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So blog posts have been few & far between lately … the reason? I am helping with the MADE in the 216 HOLIDAY SHOPPE, including designing the postcards for the event. (making Pierre & Fifi stand still to pose for their portrait wasn’t easy!) Made in the 216 has been a weekend long even in the past. However, this year ROOM SERVICE is taking over the empty storefront directly next to the brand new Capitol Theater in order to bring a month long shopping experience. Do not miss the kick off party November 6th! Partake in the cocktails, enjoy music from DJ Doc & buy lots of awesome presents for your friends & family! There is an after party at the newly revamped Happy Dog (who’s new hot dog/veggie dog menu is almost too good to be bar food) with live music from The Buried Wires & Filmstrip. Don’t fret if you cannot make it to the kick off party, there will be BYOB parties with live music from local bands each Friday in November at the Holiday Shoppe. And of course, you can buy your awesome hand screened Tshirts, one of a kind jewelry & things you didn’t even know you needed all month long!
MADE in the 216
Fridays 5-11pm (bands playing in the basement & BYOB)
stay tuned for more info on the event!
p.s. Please vote for ROOM SERICE on the FOX 8 HOT LIST. Much obliged!
Here is a company that just might make your Etsy dreams come true! Spoon Flower is a very useful website where you can take your own designs and have it printed onto fabric. Not only can you print your own creations, but you can look through thousands of other fabrics they have turned out. The site has a useful feature that allows you to visualize the repeats in your pattern. You can choose from five different fabrics including organic cotton sateen, upholstery weight cotton, & knit. The prices range from $18 to $32 per yard & you can even purchase swatch samples before you buy yardage. Custom printed fabric is only a few brain storming sessions away. Click HERE to check it out!
Are you desperately trying to find a long lost love? Want to stealthy follow a potential cheater? Need to make sure no one stumbles on your hidden treasure? Or maybe you just want to eavesdrop on the conversations of bums while waiting for the bus? Here is what you’ll need to make sure your meddling goes unnoticed.
Here is an except from the 1958 edition of Good Housekeeping’s Book of Breads & Sandwiches. Not only does it serve as some good party or picnic inspiration, it is an adorable illustration.
Make a seasonal center piece with fruit, greenery and flowers from your yard. (or your neighbor’s.) Simply place your findings in a bowl of water and arrange the way you like. When styling the center piece remember to group things in threes or odd numbers. Symmetry is not always pleasing to eye! Floral foam & picks are ideal but not necessary, as the life expectancy of your clippings may be short.
Alright, even if you’re not getting married anytime soon there is no reason not to be obbessed with the blog Once Wed. Countless inspiration pages, DIY projects, and photos of real weddings are just a few of the categories that are a part of this gorgeous site. The color palettes found in the photos of reception decor should be reason enough for you to visit. Pass this blog address on to any bride to be you know and thank me later.
As you know just about anything your heat desires can be found on Etsy, but did you know they have furniture too? These photos are from SpruceHome, a great shop that sells refurbished vintage furniture. Please peruse their shop, I feel sure you will fall in love with their combination of carved wood and ultra-modern graphic prints. Even if you have no room in your home (or wallet) for these pieces, you can choose one as a muse for your next project.
My $9 Salvation Army Chair gets a facelift with some white lacquer spray-paint & fabric from Ikea.