Does anybody else here have a habit of constantly shopping for home decor? With summer parties approaching, it’s the perfect time to switch up our tableware and accents, right? From linens to serving bowls, there are just so many options to get lost in while you’re “online window shopping.” Luckily, there are sites we can count on to always have beautiful items when we’re looking for something really special and today one of our favorite stores, Tabula Tua, is offering a $350 giveaway for Snippet & Ink readers!

Tabula Tua is a perfectly-styled shop filled with the most beautiful, handcrafted tableware and home decor in Chicago’s charming, upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood. For those of us who can’t drop in and browse in person, their newly revamped online store is the perfect way to check out their latest products – we can’t stop shopping their Match pewter collection and Catstudio pillows!

 

 

With an online wedding registry, gift cards, and a collection of designers and artists from Vietri to Juliska, Tabula Tua comes to the rescue for every possible gift-giving occasion… Or when you need a little something for yourself. We won’t tell! With all of the latest trends like hammered copper, rustic cheese boards, and more, it’s impossible to resist.

The next time you need the perfect hostess gift or housewarming present, save yourself some time and head straight to Tabula Tua! They’ve personally curated the best options for your every need – all you have to do is click! The best part? Everything in their store is so unique, you’ll never have to worry about having or giving the same tableware, home decor, or furnishings as everyone on the block.

If you’ve already picked out your favorite items on their site, you’re in luck! The $350 gift card giveaway is easy to enter and is only available for Snippet & Ink readers – just leave a comment on this post telling us which gorgeous item you can’t wait to buy!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Stephanie who said: “I would love to have the mr. and mrs. Dessert plates. They would be so perfect for our wedding and our home!”

Contest begins Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, June 5, 2015 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.

 

This post is sponsored by Tabula Tua.

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While we love the endless sources of DIY’s and tutorials on Instagram, Pinterest, and beyond, some projects truly require a hands-on learning experience in order to achieve a professional look. Floral design and table styling are at the top of that list! Luckily, the talented ladies at Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio have teamed up to create a comprehensive floral workshop experience in the heart of wine country, filled with flowers, seasonal fruit, wine, and delicious food, hosted by the wonderfully modern and upscale Hamel Family Wines. Your Memorial Day weekend just got an upgrade!

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At the Rose & Thorn Workshop you’ll spend a gorgeous Saturday enjoying Hamel Family Wines’ organic rosé and charcuterie while immersing yourself in the arts of floral design and table styling, all with the help of seasoned industry professionals. No need to worry about bringing your own supplies – flowers, vases, tools, and photographs will be provided for you! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to create your favorite lush, garden-style centerpieces, you don’t want to miss it!

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After learning the tips and tricks to achieving those dreamy, overflowing shapes we all love, you’ll hone your table styling skills to really give your creations a masterful look! The Rose and Thorn Workshop even covers vase selection, sourcing seasonal materials, and sustainable flower care – everything you need to know in order to craft perfect floral designs! While this is clearly an Instagram-worthy experience, photographer Megan Clouse will be on-site to document the day and each student’s beautiful work.

If you’re thinking you’ll want to celebrate your new expertise with more local wine and a hearty meal, the all-inclusive experience is exactly what you’re looking for. After the workshop portion of the day, you’ll wind down with an organic, farm-to-table picnic lunch prepared by Bouchon-trained executive chef Clinton Huntsman, along with a thoughtfully curated wine tasting presented by a Hamel Family wine ambassador. Top it all off with a caves tour and you’ve had an incredibly unique wine country workshop experience!

 

May 23, 2015 at Hamel Family Wines in Sonoma, California

  • 10 am to 1 pm:  Floral Design Practice, Table Styling, Charcuterie, & Rosé
  • 1 pm: Wine Tasting & (optional) Lunch
  • 2 pm: (optional) Caves Tour

Workshop: $299 – Tools & Supplies Included

All-Inclusive Experience: $359 – Workshop experience plus wine tasting, catered lunch, and caves tour

GIVEAWAY: Since Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio know how much our readers love stunning floral designs and of course, wine country, they’re offering a FREE seat at the workshop ($299 value) to one lucky winner! To enter, just leave a comment letting us know which flower you’d include in your dream arrangement and why you’d love to attend the Rose & Thorn Workshop!

