not quite what your grandma used to make...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Retro Remedy Got Hitched!

Well... technically M and I got hitched back in December - we ran off and eloped at a BEAUTIFUL B&B in Wallingford, VT called the White Rock Inn.  But yesterday we made it official with family and friends by having a Mustache Garden Party at the historic garden at Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's House here in Portland.


We couldn't have asked for better weather, all the planning and hard work that had me runnin ragged for the last few weeks paid off - everything went as planned.  

Megs (under my close supervision) and I made all the food, the sangria and the iced tea.  And my craftiness was everywhere.  


Some were on sticks (like opera glasses), while others were self-adhesive for a more "genuine" effect.

(my Dad and I - )

I also made all the table cloths out of this fantastic yellow and white checked vintage fabric that I had been given by a friend. 

M also helped me make our Rice Krispie "cake" and I decorated it with blue gingham ribbon, green polka dot  ribbon, and fake flowers (good thing too - real flowers would have melted in minutes in the heat!)

And the toppers were our little handmade love birds - complete with mustaches of their own :)

After a couple hours of food and mingling my favorite part arrived - Over A Cardboard Sea - a local Portland band played for the last couple hours.  They're kitchy, cute, talented, and vintage - complete with ukuleles, singing saws, banjos, and melodic hand farts.  

It was an amazing day filled with family, friends, fun, and fancy outfits!   Too bad we can't get hitched every year!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A little inspiration to hold me over.

Holy cow!  I can't believe it's already been two weeks since my last blog post!  Though it has been pretty busy around here.  The biggest time sucker right now is all the prep for M's and my belated "reception" (we ran off and got hitched in Vermont this past December) that's coming up this weekend.  A busy summer schedule that seems we always need to be in 100 places at once.   And the kicker that  is the pulled back muscle I acquired at work last week - which really put me in slow down.  So while M took care of the pups, the apartment, the errands, and all the other things that she does (being the amazing wifey that she is;)   I tried to be kind to my muscles and relax as much as possible - which, inevitably, threw me even further behind.

So unable to work on anything not party or relaxation related I took the chance to catch up on blog reading, exploring the reading lists of others, and finding endless sources of inspiration.  So why not share my finds? And show some blog love while I'm at it.

Crafters and their creations:

Beautiful Environments, Beautiful Objects:

Retro love:

They're all good reads, chock full of beautiful pictures and can bring inspiration to any blank canvas.

Have a good week!