I am in the market for some throw pillows and wanted something different and quirky but still in keeping with the style of my living room. I decided to look on Etsy to start, and I ended up spending hours looking at pillows. Who knew you could find so many cool pillows on Etsy! I can’t decide which to buy now, because I will never be able to explain why I need 9 throw pillows to my husband or my couch. But seriously. . . how cute are each one of these?
One of my favorite stories as a child was Alice in Wonderland. Food and drink that makes you grow big or small, a hookah-smoking caterpillar, a rabbit that is always late, not to mention a cheshire cat (what exactly IS a cheshire cat?), and celebrating un-birthdays…what’s not to love!? So needless to say, I am giddy to an embarrassing degree about the new Tim Burton film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (out 3/5 in 3D…Hello!!!). I’m sure it will be a tribute to the “curiouser and curiouser.”
In anticipation, I thought an inspiration board would be fun. I have to admit I started seeing a couple on other blogs after I had decided to make one, but that will not deter my Alice spirit!
Remember my post on vintage keys last week? Well, I’ve found the perfect stationery suite to use in your key-themed wedding.
I am also just a little bit obsessed with these adorable notebooks and weekly planners from Pretty Chic, and just bought the gold key set for myself. I think a set would make a great thank you gift for a reader or special vendor, or part of bridesmaids gifts. There are some other amazing patterns and styles as well (I was torn between the keys set and the blue geometric set myself).
I like to tell myself I started the trend of antique keys that I’m starting to see on paper goods, in weddings, and even at Tiffany & Co. While I know deep down that isn’t true (obviously) I did think of the idea to use vintage keys in my wedding before I had ever seen anyone else using them, and my mother and I hunted for about 16 months for them. We scoured flea markets, antique shops, estate sales, any place we could think of to find a key for each guest that would attend my wedding. And they were a big hit. Now, everyone that attended my wedding has a little piece of it at home with them, as my husband and I do, and I love that. Here are some ways we used the keys in our own wedding: