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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Are You Going to Scarborough Faire?

I just left Duck, NC this morning after an awesome time meeting, visiting and selling to the newest boutique to sell KShonk Designs...Mango! I had so much fun chatting with Dee and Debbie that time flew by and 9 turned into 12:30. Dee bought a TON of KShonk Designs and I bought a sweet pair of white skinny jeans with just the right amount of stretch. (and maybe a few other pretty pieces as well!) Stop by if you are in the area and then pop over to Urban Cottage to visit Jamie and Amy and check out their fab home decor items.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Bridesmaid's Jewelry...

I love working with brides to create one of a kind gifts for the special people that participate in wedding. When my very dear friend Jeff announced his wedding I was super excited to work with his beautiful bride Lauren. She is also an interior designer so I knew her taste would be impeccable and was looking forward to seeing what her vision was for the designs. We sat down to discuss designs and decided on statement earrings for her 5 bridesmaid's and a beautiful layered necklace for her maid of honor and sister Kelly. We also decided on little flower bobby pins and a little flower bracelet for her adorable flower girl!

These photos are courtesy of Moshe Zusman photography. His work is absolutely AMAZING and I highly recommend going to check out all of his gorgeous photos of Lauren and Jeff's wedding at 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day and a Makeover!

A client of mine brought me these beautiful antique  pieces to transform into hip, modern pieces she can wear everyday. 
This picture does not do justice to the sparkly beauty of these pieces!!!

The big silver rhinestone pin was SO breathtaking by itself that I wanted to keep it simple so the focus wouldn't be taken off it's sparkly goodness.  I made a simple silver and freshwater pearl chain necklace to showcase the bling. Of course the flower pin pratically begged to be made into a leather cuff bracelet. I obliged!

I can't wait for her to see her finished pieces in person!

Mother's Day is just around the corner and I usually take part in The Strawberry Street Festival benefiting Fox Elementary School. This year I won't be able to make it but I have stocked Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds chockful of new designs and some old favorites. You can also order beautiful arrangements to be delivered from Strawberry Fields by calling 804-213-0232.

Beaded bobby pins back in stock!

Right up by the counter!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Once Upon A Time.....A Wedding Story.....

Once upon a time, in a land called Charleston, I attended the fairy tale wedding most little girls dream of. Down to the last detail it was beautifully pulled together, romantic, full of tears and laughter and most importantly a blast for everyone involved! It was basically a romantic comedy of a wedding complete with broken down golf carts and a last minute ring scare ending with everyone tearing up (including the handsome groom) when the breathtakingly beautiful bride arrived in a horse drawn carriage.

Knowing this was to be a big old fancy wedding, I was very excited about the dress I was going to wear. If you recall, I dyed my "not so wedding-y" wedding dress a pretty sea foam green and made this necklace and earrings to go with it:

I had lost some weight  since my wedding (yay!) and decided to have the dress taken in by a local seamstress. In a rush, I grabbed my dress and left the dry cleaners confident in her ability to have performed her job. After we drove the 8 hours to the wedding I decided to try the dress on. (*&(^(*&*((!!!! It did not fit. IT DID NOT FIT!!!! It was about 3 inches apart from zipping up. I freaked out for about an hour. Then I got perspective, um... not my wedding. Luckily I had back up in the form of this pretty little frock I had brought for the welcome reception and I had another dress to back that up. That's the good thing about luggage limit. Here is the end result:

Eric and I all gussied up!

The End!

(stayed tuned for the post about the bridesmaid's jewelry;)