Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Deal!!

Visit my Etsy shop for free shipping on all items- today only!! I will be back Wednesday with another great retro wedding idea!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying your day with loved ones. Don't forget to check my Etsy shop tomorrow for a Black Friday deal on one of my vintage dresses!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Exclusive!

In honor of the biggest shopping day of the year, I have decided to (finally) post one of my beloved vintage clothing pieces on my Etsy shop. It will be difficult to let these items go, but it is time for them to find yet another home and another life! As my faithful blog readers, you are getting a sneak peek at the first item. Please check for this gorgeous vintage dress in my Etsy shop on Friday!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cake Buffet!!

I knew the word "cake buffet" would get your attention! I love the idea of having multiple styles and flavors of cake made and displaying them on beautiful vintage cake stands. Your guests have more option and you don't have to do the traditional multi-tier wedding cake (unless you want to!). Have a special cake made for you and your groom to cut into and display your topper or flowers on! How fun!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Technical Difficulties...

Please check back tomorrow...I am having technical difficulties and cannot upload my pictures! grrr....I will have something figured out by tomorrow!!

American Tart

Monday, November 16, 2009

Birdcage Veils and Fascinators

Are you a unique retro bride? There is no better day to showcase your personal style than your wedding day! I would love to make a one-of-a-kind birdcage veil or hairpiece for your special day. Check out my Etsy handmade shop for more options or contact me to make you a unique item of your own!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

Thank you to the brave men & women who have and continue to serve our country. There are no words for the gratitude we feel. Happy Veteran's Day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

DIY Gorgeous Ring Pillow

Don't sweat the small stuff ladies! I know brides can get swept up in all the details that go into a wedding. Really, the details practically make a wedding! But, before going Bridezilla because you can't get all the little details exactly right, try doing them yourself or enlisting the help of crafty family and friends. The truth is wedding accessories and decor are usually TERRIBLY marked up and you could make the item for half the cost. Plus, they are extra special that way!! Find the how-to on this beautiful ring pillow at Martha Stwewart.

Friday, November 6, 2009

DIY Retro Photo booth Save-the-Dates

My fiancé and I loved the idea of an old fashioned photo-booth Save-the-Date. But, we wanted to make it more original & more old-school...more us. We also wanted to do them on a budget. So, I started looking at different paper, cardstock, and envelope options to make them myself. I found cardstock in a vintage-y cream and black envelopes (this is our color combo). I bought a stamp and one pack of photo paper. Then- we got to work. Instead of going to a photo booth and getting one shot to get the right pictures, once again we broke out our trusty digital camera and tri-pod. We positioned ourselves on a bench in front of hanging curtains and put the camera on auto. We took sooo many fun pictures and chose our favorites to put on the Save the Date!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Blog Post Schedule!

Life has been busy and I have been posting & tweeting more sporadically than I would like. So, I have put myself on a schedule! I LOVE bringing you all goodies to read about and interesting blog posts and I realized- there is never enough time to do what you you must make the time! I will be blogging and tweeting Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for sure and as much as I can in between. Tune in tomorrow for a post about DIY retro/vintage wedding Save-the-Dates!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Feliz Día de Los Muertos

If you celebrate this holiday, as my family did growing up, happy Día de Los Muertos. A very beautiful celebration of life.

Daylight Savings!

Don't forget to "fall back" an hour on your clocks! You don't want to show up an hour early to work. Cheers to an extra hour!