Thursday, July 28, 2011

Home Inspiration x15

This is a quickie post--I have a few hours worth of photos to edit and do not deserve blogging! But this is worth it: Refinery29 has posted a list of  the best home design websites and online magazines and I can't wait to study every last one. Some of these are already favorites of mine (The Shelby, Rue and Lonny are on my weekly list) but some are new to me or forgotten treasures. So here you go, get reading:
Best of the Best: Home Inspiration!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More Vintage Wedding Stuff!

Yes, I guess I'm on a kick. Here is a great fun idea from a super fun couple (who I follow on Facebook, Instagram and via their blog). This is Ron and Dominique, the genius pair behind Love Me Sailor, which is one of the photography blogs I "stalk" on a weekly basis. I can always count on these two for fresh ideas, inspiration, and big fat smiles (I love a photo that makes me smile). When I learned that they were getting married themselves, I was intrigued. What will their own wedding be like? I was not disappointed, and you can see it all on the website of their chosen photography team, Joielala.  The 50's theme was quirky and fun, and full of all the details we would expect from such an inspiring pair! I just adore her partially-vintage dress (his suit is vintage as well!) and shoes and her handmade (by her of course) star headpiece! And don't miss the sparkly pineapple table markers and pink flamingoes!

Get ready to smile!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wedding, anyone?

No, I'm not getting married (I just celebrated 14 years married my sweetie, so I'm good, thank you very much!). But I've been photographing more and more weddings lately and searching for photographic inspiration along the way. Of course I stumble on so many gorgeous and stylish weddings in my magazine and internet travels, and at some point my girlie-girl heart melts over the endless possibilities. This morning I found this picture of shoe-clips on Etsy, and suddenly I pictured an entire wedding around them! So to satisfy my vision, I made this little story board:
I just adore the idea of a vintage wedding with little details so pretty and photograph-able! I also believe in simplicity and practicality, so why not invest in flower vases and other details that can be later repurposed in your home? I love the idea of something so casual yet beautiful and used to create such a  special warm touch. When done right, vintage can be, of course, completely modern and I love love love.  Love.

All items found on Etsy (as of this morning), click for shop links: diamond ringshoe clipsPink Depression glass vaseheadswraps and little gift pouchAvett Brothers necklace (I & Love & U)Milk glass planter