Sunday, June 12, 2011

Embellish Vintage Rentals for your chic occasion

For years now, I have had a small selection of rentals that I offer to my brides. For the most part they have been simple and sometimes utilitarian items that fit our particular site. Namely rustic and garden inspired items.
It has occurred to me that to expand this part of my business would be a great fit as I have a great collection of stuff , love to shop and I love to help brides put together their vision for their wedding day. I am in the process of acquiring even more items that I think would be really fun additions to a vintage look.
I recently returned from Oregon with several boxes of old books, a vintage blue typewriter (soo cute), a darling little desk

lots of coupe champagne glasses (the short ones, all etched), more great milk glass, suitcases, and an amazing candy tin for a candy table display (Its pink!)

Since I do not have a website up and running quite yet, I am posting pictures to Embellish on Facebook so you can get an idea of what I am offering.
We will be offering delivery service from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara.
We will also try to look for specific items that you might want so let me know your hearts desire.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Adding a personal touch of color

I can always tell when wedding season is about to commence. My brides start popping by to check out the venue again and firm up plans for decorations.
I want to share a very quick, simple idea for bringing the color scheme to the outdoor areas .
We have 4 benches that I always have pillows on. I have purposely kept them neutral and natural in green and brown.

Here is a simple treatment to jazz them up
Purchase 45 inch squares of fabric in your color scheme. (softer fabric is easier to do than stiff)
Place (mine or yours) cushion (20 inch square) on the diagonal. (we have 8 for the benches)

place cushion on wrong side of fabric. Points of pillows should not line up with points of fabric. Fold over cushion tucking raw edge under

Then bring the other two corners together and tie those.

Simply flip the cushion over and you have a custom covered cushion.

OR.... if you bring me your fabric. I will be happy to do it for you.
Happy wedding decorating!