Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

well isn't that nice

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.

Photo by Tara Donne.

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

send holly to martha bake sale saturday oct. 31

We are hosting an old fashioned bake sale Saturday Oct. 31 from 10-6 to help raise money for @home shop girl Holly Sexton.  The money will go towards tuition for her dream internship at Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine.  We are all contributing yummy baked goodies so please stop by, meet Holly, make a purchase and wish her luck.  

320 West Broughton Street Savannah, GA  

Saturday, October 24, 2009

blog announcement

After much pressure I've started a blog for my event design business. As if there isn't enough technology in my life.  I'm not sure I can handle anything else. I have a store, a store website + blog, an event design business + blog, a face book page for me and the shop and photo styling work flowing in.  I get tired just typing all of it.  My friends in the event business keep hassling me about twitter but I have been able to resist (for now).  

Thursday, October 22, 2009

local lovelies guest blog

Nicole, of the blog Kirei Nest, recently contacted me about contributing ideas for Local Lovelies Georgia edition.  I jumped at the chance to share my favorite edible goodies, gifts and must dos found right here in Savannah, GA.  I hope you can hop over there and read all about it.  

visit here www.nicoleossola.com to see for yourself

Friday, October 16, 2009


Yeah!  The flip house is under contract!!!!!  Apparently the owners had 3 offers (all female, first time home buyers).   AMAZING, it was only on the market one month.  I like to think it was the splendid selections of one such designer (me) that helped get it sold but the truth is the owners and the workman did a terrific job.  I'm ready for the next one.  I love to spend other people's money.  :  )

read the previous posts here & here

Sunday, October 11, 2009

now that is the money shot

I found this fantastic picture in the 5th installment of images from Grace's wedding in Savannah.  It is of my petticoat dryer all decked out with her escort cards.  LOVE it!  

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

boho magazine

New fall issues just arrived in the store and I'm pleased to report @home was included in a boutique feature in the magazine.  Come by and get your copy today.  

grace + aaron

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

oops, I forgot to mention the items....

she borrowed: 
1875 metal petticoat dryer $375
1890's painted iron multi arm plant stand $450 (sold)

she purchased:
vintage handkerciefs prices vary $4-$6 each
vintage belt buckles prices vary $2-$10 each
velvet ribbon prices vary $4-$8 per yard

Thursday, October 1, 2009

we are live

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