All of those candy colored ring boxes from The Mrs. Box had me dreaming of candy colored engagement rings – vintage of course! So I’ve rounded up some of the yummiest vintage engagement rings I could find…

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Purple, Red, Yellow Stones
1. “Aliya” Smoky Quartz Ring from Brilliant Earth / 2. Art Decor Purple Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 3. Victorian Purple Spinel Ring via 1stdibs / 4. Art Deco Amethyst and Pearl Ring via 1stdibs / 5. Fancy Brown Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 6. “Auden” Red Garnet Ring from Brilliant Earth / 7. “Kanya” 3-stone Amethyst Ring from Brilliant Earth / 8. Edwardian Diamond and Citrine via 1stdibs / 9. “Isaura” Citrine Ring from Brilliant Earth / 10. “Sissela” Amethyst Ring from Brilliant Earth

Green Stones
11. European-Cut Diamond and Emerald Engagement Ring via 1stdibs / 12. Black Starr & Frost Edwardian Emerald and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 13. “Forest” Green Tourmaline Ring from Brilliant Earth / 14. Art Deco Emerald and Step Cut Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 15. Edwardian Emerald and Diamond Platinum Ring via 1stdibs / 16. “Montrose” Victorian Emerald Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 17. “Rolling Hills” Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 18. “Weatherford” Art Deco Diamond Ring with Emerald Accents from Trumpet & Horn

Blue Stones
19. Art Deco Style Diamond and Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 20. “Vanderbilt” Edwardian Diamond and Sapphire Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 21. “Manica” 3-stone Sapphire and Diamond Ring from Brilliant Earth / 22. Edwardian 3-Stone Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 23. Edwardian Violet Blue Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 24. Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 25. “Essex” Victorian Sapphire Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 26. Antique Russian Sapphire Engagement Ring via 1stdibs / 27. Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Flower Ring via 1stdibs / 28. Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 29. “Landry” Sapphire Rose Gold Ring from Brilliant Earth / 30. Old Mine Cut Diamond and Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 31. 1920s Calibre-Cut Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 32. “Winterhaven” Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Ring from Trumpet & Horn

White Stones
33. “Wetherby” Art Deco Diamond Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 34. “Alpine” Filigree Diamond Ring from Brilliant Earth / 35. Antique Tiffany & Co. Pearl and Diamond Cluster Ring via 1stdibs / 36. “Wheaton” Edwardian 3-stone Diamond Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 37. “Greylands” Retro Diamond Solitaire Ring from Trumpet &  Horn / 38. Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring via 1stdibs / 39. Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cluster Ring from Bell and Bird / 40. Late Victorian Gold 3-Stone Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 41. Edwardian 3-stone Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 42. Vintage Moonstone Diamond Cluster Ring from Doyle & Doyle

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I have a deep love of beautiful things. Objects that are thoughtfully made, that add a little loveliness and charm to life. You know that quote from William Morris? “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” I strive for that. Which is just a long way of getting to my point which is: I’d like you to meet The Mrs. Box and her stunning collection of ring boxes. Needless to say that they fit Mr. Morris’s criteria.

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Left: The Antoinette with gold foil monogram. 

Somewhere down the line, ring boxes were relegated to the realm of utility, but it wasn’t always that way. And Summer Watkins (stylist, blogger, all-around lovely lady) could see no reason it had to stay that way, so The Mrs. Box was born. And I must say, Brava my dear! Well done!

 

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heirloom velvet ring boxes from The Mrs Box heirloom velvet ring boxes from The Mrs Box

Left: The Havana. Right: The Cabana.

I love that they are modern-day heirlooms. I love the idea of a gentleman kneeling in front of his lady love with one of these in hand – a “harbinger of joy.” I find them irresistibly delightful, and I want one in every color (but if I had to choose it would be The Antoinette for me). And maybe it’s knowing that this pre-war French velvet was made in mills that no longer exist, but there’s a bit of magic about them, too…

 

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heirloom velvet ring boxes from The Mrs Box heirloom velvet ring boxes from The Mrs Box

Top left: The Gardener.

