Teacup Cupcakes

Teacup Cupcakes

Doesn’t everything look prettier in a tea cup?  We think so.  
We used neon pink icing and make the chevron flag with a gold paint pen and cardstock.  Not to shabby for a Thursday afternoon.  Oh did I mention that it’s  pink lemonade cupcake?!  Count it.   
Indiana Barn Wedding

Indiana Barn Wedding

Our tea cups, saucers, dinner, salad, and b&b plates were featured at a romantic and rustic wedding this June in Indiana. The tables looked beautiful with the eclectic decor!
Such an inviting assortment of doilies, mason jars, vases, flowers, and candles!

We love the square salad plate between the round dinner and b&b plates. In addition to mixing patters, we also try and mix shapes whenever possible!

Here’s a close up of three antique plates; the intricate detail never ceases to amaze us. We hope you love it just as much as we do!
Decorating with Vintage Books

Decorating with Vintage Books

Finding vintage books – with rustic covers and well-worn pages – can be an exciting adventure and an inexpensive way to add some charm to your home, wedding, or party.  Books in centerpieces? Check.  Tabletop? Check.  Mixing with stashed-away collectibles? Check and check.  

This coffee table vignette is filled with vintage books, milk glass, depression glass, doilies, tea cups and tea pots. We selected items vary in texture, shape, color, pattern, and era – helping create an eclectic atmosphere.  We heart eclectic!
We believe adding varied heights is key to completing a well-decorated space A tall skinny vase, next to a short stout vase, will look lovely on some smaller antique novels. 
                               

To make your house feel inviting and lived-in, try laying open a vintage book on a side table.  Create dimension and texture by stacking a saucer and tea cup on top of a small round doily over the text. Placing a piece of fruit inside the cup is a creative way to make sure the glass is always more than half full!
Try placing books horizontally and vertically. Some books we stack straight on top of one another, while others are placed at multiple angles. Play around with both and go with your gut; sometimes you need to take a step back and look at the table to recognize what you like and what you don’t.
Please send us your photos of how you’ve incorporated books into your decor..we love new inspiration!  Happy reading!

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Celebrating Summer with Strawberry Margaritas in Midcentury Glassware

What better way to kick off our blog on the first weekend of the summer season but with an homage to summer drinks?  My lovely cousin Jeremy who is an amazing wedding planner in Fort Wayne, IN whipped up these delightful little strawberry margaritas over the weekend.  Trust me, they taste as good as they look!  Wouldn’t a tray full of these would be prefect for an outdoor cocktail party on a hot summer evening??  Yum.


Here is the yummy recipe:

Ingredients:
6 ounces tequila
2 ounces triple sec
8 ounces sliced strawberries in syrup
4 ounces of frozen limeade concentrate

Directions:
Fill a blender with ice and crush.  Add tequila and triple sec.  Next add the strawberries and limeaid.  Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.  Serve with pretty drinkware and rims dipped in sugar.