Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue.

Wanted to share a recent post I made for The Southern Suite with y'all... Enjoy!

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

While certain traditions - especially wedding-related ones - can often seem played-out, there is always a way to execute it well!  The tradition of a bride wearing something old, new, borrowed, and blue is believed to have its roots in Victorian era England, and the variety of interpretations is abundant.  All in all, the general idea is that each of the items symbolizes an aspect or quality of marriage, and serves both as a reminder, and as a wish of good fortune for the bride.  
(Is your inner historian craving more on the backstory?  If so, check out this simple explanation of the saying.)
The following is my interpretation of a tradition gone right:

 ... a stunning vintage gown...

... a new clutch (take your pick: shiny, or sparkly, or shiny and sparkly)...

 ... a pretty comb (probably borrowed from that friend who always looks pulled together due to *just-the-right* accessories - you know the one)...

...and a perfectly gorgeous (blue-ish) engagement ring.

A new take on a tired old, often-borrowed, blue-hued adage - totally worth a 2nd (or 842nd) thought!


* For more creative ideas and inspirations, visit me over at Dove Tree *


Thursday, April 11, 2013

WANTED: puddles

The puddle-jumpers and I have been good and ready for spring for quite some time now... A new season alllll around please!  The only mud I've found thus far appears to be on my entrance floor (how is that possible?)
So.  If you see any worthy roadside lakes, please notify me at your earliest convenience - so that I may dirty my houndstooth rubbers and get on with it.