Party Palette: Autumn Maple Leaf

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! Can you believe Halloween is just a week away? I’m definitely feeling the autumn chill this week and can’t wait to prep little bags of goodies for trick or treaters. I’m already looking forward to the weekend when we’ll be carving pumpkins and taking refuge from the cold by cozying up and watching Halloween movies. (Hocus Pocus, anyone?) To kick the week off in appropriate fashion, here’s a little autumn-inspired color palette for your pleasure.

{top. Brandon Ehrlich. left. Wit & Delight. right. The Berry.}

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Friday Link Love

Hello, weekend! I’m so happy it’s Friday again, I’ve got to tell you. I love the excitement of the anticipation of the weekend. Lazy mornings with big cups of coffee and long stretches of quiet hours to fill however you please. Whoever invented the weekend deserves a Nobel Peace Prize if you ask me. What are you up to this weekend? I’m going to continue soaking up as much fall as I can before it’s all but gone. I swear summer passed by in a blink, so I’m trying to really savor the flavors and scents of fall before it too is whisked away by the cold. Have a happy and beautiful weekend and I’ll see you here on Monday! xoxo

I want a vintage VW camper van! (via)

Such a pretty picnic wedding.

Be a rag doll for Halloween.

Need to pay a visit to the Pantone Hotel.

Love me some oatmeal for breakfast.

So sweet: a book of love notes.

Crushin’ on these colorful party kits.

Have I ever told you how much I love gnomes?

Freezer paper stencils = genius.

A spooky wedding, done right.

Still loving neon.

A fresh Halloween color palette.

{Photo by Nathan Legiehn.}

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Recent Inspirations

I’ve been doing some research lately for a few upcoming projects and along the way have been finding myself incredibly inspired by soft muted colors and quietly beautiful photography capturing stolen moments. Funny how you can draw so much inspiration from something as simple as a coffee mug or a collection of broken terra cotta planters. There are so many beautiful things out there that I don’t have time to blog but would love to share, so I thought I’d assemble some of my recent inspirations for your viewing pleasure…

{From top, left to right: f letter / Jose Villa / Graphic Journey / Simply Breakfast / forty-sixth at grace / hinterland photo via ascot friday / James Moes / design*sponge / What Katie Ate.}

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Cabin Cove Oysters

Interestingly enough, there has been a lot of talk of oysters in my little world lately. (Random, I know.) So I got pretty gosh darn excited when I saw that the lovely Juliet of Poppies & Posies recently took on the coolest little side venture – an oyster shuck truck! Based in Maine, Cabin Cove Oysters makes appearances at special events and weddings and is basically the raddest thing I’ve ever seen.

{Photos by Oh Darling via Darling Dexter.}

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DIY Tassel Garland

Hey there lovelies! It’s Chelsea from Lovely Indeed, here with a DIY project to snazz up your next shindig. I was so inspired by the color palette that our dear Jenny used on her last DIY project, that I decided to continue the trend. We’re using blacks, whites, and some pops of color and metallics to make ourselves a fancy little tassel garland!

These little garlands are all the rage right now, thanks to Confetti System and their inspired designs – I’m under their spell just like everyone else! So let’s get down to business and DIY ourselves one of these bad boys.

Supplies –

  • various colors of tissue paper (including metallic mylar paper if you like)
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • cord

First, fold one sheet of tissue paper in half width-wise, then fold it over twice length-wise. With your scissors, cut strips of fringe about 1/4″ wide along the unfolded short edge of your folded tissue, leaving about 2″ of uncut tissue at the folded edge.

Unfold your two length-wise folds and cut the tissue in the center, creating two folded halves. Set one aside.

Open your remaining half and lay it out. You should have a sheet of tissue with fringe on either side and a solid section down the center. Using the solid center section, begin to roll the tissue paper up, being careful to keep the fringe untangled.

After the entire section is rolled, twist the center tightly. Then curl it in on itself to create a loop, and secure with a small dot of hot glue if needed.

Trim your ends if desired, and string your tassel onto your cord. Repeat the process until you have as many tassels as you like! String your fancy new garland anywhere you like – on a wall, in a doorway, on the bannister, in a tree! You kind of can’t go wrong. This bad boy’s gonna make my fall festivities extra, extra chic this year!

{Photos by Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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