 

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Left: The Louis V. 

 

GIVEAWAY

To enter, head over to The Mrs. Box and check out all their colors. Then come back to this post and leave a comment telling us which gorgeous velvet box you’d most like to call your very own (good luck picking just one favorite!). The winner will receive a ring box in the color of his/her choice (pending availability), with a gold foil monogram if desired. 

Contest begins Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Official contest rules.

Photography: Jose Villa and Joel Serrato / Styling: Type A Society and Grey Likes Weddings / Rings: Trumpet and Horn / Stationery: Shannon Kirsten
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When I asked my sisters to stand up with me at my wedding, I wrote them notes in sweet little letterpress cards from Tallu-lah, one of my favorite sources for wedding-related note cards (I especially love their To My Groom card with the top hat). If you’re trying to find a special way to ask your ladies to be by your side as you say “I do,” we’ve got you covered with 12 of our favorite cards…

 

floral will you be my bridesmaid card / MOJA graphics floral will you be my bridesmaid card / MOJA graphics

Instant download printable bridesmaid card art by MOJA Graphics, $12.86

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Whimsical bridesmaid card by Rifle Paper Co., $4.50

 

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Floral letterpress Maid of Honor card by Tallu-lah, $5.50

 

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Gold foil bridesmaid card from The Knot Wedding Shop, $6

 

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Ugly bridesmaid dress card by Patterson Paper, $4

 

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Funny Maid of Honor letterpress card by Sapling Press, $4.50

 

die-cut paper doll bridesmaid card / first snowfall die-cut paper doll bridesmaid card / first snowfall

Bridesmaid paper doll card by First Snowfall, $26.25 for 3

 

die-cut bridesmaid bouquet card / hello love press die-cut bridesmaid bouquet card / hello love press

Die-cut bridesmaid bouquet card by Hello Love Press, $6.84

 

DIY will you be my bridesmaid card / blackbird letterpress DIY will you be my bridesmaid card / blackbird letterpress

DIY bridesmaid bear hug cards via Oh So Beautiful Paper (Grizzly Bear Hug cards from Blackbird Letterpress, $6)

 

DIY bunting garland bridesmaid card / lauren scotti DIY bunting garland bridesmaid card / lauren scotti

DIY cards with bunting flags by Lauren Scotti

 

Pop the Question balloon card / BHLDN Pop the Question balloon card / BHLDN

“Pop the Question” balloon card from BHLDN, $14

 

will you be my bridesmaid vintage handkerchief / allie ruth will you be my bridesmaid vintage handkerchief / allie ruth

Stamped vintage floral handkerchief by Allie Ruth, $22

 

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There’s nothing quite like custom calligraphy, but these hand lettered fonts are the next best thing – not to mention they’re the perfect budget-friendly compromise! They would be so gorgeous on invitations, addresses, table numbers, escort cards, menus…

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Adorn Pomander by Laura Worthington ($45)
Ahra by Magpie Paper Works ($58)
Aleka by Eurotypo ($34)
Ameglia by Eurotypo ($48)
Anna Clara by Trial By Cupcakes ($29)
Antrokas by Rokas Cicenas (free demo)
Asterism by Great Lakes Lettering ($30)
Aunt Mildred by MVB ($39)
Barocca Monograms by Tart Workshop ($30)
Belluccia by Correspondence Ink ($39)

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Bodoni At Home by Resistenza ($35)
Bombshell Pro by Emily Lime ($54)
Bookeyed Martin by Tart Workshop ($30)
Bookeyed Suzanne by Tart Workshop ($30)
Cantoni by Debi Sementelli Type Foundry ($30)
Carolyna Pro Black by Emily Lime ($89)
Cerise by Magpie Paper Works ($58)
Ciao Bella by Cultivated Mind ($29)
Copperlove by Resistenza ($49)
Dasha by Magpie Paper Works ($36)

 

