Monday, August 31, 2015

Quinceañera Cookie Bar

This Summer I planned, styled and hosted a beautiful celebration in honor of my daughter Melanie's 15th birthday with a cultural tradition, a Quince!


Today, I want to share with you her lovely Cookie Bar which we had filled with ideas around her favorite things and the celebration's theme of modern-country in pinks, silver and wood.  We had so many amazing vendors helped make this a special cookie bar for our guests and the Quinceañera. They all did an amazing job on their cookies celebrating Melanie and her favorite things.







I designed the Cookie Bar to have a rustic look and I was able to achieve that by using this sawhorse and rustic door table which is a rental from a fabulous local vintage rental company, Sisters Vintage Rentals in Knoxville.  Then I wanted to have a mix of vintage pyrex bowls, metal and wooden stands to bring in all the elements of the event's theme.  You will see horses on our cookies and decor because the lovely event was held at a ranch style venue and our guests were smitten with all the horses and beautiful grounds of The Reserve at Bluebird Hill.






Eye Candy Creative Studio handlettered some beautiful labels for our bar and Jubilee Knoxchalks a wonderful chalkboard about our birthday girl as well as our "milk and cookies"! See more of Laura's handlettered items for our party on her own post here, she designed our Menu, escort cards and more for the entire event.









Our cookies are Melanie's favorite song lyrics, her event logo created by Blush Printables which KJ Cookies placed on cookies, her favorite Disney Princesses, the event's hashtag, Hello Kitty, and many more including lace, boots and horses, her name and monogram!  All these elements that were found through the party were part of the cookie designs.  







Our table was decorated beautiful by our floral designer Sassafras Flowers and we found the cutest decor items to add as the metal M and wicker balls. We provided the guests with take out boxes for taking home as favors and also plates and napkins and pretty party supplies to enjoy the cookies at the party along with milk!




Illustrator Kori Clark designed a label for our Cruze Farm milk.  The illustration is of Melanie on her second dress and it's adorable.  We served chocolate and whole milk on cute vintage glass bottles.



I was so in love with the final look of the table, I'll be talking about this one for a while.  This event and the Cookie Bar were amazing, can't wait to share more with you from this Summer.







CREDITS:
Photography: JoPhoto
Wooden Sign: Country Bliss Designs
Chalkboard Art: Jubilee Knoxchalks
Portrait: Expressive Moments Photography
Handlettered Labels: Eye Candy Creative Studio
Logo: Blush Printables
Logo Cookies, Ombre Cookies, Boots Sugar Cookies, Mini Masons: KJ Cookies
Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweet Temptations
Lace Stacked Ombre Cookies: Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design
Boots, Lace, Wooden Personalized Cookies: Bambella Cookies
Hello Kitty, Disney Princesses, Song Lyrics,
 Melanie on Second Dress Cookies: Semi Sweet Confections
Rose Sandwich Cookies: The Art of Cookies
Handpainted MELANIE Cookies: Taste of Art by Wendy Symons
Tassel, Hashtag, Horse Cookies by Nat Sweets Cookies
Milk Label Illustration: Kori Clark 
Milk: Cruze Farm






Monday, August 24, 2015

Mix n Chic Style Challenge for Chairish.com


This office inspiration is taking flight with a mix of pastels accentuated with fun and brighter colors as yellow, blue and gold. It's a combination of Shabby Chic, vintage and modern pieces from Chairish, a site created to buy and sell decor and accesories from any era or style. I chose these pieces and created this inspiration for an office as part of their Mix n Chic Style Challenge.

I think every dreamy office space should have a lounge area to relax, recharge and get your ideas flowing. This modern salmon leather sofa is pretty, and feminine and it gives the shabby chic pieces and vintage pieces in the room like the white vanity table / desk and birds design chair, a cooler statement that screams Girl Boss! Accents like the vintage birdcage and birds wall art lift the room area with brighter colors and a yellow embroidered modern pillow that says 'Hey Beautiful' can be matched to any piece, any era, any style and it stills let you know every day that you are Winning!  

 The fun is on matching all the different styles in your favorite areas and style without rules. Let go of being afraid of color. A pop of color is a wonderful representation and statement of happiness in any room. My favorite item on this inspiration board has to be that vanity that I'm calling a desk! The price is just $400 and it's gorgeous!