Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Need a fall favor?

Here are a few items we have in the shop specifically designed for fall galas! These items would all work well at a fall wedding or on your Thanksgiving table! Check out the velveteen acorns on the fall forest bundle!
  • Move over cupcakes

    here come the doughnuts! love love love these lovely colored treats. who knew dougnuts could be as pretty as they are tastey?
    image via
  • Monday, September 28, 2009

    Mini DIY Project: love bird ornament

    I created this little birdie awhile back to display with some of my wedding photographs and I recently thought how it would make a great "First Christmas Together" ornament for a couple. It is very easy to make and would look really pretty tied onto a wedding gift!

    Here is the scoop:
    1. Chip board shape (purchased in a pack from Micheals)

    2. sterling glitter (martha stewart @ micheals)

    3. glitter glue (not pictured because quite frankly mine looks ugly)

    4. millinery flowers

    5. ribbon

    6. paper tag (miscellaneous tags/or create your own with card stock + printer)

    Start by spreading glue evenly over one side of the chip board cut out. Glitter glue should come with a brush tool for easy application. Smother with glitter, shake off excess, and let dry. Repeat with the other side and edges. Next, use your creativity to embellish your ornament. I cut out the word "I Do" and backed it with a ribbon banner (made by folding a piece of ribbon in half and cutting end at an angle) I then added a crown of millinery flowers to the birds head. To turn it into an ornament you may either drill a hole to the original wood cut out (before glittering) OR simply hot glue a loop to the back of the ornament.
  • Happy Monday

    Hello! So sorry I was MIA the latter part of last week! I am back and hoping to bring some inspiring posts this week so stay tuned :-)

    image via audrey hepburn complex
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    mad for plaid

    Plaid is popping up everywhere this fall proving this traditional pattern definately stands the test of time........
    My Pretty Plaid Picks...........
  • Monday, September 21, 2009

    Lovely Clusters

    Good morning lovelies! I thought I would start off the week by telling you about a lovely shopping site created by one of my favorite bloggers, Rachel Follett. Appropriately named Lovely Clusters , this site features beautiful work by some of my favorite independent designers. Above, I have compiled my favorites from the site. To see more click here!
  • Sunday, September 20, 2009

    New to LBB: Frosted Wine Stopper

    We added this wine stopper favor to the shop over the weekend
    I love the idea of a wine stopper favor but most of the mass produced ones on the wedding sites are poor quality and predictable
    We paired a high quality stopper with beautiful velvet millinery grapes and foliage, added a dainty tag, and voila!
    It is available on it's own or packaged in a box with the foliage on the outside. Click here to purchase.
  • Friday, September 18, 2009

    Happy Weekend

    I am signing off for the weekend but I will leave you with this pretty image from Alana Davis. I love the warm autumn tones and crunchy leaves. I can't wait for the leaves to change here! See you Monday lovelies!

    image via Creature Comforts
  • Thursday, September 17, 2009

    Wrist Worms

    I'm all about cute things that keep me warm :-)
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    Pretty in Pink

    looking for a relatively inexpensive way to really make your party pop? these giant 3 ft. balloons just make my heart flutter! i think they would be perfect for a baby or bridal shower (or in this case a littles girl's birthday party!) you can purchase them here for as low as 2.89 a piece.

    image via style me pretty
  • Ruche

    Have you heard of Ruche? Ruche (pronounced "roosh") , is a darling online boutique with the prettiest clothes that remind me of Anthropologie but at seriously half the price!

    their outerwear is so chic
    and they have a truly unique and stylish selection of bridesmaid dresses!
    I am smitten with this "glitz and glam ruffle coat" It would work perfectly as a nice outfit coat and at less than $50 it's a steal!
  • Monday, September 14, 2009

    White Hot

    classic glamour for the modern goddess... i'm loving this allen schwartz party dress from chickdowntown.....now i need a party to attend.....and 300 bucks.....
  • Friday, September 11, 2009

    Happy Weekend!

    don't these sexy pics from marc o'polo make you pine for fall? cool weather, big comfy sweaters and snuggling with your love......
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2009


    sooo......I just saw the most amazing thing this morning on great full day. we already discussed beautiful vintage books earlier this week......
    but these are no ordinary books...........

    surprise! they are hollowed out to create the most extraordinary invite ever designed by photographer jessica claire for her upcoming wedding! each book was carefully picked and purchased from old bookstores and hollowed out by hand

    the inside left side features a copper "library card" paper pocket to house details such as map, response card and wedding itinerary. the invite is nestled in the hollowed out portion of the right side held secure with a grey grosgrain ribbon sealed on the side with a copper wax seal with a lock picture. (second image above)

    invitations were letter pressed, burned around the edges and feature vintage buttons purchased on ebay.
    the final product was wrapped in brown paper and mailed lovingly to the guests of the bride and groom! this is truly a unique and inspiring project! kuddos to jessica and her team of helpers for hands down the best invite i have seen!!
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2009

    Today I love: Birch Details

    Lately I have been really loving the use of birch and twig details in weddings. It creates such a subtle rustic look while still keeping things soft and romantic. I love how real wedding Nadia and Charles used them to elevate votives and floral arrangements.

    Here are some terrific ways to incorporate this look into you wedding:

    muscari ring cushion

    little retreat birch vase

    bundle of twig pencils


  • Sunday, September 6, 2009

    Classic Beauties

    I am so excited because I just pre-ordered some of these penguin classic hardcover books. This 10 piece books series features some of my favorite titles with new pretty hard covers designed by coralie bickford-smith. I have been looking for some old beautiful books to display and while not old, these totally fit the bill. Each book has a beautiful matte foil design and will look so pretty on my book shelf, dresser or wherever I decide to put them! Click here if you want to be lucky like me!
  • Friday, September 4, 2009

    HydraHeart + Happy Weekend!

    love these......
    pretty pretty flats perfect for fall brought to you by hydraheart......
    Happy Weekend :-)
  • Thursday, September 3, 2009

    A Vintage Inspired Place Card

    We just added this new seating card to the shop. I love the colors......probably in part because they were my wedding colors! The deep purple velvet flower picks up on the specks of purple in the gold key and looks really lovely to me :-) (And check out my awesome chair it is photographed on. I got it from a local antique shop. I bargained and only paid 30.00! And the seat is not woven wicker, it is leather. SweeeT!
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2009


    Celebration Time! It is officially one year that Little Birdie Boutique opened it's virtual shop doors on etsy!
    So much has happened for us in this first year. We have 77 sales and tons of amazing feedback. I have loved working with our etsy clients and find it so rewarding to be a part of their wedding in my own little way. It hasn't been easy as my mom and I have lived in different states for the last 8 months! We have spent countless hours on the phone going over ideas, emailing pics back and forth and mailing supplies to one another! We have made it work, and hope to have continuing success in this next year :-) Thank you etsy for existing and being so supportive to independent designers!!!

    We are going to be posting new items this week and next so make sure to check the shop!

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Smokey Purple and Grey

    Oh Anthropologie, I miss you dear friend.......

    Ever since I moved to Fort Smith I have had serious Anthroplogie withdrawal. In Houston we had not 1, but 2 stores! I loved shopping the sale room for steals (you definitely don't get the same deals online).

    I picked these pretty items in shades of smokey purple and grey because they all would match my bedroom and are perfect for fall. Can't wait till Thanksgiving when I can see you again!