Monday, January 31, 2011

Custom Cosette Set

This past week, one of the projects I've been working on was a custom Cosette set for a Bride and her flower girl. Here are the final products.

A 3 inch Cosette headband for the flower girl (with simplified layers and without a rhinestone to make it a little different from the Bride's). And the Bride's custom 4 inch Cosette

Thanks Sarah! I loved creating both of these for you! :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy, Happy Friday! I'm fully prepared to be completely productive this weekend. Work on orders, do some housework, cook some new recipes, and maybe even make my way to the slopes again. I think it's going to be fantastic. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

Image from here via this is glamorous

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Can't Stop Listening To...

I literally cannot stop listening to Rolling in the Deep by Adele. It's on constant repeat. Love it.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


You know that scene from FRIENDS (season 1) where Chandler was stuck in the ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre and he says, "On second thought, gum would be perfection"? Ok... well maybe you're not a complete nerd like me and recite Friendisms... but for me, yesterday was perfection. I took my first day off in over a month (I may have snuck a few emails at the beginning and of the day but sshhhhh) and Danny and I spent the day together snowboarding at the slopes behind our house. I haven't boarded in a few years and it was so nice to get back out in the snow again... especially since we live in one of the ski capitals of the country. We finished the day with some super yummy Mexican food and a game of Yahtzee (nerd alert). It was perfection.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Estate Line Launch Plus New Products in Shop!

I'm so excited to be launching the Estate Line in the Silver Pencils shop. Products from this line will be listed only every so often and will have unique, vintage pieces as the main adornment This enables the buyer to have a one of a kind piece created solely for them. I've been collecting vintage jewelry from estate sales for quite some time. I love unique pieces with a bit of history behind them. The only sad part is that once they're out of the shop- that's it. So go ahead and check out the first from the Estate Line shown here:

And then in addition to the Estate Line, I also have this newly listed peony that is also the only one that will be listed in the shop:And then a new product that will stay in the shop:

Monday, January 24, 2011

For the Bridal Party

This past month has been crazy busy over here at Silver Pencils, and honestly- it's been amazing. One of the main reasons it's been so busy is because I've been getting quite a few orders to outfit the entire wedding party- which is so awesome! One of those large orders (seen below) is going out today.

Small Pacific Hair flowers for the ladies

A wrist corsage for the moms (one mom is wearing her Small Pacific as a corsage and the other as a brooch pin)
A Small Pacific headband for the flower girlAnd Belarus boutonnieres for all the guys
But no time to rest! I have some new products entering the Silver Pencils shop this week that I am beyond excited about. YAY!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Friday!!

Happy Friday!! Here's my weekend in a nutshell:

1) Desperately try to find our only truck key that Danny misplaced yesterday. I've gone through the house a million times, sifted through cold snow, and then gone through our house a million more times- and nada. I'd call AAA but I let our membership expire last month since we hadn't used it in forever (totally jinxed myself). I renewed it last night... and it takes 3 days to go into effect. So... continue searching for our key is my #1 Priority- especially since Danny's wallet is still in the truck (with his bus pass for work).

2) Once I find the key- go get copies made! This is not a one time thing. Danny, my husband whom I love with all my heart and am so blessed to be married to- loses things all. the. time. For example- when shoveling the stairs 3 days ago (yes 3) I saw a little black thing underneath the snow and it was our truck key (never knew it was even missing!). So... I guess this is shame on me for not getting copies made then... maybe :)

3) Work on a bunch of lovely orders and custom wedding party sets

4) Start exercising again. I was doing soooo good (4-5 times a week) and then when I got sick last week, everything just went downhill. So I'm holding myself accountable now by putting it on here

But before I go, I thought I'd leave you all with this relaxing and whimsical photo. Breathe it in and enjoy your weekend. See you on Monday :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Elk Refuge

The Elk Refuge by us is full of elk right now. See all those tiny specks in the background- all elk! I took a picture of these guys loitering by the fence

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Say Yes

An ethereal collection for the romantic bride

Say Yes

Products (shown clockwise): Maria Lucia Hohan Bridal Gown & Lilia Bolero: Maria Lucia Hohan, Goldfinch Ring: Banana Republic, Single Ball Earrings: Kate Spade, Streetlevel 77977 clutch: Piperlime, Tocca Perfume: Beautyhabit, Badgley Mischka Kiss Kiss Heels: Zappos

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Neutral Home

I love gray, white, and black in a home. It's clean. It's soothing. And it's classy. Add some pops of green and I'm in love. My home in no way has this color scheme- we're currently more of the neutral by way of browns people at the moment. But I think in the future- we may go this route instead.

What's your color scheme (current or dream)?

Images: 1 via Flickr for Domino, 2 Country Home, 3, 4, 5, via Country Living

Monday, January 17, 2011

Listening to...