Contest begins Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, May 8, 2015 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.

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to the winner, Michelle who said:  “Honestly I don’t know a lot of the names of flowers and plants that I think are beautiful. That’s one of the reasons I would love to join this workshop! but I do know that I love dahlias. They have this amazing geometry, richness of color–they’re just so striking!” We can’t wait to see what you dream up!  

 

This post is sponsored by Hawthorn Flower Studio and Daisy Rose Floral Design. 

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Meet some of the wonderful vendors who help to support this blog. Without them, there would be no Snippet & Ink! Some of them are longtime sponsors, and others are new, and they’re all wonderful. It’s our hope that you’ll discover just what you were looking for.

 

Foil-press stationery from Minted.

Handcrafted and ethically sourced jewelry by Bario Neal.

Classic letterpress wedding stationery from Bella Figura.

Affordable bridesmaid dresses from Dessy.

Vintage wedding invitations from Go Go Snap.

Rustic wedding decor from Ven Decor.

Playful wedding accessories from MyWed Style.

Modern and eco-friendly stationery from Fine Day Press.

Hand-lettered envelopes and calligraphy from Trial By Cupcakes.

Custom wedding websites and app with Appy Couple

Custom letterpress stationery from Thomas Printers.

 

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We absolutely adore it when couples use custom wedding stationery to reflect their unique style, but putting together every detail of a high-quality invitation suite often means sacrificing a lot of time and a larger portion of your budget – the last resources you have to spare when planning your wedding. That’s why we love Minted! As a community of independent artists, Minted always stays ahead of the latest trends and this spring they’re offering a special 20% discount on one of our favorites: real hand-pressed foil designs!

While foil-pressed wedding invitations are perfectly striking on their own, why not tie the look together with a matching Minted Envelope design? They’ll even address each envelope in a calligraphy-inspired style to match your invitations seamlessly at no extra cost. That’s right, it’s FREE and will save you hours of hard work!

With rich, premium paper, die-cut shapes, and real foil-pressed designs, opening a Minted invitation will be such a memorable treat for your guests. Whether you opt for gold, rose gold, or silver, everyone will fall in love with foil!

The luxe look doesn’t have to end with your invitations – you can easily harmonize your wedding day style with coordinating foil-pressed programs, menus, table numbers, and even place or escort cards with each guest’s name printed FREE!

Each Minted design is fully customizable from start to finish – anything can be tweaked until it’s just right, and a dedicated “Perfection Team” will be there every step of the way to help make your vision a reality, right down to the wording and etiquette. Plus, their real-time custom color previews take the guesswork out of online ordering!

The semi-annual sale goes public on Tuesday, but Snippet & Ink readers get a head start on the action! Starting today, you can check out the latest designs and get 20% off all foil-pressed wedding stationery with the code SPRINGFOIL! Don’t miss out – the sale ends next Monday, April 27th and only happens twice a year!

 

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Meet some of the wonderful vendors who help to support this blog. Without them, there would be no Snippet & Ink! Some of them are longtime sponsors, and others are new, and they’re all wonderful. It’s our hope that you’ll discover just what you were looking for.

Custom gift giving made easy with Sweet Whistle.

Playful wedding stationery from Smitten on Paper.

Custom wedding monograms and embroidery from Huger Embriodery.

Modern engagement rings from Metalicious.

Custom letterpress stationery from Thomas Printers.

Ethical wedding bands by Bario Neal.

Elegant wedding invitations from Shine Wedding Invitations.

Comedians write your maid of honor speech with Laugh Staff.

Pocket wedding invitations from Magnet Street.

Colorful and playful bow ties from General Knot & Co.

Rustic wedding decor from Ven Decor.

Classic meets modern wedding stationery from Foglio Press.

Denver’s best sweet treat food truck The Bumblebee Truck.

Vintage wedding invitations from Go Go Snap.

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