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Dom Loves Mary by Correspondence Ink ($40)
Eliensee by Intellecta Design (free)
Frosted by Great Lakes Lettering ($25)
Gemmadonati by Eurotypo ($28)
Gluten by Andinistas ($25)
Helsing by Great Lakes Lettering ($30)
Hollyhock by Angie Makes ($32)
Icing by Great Lakes Lettering ($25)
Jacob Riley by Magpie Paper Works ($32)
Jacques & Gilles by Emily Lime ($34)

 

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Janda Stylish Script by Kimberly Geswein (free)
Katie Rose by Trial By Cupcakes ($16)
Madelinette by Tart Workshop ($39)
Matchmaker by Angie Makes ($30)
Naive by La Goupil Paris ($5)
Nelly Script by Tart Workshop ($29)
Northwest by Shh Maker Design ($20)
Ondise by Magpie Paper Works ($32)
Pacific Northwest Letters by Cultivated Mind ($29)
Peoni Pro by Emily Lime ($89)

 

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Rumpus Room Filled by Sideshow ($30)
Saint Agnes by Great Lakes Lettering ($30)
Saissant by Magpie Paper Works ($54)
San Rafael by Tart Workshop ($30)
Shameless by Positype ($59)
Some Weatz by Måns Grebäck (free)
Tansy by Eurotypo ($32)
The Serif Hand by La Goupil Paris ($5)
Vermandois by Magpie Paper Works ($68)
Woolen by Magpie Paper Works ($32)

 

 

Some of these fonts have multiple styles, and even some flourishes, swashes, and other goodies to make your designs that much more lovely. Also, I definitely recommend checking out other fonts from all of these foundries – I could spend hours browsing through their charming alphabets!

Okay so I know it’s hard to choose, but which one is your favorite? Are you planning to use any of these hand-lettered fonts for your any wedding DIY projects? For more great fonts, check out 50 of my favorites HERE, and 50 of my favorite free fonts HERE.

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We’re having an early birthday celebration for Caroline this weekend, and I’ve been in paper flower heaven the past week, making pretties for the party…

I’m having so much fun designing and making flowers, and can’t stop thinking about them, so I thought I would share some of my favorite paper flower inspiration with you!

 

Thuss + Farrell

I received a copy of Paper to Petal by Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell last summer, and it’s been an incredible resource for inspiration and techniques –  I highly recommend it! It includes 75 projects, plus hundreds of petal and leaf templates (which are available in PDF form - hugely helpful for printing and cutting them out).

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Thuss + Farrell Thuss + Farrell
Thuss + Farrell Thuss + Farrell

Thuss + Farrell Thuss + Farrell

Oh, and the Thuss + Farell Instagram feed is wonderful, too!

Anandamayi Arnold

I was first introduced to paper flowers years and years ago at the magical Berkeley shop, Tail of the Yak, with Anandamayi Arnold‘s spectacular paper botanical surprise balls…

Jude Miller

Jude Miller‘s botanical sculptures are breathtaking - can you believe these are made of paper?! Imagine wearing one as a fascinator…

Livia Cetti

In addition to creating charming paper flowers, Livia Cetti is a gardener and incredible floral designer – somehow I think that comes through in her sweet paper creations. She also has a gorgeous new book out, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers.

Jordan Ferney

Crafty DIY party maven Jordan Ferney always posts the best tutorials, and I love her ideas for ways to use paper flowers, like this headband.

Brittni Watson Jepsen

I love paper blooms in any size, and Brittni over at The House That Lars Built clearly does too – how awesome is this giant flower! She has lots of great paper flower tutorials on her blog, and also offers workshops and online paper flower making classes.

Martha Stewart Weddings

Some of the most darling paper flower projects that I’ve seen come from the folks at Martha Stewart

 

If you love paper flowers, you’ll also want to check out the work of Lyndie Dourthe and Eloise Corr Danch. Also, Lia Griffith has some great tutorials on her blog for a bunch of different flower styles.

And for even more of my paper flower finds, head over to my Paper Flower Pinterest board!

 

I received a review copy of Paper to Petal from Potter Craft/Random House, but all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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