Tuesday, March 31, 2009

muntedkowhai: fantastic crochet jewelry

{ admiral on leave necklace with copper chain }

when one hears "hand-crocheted necklace," it does sound like a bit of summer camp craft, or "fuzzy afghan tea cozy" as tiffany put it. but muntedkowhai's crocheted lace confections, paired with asymmetrical vintage buttons and chains, or arranged symmetrically in hand-factured winglets... have never seen their like. original and compelling.

portland-based muntedkowhai is a research scientist by day who combines her globetrotting background (new zealand, malaysia, hong kong) into delightful off-kilter conversation pieces.

Finley Necklace (Sterling silver chain)Mornington Necklace (Sterling silver chain)
Jane Austen's I Do Necklace (Sterling Silver chain)Admiral on Leave Necklace (Copper chain)
Buxton Necklace (Gold plated chain)MORAY PLACE NECKLACE
SALE   Nyberg Necklace (brass chain)   Alder Earrings (Copper kidney wire)
more at muntedkowhai.etsy.com

Monday, March 30, 2009


if you haven't already, please read:

this, which gets at the heart of why i blog at all

this, which i think is immensely sane and steady thinking

and this, on kicking the wedding blog blues, all from a practical wedding.

oh heck, just read the whole thing. such a blog crush. just please don't stop reading *this* blog, right?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

top ten etsy vintage wedding items: march 26

Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 10 Blue Electric Typewriter 3 Spring Vintage Clutches - Pastel Colors
White Romantic Mexican Natural Maxi Dress Vintage Excellent Condition Hippie Fairy chic Bohemian wedding dress1917 - A Thousand Ways To Please A Husband (with Bettina's Best Recipes)
Vintage industrial chalkboardVintage Off White Victorian Wedding Gown with Bustle
SALE - Seafoam Grecian Monroe dream gownclarice vintage metallic silver high heels with rhinestone bow
Art Deco 14K White Gold .40 Carat Diamond Solitaire RingNot A Commodore 64 Vintage Typerwriter
His or Hers Tuxedo Shirt WHITE with Blue TrimVintage Let Go Bowling Cuff Links
{each photo links to its shop}

yes. now am stuck on chalkboards and typewriters (please, someone buy that chalkboard before i do: i do not need a chalkboard. i do not need a chalkboard. i do not need a chalkboard. i... )

why typewriters? for a clever guest book, of course... i read it somewhere... any readers have a link to typewriter as guest book? i don't care if it's been done, i love it. that and polaroids. love.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

viabella: custom bridal clutches

Ivory Linen - Silk-lined Wedding Clutch
{ ivory linen silk-lined clutch }

the perfect little bridal bag, lined with silver dupioni silk, with your choice of pearl/dupioni silk rose (shown above), shabby chic linen flower, or just plain vanilla. the ivory version (bottom left, below) has a pale "something blue" silk interior, but i think my favorite has to be the scooters.

viabella loves custom orders, will work with your fabric, and also makes cosmetic cases, zipper pouches, and eyeglass cases for great bridal party gifts.

Big Bow Baguette Clutch - Black Dupioni SilkCosmetic - Make-up Brush - Pencil Pouch
Classic Wedding Clutch -  Pure Silk - Something Blue LiningBlack and Grey Petals - Silk-lined Clutch
Embroidered Silk ClutchHeavy Linen - Taupe - Silk-lined clutch
Floating Leaves - Silk-lined ClutchIvory Ruched Silk Bridal Clutch - lined in 'something blue'
Luxury Ivory Silk Bridal Clutch, with Handmade Rose - Lined in Powder Blue Dupioni SilkScooter Clutch
more at viabella.etsy.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ellothere: mod wedding invitations

O S C A R and R U B Y
{ oscar and ruby save the date }

fun! vintage calendar-inspired save the date above meets bold color meets whimsical illustrated invites below -- in designer jonathan's words, intended to be "simple and sincere, like the reason i wanted to marry my wife."

H A R O L D  and  E L A I N E K A R L Y and F R E D E R I C K
L U C I L L E  and  M I L E S Oliver and Emma Wedding Poster
M I C H A and  R A Q U E LL U C Y and A R T H U R
M I C and P E G G YL I L Y and T H E O
more at ellothere.etsy.com

Sunday, March 22, 2009

bridal lingerie: birds and bees spring sampler

Willow Camisole in Black, Pink and Pale Pink
{ camisole by hopeless }

demure handmade bridal set? goth bustier? organic bamboo eco-soythong? check, check, annnnd check.

saw the camisole above on etsy's front page (ooh la la!), and thought of you bridal-shower-bound, that ineluctable rite of spring. here are some racy bits to liven up your monday.

Romantic Ruffled LingerieGolden Lacy Flower Knickers.
Sheer Silk Ruffle Knickers in OysterOrganic Cotton Sweetspire Camisole
Side Tie Panty - Black Silk with White and Black TrimHigh-Rise Panties - black MEDIUM
Morgana Femme Couture- Bridal Corsetbamboo and organic cotton thong- ALL SIZES
Sandmaiden bridal silk crepe de chine soft bra and panty - made to orderTwirly Satin Peacock Burlesque Pasties
Organic Cotton Summersweet BraLingerie , sexy and confortable Satin sets in size 2
Victorian Corset  replica  -Circa 1898Luxury Robe
{each photo links to its shop}


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