31 August 2012

Fall i-n-g in Love

Last weekend was a bachelorette bridal shower bonanza for my cousin who will be married in October.  Naturally, this will be a rustic, fall themed wedding with a palette of navy blue, burnt oranges, and yellows with accents of fall touches.  Searching for some last minute ideas to send the bride-to-be led me to these beautiful items on Etsy, of course!

Rustic Wedding Card Box Vintage Inspired Decor (item P10237)
{via bragginbags on Etsy}

Blue Earrings, Glass Earrings, Flower Earrings, Montana Blue, Gold Earrings, Bridesmaid Earrings, Bridal Earrings Jewelry, Bridesmaid Gifts
{Gorgeous! Obsessed! Although the bride received something blue already, I may just gift her with these anyway!}
{via mlejewelry on Etsy}

Crystal and gold leaf hairpin - Autumn wedding
{Lovely leaf hairpins. via SabinaKWdesign on Etsy}

Cake Pom Collection
{A bit of whimsy. via PotterandButler on Etsy}

Autumn Orange Maple Leaf - Place Card, Table Number card, Escort cards, weddings events
{Autumn orange leaf place cards. Pretty & simple. via evLienDesigns on Etsy}

Birch Bark Vase Rustic Country Cottage Farmhouse Woodland Natural Wedding Table Setting Set of 3
{Rustic birch bark vases filled with burnished orangey flowers. via jadenrainspired on Etsy}

Copper Constellation Flower Girl Dress-  Chocolate Brown Sash Example
{Couldn't resist! The sweetest flower girl dress by DolorisPetunia on Etsy. Love DolorisPetunia!}

Have a lovely weekend,
Alicia xo

30 August 2012

Modern Gardening

Admittedly, I don't have the greenest thumb.  The delicate balance of too much love (lots of water and sunlight!) and too little love (limited water and sunlight) is tough for me to strike and sometimes what I see as a lot of love (lots of water) turns out to be the demise of my plants.  What is a creative solution?  Waterstone Succulents by Michelle Weddle on Etsy!  A recent discovery and a fabulous one to boot!  I've just custom ordered 3 of my very own 'plants' which I plan to use in various ways (as paperweights, grouped together on our coffee table, on a window sill, etc) the possibilities are endless.  When they arrive, I will be sure to feature them incorporated into our everyday decor, but for now, this is what I am eagerly awaiting to receive:

Michelle of Waterstone Succulents has been a pleasure to work with and I plan to order more succulents (see the champagne planter variety in her Etsy store!) once these arrive and are settled in. Be sure to check back to see these little gems in their new home. 

Hopefully you'll join me in my quest for modern gardening, but in the meantime, do you have any tips for improving my green thumb?

Have a lovely day,
Alicia xo

photos courtesy of Waterstone Succulents via Etsy