If you’ve been following along on Instastories, you’ve seen the updates I’ve been giving about my garden peonies. They are blooming slowly and not quite in peak season quite yet so we took matters into our own hands and made this gorgeous DIY paper peony bouquet. You can make just one on its own or many for a full bouquet. Think bridal bouquet or bridesmaid. How beautiful would it be?!
I can’t even tell you how much I’ve LOVED reading our book club book for May, Encore, about my friend, Charity Tilleman-Dick who passed away a couple of months ago from health complications as outlined in the book. And it’s not just because I knew her! It’s a beautifully written book that is so engaging. I can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for an engaging, thought-provoking read!
To go with the memoir, we worked with our featured illustrator of the month, Jacqueline Colley, on a printable poster and bookmark that is free to download with a quote from Charity that stops you in your tracks as you read it: “More than anything, I want to be great”, which is something she revealed when her opera teacher in Budapest told her she had great promise. It’s perfect for all music lovers!
We’re sharing our last DIY to go with our summer entertaining series I did at last week’s Anthropologie event. No party is complete without a sweet (or sour!) and memorable invitation. They set the tone for the event! We created this printable lemon invitation as inspired by Anthropologie’s new 52 Conversations lemon print. As you might guess based on our logo, we’re suckers for a good lemon print and Anthro has a TON of lemon themes going on right now. Just print it off and send!
We rounded up some of our favorite lemon products from their site too. There are so many good ones right now!
Today we’re sharing our second custom project (see the first one here) from the Anthropologie Workshop Event! I fell in love with these Monogrammed Tumblers and decided they were a must on our tropical table spread. We thought they would serve as the perfect place settings with these monogrammed scalloped labels. Use the labels on your table or throw them around the tumbler and gift them off, either way, they are the perfect way to personalize the tumblers for the people you love most! They’d even make a wonderful gift–always love a monogram!
Last week I had the opportunity to host a workshop event at Anthropologie in Salt Lake City where I showed people how to style an outdoor soiree party for the summer months using some of their new products. It was the perfect combo of me being a big ‘ole fan of Anthro and my local peeps at the SLC location and my immense love of dinnerware. To go with the tropical themed collection, our team came up with three little custom projects that you can add to go with it that we’ll be sharing this week, starting with this paper leaf table runner inspired by their collection. It’s SO easy and cheap and adds a lot of pop!