Last week I visited the South Carolina Aquarium with my son after school one afternoon. We were both smitten with Liberty, a rescued Bald Eagle. Isn’t she a stunner? I love the lemon color of her beak.Pin It
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One of the many joys of being back in the South is access to one of my favorite snacks: boiled peanuts. Pair it with a cane sugar Coke and I’m a very happy girl. I snapped this pic at Butcher & Bee the other day because I just loved the traditional color palette: coca cola red, peanut brown, a bit of green: an old school classic color palette that would be a great jumping off point for planning a fall party.Pin It
Crystal Kluge has done it again! Another perfectly charming font. The San Rafael font is sorta girly, sweet, and on the casual side, but still sophisticated enough for a wedding invitation. I think it would be particularly fun for an autumn apple picking party invitation.Pin It
Wonderland has been one of our most popular designs lately. I was inspired by Alice in Wonderland when I designed it … a little bit whimsical, a little bit Victorian, a lot charming. This example is shown letterpressed in coral and noisette (nut brown) inks on bright white 100 percent cotton paper, with antique gold envelope liners.Pin It
I couldn’t help but to snap a picture. The pretty combo of the sun faded orange, turquoise and green colors together made me smile.
//photo: Erika Firm | DelphinePin It
Here’s a peek at one of my favorite custom design projects from last year: Kyle and Scott’s wedding invitation for their Colorado “farmette” celebration. I like it so much that I’m considering adapting the design as a regular design on our website. What do you think? Should I do it?Pin It
I designed fun brown and white S’mores party invitations, as well as a few party accessories like brown cocktail napkins, but that’s as fancy as it got — overall the party was super low key. My dad made brats and we had a wagon full of beer, the kids ran around the yard playing tag, and patiently waited for dark so we could make s’mores. One of our neighbors brought over homemade marshmallows drizzled with caramel (we ate most of them before the fire was hot!).
Some s’mores party tips: 1. Buy cheap wood dowels at the hardware store for disposable s’mores sticks. 2. Keep a box of wet wipes nearby to help little ones get “unsticky.” 3. Put each ingredient in its own big jar with wide mouth, for easy access. 4. If you want to try something a little fancy: replace the Hershey’s bar with a Reese’s Cup. Trust me on this one.
I absolutely loved designing the branding for Adrianne Smith Floral Design. Adrianne is one of the sweetest people around. When she came over to pick up her new business cards she brought homemade pesto, made from basil and peppery arugula. From her own garden, no less. Mmmm.
To match the natural style of her floral designs, I went with a toned down green, brown and taupe color palette and pulled in some linen and canvas textures. Another reason we went with green and brown is that the natural palette will complement all photos of her work.
Adrianne picked out the gorgeous 18th century botanical illustration, which adds a bit of romance and drama to the design. We wanted to keep the entire look and feel on the casual side (A is a “no foofy stuff” kind of gal), so the typographic logo has a hand stamped look, inspired by the markings on wood wine crates.
Still to come: her ad materials, updating her blog, tweaking the website, avatars, postcards, and other fun goodies.
// photo: Jennifer Dery
We’re planning a little backyard get together this Saturday for the neighborhood kids … just ‘cause. S’mores will be the star ingredient to the shindig. When I told my 7yo he got so excited he started clapping his hands and jumping up and down with pure joy in his eyes.
Our son is turning 7 and we’re having a Root Beer Kegger! See part 1 for the inspiration; part 2 for the color palette; part 3 for party decorations/inspiration; and part 4 for root beer kegger food ideas.
Tomorrow is the big party! Last night I freaked out a little because I realized that only people who live out of town rsvpd (no) to the party but nobody local had responded. After a few calls I found out that most locals had not received their invitations!!! I have no idea what happened, because I sent them all on the same day. I’m glad I sent email save the dates, so most everyone is able to come even though they didn’t receive invitations.
To keep the stress level down, and to make it easy for friends and family to help set up, today I began the party preparation. 1. I made a shopping list for the food I need to pick up this afternoon 2. I pulled out all the dishes and serving bowls that match the décor and stacked them in one spot to make it easier when I start setting the buffet 3. I bought all the party favors (tiny root beer barrel candies) and will package them up for favors later tonight while I watch tv 4. I assembled the “fancy” party favors for the kids 5. I stacked up extra invitations so I can use the paper to cut up and use for display tags 6. I set out all the glasses and paper straws (I had some green and white paper straws left over from an old photo shoot!) 7. I pulled out all the fancy cheese knives 8/9. I put sticky notes on all the serving pieces I plan to use tomorrow with the name of the food item that goes on it. Then I placed everything on the table in the correct spot. This will really help out tomorrow, so I a. remember what food item goes where and b. other people can help without too much supervision. Later today I will go out to pick up the food, bake a cake, and make the goodie bags. Tomorrow I’ll just have to assemble the sandwiches, salad, put out the cheese, pick up ice and party!
Our son’s 7th birthday party is coming up (see part 1 for the inspiration), and we’re having a Root Beer Kegger!
Here’s a little inspiration board I have pulled together as I plan the root beer kegger party. I started with the Virgil’s Root Beer Keg as the main inspiration, then came up with a color palette: dark green, root beer brown, vanilla, white; and some textures: wood grain, burlap and foam.
I pulled inspiration for this soothing autumnal color palette (full of soft taupes, pinks and greens) from one of my favorite photos of all time: a portrait of a toddler with her puppy. Photo by the extraordinarily talented kids photographer Jessica Davis Photography.
I know, I know… it’s not even Halloween yet. But here’s a little peek at our new holiday photo card collection. It’s never too early to get them started! Each photo card design has a matching holiday party invitation design, cocktail napkins, stickers, and other goodies. (above: vertical version of PENNANT by Delphine).
Above: CORIANDER holiday photo card by Delphine.
Above: horizontal version of PENNANT by Delphine.
All designs and photos ©Delphine 2010.
Meeting Street is a the Delphine design most near and dear to my heart, so I was delighted when Kari and Alan ordered custom matches as their wedding party favors in our Meeting Street design. Congrats, you two! Please send wedding photos : )