Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” – Linus Pauling

And so it seems I am constantly thinking of new ideas and “getting myself into trouble” as my Mom likes to say.  After several weeks of creating pieces for various collaborations with some of the finest vendors in the industry I got to thinking…  Collaborations are one of my favorite aspects of this business.  The power behind a creative team coming together to vision an idea can be, for lack of a better word, magical.  Stunning tabletops like those that you may have seen in the most recent issue of Bride and Bloom from Carissa at JL Designs and Karen of Karen Tran Florals  are the magic I speak of.

So I decided to head up my very own tabletop shoot.  Yes, I know what you may be thinking…A tabletop designed by a stationery artist?  Well yes, design of all kind has always been a passion.  My home has been a veritable sketchbook for the many interior design concepts I experimented with over the years.  Take a look at what things look like around the Holidays and you will see I do love to dabble in creating warm and inviting environments.  So I thought, why not combine my passion for paper details with my love of tabletop design?

Later this month several of my region’s finest wedding professionals will gather to execute two tabletop shoots.    The first of which is Watercolor Harvest.  The details will have an artistic flair – think art books as cake stand while the color palette is inspired by my beloved collection of pink milk glass.  Stay tuned next week when I share a sneak peek into the inspiration behind the second shoot and introduce my partners in crime.

Pink Milk Glass Ladies with shoes, Table and chairs,  Fruit and Flowers from Flowers for the Table by Ariella Chezar, Peonies by Kate Holt, Linens, Cake

A recent trip to a local auction left me with this beauty, sure to take center stage at the Watercolor Harvest shoot.

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