Sunday, June 28, 2009

Creamy Coffee Treasury

My Rose Marie Locket was featured recently in this beautiful Coffee Inspired Treasury and it's a treasury I think could translate beautifully into a cozy fall or winter wedding. A lovely ivory dress with a soft knit cardigan, accessorized with my lovely locket and a soft updo with a lace headband. I would skip a full meal and do a pastry bar with a barista and a full coffee bar that would be starbucks to shame in place of a bartender. For a venue a snowy lodge with plush lounge seating and a big fireplace. For music a soft jazz band or accoustic guitar player (think Joshua Radin).

If you have a second, stop by the treasury and send some love in the direction of these lovely artists. They deserve it! I think I might do an inspiration board for thise wedding.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bridesmaid Dresses by Sarah Sevens

Here are my picks from Sarah Seven's shop for bridesmaids. She has a wide rage of colors from soft clean pastels to bright pinks. I love all the pleats, ruffles, tucks and trims. Check out her shop for more!

Dresses by Sarah Seven

I just wanted to take a few minutes to feature Sarah Sevens, an independent designer from my hometown of Portland, Oregon. Her gowns are drippy, dreamy and drapey. She uses recycled fabrics, laces, pearls and chiffon to create her pieces. I just can't get enough ruffles right now and it looks like she feels the same way.

Later I'll be featuring some of my favorite pieces from her collection that would make beautiful bridesmaid dresses.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Treasury - Folk Summer

Not really wedding related like most of my treasuries (though you can take inspiration from anywhere, right?) but I saw this letterpress wall calendar by Dutch Door and I couldn't help myself. I feel like folk and dutch inspired design is everywhere right now (including the newest vintage pyrex casserole dish trend) and I wanted to feature some new folk inspired items with some vintage ones.

If you have a second, please check out my new treasury, Folk Summer and send these fabulous artists some love! They totally deserve it and I'd love for them to make the front page!

Back to your regularly scheduled wedding planning...

Save the Date or Invitation Telegram

I ran across this idea recently on a blog and LOVED it! Looking for something different to do for your invitations or save the dates that require very little effort from you with a maximum impact? Telegram Stop has now made it easy to send old fashioned telegrams in bulk! you can download their excel document, fill it out with the names and addresses on your guest list and send out beautiful telegrams with a killer envelope for $3.75 a person (bulk pricing). Great idea for a budget invitation, plus they practically do all the work for you (no addressing envelopes, putting invitations together, printing or postage stamps required).

Love this idea!

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Pieces at Lost & Fawned

Just wanted to let you know Lost & Fawned has a new collection of cabochon stud earrings. They are perfectly lovely for summer and are incredibly affordable (all under $10!). Lost of colors and shapes with more to comes soon (I just got some lovely glass cabochon flowers!). Could be a lovely bridesmaid gift or earrings for a casual bride.

Here are some of my personal favorites. Check out Lost & Fawned for the full collection.

Also, thanks for the front page love! The treasury I put together was featured on the front page of etsy around mid-day on Friday! What a lovely surprise! I only hope it brought some business in for the fabulous artists in the collection. Now more than ever it's a good time to help support the handmade community. For many of us it is our livelihood these days (especially for recent grads like myself who can't find jobs in our selected fields).

Have a lovely weekend everyone! Give your dad a hug!

Yunisacs - Clearance Sale!

There are so many gorgeous clutches on etsy, but in many cases they are priced so high most of use can't afford to spurge on an accessory like this. While doing some digging during the yart sale I came across Yunisac's shop and couldn't believe the incredible sale on these gorgeous clutches! I immediately ordered the one pictured above (I'm thinking I'll use it at my wedding shower or rehearsal dinner, maybe even the wedding day) for only $31 (as compaired to similar ones I've seen for over $70)!. There are PLENTY more gorgeous clutches that would be a great way to add some color and pattern to a bridal ensemble.

They also have some lovely coin purses and handbags that are up to 70% off! Check out Yunisac's shop while they are still around! Here are some others I think would be perfectly lovely for a bride or as a bridesmaid gift...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pretty Pink Treasury

I noticed the treasury was opening on etsy today so I stuck around and put together a pretty pink treasury that would be lovely for a birthday tea party or soft vintage wedding. Check out my Birthday Tea Party Treasury and send some love the way of these talented artists! Artists featured include Twigs & Honey, Bonzie, Christa Kimble and even a piece by Leanne Marshall from Project Runway! Have a lovely day everyone!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Destination Flower Solution - Mairzydozy

I know it's a Friday night and I know it's late, but I was browsing wedding yart sale items and I ran across Mairzdozy's shop. This seller has come up with a solution to getting flowers to a destination wedding that would be otherwise difficult to find a bouquet for. These bouquets (which come with matching groom's boutonnieres) are made of dried and silk flowers! I thought they were real when I saw the photos! She does custom coloring and these are made to order.

They are very reasonably priced in compairson to what you would pay for real flowers and right now for the yart sale, shipping is FREE so you could order them now and hang on to them until your wedding.

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy the yart sale and treat yourself to a little something handmade! It will make your day and an artist or craftsmen's!

Yart Sale - Vintage Shoes for Weddings

I love shoes. I love vintage. And I love brides in pretty vintage shoes. The yart sale is featuring some LOVELY vintage shoes that would be perfectly charming on any bride. Here are some of my picks. Remember, these deals only last until the 14th!

1. Vintage Red Striped Strap Heels from esea - $17.60 (after 20% refund)
2. 1960's Silver Confetti Heels from digsofvaudeville - $24.00 (10% off)
3. Vintage White Woven Leather Peep Toe Pumps from - $15.50 (down from $20)
4. Red Leather Dancing Shoes from MouseTrapVintage - $22.00 (20% off)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Twigs & Honey Envy.

