Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Saying Thank You..

Remember that day dream I was into yesterday?  Today, I was thinking of costs and how to keep them reasonable for a Wedding and of course both the Bride and the Groom will want to extend to their Brides maids and Grooms men a lasting memento and a thoughtful thank you gift for standing along side them during their nuptials!

Thank you gifts do not have to be over the top expensive, but these must convey how thankful you are that these individuals in your wedding party are thought of by you and your intended.  

There are some wonderful gifts to give at very reasonable prices which in my humble opinion are super to give and to receive!  These I happen to have shared with you today are merely a smattering of the wonderful and inexpensive gifts which may be bought through Etsy shops,  of which there are hundreds and thousands of individual shops to choose from, all in the giant world wide mall which is called Etsy!

For the Brides maids you could select a number of beautiful gifts, one such beauty I discovered while browsing through Etsy shops was this gorgeous White Chiffon Scarf, soft, white and delicate making it a gift your receiver will make use of for years to come!  Looking through this shop you will discover this beautiful scarf in other sumptuous colours such as turquoise or shell pink and I just bet if you speak with the shop owner you might obtain another colour other than what is currently listed for sale in this shop!

 This particular chiffon scarf may be purchased through the SevinchJewelry Shop!

How about this reasonably priced and hand made delicate personalized Twisted Bow Bracelet from the TwinkleStar Jewelry a beautifully crafted lightweight piece any woman would not mind having around their wrist!  



Or how about choosing this very delicate and pretty set of bracelet plus matched earrings hand made using classic Swarovski Ivory Pearls and glamorous Rhinestone Balls and Rondelles accents?  Very affordable for such an elegant gift!

 Easily found at the WeddinGlam shop on Etsy!

For those handsome and attentive Grooms men, possibly some of these may be a good choice as lasting thank you gifts to give and for them to receive?

At the VintageStampJewels shop I discovered this masculine single band personalized Sterling Silver bracelet!  This indeed would look attractive on any mans' wrist!  It looks expensive but is classic in its design and its cost will not break the bank!


Or how about a stylish and distinctly sophisticated set of initialled  monogrammed cuff links?  I found these over at the OttavaDesigns shop!  Any man can always use a set of cuff links and with his initial it makes the gift entirely personal and special!  These are the type of links which can be worn in any year with any dress up or down attire!


What man doesn't like using a pocket watch?  I found these exquisite personalized pocket watches over at the MyPersonalMemories shop!  Once again a classy type of personalized gift to give any of your Male attendants and one which I am sure will be very well received!


It is the most important event in a young couples life together, barring the birth of their children!  When your friends consent to stand with you at the most important day in a couples life then the giving of thank you gifts with style and class is of importance.   

Personalizing thank you gifts is a thoughtful process wherein you express your deepest and heartfelt thanks to those who have been with you since the engagement and planning process of your momentous day!

Thank you gifts do not have to be over the top expensive, but those gifts should be thoughtful,  keeping in mind the character and personality of those who will be receiving what it is you choose to say thank you with and Etsy Shop owners are always at the ready to be of assistance to you in completing this important step along the way to your actual wedding ceremony!


****The choice of items I choose to write about is my own, I am not affiliated with any crafting community, sellers or the shop owners or individual or company!    I do not extract nor do I get paid  for my publications of any item or items or personal opinions contained within this my personal blog.   I do not know nor am I affiliated with any person or shop I write about whatsoever*****



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Beach Wedding Daydreams

Valentine Day!  The day many engaged couples seem to have chosen for that Romantic Event in their lives, their Wedding Day!  Many couples seem to be moving with the trend of  being married on warm sun kissed beaches with pristine white sands under bare feet and in attendance, close family and friends... to this end I have planned the perfect day dreamy beach wedding with a thought to keeping costs at a minimum and maintaining the  Romance of the entire event from the wedding dress to the attendants beach apparel!

I tend to romanticize what a Beach Wedding would look like but with that Vintage easy going Bogart and McCall cinema feel to it so I think I will allow my daydream planning to take over this morning!  

This absolutely stupendous vintage wedding dress fits my idea of what type of dress a bride might wear on that beach on her special day, with a gentle Caribbean breeze in attendance and the slow lapping of waves the orchestra against the beautifully stretched carpet of white sand the back drop for this bride in her stunning Vintage 1960's "NANCY" wedding gown from MaggieMayBridal.  This is the perfect dress!


While the Bride may be wearing a Vintage gown, her brides maids would match her perfectly in this Bright Azure Blue maxi dress of crinkled linen with white trim....this is a very flattering dress for any body shape and fits perfectly into the wedding scene I am playing out in my day dream!

This dress comes from azulsol!

