My love for Frances Palmer‘s pottery began back in 2006, when I first saw it in Martha Stewart Weddings, and fell in love with the timelessly whimsical look of her vases and cake plates. Today, not only do I get to share some of my favorites with you, but I also get to giveaway $125 toward the Pearl Collection!

Any of these gorgeous handmade pieces would make for an incredibly special wedding gift, don’t you think? What bride wouldn’t love to receive a ruffly edged cake plate or polka dotted vase?

Frances has also recently launched the Pearl Collection, which maintains the charming irregularities of her handmade pots, at a price that your wallet will love. Every piece is hand cast, pressed and glazed in one of the only remaining ceramic factories in the United States, and they’re the perfect choice for your bridal registry! And as Frances says, it’s low maintenance art: not only are they dishwasher and microwave safe, but they’re all oven proof up to 475 degrees – that would be a very pretty casserole, don’t you think?

Perfect both for entertaining and for everyday, the Pearl Collection comes in five colors and everything is glazed to order. Couldn’t you just imagine mixing and matching these colors and styles for the most fabulous table?

Whether you’re looking for an alternative registry option, or trying to find the perfect wedding or holiday gift, you cannot go wrong with Frances Palmer Pottery. There’s something for every budget, and each piece makes for a special modern heirloom.

To win $125 toward the Pearl Collection, all you need to do is head over to the Frances Palmer site and browse around, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know which Pearl piece is your favorite. You have until 5:00PM PST on Thursday to leave your comment, and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday. Also, we’d love to know if you decide to register for Frances Palmer pieces, so do share!

 

This post sponsored by Frances Palmer Pottery.

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The holiday season is in full swing around our house – three of my favorite ladies came over yesterday for cookies and eggnog, our decorations and tree are up, we have candles in the windows. And I have definitely been listening to Christmas music non-stop since Thanksgiving. Well, except for a brief Flo Rida interlude. Anyway, it is my favorite time of year! What do you like most about the holidays?

Tiffany & Co. Holiday 2011

 

This is your life: Holstee Manifesto poster.

If you missed it last week, Snippet & Ink went baby for a day over at La Petite Peach.

I’m intrigued by this little Cricut gadget – anyone tried it and liked it?

What to wear to a winter wedding, a la Oh Happy Day.

Loving everything about these Nariko slipper flats.

My down comforter is one of my most favorite things, but I think this Lands’ End down robe could compete for my affections

Someone please buy this pretty as an engagement ring!

Ski bunny accoutrements.

If I had an extra couple thousand dollars lying around, I’d use it to buy one of these vintage Chanel bracelets.

Felted wool critters make me smile.

 

Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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Remember when I was looking for interns a little while back? Well I found not one, but two fabulous ladies to help me out at Snippet & Ink! Let me introduce Jess, our new project designer. When I asked her to put together some fun seasonal projects for us, she created this simply lovely table of boxwood and paperwhites. DIY and budget friendly!

Boxwood monograms are a pretty way to embellish a place setting, and paperwhites are both lovely and budget friendly (we found ours at Stop & Shop, $10 for 3). Boxwood table numbers would be another way to use this idea.

Create a simple centerpiece by clustering votive candles and paperwhites in mixed or matching containers. We used mercury glass vases and votives ($5 to $8, Anthropologie) to add a little sparkle – they would also be lovely take-aways for your guests.

I hope you’re as excited about having Jess at Snippet & Ink as I am! Also, a huge thank you to Rebecca Hansen for the beautiful photos.

 

Download instructions for the boxwood monograms right here.

Please take note: Boxwood sap can cause minor skin irritation, so you may want to wear gloves when handling it. If allergy is a concern, use another seasonal green or faux boxwood for your monograms.

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The other day an inspiration board over on Flights of Fancy caught my eye, and inspired me to create this pink and gold Christmas board. Gold and silver, pale pink and almost-red pink, ribbons ornaments, glitter. Wedding or no, this is a party I would love to attend!

Mood: festive and feminine and fun
Palette: berry and blush pinks, vintage gold and silver


Top row from left: vintage pink ornaments from Better Homes and Gardens, photo by Johnny Miller, Christmas carols songbook from Martha Stewart, striped bow from Better Homes and Gardens
Row 2: veil headband with organza bow from Ban.do, cocktails with gold swizzle sticks from The Crafts Dept. at Martha Stewart, fondant covered cake with candy ribbon bow from Martha Stewart Weddings, gold dress by Kate Spade
Row 3: Deck the Halls greeting card by Lola Nova via sfgirlbybay, gold and silver ornament “tree” via From Me To You, peony bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, gold garland via From Me To You

 

If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #245: Hot Pink & Gold
Board #448: Poinsettias in Pink
Board #503: Vermillion and Blush

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