Let's be realistic. This is no theme attractive to men ( I do love polka dotted ties though! ). But if you're thinking bridal shower, baby shower or even your little girl's birthday party then think polka dots. Polka dots are fun. Seeing them always makes me smile, maybe because it reminds me of that song. I am sure all of you have heard at least once. Doesn't make you happy just listening to it? So if happiness, joy and smiles is what you're looking for at your next event, then think of giving the polka dot theme a try.
You can try different color combinations for a different feel. Yellow and white is very refreshing, and black and white a bit more edgy.
These invitations and favor boxes I created for a client's bridal shower. And from what I heard, happiness was in the air.
When my parents renovated their kitchen a year ago, they got rid of their large cabinet which housed all their glassware and china. With nowhere to put everything they had gathered over the years, I volunteered to store ( keep?! ) some things at my house. I quickly grabbed my favorites: the tea cups.
I remember being a little girl, staring at these beautiful objects and fanstasizing about the day when I will throw fancy tea parties. I had my favorites of course, but there was something so unique about each and everyone of them. Each tea cup told a story and inspired me in a different way.
A quarter century later ( or maybe a little bit more :P ) , my dream came true, and I have them at my house. I still haven't used them. I have kept them in a box wrapped in newspaper and I'm not quite sure why. So today I decided to take them out, and display them, suddenly all those beautiful memories came back to me. I looked at my daughter, and she was staring at them with her big eyes open, and I smiled. I just knew what she was thinking.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, first to show you those beautiful tea cups that made me realise who I was, and what I wanted to do in life. And secondly, to incite you to pay a visit to your family, open their drawers and cabinets, take out all their beautiful objects, borrow them ( or simply take them ! ), and throw a "vintage tea party". You can also take a walk down the antique shop streets, and look for beautiful cups. If they are not in a set, they are usually very cheap. They don't have to be similar, and they don't have to match! The beauty of it is that each one of them tells its owns story.
Have a nice tea party :)
Basing myself on the 2009 Spring Pantone Colour Report, and just by walking down Montreal's streets, looking at my favorite boutique's windows, trendy people, and gourmet stores I've put together this colour palette that I think will be hot for 2009.
I will try to get you amazing finds to fit within these palette. Keep tuned :)
If you are a bride, and came up with an original colour scheme, please don't hesitate to email me. I will blog about it.
Over the holidays I met Marlyn. Marlyn is a cookie designer, that's how I like to call her. She creates those little pieces of art, which are a pleasure to the eyes and palate. I have seen and tasted lots of cookies in my life ( oh yes I did! ), but none as perfect.
My favorite are these daisy cookies on a stick.
These can create original centerpieces, which can double as favors instead of having the usual flower centerpiece. They are perfect for a baby shower, a bridal shower, or a birthday party. I also think they would look stunning at a wedding's sweet table.
Marlyn Birmingham, you're great!
If you're interested in getting those cookies for a special event, just email me
They can be personalized with ribbons, tags and embellishments to match your event's theme and colours.