Monthly Archives: September 2011

Palette: yellow saffron cream, cool white marble, rich blue italian plum

Clockwise from top left: photo by Luis Monteiro for Vogue Portugal via Dustjacket Attic, Sense & Soul identity by Malin Gafvert; blue fabric and yellow melon from Anthropologie catalog, photo of blue door by Johnny Miller


Even though navy blue and yellow usually make for a classically preppy combination, I love how unexpected they look here – sort of romantic and modern. For a wedding, I imagine this color board translating to rich blue linens, arrangements of white and saturated yellow flowers, and perhaps some accents of gold and gray. What about you? Could you see this as a wedding palette? Or what about a room in your home?

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NewlyWish has quickly become one of Snippet & Ink’s favorite new sponsors – I just love their beautifully curated collection of registry items. They believe that registries should be as unique and personal as every other part of your wedding, offering everything from bedding to artwork to honeymoon luxuries, and all with a focus on quality and style. Here are a few of my favorite pieces available at NewlyWish (I wish I’d known about these beautiful white handled knives when I was registering – I love them!)…

toaster, dutch oven, mixer, cutlery


With NewlyWish, you can register for dinnerware and linens that totally fit your personal style – maybe some blue alabaster bowls? Pastel plates from MUD Australia? Or perhaps a modern take on monogrammed napkins…

bowls, dinnerware, tea towel, napkin

You know what you’ll find at NewlyWish that you won’t find anywhere else (that I would have registered for in a heartbeat!)? Interior design and professional organization services. Talk about a registry to match your personal style!

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To get you even more excited about NewlyWish, they’re giving Snippet & Ink readers the chance to win a $200 gift certificate toward any purchase! There are three ways to enter (or you can do all three for a better chance of winning; just be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry):

Leave a comment below with a link to your favorite item from NewlyWish; Leave a comment letting us now that you’ve signed up for the NewlyWish newsletter (click here, then scroll to the bottom right); or “Like” NewlyWish on Facebook (click here) and let us know in the comments section.

You have until 11:59 PM (EDT) on Wednesday, September 21st to enter, and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday, September 23rd.


This post sponsored by NewlyWish.

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Palette:  concrete gray, pink adobe, chalk white, cast iron black

Clockwise from top left:  Nebbiolo graphic design by Grady McFerrin; Composition in Black and White, with double lines by Piet Mondrian; concrete shower from Côté Maison via This is Glamorous; photo of snow in Warsaw, Poland by PolandMFA


One of the things I love most about this color palette is that it’s equal parts romantic and modern – not too sweet, not too dramatic or bold. It would make for a beautiful wedding – perhaps in winter or spring? Something that I enjoy about these color boards is that the images in them don’t just convey a flat palette, they also express texture and depth. Even for those of you who don’t consider yourselves particularly design-minded, how would you translate this color board into a wedding (or other project)?


See more color boards here!

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This weekend I’m in San Diego again visiting my sister and her boys, and our other sister is home from France for the week before starting her internship at a delightful patisserie in Paris – does it possibly get any better than giggling with your sisters and eating homemade croissants filled with passion fruit pastry cream, or playing on the beach with your nephews?

via The Library of Congress


And of course I have some links for you before taking of for the weekend…

These look like the perfect ballet flat – anyone tried a pair to confirm this hypothesis? via Maggie

Cute personalized rubber stamps from Paper Pastries.

Name-your-price wedding photography experiment. Curious to see how it goes…

So many fabulous details in Annie and Oliver’s wedding.

An art project blending the faces of classic icons with contemporary celebrities, via Ez.

Congrats to Oh So Beautiful Paper on the new and improved invitation designer rolodex – what an awesome resource!

Dear husband, If you ever need a gift idea, consider Diamonds by the Yard. Love, your wife.

Wedding dress with a hint of pink.

Dipped legs – this looks like my kind of DIY.

The loveliest family tree I’ve ever seen, via Eat Drink Chic.


PS – If you’re in Southern California, did you experience a major power outage yesterday? How did you handle it? We lit candles and grilled hot dogs. (I’m thankful that my sister has a battery back-up for her modem, so I could finish up this post for you!)

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