I think brides are more often looking at alternatives to flowers these days. I did a search for favors on etsy today and found this great option for favors or even centerpieces. Succulent Designs offers these amazing wreaths, but my favorite are the tiny succulents in the containers perfect for favors. I love how they look all lined up. They would look great on a long table with a row of these as centerpieces and then every guest would also get to take one home as a favor. You could fill it in with some lovely white candles or a few larger arrangements of succulents. I love when things can be used in 2 ways!
A bit about the shop owner: “I have been an avid container gardener for over 35 years, with a particular passion for designing with succulents. Now that I am retired and our children are grown and out of the nest, I’m blessed to be with my husband of 30 years and our beloved dogs on a stunning piece of acreage in the mountain foothills in our great southwest. I grow hundreds of succulent plants, sedum, cacti, and herbs here, and have been designing and creating succulent wreaths for a number of years. It is such a joy to be able to supplement our retirement income with something that brings me joy and fulfullment, and to bring beauty to others as well. Thank you so very much for visiting!
“If you’re having a succulent-themed wedding, I have packages available at discounted prices that can include wreaths or large dish garden plants, plants for favors, bouquets, corsages, boutinnieres, and if you have other ideas, let me know! I can also accomodate bridal or baby showers, corporate gifts, or just any special occasion. Drop me a convo, I’d love to meet you!”
Head on over to her shop if you are looking for something unique for your centerpieces and favors.
Today’s post is definitely a little late in the day, but it isn’t midnight yet! Prue isn’t at daycare this week so fitting in blogging along with everything else is a little tough. It might also have to do with the fact that Auntie Mel came over today and we made cookie stuffed cookies. Yes, you read that right. I said COOKIE STUFFED COOKIES. Mel made vegan cookies that spread a bit so it was kind of a fail. I also had a mix for a oatmeal chocolate cookie so we made those as well stuffed with double stuffed oreos. Below is a photo of the oatmeal cookies that held their shape a bit better. So sorry that this post is a little late in the day, I am sure you now understand and can forgive me. (these images were all taken with Hipstamatic, on Auntie Mel’s iphone)
I think this is a great find not only for brides looking for unique & vintage style jewelry, I think lots of ladies I know will love what Alona makes from vintage pieces she finds. Her jewlery would make a beautiful statement piece for the bride & you could also get some really great necklaces for the bridesmaids as well.
Here is Alona’s bio from her etsy page:
My name is Alona.
I am a proud mother to 3 lovely kids and married to my wonderful best friend.
I am an interior designer.
I make jewelry in my beautiful and inspiring studio where I also create collages and albums.
Thank you for stoping by.
Make sure to stop by her shop to see her lovely pieces.
Dreaming In White Vintage Collage Necklace
Pink and Turquoise Bouquet- Vintage Collage Necklace
Lydia is being featured in her high school’s alumni magazine. I had the pleasure of stopping be her booth at Winterfest to capture some shots for the magazine. These are some of the outtakes. If you haven’t tried Lydia’s S’mores you really need to head over to her site and order some (the pretzel kabooms are also delightful) or if you are in the Lowell area head on over to Brew’d Awakening right downtown to visit her and pick up a delicious cup of coffee and treat.