Now the Groom and his grooms men could be wearing these comfortable and dashing white linen beach pants!  These are perfect for men, fit well, are comfortable and would fit in perfectly with the entire Wedding party!


These can be found over at Maliposhaclothes and if you look further into this shop you will find the perfect shirts to go with this pants and still retain the that beach wedding look....and again would look great on any body shape!


From the VanCaronCollection the Brides Bouquet with the Matching Grooms' Boutonni√®re could be composed of Blue Dendrobium Orchids and White Garden Roses!  How very romantic, being faux flowers, these would remain forever fresh and a reminder of how beautiful the Special Day was!

Each wedding party attendant could wear these matching corsages and boutonni√®res as these!

With the cost of travel to a warm sunny venue for the wedding and the matching outfits for the bridal party, the costs of all of the above would be reasonable and attainable without breaking the bank. 

Hearts in tune, shells scattered on the sands, waves lapping at bared feet while the Officiate presides over the ceremony, in my mind it cannot get any better than that!

I have had fun planning this make believe Valentine's Day wedding, so tell me, does anyone need a wedding planner/Personal shopper?  (pick me, pick me)  I would love to be on the beach and escape this frigid winter weather!  LOL!!!!

****The choice of items I choose to write about is my own, I am not affiliated with any crafting community, sellers or the shop owners or individual or company!    I do not extract nor do I get paid  for my publications of any item or items or personal opinions contained within this my personal blog.   I do not know nor am I affiliated with any person or shop I write about whatsoever*****






Monday, January 5, 2015

The Onset of 2015

Happy New Year to you and yours and may it be much improved over 2014!  
My introduction to the onset of 2015 hasn't been too bad, if you don't count the many hiccups experienced in the first few days of this new year all brought on by the foul winter weather which made its appearance felt in large all over North America.   Suffice is to say the Winter Solstice has been and gone, the days are becoming longer, even if only by minutes each day, spring is in the not too distant future and your life is still 6 inches above the ground! YAY I have made it to 2015! 

For many Etsy shops 2014 was a stellar year and for others not so great, so this morning I would like to take us into the new year with an introduction of some Tiara's I found being sold.  Tiara's are one of those wonderful items we would hardly choose as something we just have to have, but with the advent of "FROZEN" our little princesses certainly have become interested in them and simply sparkle and glow each time a Tiara is placed upon their heads....

The definition of a Tiara is "a jewelled ornamental band worn on the front of a woman's hair".   Since the weddings of Princess Diana and Miss Kate Middleton there has been a resurgence of the Tiara!

We all are enamoured when watching video clips of the Royals from Great Britain or Europe all dressed for state occasions and are wearing a Tiara, like that which the Great and Beloved Princess Diana wore on her wedding day in 1981, or the Tiara called the "Halo" loaned to Kate Middleton by Queen Elizabeth II for her wedding ceremony to the dapper and fashionable Prince William!

Possibly this year there is a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a tween in your circle who will experience the desire for a Tiara, and many may be bought from a number of  Vintage shops at Etsy. 

Like this Vintage Diamante and Pearl Flower Beaded Wedding Tiara from a shop named Glamragzz.  



This Rhinestone fillagree worked "Cross" Tiara was found at the BlueLakeMercantile shop with it having all rhinestones in tact!  A sparkly vintage piece to be sure!  

 Another Tiara was found at a shop named KenoleeEnterprises.  It is described as being made from Silver with White Rhinestones!  


I discovered this absolutely delightful and looking quite beguiling 1960's Pearls with flowers headpiece at the Sometimeschichappens shop!   It looks so delicate, wouldn't you agree?


From the Yankytreasure shop I found this stunning regal looking Crown Tiara made from Silver and Crystals, described as a Wedding Tiara!


 There are more Vintage shops at Etsy who have discovered such wonderful head pieces for just that right moment in a woman's lifetime event like her Confirmation, or her first ever Prom, Home Coming Queen, Beauty Pageants, Ballroom Dancing or that very special of all events in a woman's life, her wedding day when all eyes will be upon just her!

Tiara's are the crowning glory to any number of outfits worn for that most special moment in a woman's life when she takes center stage, no matter the occasion and Tiara's are not a new fashion trend, but an enduring fashion statement for events of distinction in a woman's life!

This is the first of my 2015 posts about the many and diversified products which may be found and purchased through the wonderful shop owners you'll find at Etsy!


****The choice of items I choose to write about is my own, I am not affiliated with any crafting community, sellers or the shop owners or individual or company!    I do not extract nor do I get paid  for my publications of any item or items or personal opinions contained within this my personal blog.   I do not know nor am I affiliated with any person or shop I write about whatsoever*****