I’m a big fan of craft fairs….and a VERY cool one is happening this Saturday in NYC….definitely stop by the Bust Craftacular at the Metropolitan Pavilion from 10am-8pm. Over 200 vendors, food, drink, dj’s, and AMY SEDARIS….its a great way to get a jump start on holiday shopping, and maybe find some stuff for your bridal party as well! I’ll definitely be stopping by….
[image from Bust]
Marimekko is always a good source for color inspiration. Consider using their fabrics for homemade table runners, table cloths, or as backdrops for pictures [since many of their patterns are quite large, they would work GREAT for this]
[images from Reprodepot]
I visited the Union Square Holiday Market this past weekend, as I always do for Christmas, and found newbie Chiossone + Co. They had the greatest wood crafted ornaments with cutout snowflakes, initials, and can even woodburn names! I thought they would make great gift toppers, but their necklaces could make great gifts for your bridesmaids as well.
[images from Brooklyn Bride + Chiossone]
Everyone and their sister is doing a holiday gift countdown, so I wanted to do one too….but mine won’t be specifically for the holidays….it will be for the bridal party. I’ll be doing a bridesmaid and groomsmen edition, maybe with more to follow. You might recognize some of these from past posts, but they were just too good to not post again…others might be twists on traditional gifts….either way, all these gifts are ones that I would love to have myself, so if your bridal party has killer taste, start taking notes!
So, bags……whether it be toiletry, clutch, or tote, please don’t let it be ordinary! One of my favorites this year is the Hunters Tote from LL Bean…a very nice departure from the standard preppy Boat Totes. Get it in camoflage and have their initials embroidered in bright orange for a nice twist!