Tangram inspiration

Wow, who knew tangrams could look so awesome?!  Gorgeous tablescape by Mélangerie with cakes by Nine Cakes and photography by Jen Huang.  If you want to try this yourself, buy the decoration kit via Mélangerie’s Etsy shop.

[images from Jen Huang Photography]

 

 

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10 days of love: no. 6

A For Love poster from Melangérie

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Outside the Flowerbox: Vintage schoolhouse inspiration

Outside the Flower Box with Poppies & Posies

We found the idea of a vintage schoolhouse inspired wedding to be so playful and fun! In the end, weddings are about celebration, laughter, and a little joi de vivre! There is absolutely no reason you can’t carry this through into your design too! Who doesn’t love chalkboards, vintage tins, old school pencils and playful plates? The possibilities are endless and would surely make any wedding as cute as a button.

We we’re inspired to run with this concept after we visited Jen Huang‘s new studio and spotted her gorgeous dining table (made from reclaimed wood) and vintage, French, schoolhouse chairs. When the amazing team over at Mélangerie offered to design the seating cards, menu, and table name for our shoot we knew it was the perfect project to collaborate on. They really took the tablescape to the next level with their adorable details!

We tracked down a couple of vintage crayon tins on an antiquing trip and paired them with vintage glass bottles. In keeping with the schoolhouse theme we placed old books down the length of the table and chose bright, playful flowers for our arrangements. Our favorite pairing was the red gomphrena and chamomile with geranium leaves. They resembled strawberries and looked almost edible!

Mélangerie ran with the inspiration and came up with the idea of using chalkboards. Both the menu and table name are hand-lettered onto antique chalkboards. The place cards are pieces of book board they painted with chalk board paint and then hand lettered. To complete the setting, they tied a piece of chalk to each place card with apple red ribbon to match Jen’s chairs. Parfait!!

xoxo Poppies & Posies

[images from Jen Huang]

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Top 10: Welcome totes

If you’ve got out of town guests, you’ll probably want to give them some goodies for the hotel room, but why not make the bag something they’ll want to keep too?

As a special little treat, Mélangerie is giving away one of their To Have, To Hold totes to 2 lucky readers!  Just leave a comment below and the winner will be announced on Friday!

1st row: Alphabet Bags, Soraam, Baggu
2nd row: Lola & Bailey, Mélangerie
3rd row: Thoughtful Day, Wedding Chicks, Mothology
4th row: Loyalty & Blood, Maptote

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Melangérie new genealogy chart

This new nautical themed genealogy chart from Melangérie make me want to have a sailor themed wedding!

[images from Melangérie]

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