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Paper Party! 9th Annual Stationery Meetup

NSS Paper Party 2013 DelphineThe year is just whizzing by. I was scrolling through photos from this year’s Stationery Show and realized I forgot to post photos of our 9th Annual Stationery Meetup invitation. Ooopsie. Here she is. This year I went with something bold and fun, in my favorite colors: emerald green, chartreuse (aka “Delphine green” around the studio), and black.

9th Annual Stationery Meetup 2013 DelphineIt was such a fantastic party. It’s impossible, really, to put it into words. Thanks a million times over to all my favorite paper peeps for celebrating 10 amazing years of Delphine with us, and for being so supportive as we launch our new brand, Chromatic & Co., into the wild. Merci! 

SOURCES | Invitations by Delphine | Calligraphy by Paige.

 

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Bergamot | Font Love

Bergamot font via Delphine

Isn’t Bergamot just fun! We love this font because not only is it bold and sturdy, this font has a casual, playful side as well. Now that summer is here there are party invitations to be made and signs to be hung. It can be used for that weekend garage sale, possible pool party, or even a birthday invite… clearly, we can’t get enough!

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NEW on Chromatic & Co.: The Sweetest Occasion

introducing the sweetest occasion wedding invitations for chromatic & co. Squeal! Soooo so so so sooooo excited to announce that my darling and super talented friend Cyd (you know, the genius behind “The Sweetest Occasion,” the best blog ever) has launched a collection of pretty party and wedding invitations, stationery, party goodies, iPhone cases and other treats over at Chromatic & Co. 

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Silver and Gold: Serve in Style

Silver and Gold serving trays via DelphineThe holidays are over—phew!— but that doesn’t mean you can’t still eat in style. Put a little plate of cheese, a bowl of fruit, a few crackers, and a candle on a tray (plus a glass bottle of red wine, bien sûr) and voila: a pretty setting for one (or two). Perfect for a cozy evening on the couch, as you recover from a whirlwind season. Here are some of my very favorite serving trays, in luxe silver and gold — timeless and chic, non?

Sources: 1/ Scallop edged metal tray  2/ Faux bamboo butler tray in gold and white 3/ Clear acrylic modern serving tray  4/ Gold lacquer rectangle serving tray

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Trend | Art Deco

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The Great Gatsby metallic book coverThe Art Deco trend is big on our radar here at the Delphine studio. We’re all just dying to see the new Gatsby movie.

Word is the release was pushed to Spring 2013 —boooo— so we’ll have to make due with re-reading (again) the book until then, and watching the 1974 film (again).

Top collage photos// Jenny Packham gown | roaring 20s wedding | 20s inspired wedding | vintage gramophone | shoulder necklace | 1920s headband | art deco inspired place setting | champagne | The Great Gatsby book

art deco trend via delphineTo get in the 1920s party mood, I rounded up a few key pieces to throw your own Art Deco inspired soirée:

1. Party Like It’s 1919 Earrings  2. Rosy-Cheeked Champagne Coupes  3. Moét & Chandon Champagne  4. The Dorothea Ring  5. Dustin Tumbler  6. Draped Swag Necklace  7. Alena Heels by Chrissie Morris  8. Embellished Pipali Dress  9. St. Germain Liqueur  10. Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Passion  11. Antique Engagement Ring  12. Gold Iron Mirror Tray

 

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Wine and Cheese

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Chilly weather is the perfect time for casual get togethers with neighbors and friends. My parents are the ultimate hosts, and they taught me to always have some cheese, wine and crackers in the kitchen, so as to be prepared for guests at any time. The tip has served me well, and I’m looking forward to lots of impromptu happy hours at my place with my neighbors this winter.

Right now I use an old wood cutting board for serving, but it’s old in a scary did-you-find-that-in-a-dumpster way, not in a that-must-be-from-a-turn-of-the-century-estate-sale kind of way. I’d love to have a fancy slate board or a pretty wood serving paddle so I can serve in style (holiday elves, are you listening?). Also on my wish list is the darling juice glass caddy from Bixby & Ball — I’d use it for dips, cornichons, and olives.

Entertaining wish list, clockwise from Crate & Barrel Slate Board / Crate & Barrel Cheese Tool Set / Northern Natives Numbered Wood Coasters via Etsy / Yummy Saxelby Cheesmongers Choice / Orange & Pear Rams Head Knife Set / Crate & Barrel Acacia tree slice serving platter / West Elm Raw Wood Board /Bixby & Ball Juice Glass Caddy

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Arizona Cactus Cocktail Napkins and Stir Sticks | Haute off the Press

arizona cactus custom cocktail napkins and stir sticks in green and goldArizona Cactus has always been one of my favorite Delphine designs. I love the Saguaro Cactus and Prickly Pear Cactus illustrations my mom drew for us. Custom cocktail napkins and stir sticks are such a fun way to brighten up a bar, don’t you think? Much nicer than the boring white napkins and tiny black coffee stirrers that most catering companies provide, right?

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Party Details | Custom Wedding Match Boxes

custom match boxes for wedding party by delphineI love the simplicity of these sweet custom “a perfect match” wedding match boxes we did for Lindsay and Derek. It’s the little details that really make the look and feel of an event come together.

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Beach Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

beach party scavenger hunt birthday party invitationseaside beach in cardiff by the sea california8 year old birthday beach party carfiff californiabeach party scavenger hunt tide poolsfootball at sunset on the beach in cardiff by the sea californiafavorite gift home made birthday cardIt’s hard to believe my little one is already eight years old! This year for his birthday he requested a beach party scavenger hunt at Seaside Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

The kids got “a little” wet (some of them actually went swimming!) and had a blast searching for treasures like sea anemones, feathers, shells, lobster, surfers, swimming dogs, and whales. We spotted nearly everything on the list (including swimming dogs, excluding whales).

We celebrated with pizza, cupcakes and lemonade for the kiddos … and yummy cheese, warm coffee and cupcakes for the parents. One of the best parts of the party for me is the crazy easy setup and break down … all I brought was snacks, a drink bucket, a rollup portable table and some picnic blankets. I let Mother Nature do ALL the decorating! I did put together some goodie bags for the kids, with custom stickers, candy and a whoopie cushion. They are 8 year olds, after all. What could be better than sugar and a whoopie cushion?!

Happy birthday to my little guppy!

 

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Blue and Silver Holiday Dessert Bar

Holiday Dessert Bar Buffet Styling by DelphineI 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

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