Yay yay yay!!!! My Delphine holiday photo card collection for Cardstore is live. I had a lot of fun designing for Christmas last summer (one day I even busted out the flannel jammies, hot cocoa and watched Elf to get in the spirit). I am so thrilled to see all my designs on the brand spanking new & improved Cardstore. Please hop over there and check it out and let me know what you think. Do you have a favorite? Can you guess which one I’m sending out this year?Pin It
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I think Christmas shopping is super stressful. I REALLY don’t like crowds — the noise gives me migraines and all the people who shop with runny noses and hacking coughs make me crazy. But I do really love wrapping gifts. I think it’s one of my favorite parts of the whole holiday season. Finding the right wrap and the right ribbon, with the oh so perfect embellishment is way more fun than shopping for the actual gift, in my opinion.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite trimmings for a pretty package: 1. Knit owl, fox and bear ornaments 2. Silver deer, penguin and bear ornaments 3. Silver and Gold Washi tape 4. Faux wreath — a perfect canvas 5. Beautiful velvet ribbon 6. Brown baker’s twine 7. Winter scene wrapping paper 8. Woody with Christmas tree ornament 9. Bottle brush trees 10. Owl on Branch Christmas ornaments 11. Mirrored letter ornamentsPin It
1. Fonts from Myfonts.com because we can never (ever) have enough fonts 2. A big To Do notepad from KnockKnock because our work is never (ever) done 3. Day of the week washi tape so we can accessorize our day planner 4. A stripey Baggu bag for carrying all our art supplies 5. Cute colored pencils for sketching on the go 6. Rainbow of nail polish because just one color is boring 7. Let’s Make Some Great Art book to help bust through creative block 8. YSL lipstick to make us presentable for meetings 9. a FUNctional birdie letter opener for our desk 10. Warby Parker prescription sunglasses for looking cool at all times 11. Fancy sparkly feather bracelet with rope closure, so it doesn’t clack against the keyboard 12. a custom return address rubber stamp from Delphine for the love of snail mail 13. A Pantone Christmas ornament in a favorite color (PMS 377) 14. Mom Inc. book for brushing up on being a fabulous entrepreneur 15. A vintage typewriter in a fun color (preferably green).Pin It
1. Thumbprint Masterpieces 2. Lion Rucksack 3. Bird-o The Bird Stuffed Animal 4. Tattly Monster Tattoos 5. Play Canopy 6. Chalkboard Top Desk 7. Nerf Gun 8. Owl Slippers 9. Animal Faces Masks 10. Comic Book Kit 11. Bambi doll 12. Fox PuzzlePin It
I think the hardest people to shop for on my holiday shopping list, hands down, are the guys. So for my first gift guide of the season I started with the toughest: Gifts for the Men in your life. I’ll admit there are a few things on this list I wouldn’t mind for myself ; )Pin It
For our first Halloween in Charleston, we decided to dress up as a Cat Burglar family. Mommy Cat + Daddy Burglar = Baby Cat Burglar! We had a blast walking around the neighborhood, but really were missing our dear friends from SoCal. It’s just not the same without y’all!!
Some of the Delphine crew got the Halloween spirit going earlier in the day. Lytle was a hoarder, and Brelyn was a gangster. Trish was all smiles in her jack-o-lantern outfit. Jeff was out sick: booooo (feel better soon, dude). Sarah took the photo since she was the only one sans costume.Pin It
I just cannot get enough of these cute little munchkins dressed up for Halloween. It’s Jessica Davis‘ favorite holiday of the year, and it really shows in her photos. This year I was chatting with her about Alexander’s costume idea, and she convinced me to make costumes for John and me, too. So I’m going to blame her for my lack of sleep as I stay up all night tonight sewing and gluing.
All photos by Jessica Davis Photography.
Ahoy, mateys! How stinkin’ cute are these pirate ship fabric wall decals by Love Mae? Just think of the stories you could make up at bedtime about these guys. That octopus looks mighty sneaky. I wonder if he knows it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Daytoday??
