Posts tagged Vintage
Posts tagged Vintage
You know I’m a huge fan of mason jars, but there is something really cool about vintage bottles. You can group them together, or just use a couple for a minimalist look. They can make a wedding vintage or modern depending on the way you use them and the type you use. And they can be decor on their own, or floral containers. Here are some great ways to incorporate them in your wedding:
Monochromatic bottles with monochromatic florals
Vintage bottles as photo display
Bottles alone as vintage decor
Bottles stenciled with table numbers
I will be posting a DIY Tutorial soon on how to make these stenciled table numbers. : )Multi-colored bottles with different single stems
From Marchesa to Nicole Miller, designers are reminiscing over past dress trends, and I absolutely love it!
I love the idea of using an array of different vintage handkerchiefs as a table runner.
This headband screams vintage romantic and would be fun for a casual summer wedding.
1. Cut out the flowers from the tablecloth
2. Sew the flowers onto a grosgrain ribbon (be sure to use small stitches)
Note: Can also be used as a necklace or a tie back for curtains.
* Photography by Frances Janisch
Save the lavish and lux for the wedding. Consider contrasting your over the top wedding by going simple and sweet for the bridal shower. Placing roses in vintage sugar cups are a lovely way to decorate a luncheon (and I love the chic vintage feel).
From Marchesa to Nicole Miller, designers are reminiscing over past dress trends, and I absolutely love it!
When I was a little girl my sister Arielle and I loved to visit my grandmother’s house as she let us play dress up with her costume jewelry. I can still remember those shiny rhinestones and pearls we played with long ago dreaming of growing up and having our own jewelry. So it’s no wonder I now have a passion for vintage jewelry.
Have you noticed the trend in fashion that old styles are now coming back in vogue? Everything from skinny jeans, and stretch pants from the 80’s to old jewelry is now all the rage. You will see celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, and even Michelle Obama wearing vintage jewelry and they look fabulous.
Vintage jewelry is often a one-of-a-kind piece so it allows you to be a trendsetter and set your own style. You can dress it up with a little black dress or tone it down with a sweater and jeans.
If your not convinced that vintage jewelry is your style, here are some fun pieces I found on an Etsy store called Fabulousness Finds.
Every jewelry aficionado has at least one piece in their collection that stands out, be it for eye-catching glitz, overly ornate details, or understated simplicity. But where do these pieces come from? Heirlooms? Antique shops? Your local department store? All jewelry, be they from yesterday or yesteryear, can be credited in design to certain eras.
Each groundbreaking design period had jewelry styles that are easy to identify, so let us begin with one of the earliest trends to break away from the mold of conservative cameos and basic gemstones…
ART NOUVEAU (all the rage: 1895-1915)
The graceful Art Nouveau period started with designers in France and those in America following suit. The most important characteristic of this kind of jewelry was its free-flowing nature. The whimsical lines found in Art Nouveau jewelry suggest the movement, passion, and youthful vigor in the new ideas of the turn of the century. At the heart of the Art Nouveau movement were nature motifs and fantastical elements such as fairies and wood creatures.
EDWARDIAN (all the rage: 1890-1920)
After the death of the UK’s Queen Victoria, the Edwardian era was ushered in when her son Edward took the throne. This was a lavish period with pearls and diamonds paired with emeralds, rubies and other gemstone accents. This era was proven to be a highly decorative and elaborate period, full of regal and bold components.
ART DECO (all the rage: 1920-1935)
The period between the World Wars witnessed new interest in modernizing jewelry. Designers of the Art Deco period welcomed the clean lines of the machine age — forms inspired by nature or abstract sources followed
geometric lines, a noticeable difference from both Edwardian and Art Nouveau jewelry. In addition to the strong shapes, this was a period of contrasting bright colors.
Motifs of the Art Deco period included screw-back / clip-on earrings and Egyptian-esque jewelry (King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922). Themes of this era are still prevalent today — new diamond cuts were introduced to accentuate the geometric taste, including the emerald cut, triangle cut, trapeze cut, and marquis cut.
