the antiquarian post

“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

art deco

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 […]

cherry blossom

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, […]

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 […]

wooden clothes pin

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 […]

abbey ever after

I’m bad. While I was looking for inspirational pictures for this board – I ran across some spoiler pictures from the next season! Straight from British tabloids – click at your own risk! Renact your favorite scenes from Downton Abbey with Vulture’s printable paper dolls! Dowager Countess Zingers: “What is a weekend?” Cora: “Things are […]

my superhero

Superheroes are an American phenomenon. Why? Well, sociologists argue about exactly that… some say that since America does not have it’s own mythology (like Greece, Rome, India, or most other older nations) we simply invented one. Others say that superheroes were created to represent American ideals: Captain America represents patriotism, Iron man shows the idolization […]

blue and white china

The technique of cobalt blue decorations seems to have come from the Middle-East in the 9th century through decorative experimentation on white ware. Cobalt blue pigments were excavated from local mines in central Iran from the 9th century, and then were exported as a raw material to China.The blue-and-white technique was fully developed in China with porcelain […]

for the equestrian

1.Hunt Seat The English discipline of hunt seat originated from the British sport of fox hunting. Hunt Seat is probably one of the most popular disciplines in the world. If you are interested in jumping, then this could be the discipline for you. 2. Dressage Dressage is another English disciplines. This style is one of the […]

california dreaming

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.” – California Dreaming, The Beach Boys *** This inspiration shoot was featured on Snippet & Ink, styled by Platinum […]

over the rainbow

Rainbow weddings are fun, quirky, and definitely memorable. If you are going to have a rainbow wedding, you have to go all the way. Rainbow theme everything from your drinks to your bridesmaids dress and of course your flowers and decor. A budget friendly way to bring a lot of color to your rainbow wedding […]

the little mermaid

 Now that she knew where he lived, she spent many an evening and many a night on the water near the palace. She would swim much nearer the shore than any of the others ventured to do; indeed once she went quite up the narrow channel under the marble balcony, which threw a broad shadow […]

pink’s revenge

Needless to say, pink is a little annoyed at yesterday’s post. We just heard this from the color’s spokesperson: “Purple is NOT the new pink. We’re sending paper from our lawyers.” Yikes. Pink is definitely ‘hot’ right now. Looking for some hot pink shoes to peek out from under your layers of bridal white? Look no further […]

tropical elegance

White is a sacred and pure color.  It’s the color of angles and gods, as the color reflects that which is sacred and pure.   It is also the color of doctors, nurses, and others in the health profession, as well as cleanliness. In fact, the Japanese refer to nurses as “Angels in White”. White can […]

define whimsical

whimsical (adjective) whimsy (noun) whimsicality (noun) whimsically (adverb) Playfully quaint or fanciful, espcially in an appealing and amusing way. Things that are whimsical: pinwheels, porcelain figurines, kites, gyroscopes, tulle, music boxes, root beer floats, puddle jumping, garden gnomes, snow globes, lightning bugs, and daisy chains. *** This whimsical real wedding was featured on Green Weddings […]

dia de los muertos

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an ancient Aztec ritual celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of Central America and the U.S. On November 1 and 2, wooden skull masks are donned and people dance in honor of their deceased relatives. While holiday traditions vary from place to place, food always […]