Saturday, June 29, 2013

{hold on, let me get my ruler}

Check out these 2 ideas that incorporate a fun oversized ruler.

I think we will all agree that our kids grow way too fast! This ruler is a definite conversation piece for any home and a true memory maker/keeper. Moving? No problem, take it with you. Ruler mounts to any wall or door, easy to take with you. p.s. Grandparents need this ruler, too.

SHIPPING INCLUDED: Growth Chart Ruler - Oversized - Vintage - Wooden
available at: 

Love this, too! Very clever...
ruler table runner
 how to make: 

where vintage meets modern,

Saturday, June 22, 2013

{power of words}

Let the power of words speak even when you're not in the room!

Enjoy the little things Pillow - Custom Pillows - hand writing - home deco - quote
Custom Pillow - Love you to the moon and back - moon
Anchor Pillow - Custom Pillows - Nautical throw pillow - Cottage deco - Home deco
Wedding: Anchor Pillow - YOU & ME - Custom Pillows - Nautical - Cottage deco - Home deco
Anchor Pillow - Anchor Yourself to Something Special - Nautical throw pillow -Wedding - Home deco
HELLO - how are you - I'm thinking of you - friendship - welcome - pillow cover
Children - Readers - Parents - Encourage Reading
Dr. Seuss: Oh the Places You'll Go Pillow - Encourage Reading
PILLOW COVER: DAD - son's first hero - daughter's first love - Father's Day
Custom Pillow - Love - Love you More - Owl
Custom Pillow - Love - Love you Most - Owl

Say it often! 

where vintage meets modern,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

{12 easy wedding ideas}

We had so much fun creating things for Josh & Day's wedding that I've decided to add a wedding section to our Etsy shop. Here are a few of our favorites. Feel free to take a closer look:


Burlap, quite simply, adds a WOW factor. You can customize the burlap to fit your tables, any size width/length.
Burlap Table Runner: Wedding, Special Occasions, Custom Sizes Available
Colorful chevron runners, choose your size & color!
Chevron Table Runner, custom sizes available, colors available

The look of real without the cost...Yes, these are silk bouquets!
Wedding Bouquet - Silk - Bride's bouquet or Bridal party - WHITE, IVORY & BLUSH  - hydrangea - Peony - Rancuculus -
Wedding Bouquet - Silk - Bride's bouquet - WHITE & IVORY - Peony - Ranunculus - Hydrangea
Wedding Boutonniere - Groom - Silk Flower - Beach - Chic - Vintage - Bridal Party Bouquets

Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow - Rustic - Vintage - Happily Ever After - Wedding
Banner - Mr. & Mrs. - Wedding - Birthday - Special Occasion - Burlap - Vintage - Rustic

Wedding: Anchor - Nautical - Pillow Cover - In High Tide - cottage deco - NAVY
Wedding: Anchor Pillow - YOU & ME - Custom Pillows - Nautical throw pillow - Cottage deco - Home deco
Wedding: Custom Pillow - Love you to the moon and back - moon
Custom pillow - 18 x 18 - Vintage - Monogram - Chevron - Personalize
Wedding, Anniversary, New Home: Custom Personalized Family Name Sign

Let us know how we can help you celebrate your wedding or special occasion!

where vintage meets modern,

Saturday, December 1, 2012

[happy 30 day]

Josh and Day walked down the aisle 30 days ago! Happy one month anniversary, loved ones!

Here is a sweet photo of the prettiest flower girl ever, Blakely, and the most handsome ring bearer, Micah. Micah actually [very carefully and so seriously] carried the "REAL" wedding rings on his pillow! I loved that!!! Before photo, compliments of ringer bearer's proud mom...



To view a small sampling of the professional photos, click here James Riley Images: Stephanoff Wedding. You want a referral? I'll give you one! This guy was AWESOME and captured the priceless moments of their special day. So happy we chose James Riley Photography.

Handmade burlap ring bearer pillow can be found here:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

[O' Christmas Tree]

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree!
First thing first. Promise being made right now... and you're my witness!
I will NEVER throw away another button. EVER.
Here's why reason #1...
Dayana created this masterpiece with an assortment of buttons, attached to burlap, and mounted in an 8.5 x 10.5 hand painted distressed red frame. Original vintage scrabble tiles spelling NOEL grace the bottom of the tree. It's absolutely charming and one-of-a-kind! 

Reason #2...repeat never throwing away another button...

It doesn't get much more fun than this! The tree is made of wooden buttons covered in different designer paper, threaded with red yarn, and mounted on a framed painted canvas. Wow!

Feel free to borrow either of these creative ideas or check out our Etsy shop and let us make something for you! We'd love to bring sunshine to your Christmas.

Bringing Sunshine [at Christmas & everyday],

Monday, November 26, 2012

[mr. and mrs.]

Yes, banner love is happening! And it started with this Mr. & Mrs. banner we made for Josh and Day's wedding head table. Then we moved the banner to their headboard!!! Check it out...
We also customized three pillows for their wedding day and placed them around the firepit seating area. It was sooo much fun (photos coming...promise!) As you can see, we also moved the pillows to their bed! Hey, why not?

On a tight but creative budget, Dayana made this slick headboard for only $30 and minimal time.
Here's how:
1. Determine your width and desired height. We used three 10' x 1' pine slabs, cut in half, from Lowes.
2. With a foam brush, stain with desired color (Dayana chose brown).
3. Let dry, then with foam brush apply satin polyurethane for a shiny but not too shiny finish.
4. Dry completely.
5. Starting from the bottom (at about mattress height, not from the floor) screw stained pine directly into wall. Stack and screw planks evenly one on top of other to your desired height. 

Their bedding ensemble is complete and full of sweet, special memories. Yep, banner love for sure!

Like what you see? Dayana is making banners and pillows at our Etsy shop and she'd be happy to customize  pillows or a banner for your home or special occassion!

Feel free to look around:

Bringing Sunshine,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

[be merry]

Tis the Season! I know I promised wedding...and it will come (waiting on professional photos which the sneak preview proved Ah-mazing)...but in the meantime, TIS THE SEASON!!! So if it's okay with you, let's mix Christmas with Wedding for a fun month of joy, happy creations, and bright ideas!

Let's get started! Need an extra splash of happy on your mantel, shelf, counter, or wall? Here's one of Dayana's newest creations...[yep, the gal has tremendous artistic talent]

Like what you see? Well, good news because we've opened our Etsy shop and Dayana would be happy to make a BE MERRY banner for you, too!'s a great gift idea for friends and family!

Check it out, go to:

Bringing Sunshine,