Friday Link Love (NSS Edition)

I can’t believe it, but it’s time! I’m currently in New York City working on last minute preparations for the 2011 National Stationery Show. The show kicks off on Sunday and is not only a little piece of heaven on earth for a paper junkie such as myself, but it’s also the time of year when I get to meet and catch up with some of my very loveliest friends. I can’t wait! Naturally, I’ve been planning dinner dates and outfits for months. (And, no, that’s not an exaggeration.) However, worry not! While I’m gone next week, fearless DIY gurus Jenny and Chelsea will be leading the charge with The Sweetest Occasion’s first ever DIY Week! Plus, I’ve got a couple of amazing guest bloggers lined up so don’t miss it – happy weekend!

In honor of the National Stationery Show, this week’s Friday Link Love is a celebration of paper!

An incredible collaboration. (And an incredible color palette!)

On the hunt for fabulous wedding invitation ideas? Look no further.

Already pretty sure this stationery line is going to be a new favorite.

Attending the show? So are we. Come see us! (Booth 2241.)

Envelopes that surprise and delight.

More first birthday party invitations that make me smile.

Congratulations to my friend Audrey on the launch of U + U!

Simply divine paper party decorations.

If you’re walking the show, you might want to visit these people.

And definitely pick up these goodies.

{Photo by bliss! – stay tuned for more of this shoot next week!}

The National Stationery Show is a sponsor of The Sweetest Occasion. I am an employee of Boxcar Press/Bella Figura/Smock. Read more about The Sweetest Occasion’s editorial policies.

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Pretty Ombre Escort Cards

There are a few things I’m loving right now and just can’t get my fill of – ombre, watercolors and everything chevron top that list. These ombre calligraphy escort cards are just beautiful. Gorgeous paper subtly died beautiful shades of peach and vanilla, and finished with the lovely calligraphy stylings of Neither Snow are enough to make a girl swear off boring white paper forever. Even better, you can get the DIY instructions on Once Wed to make your very own.

{Photos from Once Wed.}


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{Photos from Scratch Weddings.}

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Tin Can Treats Celebrations

I know vintage campers are everywhere these days, but I’m thinking there’s a reason for that. There is something so blissfully nostalgic about an old camper. It sings of long summer days, childhood, creamsicles melting in the heat of July, and days when our biggest worries were whether to go with the purple or the blue crayon. (Personally, I always went pink.) Tin Can Treats is a Nashville company renting out their vintage camper, a 1965 Shasta Airflyte named Doris, for birthday parties, weddings and celebrations of all shapes and sizes. To me, it looks like a little piece of heaven.

{Photos by Tec Petaja for Tin Can Treats via Birthday Girl via Party Perfect.}


Party Palette: Beach Chic

With spring having finally decided to stick around and summer close on her heels, you’re going to notice things getting increasingly beachy around here. I grew up on the water and I swear I can’t stay away, especially in the warmer months. By summer you’ll find me on a boat or a beach or a lakefront every chance I get. These colors are the colors my dreams are made of – watery hues that whisk you away.

{top. The Wheatfield. left. Elle France via Habitually Chic. right. Kryaart from Circle of Unreality.}