All posts tagged: handmade

The Company You Keep Podcast // Jess Brown

The Company You Keep Podcast EP #4: Jess Brown Rag Dolls

  Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the incredibly talented designer, Jess Brown. Jess has pioneered the field of bespoke, heirloom quality rag dolls. In her very early days she was approached by Anthropologie to do a collaboration! Can you even believe that? Imagine just starting out, and BAM! Anthro is calling you! We talk about the pressures that sort of collaboration can bring, and how to handle the business side of things first and foremost so you don’t jeopardize your current wholesalers and compromise your brand’s integrity. Jess is also a women’s clothing designer, and she explains how a hyper focus on heirloom quality garments has guided her from day one. She has been able to cultivate a very strong brand presence not only for her lovely dolls, but for her women’s clothing line as well. During Jess’ incredibly fruitful career, she has managed to raise two beautiful children and publish four books! Talk about a woman who can do it all! Take a listen and see what Martha Stewart, The …

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Friday Etsy Finds: Cute Cake Toppers

If you type the words ‘cake topper’ into the Etsy search bar you get a slew of handmade, new and vintage relics, many (MANY) of which are somewhat terrifying. Thank goodness, I’ve taken the time to sort through the cake topper madness, to find a few toppers worthy of even the finest confections. Enjoy! ~Julia xox This handmade wooden topper can be customized in almost any color! From Better Off Wed. Love birds from Skye Art. Personalized banner from Ready Go. These knit hearts are just so cute! From Luna Cab Co. Hand painted customizable banner from The First Snow. For the rustic bride, this hitched topper is perfect! From Homes and Weddings. For the couple who love to travel, this topper is made from a vintage map! From Ann Kay Design.

Mrs. Vintage Blog ~ DIY Chalkboard

DIY: Mirror Turned Chalkboard

Hi y’all! I’m so excited to be joining Mrs. Vintage as a styling assistant and guest blogger. There couldn’t be a better time of year to be on the hunt for blog inspiration either – it’s spring! And for the creative girl, spring means more than just clearing out your closet. It means giving old things a fresh coat of paint. And since I’ve been spending lots of time with all of the awesome Mrs. Vintage inventory – including our framed chalkboards – I thought it was time for a fresh coat of chalkboard paint! Check out the Mrs. Vintage chalkboards that got me into the spring DIY spirit below – they returned from a wedding last week decorated with some seriously adorable hand lettering by SmallChalk. Photo by Jen Menard. A few months back, I picked up a small mirror for a couple bucks from River Road Flea Market  – one of my favorite places to poke around for vintage goodies. The mirror was a little bit of a plain Jane and I thought …

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Friday Etsy Finds: Wedding Journals

List making is kinda my thing. My lists keep me organized, on topic and relevant plus they provide the added satisfaction of crossing something off, which is just blissful at times. When I was planning my own wedding my to-do lists filled up two Molskine Notebooks, and looking back now I wish I would have found one of these lovely options to keep all of my checklists, budgeting and notes in one place! Brides: do you keep lists? What is your favorite list keeping method? ~Julia These two adorable personalized journals are available from In Or Out Media. I love the sweet florals combined with the bold ribbon binding. The tabs are in beautiful calligraphy as well! Available from Ink Zot. These journals come complete with wedding checklists and budget helpers! I love it! Available from Plum Paper. I love the bright yellow fabric cover on this journal, plus there are so many tabs and sections! An organized bride’s dream come true! From Mary Sza.

Sneak peek of the Talluhlah trunk show & brunch at Hattie Sparks!

Yesterday we participated in a New Orleans Fashion Week trunk show and brunch at local clothing boutique Hattie Sparks! Slightly outside of our usual wedding realm, this brunch was the perfect opportunity to showcase Mrs. Vintage in a new light. We don’t just do weddings! We can set up vintage furniture and accents for birthday parties, bridal showers, holiday parties, and more! Heather Williams launched Tallulah in 2011 aiming to bring one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories to the fashionable ladies of the South. All of her garments are handmade and perfectly unique, no two dresses are alike. They have a playful, sophisticated & feminine vibe, and her statement necklaces and earrings are OUT OF CONTROL gorgeous. The brunch was co-hosted by Juley of the fabulous blog Upperlyne and Genevieve of Uptown PR. The fashion forward crowd, champagne cocktails, and Satsuma Cafe catering was shopping bliss. I was overjoyed to see our gorgeous pieces on display and as a part of all the Fashion Week excitement. This is just a tiny little peek at the brunch, photographer …