Vintage Inspired Tea Party Bridal Shower Invitations

You might remember Stephanie‘s beautiful blue and white nautical wedding invitations from a few weeks ago.  Well, Stephanie is back, this time with a bridal shower invitation inspired by vintage tea tins!  For these invitations, Stephanie went with a green and white color palette and vintage-inspired flourishes to complement the tea tin design inspiration.


From Stephanie:  The bride is having an Irish themed wedding and the shower is going to be a tea party!  It was a little challenging to tie the two concepts together but in the end we decided to use vintage tea tins, particularly Irish breakfast tea, as a model for the invitations.  We used a green color palette along with little shamrocks to incorporate some Irish whimsy!



In order to drive home the tea theme we decided to wrap the invitations with a tea bag hanging from twine and a custom made tag that read “Katie & Chris, The Perfect Blend.”  I hope the guests enjoyed receiving these invitations as much as I enjoyed creating them!



So pretty!  Thank you so much Stephanie!

{image credits: stephanie pryor}

2010 Holiday Card Round-Up, Part 2

Before we all go running off for the Thanksgiving holiday, I have some more lovely holiday cards to share with you!  If you missed Part 1, you can find it right here, otherwise let’s get started on Part 2!



{igloo letterpress}

Crane-Martha-Stewart-Holiday-Card Crane-Blind-Emboss-Holiday-CardCrane-Kate-Spade-Holiday-Card Crane-Birdhouse-Holiday-Card

{Crane & Co., including the Kate Spade and Martha Stewart holiday collections}


{yellow owl workshop}


{anemone letterpress}

Hello-Lucky-Holiday-Card-Peace Hello-Lucky-Holiday-Show-Poster-Card Hello-Lucky-Holiday-Family-Newsletter

{hello lucky}


{maginating letterpress}

Hammerpress-Seasons-Greetings Hammerpress-Holiday-Card Hammerpress-Ho-Ho-Ho-card Hammerpress-Happy-Holidays-Card




{satsuma press}

Old-School-Stationers-Holiday-Chestnuts-Card Old-School-Stationers-Holiday-Card

{old school stationers}


{angela liguori}

Sycamore-Street-Press-Seasons-Greetings Sycamore-Street-Press-Joyeux-Noel Sycamore-Street-Press-Happy-Holidays Sycamore-Street-Press-Christmas-Tree

{sycamore street press}



{cartoules letterpress – in both english and greek!}

That’s it for Part 2, but stay tuned for Part 3 next week!

{all images from their respective sources}

Black + White Graduation Invitations

Rachel found these amazing graduation invitations from designer Sarah Mick – and I’m loving the crisp black and white design and modern typography.  The trifold main invitation is 5″ x 17″ when fully extended and was accompanied by a return rsvp card in a bright yellow envelope.




So fun!  You can check out the rest of Sarah’s design portfolio right here.

{image credits: sarah mick via jolie jolie}

Watercolor + Calligraphy Save the Dates

Happy Monday everyone! Our poor kitty is still in the animal hospital, so I’m trying to cheer myself up with these gorgeous watercolor + calligraphy save the dates from Courtney of Swiss Cottage Designs and Jenna of Love* Jenna Calligraphy.

Blue Watercolor Calligraphy Save the DatesBlue Watercolor Calligraphy Save the Dates

Courtney hand painted the names of the bride and groom with watercolor and matched them with Jenna’s amazing calligraphy to create this beautiful and tranquil save the date.

Blue Watercolor Calligraphy Save the Dates

I love the subtle tone and color changes in both the watercolor and calligraphy inks – just stunning!  You can see more from Courtney and Jenna here and here.  Thanks ladies!

Photo Credits: Love* Jenna

{happy weekend!}

You guys, the last couple of days have been pretty rough – in large part due to a middle-of-the-night emergency trip to the animal hospital for our cat, Leopold.  The poor guy gave us a good scare, but luckily my husband and I caught the problem early enough; he’s now recovering and we’re hoping to bring him back home tomorrow.  Needless to say, I’ve had some things on my mind this week.  Right now I’m just feeling thankful and looking forward to getting back to normal this weekend.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

In case you missed it, a quick round-up of this week’s posts:

That’s it for me this week!  I’m really excited about some beautiful wedding invitations and save the dates that I have planned for you all next week, along with more holiday cards of course.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

{image credits: galaxy by tamara lichtenstein, found via rachel}