NotWedding 2013 Inspiration

If this inspiration board doesn’t get your blood pumping I don’t know what will. Ashley Buzzy McHugh of Buzzy Craftery put together this amazing board for this year’s NotWedding and all of the vendors involved will use it as inspiration for their work.

I’ll be creating a fun lounge area at the “reception” with some killer installations. Blue Eyed Yonder’s bringing the color that’s for sure. If you haven’t got your ticket, what are you waiting for?

Click here to view inspiration board photo sources.

Posted 1/16/13, Topic: Events

Mark Your Calendars


Ok all you newly engaged ladies out there! I know you’re busy with to-do lists, tastings and freaking out just a little, but trust me when I say – you need to make time for this!

The NotWedding is a fake wedding to inspire real brides. How fun is that? Complete with a sit-down dinner, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception, The NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and touch the linens… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”.

So mark your calendars for February 25, 2013 at the Mason Murer Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

I’m busy, busy crafting and preparing new pieces for their debut. I’d love for you to stop by and say hello in person.

Posted 1/8/13, Topic: Blog, Events

Hannah + Brian on Style Me Pretty

I spy with my little eye… a little Blue Eyed Yonder goodness on Style Me Pretty!

This wedding was right up my alley with lots of golds, pinks and vintage elegance – so dreamy, so full of Southern charm. With Monroe’s Fair Weather Farms as the backdrop, we knew our gorgeous pink tufted sofa and sparkly birdcage chandelier would be perfect for Hannah + Brian’s wedding.

Hannah’s Claire Petibone dress sparkled with gold embroidery and lace. Everyone literally gasped when they saw it hanging for photos. It was a show stopper for sure!

Are these two the cutest or what?

All of the vendors involved really hit it out of the park with this one. A huge thanks to the gals at Simply Charming Socials, Simply Bloom Photography, and Lucky and Lovely, you guys were a dream to work with as always. Hop on over to Style Me Pretty to see the entire photo gallery. I can’t quit drooling.

Posted 7/13/12, Topic: Blog, Events

Let’s swap!

Don’t you just love meeting people that inspire you to be more creative? That’s just the case with the darling girls of Indie Craft Experience and Birds of a Feather Creative. I had the pleasure of dreaming up a lovely area for their Indie Craft Experience Art Swap. “Bring a piece, take a piece.”

The inspiration for this vignette was “Grandma’s Flower Garden.” As little girl, I spent countless hours watching my Mema sew flowers for her flower garden quilts. I loved all the pretty colors and prints. I would take the flowers and spread them out all over her living room floor and dance on top of them. I couldn’t have been more than four or five years old, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

The Art Swap area was filled with gorgeous flowy tissue paper blooms and vintage sewing notions. The blooms climbed a vintage apple ladder and spilled out of milk crates.

Wire baskets were filled with industrial spools and (one of my favorite pieces) a vintage dress form donned a gorgeous strand of fabric scraps.

Even Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder got a little crafty for this event. Leave it to him to take on the meticulous tasks. He created this “Art Swap” sign using T-pins and yarn.

Once the major pieces were selected for the area, I decided to spruce it up a bit with some homemade garlands. In keeping with the “art” theme, I made a colorful paintbrush garland – tons of paint brushes painted in vibrant hues. So fun!

A big thanks to everyone at ICE this year – All the awesome vendors for sharing their immense crafting talent, all the great people that came to support indie crafts and of course all the sweet gals behind this fun event!


Posted 6/11/12, Topic: Blog, Events

Salvage Lounge

It’s been a couple of weeks since Salvage, but any time I want to brighten my mood I just look back at these photos of the Salvage Lounge. Nothing like a vibrant, retro lounge to lift your spirits.

Blue Eyed Yonder sponsored this event by desiging a fun, throwback lounge. Just a comfortable little nook for shoppers to rest their feet and hang out. This also gave me a chance to introduce some of our mid-century pieces. Most of the pieces used in the lounge are brand spankin’ new and are not even listed on our site yet. Aren’t they fantastic?

The real show stopper was the gorgeous, gold “plate wall”. Yep, that’s right, the groovy gold backdrop is made entirely of paper plates. Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder is getting really good at making my crazy visions come to life.

In designing the lounge, I wanted to incorporate many “salvaged” or repurposed items into the decor. I made a banner of “salvaged” newspapers from my recycling bin, a centerpiece with mis-matched mason jars and a backdrop of leftover paper plates found in my Dad’s pantry.

This lounge had so many adorable features, which one is your favorite?

Posted 5/2/12, Topic: Blog, Events

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