Friday, May 29, 2009

Our Brides Featured in Richmond Bride

A big congratulations to two of our brides whose weddings are featured in the June issue of Richmond Bride Magazine. The article entitled "Hitched at Home" Weddings in Your Backyard, features three great couples who had their weddings and/or receptions outside at someone's home. We were so pleased to see that two of our invitation brides were featured in this article. Check it out, the pictures are amazing! Available on new stands now. 

Congrats to Carly Daniels and Lee Cofield and to Stephanie Covington and Artie Haraway. Enjoy your time in the spotlight!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

For All My Cupcake Lovin' Pals

Chris over at Celebrations At Home has the best post on her blog today all about unique cupcake ideas. Chris always finds the most creative things and these cupcake ideas certainly are creative! Use these ideas at your next party and send us your photos to post. Stop by and pick out an invitation to coordinate with your cupcakes too! Enjoy.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Look

Our blog has a new look thanks to 
Leave us a comment below to let us know what you think of it.

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dream Wedding Contest

Calling all brides, check out this Dream Wedding contest sponsored by US Weekly and 

Click here to find out more and enter to win. Don't wait, deadline is May 26th!

Good luck!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Storytime Baby Shower

This might just be the cutest new baby shower theme I have ever seen. Many of you already know Jennifer Eschbach who works at our store and is also the owner of Details Weddings and Events. Well, she and her husband are expecting their first child next month, a sweet baby boy! I recently attended a baby shower for Jennifer and I could definitely tell that she had her hand in the theme and decor. The baby shower theme was a "Storytime Shower" and guests were asked to bring a book for the new baby's library instead of a traditional baby shower card with their gift.

First of all, what a great idea! Second, the decor was so very creative! As you can see in the photos the tables were made up like children's beds, with a children's bed sheet as the table overlay and a matching pillow at the "head" of the bed along with a few plush friends and children's books.

The rest of the table was decorated with the lovely and scrumptious refreshments. We enjoyed gourmet tea sandwiches and cupcakes that looked almost too good to eat! Jennifer sent each guest home with their own individual wrapped hot tea for them to enjoy before their sleepy time! As you can see from the photos, it was a very sweet event. You could easily replicate many of these ideas for your next baby shower luncheon or brunch and needless to say Baby Boy Eschbach's library shelves are now full...Happy Reading Jen!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

momAgendas Are In!

The new 2009-2010 momAgendas have arrived and are ready for purchase both in our store and on our website. We have cool new colors this year of Lime, Royal Blue and True Purple along with the spiral bound refills for those of you who use the leather portfolios. We also have more of the smaller sized Mini Daily momAgenda as they seem to be the most popular size by far!

If you are a mom, you need a momAgenda! If you aren't familiar with them, visit our website today to check them out and purchase yours before they are all gone. **If you are interested in other colors besides what we currently have in stock we may be able to special order them for you.**

For our local customers, keep in mind that you can purchase your momAgenda on our website and just select "In Store Pick Up" during your checkout to avoid shipping costs. Here are what a few folks have to say about their momAgenda:

"Genius!!! I can glance at one day and see what everyone is doing. If you are looking for a way to get a grip on your everyday life, this could be your answer. I highly recommend it." ~ Sharon at Mamma Wannabe

"momAgenda is a must-have. Your entire life can be toted along with you wherever you go. My favorite is the Mini Daily that slips right into my diaper tote!" ~ Lizzie at The Daily Stroll

"My momAgenda Desktop was just what I needed to keep all my appointments, interviews, and my kids schedules on track. It has everything I need all in one place." ~ Jennifer at The Dirty Shirt

If you have a comment or quote that you would like to share about how you like and use your momAgenda, please leave a comment on the bottom of this post. You never know, we may use your comment in our advertising!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Afternoon Elegance

Check out this new store display, which is a table setting perfect for an afternoon tea, bridal shower, luncheon or brunch. Created by our own Jennifer Eschbach, who is also the owner of Details Weddings and Events. Jennifer used many creative touches that you could easily replicate for your next event. The invitation featured is from Inviting Company and is available at our store and on our website. It is printed as a Junior League New Members Meet & Greet, but would work wonderfully for any spring or summer party.

The napkin rings are actually stretch bracelets sold in our store and the silver tabletop items are from our Mariposa line. All of the Mariposa items make fabulous, distinctive entertaining gifts and most are made entirely from recycled materials. The guest favors are individually wrapped teas from our Tea Forte collection, along with a color coordinated ceramic tea tray, also available in our store from Tea Forte. For the hydrangea centerpiece, dried lentils were used as a base to hold the flowers inside the clear glass vase and a silk ribbon accents the base of the vase to add some extra color.

Let us help you select your next party invitation and discuss some table setting ideas to make your event one of a kind!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Virtual Shopping

Don't these photos just make you want to shop here...

Stop in soon to see our new products, inviting store displays,
gift and entertaining ideas!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just In Time For Mother's Day!

We have some gorgeous new handcrafted jewelry from Allegorey Jewelry. Local jewelry designer, Nancy Hendry, creates each piece as an original design. She really knows her stuff and it comes through in her love for each piece she creates. "Most things in our lives are found by chance, how we choose to use them is as unique as each one of us." stated Nancy. Her jewelry creations are a constant interpretation of her experiences and ideas. Nancy incorporates many shapes, colors, natural stones, metals and crystals into her beautiful works of art. Wearing an Allegorey piece will bring you enjoyment...and many compliments. We are now featuring a limited selection of her necklaces and earrings, just in time for your Mother's Day shopping. Enjoy!