*Sigh* I just love this piece, the Turquoise Mist by Twigs & Honey. It would be so fun for our reception (hello "something blue") or second reception in Ohio. It would be so fun to wear on a special date or something too. I just think it's beautiful. That's all. Just had to share.

Envelope Liners - Easy way to spruce up your invitations

Looking for a way to take your invites to the next level cheaply and easily? Envelope liners are my newest obsession. They are cheap and relatively easy for a DIY beginner or veteran. It is a little time consuming, but not too bad. It's something you can do in front of the TV. Forgive me, these photos were taken before they were glued in.

We recived our beautiful goccoed invitations from Ugly Kitty last week and we adore them, but I just wanted to do something extra to make them a little more special. I remembered a tutorial I saw on Annie Get Your Glue Gun some months ago and headed to the book sale at our local library. As if it was fate, we found an old bird guide from 1918 that was oversized and falling apart. We bought it for $1 and I took it home and disected it. I followed Annie's tutorial to creat the template and after that it was smooth sailing. Added a little bakers twine in brown to hold all the bits and pieces together as well (super cheap, 10 yards for $7 on etsy).

Hope that helps some of you a little. I'm so excited to send out our invites. We couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out. I hope our guests appriciate the love that went into them. Have a lovely day everyone! Happy planning!

Annual Yart Sale - Wedding Picks

It's that time of year! The annual yart sale (yard+art) is happening on esty! Tons of sellers are participating this year and there are lots of great offers to be found! I spent a little time sifting through some of the wedding listings are here are some of my favorite items currently included in the yart sale (ending on the 14th!). To find more, plug "yart" into the search bar on etsy.

1. Peacock Clutch by IMHDesigns - $72 (10% off and free shipping worldwide)
2. Cream Flower Fascinator by Recycledrings - $32 (after 20% refund after purchase)
3. Initial Scrabble Letters Cufflinks by FunCards - $9.99 (down from $13)
4. Lucky Penny Bridal Pin Cushion by twolefthands - $10.80 (10% off)
5. Ring Pillow by thegifthutch - $26

Gift Guide Feature - Pearls in June

Etsy has a new hot list gift guide for the month of June featuring pearls, June's birthstone. I was pleasantly surprised to find my Felicity Necklace part of the beautiful collection! I'm so honored to have my first gift guide feature! Happy June guys! Check out the Pearls in June gift guide for more beautiful pearls, my favorite for weddings!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More from La Petite Chaumiere

I can't help myself. She listed this piece and I just had to share. Another beautiful flower from La Petite Chaumiere on etsy. I was half tempted to but the lovely Cindy Lou seeing as it's only $18.95!


Just wanted to take a moment to thank a few blogs who featured my work!

Paper*Cakes Finds featured my little pink blossom brooch in their Yart Sale feature. I'm so glad this lovely little blog was brought to my attention! They have so many lovely items. I will certainly be adding this one to my reader. You know I can never say no to cute woodland creatures and shabby chic vintage. Thanks for the feature!

My Sarah May Earrings were featured on a post about bridesmaid gifts at the New Mrs. this week. The New Mrs. is a blog by Jo, the artist behind the beautiful bridal accessories of La Petite Chaumiere (whom we featured last week!). Thanks for the feature and good luck with your upcoming wedding!

I was also given a spot in a lovely summery treasury called LEMONADE on etsy. Thanks for including me! It's a beautiful collection!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lost & Fawned Giveaway Winner.

Thanks to everyone who entered! I really appreciate the feed back on my work and since you all were so wonderful, I'm extending free shipping to this week as well to my readers on all Lost & Fawned purchases within the continental US. Just put "lulubelle" in the message to sender when you purchase and I will refund you for the shipping cost.

The winner as selected by is Jmee who said "My Favorite is the Locket it just calls to me. I think it would be something that I would pass on to my future children as a wedding gift." Congratulations Jmee! Please email me at to receive your gift (I will try and track you down as well).

Thanks again!

JCrew Fall 2009 Palette - Grapes & Crystal Chandeliers

I love the idea of pairing a tailored dress with shabby bouquets and drippy chandeliers. And the color of this bridesmaid dress would be so gorgeous for an outdoor vineyard wedding in September.

Photo Credit:
Top Row: Letterpress Invitations - Dolce Press , Wedding Gown - JCrew
Middle Row:
Flowers - Saipua
Bottom Row: Bridesmaid Dress - JCrew
, Chandeliers - Kimberlee Miller

JCrew Fall 2009 Palette - Féminin Arte Nouveau

I was so inspired by this dreamy dress I could only think of the flowing sheers of Alphonse Mucha's women. Pretty pinks and peaches paired are made autumnal by shades of concord grape. I would love to see centerpieces of pink depression glass, breezy sheer drapes and lush, organic bouquets.

Photo Credit:
Top Row: Flowers - Saipua, Bridesmaid dress - JCrew
Middle Row: Depression Glass - Calloohcallay
Bottom Row: Wedding Gown - JCrew, Painting - Alphonse Mucha

Last chance to enter the Lost & Fawned Jewelry Giveaway! Get your entries in before 12 noon est!

Friday, June 5, 2009

More from the JCrew Fall 2009 Collection

The last group I'm featuring today from the JCrew Fall 2009 Wedding Collection. I'm so looking forward to the shoot they do for these. They always pick the most gorgeous setting, flowers and accessories. I'm sure it will be inspiring, I know I've already been inspired!