom the world over, but the cherry blossom festival originated in Japan and is something of a national symbol. The transience of the blooms, their quick beauty and sudden death, remind viewers of the ephemerality of nature. During World War II cherry blossoms were often painted on the sides of kamikaze pilots' planes, and at Japanese memorials cherry blossom trees can always be found. Though the leaves are mildly toxic, cherry blossoms can be … [Continue reading]

wedding portraits

Vintage wedding portraits

My mother is a fabulous decorator and in one of the guest bathrooms at my parents' home in Fulshear, Texas (population 816), there are at least 20 vintage photographs in black frames. I find myself being creepy and lurking in the bathroom all the time just taking them in - examining each minute detail of the clothes, their expressions, their shoes... The image on the bottom in the center is of Florence and Jack, taken in the 1940s in Liverpool, England, where they … [Continue reading]

sweet home alabama

Charming southern wedding

Big wheels keep on turning Carry me home to see my kin Singing songs about the Southland I miss Alabama once again... - Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynryd And so it went, every time I walked back into my college dorm, my dear friends would be blasting this song (or 'Sara' by Starship) once they found out that yes, indeed, I was born in Alabama. *** This sweet southern real wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, photographed by Leslee Mitchell, and took … [Continue reading]

wooden clothes pin

Vintage brown wedding

The precursor to the spring clothes pin was the one-piece wooden clothes peg, invented by Jérémie Victor Opdebec. The older designs did not use springs, put were fashioned out of a single wooden peg. In England, clothes peg making used to be a craft only associated with gypsies. The spring design, was invented in Vermont in 1853 by David Springfield. Find out all about the perfect wedding clothes pins at PoshLittleDesigns. *** This darling real wedding was … [Continue reading]