June 28, 2010

greige: My Sparrow Recycled Canvas Purse giveaway!

My Sparrow is giving away the most stylish yet responsible purses I have seen. I am crazy for these bags. Leave us a comment below and hop on over to My Sparrow for a chance to win and tell them we sent you. While you are there check out some of there other goodies, it's a great site! greige: My Sparrow Recycled Canvas Purse giveaway!

June 25, 2010

The Lemonade Wedding Giveaway & The Lemonade Social


Check out some of these Lemonade inspired story boards from many of our favorite wedding blogs! Well the deadline to enter The 2010 Lemonade Wedding Giveaway contest officially ends tonight at midnight! Studio 6XI and Goodwill Industries of southwest Florida partnered up to giveaway the sweetest day ever to a couple who has come upon sour times. We have some amazing stories from lovebirds all over southwest Florida. At the close of the
contest a panel of judges will be selecting our top 3 finalists and determine the winning couple which will be announced in the coming weeks. Soon you can check The Lemonade Wedding website to see the finalist stories and pictures. But the event does not end here the winning couple will be getting hitched on September 12,2010 at the Edison Ford Winter Estates and a reception to follow catered by The Flying Pig at the historic Heitman House. All of our vendors that have participated are some of the best businesses in southwest Florida. They are pulling together to host one of the most amazing events in the area. Florida brides don't fret if you didn't make the deadline or even the final cut because we will be hosting "The Lemonade Social" what is this you ask...well it will be the social event of the season where you will be able to meet all of the wedding sponsors upclose and personal to talk about your wedding day. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the most talented wedding professionals in the area, win door prizes, get tons of wedding ideas and connect with other Florida Brides. Stay tuned for more details on the when and where of Lemonade social by following our blog and connecting on Facebook.


June 23, 2010

Summer Sunshine

So yesterday was officially the first day of summer, although I must say here in Florida it's been feeling like summer for awhile now. We recently blogged on Summer Blues but now since it's official, it's time for some sunshine! I always love accents of a bold color in a room. It adds an element of surprise. But you want to make sure when adding the pops of color that there is a method to the madness. Make sure your backdrop is balanced in proportion, texture and color variation. Don't hesitate to use bold patterns but make sure they compliment each other.
Here are just few snippets of some of my favorite cheerful interiors that have a sophisticated elegance with bright accents of yellow. See how the yellow dances off of the cool grays and makes a beautiful contrast with the classic look of black and white. Whatever you choose to pair it with, just a little bit of this vibrant hue goes a long way.
Check out some products you find at Studio Six Eleven as well as our Etsy shop Quondam We have many lines of designer furniture , lighting , one of a kind vintage re-styled accessories and lots of bright ideas for your nest. Give us a shout this summer to help you bring new light to a room!

June 9, 2010

hello, splendor: AphroChic Giveaway!!

OH how I love love these pillows from Afro Chic they are superfly! You can win these lovelies in this amazing giveaway from Hello Splendor & Afro Chic.
Go here, enter to win and spread the love! Hello, Splendor: AphroChic Giveaway!!
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June 8, 2010

Fresh Pulp Flowers

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into." Henry Ward Beecher 1858.
Fresh cut flowers are an undeniable beauty but they are also a major cause in destroying the healthy balance of mother nature. Flowers are a $40 billion a year industry. Seventy-nine percent of cut flowers come from Ecuador or Columbia and are grown with 12 different types pesticides. When creating a design for your event there is a fabulous trending alternative to fresh cut flower, Paper Flowers! This is a great concept for the budget smart & eco-conscience bride. These paper petals have been seen on the runway of Chanel's 2009 Spring/Summer Haute Couture show and in the hands of modern brides. I happened across this wonderful artist Elosie Corr. She creates the most amazing collections of couture paper floral design check out her beautiful creations Shop Eloise Corr Danch
Chanel Haute Couture 2009 collection via Oh So Beautiful Paper Blog
These lovely bridal bouquets are by Anemone blog , Anemome is a handmade paper flower boutique in Spokane, Washington you can shop online here Photos courtesy of Ben Delaney & Ifong Cheng
If you want to experiment with making your own papiere arrangements this DIY is a perfect tutorial from The Wedding Chicks , these photos will give you a sneak peak!
Photos Courtesy Botwell Studio