Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Well aren't these just delightful? The necklace above kinda looks dangerous, but in a very cool way. And the robot? Well. Enough said.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rings on each Finger

Well these are just darling. I wonder if I could pull off one on each finger like this?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Triangle Artwork

These prints take my breath away. They look like they're moving if you look hard enough. Delicious.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Best Rug in the World

Oooh this just brings out my inner philatelist. Dreamy, stampy goodness. Seriously though - that is a super great rug.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Em's Quilt

Finally! After starting this quilt for my sister Em in May (!), I managed, in between starting my new job and planning the wedding, to actually get it finished. It's a patchwork front, with plain black backing (and white stitching). You can just make out the black and white polka dot binding, too.
This is my first black and white quilt: I've never been really into black and white, but this one's changed my mind entirely.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Message on a Tote

Love these letter-themed totes and wallets - stationery and fashion love. I wonder if I should just wear an envelope and call it even...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Afternoon Tea

My incredibly talented friend Al has started her own blog! Her illustrations and recipes are so charming - trust me, blogland: this woman is not only just delightful, but immensely clever with art and design. Follow her immediately for lots of afternoon tea love!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Wedding #7: Dancing and Party Times

Well it's one thing to have a good time at your own wedding, but we were so delighted that everyone else seemed to have an amazing time, too!
We borrowed this frame from some friends - it was sitting unused in their basement! - and it became such a great prop. Instead of shying away from the camera, guests were lining up to have their photos taken!
We also had a few chalkboards about for guests to write us messages - they were amazing!
Nothing says I'm having a good time like a sweat-soaked shirt on the dance floor. These last six photos were taken by my most excellent cousin Sarah (she of the purple flower hat below). Thank you muchly, my dear - they are perfect!
Our brilliant photographers are Jen and Justin Roberts - they are not only wonderful people, but as you can see, phenomenal photographers.

This is the last post in a series chronicling our wedding, which took place on the 23rd October, 2010. Thank you so much for reading and commenting xx

Monday, January 17, 2011

Our Wedding #6: Reception

The reception tent was just so beautiful. Big, turkish-harem style drapes, all in stark white. I put a bowl on each long table filled with green apples from a local orchard - I had hoped the green would echo the green garden outside, and be a sustainable form of decorating. People who came the next day to help clean up all took a bowl filled with apples with them - I love useful decorations!
I set up a table at the back of the room with photos of our grandparents and parents on their wedding days. Not only was it wonderful to have them all in the room with us, but it gave our guests an opportunity to get up and move around the reception tent, which is what we wanted.
That's why I also wanted to have a dessert bar. It not only looked wonderful, but gave everyone a chance to move around, meet new people and indulge in wonderful ways.

We also had small green and pink bags (you can see their edges in the shot above) for people to fill up - almost everyone took a bag to eat on the way home!

White lace paper bunting from Bauble
All glassware from Ikea and thrift shops.
Lollies ordered from here and here.

This is a post in a series chronicling our wedding, which took place on the 23rd October, 2010. Tomorrow? Dancing, dancing and more dancing!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our Wedding #5: Post-ceremony shots

The exhilaration of the ceremony continued afterwards, hugging friends and family and having lots of photos taken.

Towards the back of the garden, there are some beautiful trees, that happened to provide a beautiful background, and protected us from the raindrops that were beginning to fall.
We found my favourite tree - a big, old Chestnut, and managed to scramble up the mossy branches for some amazing shots.
These are some of my favourite shots - and allowed us some really special time with close friends just before the reception began. It was surreal to be sitting in the tree with the Pal, looking at each other and thinking, 'We're married'!
After the tree, we ran out the gravel driveway to take some more shots. Ironically, it was here I thought we'd get the best shots, and I think it shows that you should try to be really flexible on the day and trust your photographers: they really know what they're talking about!
We chose to have lots of photos in front of the garage doors, and the one below is one of my favourites of the wedding. It's a shot of a whole group of our friends, many of whom the Pal has known for almost 20 years. Hilariously (or so I think), I am the only one smiling. We were trying to do a Victorian-style 'no smiling' photo, but I am biologically unable not to smile.
This is a post in a series chronicling our wedding, which took place on the 23rd October, 2010. Next up will be inside the reception tent!