I LOVE this song. Danny and I discovered it a few months back while listening to Pandora (although it came out in 2007 so we're way late to the scene). It's sexy and chill, and perfect for those rainy days in. Enjoy

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! This weekend I will be staying in- as I have caught the cold, that it seems everyone has had lately, and that I thought I had escaped (silly me). But... it found me. So I'm going to lie low and get some much needed rest... so that I can be back with more energy than ever for Monday :) I hope you all have a wonderful, invigorating, and happy weekend!

Image from here

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Meet Christine... Part 3

Today I have the final installment of Chris & Sean's beautiful and fun autumn wedding. In the month leading up to the wedding, Chris purchased a vintage postcard lot off of ebay for the guests to write their well wishes on instead of a guest book. Her mom is mailing the cards to them them sporadically throughout the year to read- don't you love that? Danny found one of the catacombs in Europe and instead of well wishes wrote a message from a person who is trapped down there... I love himTheir escort cards were playing cards (navy for the guests, yellow for the bridal party), and whatever number you had on the opposite side was your table. For example, if yours was an 8 of hearts- you were at table 8. The tables were also marked with jumbo playing cards displaying the number of the table. There was lots of dancingThe cake was gorgeousAnd was soon smashed into their facesLove this picture of Chris with her new brother in lawAnd these may be the two cutest little boys everThe rings
And the feeling of the night.

Thanks Chris and Sean for sharing these photos with us. You both are amazingly wonderful people and I love you with all my heart. Can't wait for you to come visit next month!

Christine & Sean Part 1
Christine & Sean Part 2

All photos by Matthew Morgan

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Busy, Busy

I am very happy to say that this past week has been SUPER busy over here at Silver Pencils. Lots of custom orders too which are always fun. Here is a picture of one of those custom pieces below: Josephine with the Something Blue center

Corona Del Mar Lunch Date

If I were back in southern California right now, this is what I'd be wearing (minus the candle... I'd be smelling that). But since I am in the middle of the (beautiful) Jackson Hole winter, I'll just keep wearing multiple layers of super sexy fleece and dreaming of wearing this once spring...errr.... summer arrives. Del Mar Lunch Date


Products: Perfect Leather Belt: Madewell, Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Little Ukita Bag: Piperlime, Slouchy Stitch Pullover: Anthropologie, Mountain Peaks Cosmetics Bag: Anthropologie, Capri Blu Mercury Glass Jar Candle:Anthropologie, Rainbow Brown Leather Sandals: Nordstrom, Leggings Jeans: Gap

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Real Wedding: Christine & Sean Part Deux

Today I have part two of Christine and Sean's beautiful fall wedding! At Padua Hills you have the option of having the ceremony inside or outside, but with trees likes these- who would want to get married inside?
Christine's 'Something Borrowed' was the veil I used for my wedding. Totally felt like Monica when she lent her veil to Phoebe for her wedding... I relate way too much of my life to FRIENDS. But being able to contribute to what she wore with her veil and hair flower meant so much to me

Anyways :) All the twinkle lights around the trees helped create some really pretty and whimsical shots like this
Once the ceremony was over, Chris and Sean headed down to the terrace for photos with family, friends, and each otherAnd since the first post was so heavily saturated with pics of the gorgeous girls, I thought I'd add some in of the guys

As you can see they had no personality...
I always love seeing the groom with his groomsmen. They always seems to be having so much fun
And of course the classic "guys walking photo"
Chris had her turn with the guys as well... letting them know what she thought of them

And then it was time for just her and Sean

Stay tuned for the final part of Chris & Sean's wedding tomorrow!

Christine & Sean Part 1
Christine & Sean Part 3

All photos by Matthew Morgan

Monday, January 10, 2011

Real Wedding: Christine & Sean Part 1

Today's real wedding is very special to me because it involves my very best friend Christine.

Chris and Sean were married on November 28th at Padua Hills Theater in Claremont, CA. The very talented Matthew Morgan captured their day perfectly and I just love this photo of them below.

But before the wedding, the girls all met at a salon in Arcadia for hair and makeup.I heart this lipstick photoBecause I did my own hair and makeup (clarification- my sister did my hair because after 26 years I still don't know how to)- I showed up at the salon after the rest of the gang.After everyone was done (there were 8 bridesmaids!) we headed over to the Bridal Suite at Padua Hills. I love this photo of Chris- she looks so happy :)After we were all gussied up...I made Chris the Everleigh flower for her hair that day.
Getting the garter on

Chris chose this Marine Blue strapless number from David's Bridal for all of us girls. I love the pop of the yellow flowers against them

And here we all are together

LOVE her Amsale Gown

The bride alone

And the groom Sean. I love Sean. He's quirky, smart, and has great taste in music. He's also one of those guys who likes to grow out his facial hair in very strange ways... but thankfully not this day :)

Chris taking in the moment as her mom and other matron of honor talk...

And Up Next: The Ceremony!

Christine & Sean Part 2
Christine & Sean Part 3

All images by Matthew Morgan