Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I think many of us are wishing the last weeks of winter to make a quiet exit as we happily glide into Spring.  This Winter, at least in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been…for lack of a better word… insane!  Snow after snowstorm has crippled us time after time leaving the white stuff to collect everywhere in towering piles.  But just as winter has gotten on my last nerve I recall our Holiday celebration held in a local private cabin.  So let’s let Winter linger for just a few more minutes and soak up the warmth and coziness it brings as we […]

If you’ve read my blog for more than 6 months you know that I love to celebrate.  Small, impromptu parties and more involved affairs that take months of planning – I love it all!  My affinity for artful stationery always takes me to one question for clients and myself when beginning a project – “what do you envision your celebration feeling like”.  Celebrations are about feeling; feeling a moment and making it last a bit longer, feeling an environment so strongly it gets burned in your brain forever…this is what I love about throwing parties and crafting celebrations – we […]

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I remember the sun trickling in early that morning.  It’s hard to not get good light in a greenhouse but that cold December morning seemed like perfection.  Dew on the window panes with succulents and ferns at every turn, the room came alive.   Every year I celebrate with the team…offering up an amazing meal, in a wow place, making each detail sing their praises for incredible  year of  work well done.  The Vintage Greenhouse at Hillside Farms in Dallas, PA seemed magical to me, so I inquired about cleaning up the space and taking over for a day…the rest, […]

Back again with more from our glitzy and glam Holiday celebration!  In yesterday’s post, I got a bit mushy about my team but today I’m getting passionate about the paper!!  Color was electrified by the moody lighting and glimmery, glittery, sequin filled space. Vintage frames were the inspiration for all paper pieces.  I sketched, drew and painted interpretations of these gilded beauties…  Dinner menus were my favorite, featuring 5 shades of gold inks and black pen-scribble detailing!  The drink menu featured a round frame painted so heavily, each took nearly a half hour, truly a work of art! La Tavola’s […]