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Pop A Lil’ Love Onto Your Table…

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…With Pop-Up Placemats!

Paper PopMat Placemats.  Try saying that 10 times and you’ll get as tongue-tied as you did when you first met your love!  Fun to say, but even more fun to dress up your table with…I’m in love.

popmat paper placemats via publiqueshopdotcom

These recycled paper placemats add charm and function to your table setting with pop-up illustration that incorporates an area to write the name of your guests.  Each pack contains 10 of same design and color.  Made from recycled paper, available in 15 designs and multiple color options.” – PubliqueShop.com

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Who could pass up these pop ups?  Imagine using these at your wedding, housewarming party, anniversary, baby shower or any occasion for that matter!  These would also be a fabulous hostess gift.

Love them like I do?  Find them by heading over to PubliqueShop.com and while you’re there, check out their adorable Paper Votive Cuffs and other fab products for dreamy entertaining!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCSat, 30 May 2009 17:41:07 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Tick-Tock Tea Time…

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…Don’t Be Late For That Very Important Date!

Here’s a unique idea for your newlyweded home together…

china teacup wall art via sweetpauldottypepaddotcom

(Photo credit: by Wendell Webber styled by Sweet Paul)

Scout out vintage tea cups and saucers from your local antique store or from your other family members and use them to create a fabulous piece of wall art!  Whether you turn it into a real clock or keep it as simple decor, you’re sure to get compliments rolling in!

Creativity.  Don’t you love it?  See more inspiring design ideas by visiting Sweet Paul, one of my new favorite design and food blogs!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 27 May 2009 17:54:00 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Sew Happy Together…

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…Pure Happiness In Vintage French White!

Dreaming of a soft white wedding?

by etsy seller lapomme sew happy together board created by itsajaimethingdotcom

It doesn’t get any softer than this…products by French Etsy seller Lapomme!  Imagine using handmade cloth flowers instead of real ones, a swan to sign instead of a guestbook or cloth apples as decor describing what love is!

To read more about these lovelies, visit my recent guest blog post over at the Wishpot Wedding Blog by clicking HERE

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 22:29:08 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:29 pm

A Retro Bridal Shower…

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…So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife!

Sure, times have changed.  Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window.  Poof, gone!  Just like that.  However, nothing says we can’t bring a little bit of it back, right?  I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too?

This week over at the OneWed Savvy Scoop Blog, I guest blogged about a theme to bring out the pinup housewife in all of you…so of course I had to share!  If you’re planning a bridal shower, get ready to get girly…

retro fabulous bridal shower board created by its a jaime thing dotcom 2

(Photo credits ~ Top L: LB Event Couture, Bottom L:  CookingLight.com, Bottom M:  Head Of The Table, Right:  Anne Taintor)

Consider serving cherry pie instead of cake and grab some Coca Cola inspiration from my friend Kim over at Head Of The Table.  Or, customize your own bottles with Jones Soda!  To personalize, use similar sayings like shown on the gift bags above or even upload vintage themed photos to your bottle labels.

Thank your guests or pamper the bride with pretty little pinup style bath products from one of my favorite stores, Margarita Bloom!

retro fabulous bridal shower board created by its a jaime thing dotcom 4

(Photo credits ~ Left:  Beauty goodies from Margarita Bloom, Right: Vanity Girl of Vanity Fair)

When it comes time to decorate your shower space, mix your retro theme up with this unique turquoise and red Modern Kitchen Theme by Hostess With The Mostess!

retro modern tablescape idea via hostesswiththemostessdotcom apron by themerrymartinidotcom

(Photo credits: Flowers, tablescape via Hostess With The Mostess, Cherry apron via The Merry Martini)

I especially adore how serving utensils were used for the centerpieces – what a great idea!  After the shower, let the bride take them home so she can work on becoming her own domestic diva self.  Don’t forget the apron!

