Friday, September 9, 2011

A 1940s Vintage Love Affair

I couldn't go past this beautiful 1940s vintage inspired photo shoot all the way from Lina at A Stunning Affair in Los Angeles!  I first saw this shoot featured on Hostess with the Mostess and I was thrilled when the lovely Lina herself was flattered that I wanted to feature it here.  I'm sure you will agree with me - it is just stunning, and I LOVE all the pretty details.  From the wood type blocks, to the pale blue enamel pitcher.  This is a wedding shoot, but my goodness, I can see this kind of setting created for any number of occasions - garden tea party, baby shower, engagement party, 40th Birthday....any excuse really to recreate this style!  

Are you loving the vintage typewriter, calligraphy, woodcut type & vintage camera like I am?!!!
Preserving jars & vintage lace.  A bit of rustic, whimsy and elegance - works perfectly
Look at the pretty table setting!  Love that old ten pin!

"Sweet love"
I LOVE the old enamel pitcher, actually I love everything about this 'soda station'
Incredible detailing on this cake!

Hanging jars with bunches of loose flowers is super dooper pretty

Gorgeousness in a drawer

Who loved this as much as I did?!  To be honest, I was drooling a little.  I hope someone wants me to create something like this for them oneday. Come on, I know you're out there somewhere.  Surely there's a good reason to put on a party like this!  Call me!

Christall x

– Photographer: Krista Mason Photography
– Event Planner: A Stunning Affair
– Floral Designer: Peony & Plum Floral Design
– Hair Stylist: Kutting Room
– Invitation Designer:
 Shannon Vetere
– Dress Designer: Winnie Couture
– Cake Designer: Fantasy Frostings
– Linens and Coverings: Premiere Party Rents
– Equipment Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
– Calligrapher: Calligraphy Katrina and Maison du Papier
– Makeup Artist: GraceMakesPrettyFace
– Personal Stylist: Nunn Better Design

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tea for three with Nana Bubby

A visit to my Great Nana Bubby's when I was a child always excited me. Not just because she always had a box of Griffin's samplers to give us, or Mallowpuffs in the old wooden cabinet she called a pantry. But also because her ways, and her house and everything that was part of it, intrigued me. The old coal range, the 'food safe' where she stored her milk and things that we would've had in the fridge, the tiny kitchen with tongue and groove walls, grey lino and a little electric cooker. The outside toilet that had an actual chain - as the chain, and the scent of sunlight soap as you walked through the wash house to get to it. How I wish I could go back there.

This installment as part of my recent exhibition was conjured up from memories of those days. "Tea for three with Nana Bubby" was always a pleasure. My Irish Great Grandmother, a colourful, adventurous character, who wore bright coloured lipstick - quite striking against her porcelain complexion, blue eyes and jet black hair. Always with a tea brewing on the stove or coal range, and always with some exciting story to tell.

Cup of tea, anyone? x

Did you know that according to legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese Emperor,
Shan Nong, in 2737 B.C? We've been drinking tea for over 4,500 years!

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