Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dying to get back to Northampton

Once a month I had to go out to Springfield Mass for work. My visits are over and I am deeply saddened; not because of the work or Springfield, but because of my sidetrips into Northampton.

Northampton is located in picturesque Western Mass and includes gems like:

Essentials. Kim Francis described this place as "Gini heaven" when we first walked in the door. It's a wonderland of papers, kitschy little notebooks, ribbons, stamps and fantastic gift items.

There's a wonderful general home goods store called Cedar Chest, which is located in a tiny "mall" with a fantastic shoe store and wonderful little jewelry store (can't remember the name). Then across the street are more wonders such as Faces (a localized version of Urban Outfitters), a lovely jewelry store featuring local artists, and a clothing/shoe store that sells Patagonia.

And of course the motherload of yarn stores- Webs. I think it's the biggest in the country. It's magnificent. My yarn buddies from Texas told me about it before I even moved to Boston, and let me tell you, it is spectacular. So much wonderous yarn. Don't take people who aren't interested-- drop them off at Herrell's for ice cream around the corner! There are just so many great shops, great atmosphere and wonders. I bet the leaves are starting to change.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cake Balls


Amy Atlas

Well, I found a 'sneak peek' of the new Martha Stewart Weddings for Fall (take your sweet ass time Martha!) which led me to Amy Atlas Events. Holy crap with her candy tablescapes. She has a blog too. De-light-ful!

Check out the faux bois blog post. Some of that loveliness might show up at an event soon. By soon, I mean 36 days away.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Paper Wheels

I have been wanting to make a paper wheel and even thought of scrapping my wedding invites for wedding invitation wheels. Thanks to Design Sponge for this little gem. Note, I am using wood tree stumps like in this picture at the wedding, I already bought them and I have been seeing them crop up on table settings all over!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cannibals Dot the Corners of their Mouths (No Wiping!)

I like French Paper (nice stuff!), but this isn't exactly "nice." Also available in posters as well.

Domino's back?

Rumor has it that Lonny Mag is where all the old Domino-ers went and the new mag is coming soon. I believe it is all online and it's launching 10/1. They also have a FB page.

House of Turquoise

Yes, that's the name of a blog that is all about inspiration to decorate in turquoise. A little on the girlie end of the spectrum but delightful nevertheless! Laura-- perhaps for your new home you need more aqua inspiration.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dinner Party Favors

That Sunday Suppers blog is just unreal. Check out the salt and sugar gifts she made for her guests. Photos are by Karen Mordechai and Sunday Suppers.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beautiful Lesbian Weddings

This website has a gorgeous wedding, tres girlie and here's another one at the SF zoo that is very sweet.