24 February 2008

A Sea Of Chandeliers

Recently I drifted on over to the wonderful Style Me Pretty and found myself drooling over the photos from the wedding of Elizabeth Messina. In particular I got stuck on this image:

The question that immediately came into my head was, "how on earth can I incorporate this setup into my daily life?" So... with a little creative thinking I realized that I am going to need to install some lovely lighting fixtures in our new (actually old) barn which will house White Aisle! Why not cluster a group of chandeliers together and hang from the barn ceiling? I ran it by the husband, and he gave me the green light. Now I'm online window shopping, and I've found some great, inexpensive options.

These are available through Spectrum Home. I purchased a chandelier through them once before. It looks fantastic, but it did require assembly which took hours. Anyhow... you can't beat their pricing.

These are available through Brocade Home. They are a bit more expensive, but slightly more modern.

A Couch Specific Obsession

As you probably know (since I can't shut up about it,) we just bought a house. I try to spend Sundays doing things that are not wedding related, so today my obsessive compulsive disorder is rearing it's insanity in allowing me to fixate on a couch. For the first time in life I'll have an eat-in kitchen. After sorting through all of the photos I've torn out of magazines, I've decided I want to create a comfy intimate space like what is shown here:

So now the hunt is on for the perfect little sofa and chairs. My husband keeps saying, "don't start buying Granny furniture," but I can't help but love some of these French country style cushy seats.




Now it's time to find that chandelier...

New Letterpress Eye Candy

I really should seek medical attention over my ridiculous obsession with all things letterpress... Here are my new babies this week.

I've Been Tagged

I’ve been tagged by Honey Bee Weddings!

The rules? Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? Stationery Designer

2. What color are your socks right now? I'm in Miami... flip flops / no socks

3. What are you listening to right now? This is embarrassing ... Rock of Love 2 on VH1 (it's Sunday... that counts for something right?)

4. What was the last thing that you ate? A turkey and Swiss sandwich

5. Can you drive a stick shift? Um, I have never actually had a driver's license so a stick is out of the question.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Today I'd be yellow. We just bought a new home and it's a very pale yellow. That's all I have on my mind right now.

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My hubbie

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Absolutely

9. Favorite drink? Around here my husband and I like to refer to it as a "fizzy lifter" ala Willy Wonka. It's a mix of berry lemonade from Einstein Bros. bagels and Appleton rum. Don't ask how, but it's incredible.

10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Ultimate Fighting. I tried to hate it for years, but it finally grew on me.

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes. I was a model when I was younger, and people tortured my head.

12. Pets? 2 pups. Winter is our Cocker Spaniel and Wonka is 1/2 chocolate lab and 1/2 standard poodle.... or a labradoodle.

13. Favorite food? Are we talking death row meal here? The chicken tika masala (sp?) from Tandoori of Chelsea in London.

14. Last movie you watched? Across the Universe

15. Favorite Day of the year? The one that offers the best surprise.

16. What do you do to vent anger? Go to Anthropologie

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbie and the Rockers

18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Fall. Living in Miami it brings the promise of a day when I won't have to crank my air conditioning, and the end of hurricane season.

19. Hugs or kisses? Both

20. What kind of pie? Homemade pumpkin on Thanksgiving

21. Living arrangements? Renting a home in Miami, but we just bought an old farmhouse and barn in New Hampshire yesterday. We're moving May 1st.

22. When was the last time you cried? Wednesday. Anyone who's experienced having a horrendous home inspection on what they believed was their dream house would understand,

23. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes and a suitcase I've been meaning to unpack for weeks.

24. Favorite smell? Angel Food candles from Illume

25. What inspires you? Traveling

26. What are you afraid of? Medical drama.

27. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheeseburgers

28. Favorite car? I don't drive. I can't answer this question. I like bikes.

29. Favorite cat breed? Not a cat person.

30. Number of keys on your key ring? 5

31. How many years at your current job? almost 6 years

32. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

33. How many states have you lived in? 4 + 2 countries

34. How many countries have you been to? 27

I am going to tag... cHill Weddings, LLC , Chere Amie & The Bridal Wishlist

12 February 2008

White Aisle Stationery + Kate's Paperie!

I may have the flu right now, but it's still a pretty good day. A couple of weeks ago I got a call from Kate's Paperie letting me know that they'd like to begin carrying our stationery line (insert high pitched scream here.) I've had a not so secret crush on Kate's stores for a lot of years now, so this was a pretty big moment for me. Actually, my husband clearly remembers being dragged in there on a trip to NY a few years back and hearing me say, "it's my dream to have our designs here." This weekend our letterpress line hit their shelves and the feedback has been wonderful. Soooooo.... as I'm hacking up a lung I'm visualizing my little boxes of cards in one of the most stylist stores in NY!

Store Locations:

Soho : 72 Spring Street New York, NY
West Village : 8 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) New York, NY
Upper East Side : 1282 Third Avenue (at 74th Street) New York, NY
Midtown : 140 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY
Greenwich : 125 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT