A few weeks ago, I got to work with the wonderful Jennifer Laura & photograph her winter wedding/Christmas party table setting complete with golds, silvers, glitter, leather wrapped chairs, & a few DIY projects. Special thanks to 100 Layer Cake for featuring our work & MaeMae Paperie for providing the paper goods!
My good friend got married on Saturday & it was perfect. Seriously. But before I talk too much about the wedding, here are Rachel’s absolutely adorable bridal photos!
From Rachel: My friend Christy & I love drinking tea together, & a few summers ago we got into the habit of hosting tea parties for her teenage daughters. Christy’s house is an old renovated house built in the 1800s, & it is the perfect place for the vintage feel. I invited Emily to one, since she enjoys dressing up & being fancy, & she brought her camera. When I saw the photos from the tea party, I told Emily that if I ever got married, I wanted tea party bridal portraits. The day after I got engaged, I called Emily & told her that I was ready for my tea party bridals!
Rachel brought the china that she inherited from her great-great grandmother to set the table & a figure of a mother & bride, which was a keepsake from her sister’s wedding. Rachel also wore the necklace that she inherited from her great-great-great aunt & earrings from her fiance’s grandmother.
If you want the recipe for these delicious Drop Danishes, scroll all the way to the bottom!
Christy bought the 3-way mirror that stands in the hallway from a yard sale – it was originally in an old department store on Northgate many years ago.
Easy Drop Danish:
1/4 c. butter, softened
2 TBsp sugar
2 C Bisquick
2/3 cup milk (skim works)
Mix butter, sugar & Bisquick till crumbly. Stir in milk. Beat 15 strokes. Drop by rounded Tbsp 2″ apart on greased cookie sheet. Make a shallow well in center of each with back of spoon. Dipping spoon in water before making the shallow wells keeps it from sticking too much. Fill with 1 tsp preserves. Bake until golden, 10-15 minutes. 400 degrees. Makes 12.
Glaze: 2/3 c. powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp warm water, 1/4 tsp vanilla
On my birthday, a few people gave me a surprise dinner. With the cake, they gave me a note that said “We owe you one themed party.” Three months later, I finally got it organized. Someone was murdered! We had to figure out whodunit!! All the fairy tale & Shakespeare characters came together to solve the mystery & fun was had by all. I guess, except the murderer!! Dun Dun Dun…..
“I am very disturbed by everything that has occurred. I must retreat to gather my thoughts.” -Hamlet
Rapunzel conquering her fear of heights!
Snow White & the Wicked Witch
Robin Hood & Alice in Wonderland
Prince C & Katherine (Taming of the Shrew)
Hamlet & the Mad Hatter
Rapunzel & the Count
Juliet & John Silver
“I am confident I will solve this case quickly. My brain is enormous.” -Sherlock with Red Riding Hood
While most of the United States was celebrating Cinco de Mayo, some friends of mine & I dressed up to watch the Kentucky Derby, hats, Mint Juleps, & all. Apparently it’s the most exciting 2 minutes in sports.
February 19-25, 2012 with a special emphasis on the 24th
Month of Love
TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!! My mom called me today to tell me that she almost bought me a 50 year old birthday card & writing that I am halfway there. Thanks, mom. I come from a family where everyone (well, at least the GIRLS) celebrate all month long. We attribute any of our splurges to the fact that “it’s my birthday month!” And, this has indeed been a birthday WEEK. I have to admit, I was getting kind of selfish & pathetic leading up to this week. (Obviously) I love parties & any excuse to dress up. But, as I had spent these past few weeks casually mentioning that my birthday was coming up & that I wanted to do something..no one seemed interested at ALL in helping me out. As it turns out, they were all planning a surprise dinner for me with a “We owe you one themed party.” How exciting?!?! Thanks, guys. Seriously. I take back any mean thing I may have thought or said out loud.
So, Wednesday night was Abuelo’s delightful Mexican food with cookie cake. Thursday night was family dinner at Cheddar’s. Tonight is Luigi’s for jazz & dessert. What kind of themed party should I have??
The photo below serves two purposes. Mainly, it is my 52 for the week. Secondly, it just so happened that today, Art House Co-op was hosting The Meal project where any one who registered could send in a photo of themselves with their snack or food on February 24 (hey that’s today!!). I wonder how many people send in photos of themselves eating their birthday cake??
Unfortunately, my sister & her boyfriend couldn’t be at either birthday shindig, BUT, they were there virtually. See them on the phone? Face Timing!! They looked stupendous in their purple & black velvet 1980s prom dress & aTm hat. (All photos below by Geoff.)
I must have amazing story telling abilities or something.
If only everyone knew why this is so funny.