Archive for July, 2010

Did you watch Mad Men on Sunday night? Travis and I sure did and while watching, one thing in particular caught my eye: lamps. Lamps, you say? Yes! Did you notice the amazing ones in Don’s new apartment? Well, I sure did which got me to thinking that I might have a problem. I’m starting to collect vintage and mid-century modern lamps. To prove it, here are some pictures of the lamps in my home. Enjoy! ;-)

Yes, this deer piece is a lamp! It’s a TV lamp and there’s a place for a bulb in the base on the back. I’ve yet to find a bulb the correct size, but when I do it’s sure to be magic.

I’ve been working on the calligraphy for Anna’s sister’s invitations for the past week. The wedding is in North Carolina and its been a lot of fun writing all of the wonderfully southern names on the envelopes. She had her invitations done by Smock, which I love (see last image).

Good morning!

I really adore this letterpress print from Print for Love of Wood out of the UK. Isn’t it fun? I think it would make the perfect addition to my studio. Or perhaps right above my bed to inspire me in the morning!


Last night Anna introduced me to Salt Harbor Designs, an event design company whose work is amazing. As I was perusing the blog, I came across this cake. I think it’s amazing, don’t you? Read more about this event here.

Last night Vera Green Productions put on another beautiful event, this time for the new Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gochneaur! They’re a truly beautiful couple whose love for each other is so evident and wonderful to be around. The wedding was at the Stonegate Mansion here in good ol’ Fort Worth, TX complete with yellow, black, and pink details. I was so happy in that I got to provide some of the elements for this wedding and it was really fun working with Amanda. Here are some snapshots from the evening:

The lovely couple

Centerpieces by Vera Green Productions with the most amazing dahlias, garden roses, and hydrangea. Amanda ordered all of these little chalkboards for
the menus at the table that I painted and wrote on with chalk ink pens. Fun!

More chalkboard fun. This time, I wrote the complete menu, which was provided by the always delicious Reata.
(And can I say that I’m always impressed by their staff, too).

Instead of a sign in book, guests wrote advice and wishes for the couple on little pieces of paper and hung them on this tree.

Wedding cake

Groom’s cake

Some calligraphy work from blue eye brown eye

Another centerpiece, the most delicate orchids you’ve ever seen.