We’re not up for painting our son’s room this year, but his new room could certainly use some color and fun. I think these retro – cool decals are the perfect way to add some charm to his room without breaking a sweat with a paint brush. The stickers are made of adhesive fabric, so they are removable and reusable — I think he’ll have fun rearranging them. Love Mae also has some super adorable girls’ room decals (think ponies and woodland creatures and other charming scenes). They even have a circus scene. Ridiculously adorable!Pin It
Shiver me timbers, this is a crazy snapshot, isn’t it? Just a couple of pirates hanging about the Charleston Harbor. Don’t you love the jewelry the tall pirate is sporting? And the tights? Trés chic. I think the red, leather, black, linen and malachite green palette would be so fun for a kids’ party color palette. A pirate party sounds like just the thing to ease into fall. Bonus: invite the parents and it’s a great excuse to whip up a batch of grog.
BTW, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here is some advanced pirate lingo for those of you who want to know how to talk like a pirate: bung hole – The stopper in food storage barrels is called the bung, and the hole is the bung hole. For realsies.Pin It
Sneak peek at what I’m up to today: my Pinterest inspiration board for a photo shoot, code named “project classy Christmas.” I know the suspense is killing you. The biggest challenge when styling this photo shoot is going to be keeping a straight face/not peeing in my pants. I know. Sometimes even I am jealous of my own job.
I had so much fun styling Jessica Davis‘s holiday party dessert bar. She thought I was crazy when I asked her to empty out her hutch so I could use it for displaying the dessert goodies (usually it’s full of baby blankets and other kids photography photo shoot props).
The candy bar had a pale blue, white and silver theme. Of course there aren’t too many foods out there that are blue, so most everything was white. We made an exception to the color palette rule for chocolate! I used lots of white candy dishes, bowls and plates to create different heights and layers. Then I threw in some turquoise, white and silver Christmas ornaments and glittery props. Everything shown is from Jessica, her fiancé, or my personal collection.
The party was a great success. Jessica raised well over $1,000 for OMO CHILD, and I am so happy to say that the raffle prizes were a hit. My son won the iPad! He hasn’t put it down since!
//photos: Erika Firm
It’s that super busy time of year, again: Holiday Party Season! I’ll be at Jessica Davis’s holiday party tonight, to support my favorite photographer and Omo Child, a cause we both care about deeply. Last night I helped set up the pretty candy bar. I’ll share photos next week.
If you’ll be in Solana Beach this evening stop by her studio for yummy treats, a beautiful slideshow of photos Jessica took on her last trip to Ethiopia, and an awesome raffle. Raffle items include an iPad, a portrait session with Jessica, $400 worth of Delphine letterpress cards, gift certificates for massage, Bink & Boo baby lovelies, Sweet Paper goodies, a Bixby & Ball gift certificate, merchandise from Jennifer Price Studio, and lots more! (Bring cash for the raffle: tickets are $25 ea). Hope to see you tonight!
P.s., that’s Jessica’s new logo, designed by me/Delphine.
Delphine for Tiny Prints designs are featured in the Tiny Prints Holiday 2011 catalog!Pin It
I’ve been so busy at the studio that I hardly noticed the entire Fall season swoosh by in a flash. We don’t have a television in our bedroom, so I watch a lot of HBOgo. I’m so bummed that the Bored to Death season is over already! Sidenote: I recently met a man who is a dead ringer for Ray’s character. True story … during an important, albeit impromptu, meeting he wandered away from the group to stretch. Someone asked him what he was doing stretching during an important meeting and he said, “I’m not stretching, I’m practicing my gay throw. If I just move your hand like this I can look gay, but I have to practice.” Ummmmm, no words.
Inspired by Jonathan on Bored to Death, here are some goodies my alter-ego would love: No. 1 Versace for H&M leather studded jacket No. 2 Duotone glasses from Warby Parker No. 3 Shiny & bright orange rain boots from Cole Haan No. 4 Nearly neon ring from Pomeletto No. 5 Skinny cords with zippers à la 1985 from Anthropologie No. 6 Shiny green-blue “henley regatta” Butter nail polish No. 7 A faux leopard trapper hat (J. Crew) to keep my ears warm.