Sunday, November 29, 2009
photographed by Erin Adams
If you are a Christmas Ideas reader looking for the items pictured in the CI story I regret to tell you most of those items have sold but if you are a hunter and gatherer like me check in with your local independent retailers or look online. I've been getting the most calls about the red bottle brush trees on my mantle and they are made by Bethany Lowe Designs. The wreath above my sideboard is from Katie Runnels and the new glass jars are from the Paris Market (old candy jars are mine and are not for sale). The boxwood garland came from The Magnolia Company and the boxwood topiary came from Arcanum in Savannah. As always I sell loads of vintage ornaments at my shop @home and the wrapping paper & ribbon is from my shop as well.
The magazine neglected to source all the lovely people that loaned me things, put up with my frenzied attitude or made things for me. So I hope you patronize their shops too.
photographed by Reed Davis
And these are the pictures that did not make the cut. I styled the house for this feature so and can't help but share.....
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I got all teary reading the kind things Grace said about me and my shop in the October 18 post on Martha Stewart Weddings blog. I cut and pasted the post below.
Grace Bonney's Décor
Posted by Shira Savada, Real Weddings Editor: Martha Stewart Weddings
Today we've got a double dose of our behind-the-scenes series about Grace and Aaron's wedding. Grace bulked up her standard rentals and enhanced her décor with the help of two great shop owners. And in case you wanted to revisit Grace's first mention of incorporating vintage pieces into her wedding, you can reread the post here.
Grace: Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without the help and generosity of Paula from Paris Market & Brocante and Liz from @home vintage general. Both women really embody the welcoming spirit of Savannah and were incredibly kind to let us borrow such beautiful vintage and antique pieces.
When I walked into Paula’s store (which I visit religiously each time I’m in Savannah) during wedding planning, I knew that her collection of vintage and antique chandeliers would set the perfect tone for our "secret garden" reception. At first, I think my guests thought the pieces were just for show, but when the sun set and the lights turned, on I watched people admire the soft, romantic light they cast on the reception. People like Paula really helped us have the sort of dream wedding that wouldn't have been possible without the generosity and support of a team of local artists and business owners.
When it comes to Liz from @home, I can't say enough nice things. I’ve known her for a while now, and she's the heart and soul of the Savannah scene for me. Her support of local students, designers, and businesses is incredible. Liz’s store feels like the sort of place you want to move into, so I knew I’d turn to her for help with the wedding. And thankfully, she was kind enough to let me borrow some really key pieces, like the vintage petticoat dryer and the green-tiered plant stand. I think people thought I was a little nutty wanting to use the petticoat dryer for the escort cards, but I loved the way it expanded and thought the miniature clothespins we used to attach the cards was such a fun play on the idea of drying clothes. Liz’s store is always full of unexpected but beautiful items, and I felt really lucky to be able to use a few of them for the big day.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The much anticipated (at least for me) fall Martha Stewart Weddings is on news stands! Featured in the pages is the lovely wedding of Grace Bonney (of Design Sponge fame) and her husband Aaron Coles. I was fortunate enough to provide Grace with some vintage elements that made their way into her wedding day. Here are a few of the images of the items I shared with her. If you would like to read more about her special day you can see the first of several parts here
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Meg, my super talented graphic designer with the help of Devin O'Bryan (my @home web designer) just put the finishing touches on my wedding planning website. We are still tweaking some stuff but I could not help but share it with you. Go for a visit here: www.elizabethdemos.com
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I feel especially lucky to have three really fun projects I did featured in Country Living's October issue. I also produced two stories for Savannah Magazine and styled a house for Savannah Magazine. So....check it out.
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