Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Friday!

Tomorrow is October 1st.  Do you know why that is an exciting day?  It's the day that (for me) it's officially okay to start bring out the autumn decor, specifically the ceramic pumpkins!  Yeah you heard me!   I know, I don't seem like the type to go for the cheesy fall decorator items, and I'm not!  I just like ceramic pumpkins.  But with that one exception I welcome fall by changing out my house linens to more seasonal colors and also by bringing in signs of the season like real pumpkins, gourds, a wheat wreath on the door.  You see, September is a transition month between the seasons, one where we mourn for the loss of summer, gradually accept the changing of the seasons, and finally by October 1st, we are ready to welcome the fall!  How do you welcome fall?  Do you redecorate a little or not at all or do you go all out for Halloween with orange lights, hay bails and fake spider webs?  Below is my preference of a subtle season decor.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Check out our feature!

Uptown Urban Craft is a Featured Artisan on the popular wedding blog, Emmaline Bride.  It's a blog that focuses solely on hand-crafted weddings and a handmade market place!  Obviously we LOVE that there are so many brides out there who shop with a social conscience and help support small independent vendors and artists!  Anyways, they wrote up a lovely post on the top 3 reasons every bride needs a bridal bolero (we couldn't agree more!).   Check it out here!

See?  How happy is SHE for having a bolero!  A new husband might also have something to do with it too I guess.  :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday: Bargain hunting

I love the shoes from Anthropologie but honestly, in this economy who among us can actually pay those prices!?!    For many of us we look to our favorite higher-end stores and designers for inspiration and then bargain hunt for similar styles.  Well I did it for you this morning with pretty red ballet flats, one pair from Anthropologie and the other from Payless.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall is Here! Pretty pumpkins enter the scene.

Last Friday was the first official day of fall, so today I wanted to feature a beautiful fall wedding!  This one really embraces one of the major icons of autumn, the pumpkin!  See the full post here.  I love pumpkins and I'm not sure why... maybe it just has to do with all those happy fall memories from childhood.  Pumpkins were plentiful in my house growing up and it was always a special outing for my brother, sister, and I to go to Pumpkin Land, a roadside farm truck or to the local farmers market to pick out our pumpkins.   We each took care in inspecting and choosing our own, which was a serious task for a kid because after all, this was the canvas upon which Jack-o-lanterns were carved!  While we did this my mom was usually busy filling a paper sack with a variety of gourds, mini pumpkins and Indian corn to decorate the mantle and make center pieces with.  It was a simple yearly tradition for us but one I looked forward to every year & soon I'll be choosing some pumpkins for my own house.