Craving more retro?  Click HERE or visit a few of my favorite vintage loving peeps at GlamourvilleThe Glam Guide, Vintage Glam Weddings, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, GaGaVida and Pin Me Up Photography.  Happy planning, beauty girls!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 19:09:19 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Welcome To Wedding Registry Heaven…

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…Details From The “Here Comes The Blog” Event!

Last week, I was thrilled to join Editor-In-Chief of Brides.com, Michelle Preli along with Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs for the Here Comes The Blog registry event at the Chicago Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home Store!

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After having a little fun sharing the new Set Your Table tool with couples, we got a chance to discuss a few of our favorite registry trends and also shared some helpful tips and advice together!

Once we finished chit chatting, everyone headed up to the registry floor to browse around, register and enjoy delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Catered By Design.  Check out their awesome cocktail tree on display…imagine having one of those at your wedding!

cocktail tree from cateredbydesigndotcom

(Photos thanks to Denise of Bellis Studios who also attended the event with me!)

It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with the happy couples, vendors and the amazing staff at Bloomies.  Seriously, I never realized how unique the Bloomingdale’s registry is.  If you haven’t registered there yet, you’re in for a special treat!  It’s not just a registry, my dears…it’s an experience.  My goodness, it made me want to get married to my husband all over again –  just so we could register once more!

I promise to share more details and pictures with you soon!  From creative tablescape and centerpiece ideas to gorgeous product lines, the event was truly inspiring.  We learned so much while there…so stay tuned for more exciting registry posts to come!  It will be like our own little event, extended over a couple of weeks – sound good? 

Until then, be sure to head over to Bloomingdale’s to build your dream registry and enjoy the new Brides.com Set Your Table tool.  Cheers!

Set Your Table: Black & White Bliss…

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…Adds Sophisticated Edge!

Before modern brides took over, the color black was left for funerals.  Today, however, brides are incorporating black into their beautiful white weddings and it’s hotter than ever!  Black and white weddings are not only classy, but sophisticated, sexy and even a little edgy too…  

sexy sleek newlwed table setting idea via its a jaime thing

(Photo credits: frame, setting from Bloomingdale’s, setting created using the Set Your Table tool from Brides.com)

If you consider yourself a modern bride, consider bringing this stylish look home to your table as well.  The pairing of these colors allow you to transform your table from casual to dressy, just like white dishes do…only with a little sass

Spice it up a little with punches of color for any season or occasion, using flowerslinens or whatever else comes to mind.  Oh yes, black and white is here to stay, wouldn’t you say?  Now, how will you Set Your Table?

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCThu, 14 May 2009 07:13:13 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:13 am

Iced Tea Or High Tea, Your Table Is Set…

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…Using Popular Whites!

 Today, I came across this gorgeous table, set for a birthday celebration over high tea.  Lovely, isn’t it?  I find it totally inspiring how nicely food can be displayed by using simple white dishes.  Go from casual to fancy in a matter of minutes, by adding a just a few colorful accents!

Keeping it simple never looked so good…

pink yellow and white tablescape via wedding style guide blog

(Photo credit: Wedding Style Australia)

Above, the birthday girl used white dishes along with left over wallpaper as a table runnercolored napkins and a vase of flowers to add color… and wa-la!  Her table was ready to go in minutes!  Hey, it’s important to keep entertaining easy, so that hosts can enjoy their party too. 

As your styles change throughout the years, your white dishes will remain classic and easy to pair with anything!  If you’re considering white, take a look at this place setting idea I created using the new Set Your Table tool from Brides.com:

bloomingdales high tea place setting idea by its a jaime thing 1

Here, I kept the majority of dishes white, but dressed them up by selecting a brightly colored charger and cup.  With this setting, you’ll be ready to serve in style whether it’s over iced tea or high tea!  To see or register for the pieces shown above, click HERE.

Feeling like getting creative yourself?  Design your own place setting ideas with the Set Your Table tool.  Once you’re done, print them out or register for them at Bloomingdale’s.  Enjoy!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 13 May 2009 02:24:02 +0000 11, 2008 at 2:24 am