Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bridal Shower Inspiration: Vintage Tea Party

What better way to beat the Monday Blues with some seriously pretty pictures. I love this concept, shot by the guys at It's so girly and romantic and the colour palette is just to die for. This High Tea is perfect for a girly get together. Enjoy!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

French Vintage Wedding at Pappas Duncan Yard

Happy Friday!! And what better way to ease into the weekend with some photo eyecandy. For those of you who don’t know Duncan Yard in Pretoria, it's a little shopping centre nestled in the bustling suburb of Hatfield. A picturesque little haven of shops and eateries with cobbled ways and castle turrets, it is definitely something out of the ordinary. For more info visit

It’s off the beaten track in terms of wedding venues, which is interesting because the restaurant, Pappas, provides the perfect backdrop for a quaint wedding. Friends of the awesome photo duo welovepictures had their wedding here and their theme was French vintage. It sure didn’t disappoint. Happy viewing!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

DIY Ring Pillow

It’s DIY Thursday at Teapots and I came across the cutest idea for your ring pillow –especially if you are having a rustic inspired wedding. Wedding pillows are so costly these days (I have never really understood why) and this one is so adorable and easy to make.

What you'll need:
  • A 13cm x 13cm X 3cm piece of Styrofoam

  • 70cm fabric ribbon (3cm wide)

  • 3 metres fabric ribbon (less than 1cm wide)

  • A 15cm x 15cm scrap of fabric

  • A handful of sphagnum moss

  • Straight pins

  • Round-headed pins

  • A pair of scissors

You can get the ribbons from Moi Decor, and the rest of the items from Flowerspot. You may need to find your pins from a haberdashery shop though.

1. Centre your fabric face up on the Styrofoam square and fold the scrap fabric
edges over sides of the Styrofoam and secure with straight pins. Wrap
the corners neatly and pin. (see figure 1)
2. Turn your Styrofoam over so the fabric side is down. Take your
sphagnum moss and stretch it out across the top of the Styrofoam. Be sure
that the moss completely covers the surface. (see figure 2)
3. Cut a length of the skinnier ribbon and run it diagonally across the
mossed surface. Attach both ends of the ribbons on the sides of the
Styrofoam using straight pins. Repeat this process to create a diagonal
grid of ribbon on the top of the pillow.
4. Take your round-headed pins and stick them into the points where the
ribbons intersect on the pillow top. (see figure 4)
5. Turn the pillow on its side and pin the end of the wider ribbon in
the centre of the side, using your straight pins. (see figure 5)
6. Wrap the ribbon around all four sides, concealing the fabric edges and
skinny ribbon tails. Pull it tightly as you go and keep the ribbon edges
lined up with the edges of the pillow. (see figure 5)
7. When you pass your starting point, fold under the ribbon tail and pin
it down using your round-headed pins. (see figure 6)
8. Trim off any loose moss bits.
9. Cut a 30cm piece of the skinnier ribbon and tie it to the round-headed pin
in the centre of the pillow. Attach your rings by tying a bow. (see
figure 7)

This DIY project was created by Laurie Cinotto
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Splendour that is the Rand Club

One of Jozi’s hidden gems (I think), is the Rand Club in downtown Jozi. This colonial masterpiece represents a piece of history as one of the first ‘old boys clubs’ in South Africa, frequented by the likes of Cecil John Rhodes back in the day. What makes this venue awesome is the fascinating old school library, the regal staircases and the duck egg blue reception hall. I love anything bookish, and so I have listed this venue as one of my top 5 in Gauteng (together with Turbine Hall and Hazeldene Hall - the others will follow, promise). Also, being situated in town, you can take advantage of the city landscape when it comes to the photos. Fabulous, old chap, just fabulous!

This wedding was taken by a friend of mine, Marc Dryden-Schofield, and he really did a great job at showcasing the magnificence of the Rand Club.

Photo Credits: {Marc Dryden-Schofield Photography}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday is Shoesday!

Quite a cute trend on blogosphere at the moment is profiling shoes on a Tuesday! So here is our first Shoesday post and to launch it I could think of nothing better than a pair of white pretties with some dusty pink flower purdy :)

Hope you had a happy Shoesday y'all :)

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