DIY Wedding "Hanky" Love Letters | August 30, 2010

I love the creative ways in which vintage handkerchiefs have been incorporated into weddings recently! Whether for Save the Dates, Invitations or simply for decoration- a collection of these hankies in various floral patterns creates such a beautiful, old-fashioned aesthetic.

Inspired by this concept, I designed some letter-writing paper sheets in the style of vintage hankies. Guests can pick them off a line to write little notes to the newlyweds and then hang them back up for display!

In the same vein as this previous DIY where I also explored the concept of 'Love Notes', these "Hanky" Love Letters are a unique guestbook alternative for your wedding.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Stationery, Vintage Style, Weddings

Attia | August 27, 2010

I've already started my collection of lovely tableware from Attia- a couple of cups and saucers, a small wooden teaspoon...Now I've got my eye on that eggcup. Would love to own them all!

{ Photography by Amanda McLauchlan }

posted under: Gift Ideas, Tableware

Craft & Colours | August 25, 2010

Some crafty bits that are inspiring me at the moment:

Top: During my lunch breaks, recently, I've been re-watching old episodes of Friends and have noticed a cute granny square pillow in Monica's apartment. Inspired, I went searching for something similar on the net and found this pic of a handmade pillow by Tracey Jeffrey. Cute!

Bottom: Steffani K of Sew with Sass was rummaging through her mother's fabric stash and happened across a box of authentic vintage Liberty of London fabrics! What a beautiful array of colours and patterns.

posted under: Craft, Vintage Style

Carl Bengtsson | August 24, 2010

Loving the beautiful colours in this shoot photographed by Carl Bengtsson.

posted under: Photography, Fashion

LetterboxCo. | August 23, 2010

LetterboxCo. An online concept store with some great bits n' pieces.

posted under: Typography, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Home Décor

Easton Pearson Spring/Summer 2010 | August 19, 2010

I find myself drawn to the quirky fashion of Brisbane based label Easton Pearson. Love their eclectic Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

posted under: Fashion

Mix n' Match Colours & Patterns | August 18, 2010

Go crazy with a clash of bright, fun colours and patterns...

A 'truly scrumptious' cake stand from Talking Tables

Cirkus bulldog clips from Kikki K

Colourful small wall hooks from Rie Elise Larsen

Notecubes from Jonathan Adler

Fold over cards also from Jonathan Adler

Multi-coloured rhombes gift wrap from Minimega

posted under: Moody Hues, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Home Décor, Parties

A Wilderness For You and Me | August 17, 2010

Love these cute handmade gift tags from A Wilderness For You and Me.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Vintage Style

Alannah Hill Spring/Summer 2010 | August 16, 2010

It's always a thrill to see what Alannah Hill comes up with next... the ultra feminine frocks, the dramatic colours and the cute photo-styling.

posted under: Fashion

Making me smile today... | August 13, 2010

"Nice Shoes Blues" print by Kelly Lasserre, available at Little Paper Planes

Waterflower print frock in Fuschia on sale at Orla Kiely

Cooperative Trompe L'Oeil Eyeglass case from Urban Outfitters

Vera Flowers File Folders from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Antoinette Fainting Sofa in Aubergine also from Urban Outfitters

Button coasters from Eden and Eden

posted under: Moody Hues, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Home Décor, Fashion

Magpie's Cake | August 12, 2010

Oh boy! When I spotted these beautiful creations from Magpie's Cake on Simplesong, I was so smitten I felt they were definitely worth a mention here also! These are stunning!

posted under: Weddings, Food, Desserts, Parties

Imprintables | August 10, 2010

Imprintables has returned as a sponsor for Eat Drink Chic with a brand new online shop. With all the delicious paper goodies and party supplies I simply couldn't help but also feature it here!

The Imprintables blog also has some inspirational ideas for children's parties and is well worth a look!

posted under: Stationery, Parties