RETRO (all the rage: 1935-1950s)
Even before World War II, jewelry was changing. The Retro look was an infusion of old and new – utilizing the curves of Art Nouveau with the clean simple look of Art Deco, but in a scale not seen before. Big was beautiful when it comes to describing jewelry of the Retro period, elaborate and colorful with an array of gold and gemstones. It had Hollywood for its inspiration, so the retro jewelry was somewhat larger than life in style. This was also the period when charm bracelets became a favorite jewelry item.
CONTEMPORARY (all the rage: 1960s to present)
Jewelry in recent decades has come a long way. Plastics were introduced, which provided a huge outlet for new colors and styles. Price points decreased and everyone was now able to find an affordable style to suit them. Bold, primary colors emerged, as did oversized cartoony shapes. This carried on well into the 1980s, but after the “massive consumption” years of the decade, less became more in the 1990s. The silhouette became neater as shoulder pads finally died and jewelry became non-existent or chic in its simplicity and barely-there quality. Floating necklaces were popular, as were simple studs for earrings. Moving forward, the ’00s weren’t so much about any one trend — it actually relied heavily on past decades for inspiration. Add in leather cuffs, arm bands and cocktail rings, and you’ve got yourself a complete ensemble from the early 21st century.
Take a little Art Nouveau and toss in a little Deco, grab that Edwardian-esque set of earrings and contrast it with a dark chain necklace. Have fun with your jewelry and blur the lines of yesterday and today.
*Photo Credits: I Find You Seek Vintage
After writing my last blog post about Mary and Dana’s Shabby Chic wedding I found myself on Etsy searching for vintage wedding decor. When I search the Etsy shops, I feel like a kid in the candy because I want everything! Today I found an Etsy store called Huckleberry Vintage which I want to share with you. Hopefully you can find some inspiration for your own vintage wedding.
This Large Shabby Chic Tote Box would be great for your wedding. You could put a pretty plant inside and use it as a floral centerpiece. Or maybe use it as a caddy to hold you wedding ceremony programs. You could also use it on your gift table and guests can leave cards in it.
No vintage style wedding would be complete without these mason jar candle votive holders. I know some people think the mason jar craze is dying but I still love them. I think they are a ”must have” for a vintage wedding.
Isn’t this Pink Butterfly Napkin Holderadorable? It would look cute at your bridal shower.
This sweet “Home is where the heart is” Shabby Chic Framed Saying would be a perfect gift for the vintage bride.
Add a splash of color with these vintage shabby chic painted vases. You can group them all together for a beautiful centerpiece or display them around the reception area.
Add a little sunshine to your wedding decor with this yellow flower and hearts frame. It’s a fun idea to display photos of the bride and groom at the reception. Also you could display special photos as a memorial to honor a deceased loved one.
It doesn’t take a time machine — or a fortune — to get the vintage wedding of your dreams. Here are a few simple ideas to give your big day some old-fashioned flair.
Take a cue from the romance greats by staging engagement photos like iconic movie scenes. Check out Roman Holiday, Casablanca, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Gone With The Wind for inspiration, then hire a photographer and start posing like Audrey and Bogie. Use the photos on your save-the-dates or set them up at reception tables.
Throwback stationery styles, like letterpress printing and tea-stained papers, can instantly enrich your invitations with nostalgic charm. Another idea is to design the invite to look like a telegram or an old Hollywood marquee (check a website like Chisholm-Poster.com for inspiration). Complete the look with a wax seal and a stamp of your monogram.
Dress up your bridal party in accessories like pillbox hats, birdcage veils, and Art Deco jewelry for instant vintage glamour. Small capes or stoles will help them keep warm at a fall or winter wedding, and pretty parasols make adorable spring and summer accessories.
