June 2012 archive

So Many DIY’s, So Little Time

I must have this. Must must must must. Must. I don’t make it a habit to host wine tastings (though we do taste plenty of wine at Casa Parker), but that is not going to stop me from pestering my husband to build this with me STAT. I’m picturing wine bottles and beer at summer picnics, juice boxes at the kid’s birthday parties and potted flowers the rest of the time (a centerpiece set lower than the table doesn’t block anyone’s view!)

If this photo is filling you with the must-haves as much as it is me, just click the photo to visit the tutorial. If you beat me to it (and since we have plans this weekend, you likely will), send me some pictures of how yours turned out! I will post pictures of ours when it’s done and if you’d like to show off yours just let me know and I’ll post it too. Of course, ours will look a little different than the photo above because instead of plain old corks, our bottles will be decked out in these:

Click the photos to see the current Milk & Honey line of wine stoppers. Santé

Pimlico Magazine- Premiere Issue

Monday mornings are usually pretty mundane for me. I don’t ship over the weekends (unless someone really needs me to), so orders build up and come Monday, I usually spend all morning in sweatpants, coffee in hand, printing shipping labels and packing boxes. I do what I do because I love the creative process, not because I love to package boxes and print address labels. So the whole time I’m doing my weekend shipments, I’m staring longingly at the sewing machine or at the new fabrics I bought, or thinking about what new treasures my favorite antique shops might have gotten in since I’d last been there.

So it was a complete and utter joy this morning  to find an email from the Editor in Chief of Pimlico Magazine in my inbox. You never know who might be shopping in your store and as it turns out, she’d bought my cake stand to use in their première issue! If you click any of these photos, it will bring you to the magazine- which I highly recommend if you are planning a wedding or in need of amazing gift ideas. They have a Holiday Issue coming out in October which I can’t wait to see!

So a big ‘Thank You’ to Jen and Allison at Pimlico. I look forward to many more issues of inspired gifts and artful celebrations!