Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
this i the last paragraph from Jane Austen's "Emma" via Michael Fusco Design, but if you can't read it from this image, it says:
"The wedding was very much like other weddings, where the parties have no taste for finery or parade; and Mrs. Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband, thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own. "Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business! Selina would stare when she heard of it." But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union."
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A holiday table topped off with a decorative glass hurricane, or hurricanes, always looks so polished and festive. They are the perfect way to bring Autumn to the table. The glass capsules filled with seasonal items, candlelit, or wrapped, can fit into any decorative scheme - it just depends on how you use them.
I like the look of hurricanes filled with acorns, gourds, or berries- Fall's harvest right there.
Although I have not tried this, I bet it would create lovely ambiance for an evening gathering with the light filtered through the warm shades of orange tissue.
Candlelight flickering in these mercury hurricanes would be a beautiful centerpiece for the holiday table- wintry and elegant.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The problem is that I cannot, for the life of me, decide which one to go with (this has become a problem throughout the wedding process - I'm become incredibly insecure about my instincts). So let me know what you think with the following bits of info about the rings:
This one totally embraces the major "color" of my wedding (purple), but part of me feels like I'm being such a lame-o for picking this ring for such a ridiculous reason. Do you agree? Or should I just go with it because I am clearly a bride-to-be who talks in terms of her wedding colors and should just embrace her dorkiness already.
The next ring has touch of purple, but also other colors which makes me feel like bride-y. And I like how it's kinda tough and cool too. And yet I can't tell if I want to give this one to my sister or get it for myself. (The pull between generosity and greediness is pretty hard to tell apart with this one).
This ring also has a nice medley of colors too, but is bit more lady-like and wedding modest in construction. Plus, I'll admit it, one can't deny the nice price on this one, but should that be a factor at all? Does looking at the price make me a horrible person - nevermind sister and bride??
See how I am thinking waaayyy too much about stuff like this and so can't make up my mind? I'm a mess so do tell me what my sister should wear on her finger and no one go off and buy any of these rings before I do, okay? (beadycats has enough beauties for all of us)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
My sister does her best to keep me current fashion-wise....I confess I can often use the help. Sometimes her suggestions remain just that, but other times I definitely take her advice and that was the case with TANO.
TANO makes beautiful leather bags of the highest quality for a reasonable price (especially since the world of decent purses runs at insane price points!). The bags are incredibly durable and come in an amazing array of colors and styles. The only drawback is that they are sold in limited spots, but the site has a full list of vendors.
Here are just some of the purses from the TANO line.....