Extend the romantic glitz into your decor. Pin vintage brooches to your escort cards. Arrange small hatboxes on tables for a centerpiece. You can even place a few antique trunks around your reception space — throw some cushions on top to create eclectic seating for guests who take a break from the dance floor.
Intricate lace can give almost anything a vintage touch. Mimic your dress’ lace pattern in unexpected places, like in the fondant icing of your wedding cake or the edging of your invitations. To avoid flashbacks of your kindergarten valentines, streamline the look by using a piece of lace as a stencil: Simply place an extra strip of lace on the paper, paint over it, and remove the fabric to reveal the pattern on your invites or escort cards.
When it comes to vintage wedding decor, less is more. Muted colors, scores of candles and greenery, and maybe a glittery chandelier or two are really all you need to create a romantic atmosphere that harkens back to simpler times. If you can’t resist a little kitsch, arrange antique knickknacks, like salt and pepper shakers or perfume bottles, on tables for a quirky-but-charming touch.
Whipped up by the talented ladies of Posh Paperie with the help of Melody’s cake making skills from My Sweet and Saucy this is a super simple yet ever so clever Heirloom Cake Topper. Placed atop a homemade cake, this would be the perfect accompaniment to a vintage affair and what a great keepsake to hold onto long after that delicious cake is devoured. Plus, there is a bonus tutorial on how to create that pretty little ruffle cake for yourself. So without further ado, the DIY Heirloom Cake Topper.
1. Cut out wedding photo, creating a silhouette
2. Adhere photo to patterned paper so that the pattern is facing out (showing on the back of photo) and cut out in the same silhouette
3. Cut music sheets into two separate 2 1/2″ strips
4. Fold accordion style to make a half circle
5. Adhere the half circle to the bottom of the photograph
6. Repeat on the back side (1/2 side of pinwheel)
7. Frost sized cake of your choice (Melody used a swiss meringue buttercream frosting from Martha Stewart)
• Fill piping bag with wilton104 piping tip and add frosting
• Point narrow point of tip away from cake
• Start at the bottom and move tip back and forth – approx. 1″ in diameter to make “ribbon” look
• Repeat over and over in rows
• For a video tutorial of the cake frosting on Melody’s blog, click here
8. Place cake topper on top of cake and voila!
* Photo credits, Jackie Wonders, Style Me Pretty
Summer vintage romance
Cozy, soft, and romantic, Amy and Steve’s Chicago wedding is the perfect mix of vintage and modern. With the clean, modern feel as the backdrop, the tables were dressed with romantic arrangements of garden roses and hydrangea in milk glass vases, textured linens, elegant vintage china, and table names of quirky, vintage playing cards. Who wouldn’t want to be seated at Mischievous Monkey or Silly Goose? Playing off of Amy’s personality, the couple selected the name “Sassy Squirrel” for their intimate sweetheart table. This wedding has so much personality, so sit back and enjoy the beautiful images.
Everything old is new again—and white hot! Think bridal gowns covered all over in vintage lace; florals wrapped with antique family heirloom broaches that take you back to your grandmother’s favorite flowers; a bridal clutch handmade from your mom’s own wedding dress.
In a nod to “something old, something borrowed,” share favorite bridal accessories between sisters, moms and grandmothers. It is so personal and thoughtful to share these special details with guests in your wedding program. For example, on the last page: “Jada is the sixth bride in her family to carry her great grandmother’s handkerchief down the aisle, tucked into her bridal bouquet. Steven is carrying his grandfather’s pocket watch in his vest pocket, just as his father and grandfather did on their own wedding days.”
It does not matter if the design is vintage chic, modern eclectic, or in this case rustic chic, good design appeals to all. This burlap and lace sweet table, designed by Jenny’s Cookies, is perfect in every way. Burlap and lace seem to be a match named in rustic chic heaven…and for all of you who think that the rustic chic will slowly fade away like the other wedding fads…I beg to differ!
P.S. This is actually from a wedding! Please be sure to visit Jenny’s Cookies wonderful blog and say hello!