Archives: August 2010


I recently finished designing the bridal shower invitation for one of my best friends Dana Hamaan.  We’ve known eachother since high school and she is one of those friends who I know will be a part of my life forever.  No matter where life might lead us.  I admire her in so many ways.  She is getting married this October to an amazing man and I am so incredibly happy for her! Her wedding ceremony and reception will be held outdoors at her parents ranch and the style of her wedding is soft, vintage, and organic.  Lots of burlap, muslin and lace, mason jars and twinkle lights….and a very neutral, muted color palate made up of shades of grey, ivory and tan (we have a very similar style!) Here is the inspiration board I put together for her a few months back…photos pulled from a number of other wedding websites I often visit.

One of my favorite things to do is design invitations, so it was a blast to be able to put together Dana’s bridal shower invitation.  I wanted to go for a very delicate, hand-stitched look for the invite.   Something that fit in with the theme and style of the wedding but was a bit more “girly” and sweet.   I went to PAPER SOURCE (the greatest store on earth!) and bought a few different card stocks for the main invite and small registry card.  I had the idea of getting an extra round scalloped note card to include in the invitation in which all the girls invited could write their favorite recipe and bring it back to the shower.  That way we could present to Dana somewhat of a recipe book that she can keep for her new home.  I also loaded up on a few LACE EDGE PUNCHERS from Martha Stewart…AMAAAZING….a small heart hole puncher, decorative handmade paper, and a bit of ivory paint to detail the front of each note card with a simple flower.  HERE THEY ARE!! What do you think!?


Thanks to Sean and Brianne Walker for photographing these invites for me.  They are also the pair responsible for Dana and Joel’s gorgeous engagement photos…see them all HERE.


I have seen so many amazing jewelry designs recently that I just had to do a post on a few of them.  I love the use of geometry and the mix of old and new found in many of these pieces.  And who doesn’t love gold?

AK VINTAGE jewelry is made from a mixture of authentic vintage parts, recycled leather and castings made locally (in Portland, OR)  from one of a kind vintage findings.

ALL FOR THE MOUNTAIN – old world + space age + mysterious+  raw = love.

GARNETT JEWELRY is a unique line of original handmade jewelry that features handcrafted necklaces, earrings and bracelets using an eclectic mix of the vintage and new.


Another LOOKBOOK addition.  Again….shot by Miss Katie Gardner.   I call this dress my grandma smock….because it is not particularly flattering and it reminds me of the doilies and tea.  Two things I actually in fact love.  Along with old school VW buses.


JANISH JEWELS is a new amazing ETSY find I wanted to share! I think these rough diamond rings would make the perfect simple engagement ring…or anniversary gift! (…hunny?)  I am loving the mix of silver and gold on some of these.

Natural, raw, uncut, conflict free diamonds on hammered bands.  Custom rings are available upon request.