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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!


Written by Jaime

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

Written by Jaime

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

A Wedding Day At The Races…

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…In Summertime Vintage!

Whoa.  Have you seen this bridal photo shoot from WellWed Magazine?  It’s sweet like cotton candy!  The pictures were taken at the Saratoga Race Track in New York by photographer Joe Elario.  Yum…


I’ve always been a huge fan of the race track ever since I was little.  While I’ve never been to the Saratoga Race Track in New York, I can tell you that Arlington Park (formerly known as “Arlington Race Track”) in Illinois is an amazing time!  I think this would be a fantastic wedding venue for Chicago brides planning a summertime wedding.  Who doesn’t love a day at the races?  Do you have a race track near you that would be nice for a wedding?  If so, please comment below so we can share with other brides!

See more from this photo shoot by visiting Make Me Fabulous by Alayne, who actually did the makeup for these photos.  Love the dresses?  Me too!  See who the designers behind them are by visiting Fresh Picked Weddings, the WellWed blog which was introduced to me by Candice over at Event Jubilee.  Thank you, Candice!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp28UTC02bUTCMon, 09 Feb 2009 12:48:25 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Vintage Glam Weddings Debuts Flea Market For Brides!

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 Sell, Recycle, Buy, Save…

This week, Vintage Glam Weddings became even more glam with a makeover and a new special section for brides – introducing the Flea Market!  A place where brides and newlyweds can either buy or sell glam wedding items, including everything from dresses, accessories, items for your ceremony, reception, bridal party and of course glam vintage items.  Take a look:

 What’s the deal?  How’s it work?

It’s simple.  Create more room for your love nest by selling your wedding items to glam brides who need them. If you’re interested in posting an item to sell, enjoy a stress-free way of doing so!  There is no fee or subscription required.  It’s that glam. 

For those of you getting married who are looking to save money for your wedding and stay glam doing so, all you need to do is head over to the Flea Market and search by state, item or featured items.  Simply thrift your heart away, darlings!  Even if you don’t find what you’re looking for during your first visit, check back daily as other items will constantly be added as the community grows.

Save your money.  Save your sanity.  Save the planet.  Get glam.  Visit the Flea Market now.  Happy thrifting!

Written by Jaime

rdUTCp28UTC02bUTCTue, 03 Feb 2009 08:56:04 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:56 am

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Become A Blushing Bride…

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…With Gorgeous Bridal Birdcage Veils, Blushers & Hair Accessories!

Ever hear of the fabulous GaGaVida?  Abby, the owner and creative mind behind GaGaVida, has recently opened her new shop, Blush Weddings by GaGaVida, catering to the bride.  Offering gorgeous vintage-inspired, modern-edge hair accessories, I have a feeling you will absolutely fall in love with her collection!  Here are just a few of my very favorites…


I also adore this Vintage Black Birdcage Russian Veiling.  I see bridesmaid written all over it!


Love the style but wish you could have your own unique piece created?  No worries, it’s GaGaVida’s specialty!  To learn more about GaGaVida, her hand-made products and also see her other fabulous shops, visit my guest blog post on the Wishpot Wedding Blog

Be sure to take a look at my Wishpot Lists for even more ideas, including hot bridal fashion, decor, registry items and more.  Why not also start your own Wishpot Registry or lists?  Have a little fun.

Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC01bUTCMon, 26 Jan 2009 19:29:07 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:29 pm

A Vintage Cherry Bridal Shower Soiree…

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…With A Little Bit Of Betty Boop & A Cherry On Top!

Last week, on the  Wishpot Wedding Blog, I decided to share a sweet little treat.  My little sister is getting married soon, so I’ve officially started planning her bridal shower!  To read more about my ideas for it, click HERE.  It’s going to be a lovely little vintage cherry themed soiree…with just a few details featuring Betty Boop (who she absolutely loves!)…I can’t wait! 

Here’s the look I’m going for…enjoy!


(Photo credits: Red Dress Invites by Polkadot Design, Betty Boop from Betty Boop Store, Tablescape from The Knot, Cherry Cheesecake Recipe by Recipe Box By Lizzy, Cherry Tomato Salad picture from, Shirly Temple picture from The Knot, Recipe Cards by Etsy seller SeaCreative, Chocolate Cherry from Veer, Tealight Holder and Lantern from Luna Bazaar, Love Fizz Gift Tags by Bellis Studios, Apron from The Merry Martini, Cherry Lip Balm Favors by Pookie, Ring from Etsy seller Muyinmolly.)

So what do you think?  Have any other ideas I might be able to incorporate into this theme?  I’d love to hear, so please feel free to comment away.  For more wedding inspiration, head on over to the Wishpot Wedding Blog.  Boop-oop-a-doop!

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thUTCp31UTC12bUTCFri, 26 Dec 2008 14:38:54 +0000 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Coffee Talk Yumspirations…

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…The Coffee Is Brewing & So Are The Ideas!

Do you ever get overwhelmed with yummy inspiration?  Find it hard to share everything you want?  Me too.  The files I’ve saved to favorites are overflowing, so it’s time for me to empty out that big bucket of inspiration and share with you some of my favorite finds this week…from wedding to holiday talk, all in one spot.  So grab a cup of coffee and join me for some cawfee tawk, won’t you?

Yes, coffee is my friend, isn’t it yours?  Grab this print for your home or office from Etsy seller Monicalee!


The Yummies!

* Looking for some unique and helpful tools for planning your wedding or other event?  Event Manager Blog  has covered several for you to geek out on & enjoy.

* Shartreuse has been covering 25 Days of Christmas over at her blog, have you joined her Flickr group yet to add your own pictures?

* Letterpress lovers!  If you’re searching for some stylish monogrammed letterpress stationery, go on over to Bellis Studios, her monogrammed notecards are on sale! 

* Hostess With The Mostess has brought us loads of inspiration for your holiday party or winter wedding through her “Inspire Me” Holiday Entertaining Contest.  Get on over there and vote for your favorite tablescapes and decor.   Find even more ideas in her Flickr group!

* Anne from Perfect Bound has officially started sharing her wedding day pictures taken by photographer Belathee.  Stop over and take a look, the pictures are stunning, as is she.  Congratulations, Anne!

* Chicago’s own loved makeup artist  Sonia Roselli introduces us to not only her brand new shop, Sonia Roselli Esthetique, but also to the perfect store for the vintage-style bride.

* Feeling zesty?  Globetrotting Bride shares with us “Scenes From A Spanish Wedding” – the pictures are spicey hot and sooo gorgeous!  Ole! 

* Are you a Parisian bride?  Find out what it takes to accomplish true Parisian Style over at the very inspiring iCiNG blog!  While you’re there, don’t forget to send her birthday wishes, as her blog just turned 2.  Watch this VIDEO to meet the lovely Gala!


Written by Jaime

ndUTCp31UTC12bUTCMon, 22 Dec 2008 11:04:30 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:04 am