Friday, June 13, 2008

The week in review...June 08-14 edition

I haven't done this in a while, so figured it was time for a random little collection of ideas and beautiful things. (Ok, I'll be honest now. I'd just rather look at all this good stuff one more time than at the GIANT mound of paperwork, proposals, payments etc. that is piling up on my desk).

First of all, I made a new friend this week, and I'm totally amazed by her! Loving the blog I just found, Fifi Flowers Design Decor, AND Fifi is super nice to boot. I can tell already, after just a few quick e-mails. But back to her blog...she finds all kinds of beautiful stuff, paints a picture (yes, paints it! All by herself!), and posts both. So fun! (It doesn't hurt that she loves to paint flowers either). Look at this little pairing...
And then, fairy tale chandelier from Please Sir...

Rolls of beautiful ribbon from sfgirlbybay. I'm STILL working on my little studio remodel, and new ribbon racks made by my dad just went up. No pictures yet, but very similar to this--and it makes me happy. What could be better than a whole wall of silk in every color?

The Bride's Cafe was just full of beautiful decor and flowers this week. Janie always has beautiful things, but I was especially inspired this week.

I'm doing flowers for an event this weekend in blue and white, so more inspiration came from this board on Style Me Pretty. I tacked it up to my design wall to gaze upon as I play with flowers (ok, getting ready for a wedding is never as idyllic as this! To glance at once in a while during the madness is more like it).

Martha B. loves frogs. I especially love this one that she found from Etsy seller debivanzyl. Which led me to this octopus that I love even more.

A few great ideas for escort cards from {ritzy bee}. (And a definitive answer on escort cards vs. place cards. Escort cards tell--or escort--you to the correct table, place cards are placed at the place setting themselves to tell you exactly where you will be sitting).

And finally, check out this genius way to display art made over the years by your children. I'm going to start saving the little guys' masterpieces now and figure out a way to put this together.

Ok, I really must go deal with work and real life. The mound is sending me foul looks. Happy Friday to all!


please sir said...

Thanks so much for the link love - glad you liked it! Have a great weekend!

cara said...

Oooh, I did enjoy reading this, it made me feel all connected to the blogosphere again after being away!

And what a lovely choice of posts.

I hope you do it again next week!

Alexa Johnson said...

Glad you enjoyed! Me too, so of course I'll do it again!

Fifi Flowers said...

Thank you so much! I had no idea you had posted such lovely words about moi... merci!

You know I will be stealing some flowers from you to be painted... I'll keep you posted!

You are now in my sidebar link with a THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

hah. i was going to send you a link to that chandelier after reading your post about jellyfish... but here it is! totally reminds me of a jelly, so graceful and ethereal. like you, i have a soft spot for jellies. they're always popping up in my life. (mystics believe they contain the power of balance and flow.) so cool that you designed a jellyfish exhibit!!!

Anonymous said...

what a cute frog!
simply adorable :)

Helene said...

I love Fifi!! She designed the little silhouette for my blog and she was awesome to work with!
I love your list!! I come here when I am supposed to be working and writing! Thank you!