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Mar12 Farmer’s Market Fresh Dinner Party 2013
Daylight savings time is hands down the best thing ever. I love that after a long day I still have plenty of daylight to enjoy in the evenings. It makes me want to plant flowers and dine on the patio!
This shoot from Jennifer Skog Photography perfectly captures the feel of a spring gathering with cherished friends and fresh, local foods in a perfect outdoor setting–everything that you could possibly want this time of year.
Grain-free chef, Danielle Walker created beautiful, fresh dishes from ingredients found at a local farmers market. Designer and owner of Milk Glass Furniture Rentals, PJ Rude, created a table that overflowed with potted herbs, soft linens, and spring flowers to create the perfect setting from objects you probably already have around the house.
As days get warmer and the sun stays out just a little longer, I hope you completely enjoy every moment of it.
Oh, and let’s get real for a minute–how much do you want to live in this beautiful house? Oh, the ivy!
Designer and Stylist/Vintage Rentals: PJ Rude of Milk Glass Vintage Rentals
Photographer: Jennifer Skog Photography
Chef: Danielle Walker of Against All Grain
Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios sent us these GORGEOUS film images of the beautiful Natalie Officer. Natalie is a stylist who has recently taken on the renovation of this old farmhouse in Louisville. She’s truly taken a piece of Kentucky history and made into something beautiful to be enjoyed for years to come. Really, her style is so relaxed and natural and we just can’t get enough of the green sofa!
For all of you stuck on the fact that the images are film, Josh said he shot them with a Contax 645. We are really digging his work–it’s all amazing.
Here’s a little bit about Natalie, written by Abby Ott:
As a mother, member of Dixie Design Collective and owner of Natalie O. Design Co., Natalie Officer has her work cut out for her. Crafting is something Natalie has been passionate about since a very young age. As the daughter of a beautician and a welder, she grew up in an environment where working with your hands was a necessity. As a result, she has worked various jobs throughout her career, from visual coordinator at a fashion house to staging homes to interior design to styling for photo shoots. She seeks to tell the stories of people, brands and homes. Natalie finds relationships to be of utmost importance in her work. She says it best in her own words… “Being in tune to the individual or company is essential to creating a space that they will inhabit. By valuing pieces of them in their own space, they begin to appreciate those elements of themselves even more.” She focuses on finding the meaning in possessions, and makes space functional without diminishing charm or soul. She understands what is essential about the things that represent us.
Photos by Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios.
Valentine’s Day is in two days! I know so many of you darlings visit from Grey Likes Weddings, so here’s a bit of inspiration for throwing a perfect little early morning Valentine’s breakfast for your new or soon-to-be husband–complete with printable banners and tags, of course.
The lovely Jacy from Hyssop Design created this perfect lavender and gold printable suite of goodies just for Nesting readers! I love breaking away from the typical red and pink, and of course adding sparkle. That’s a requirement.
Feb07 Valentine’s Sussies 2013
Oh my dear, Valentine’s Day is in 7 days! I’m a super fan of the holiday. Well, really, I’m a fan of any reason to throw a little sparkle on something and celebrate. One of my favorite things about holidays is the opportunity to hand make a little something to give away to the people I love and appreciate. One of my dearest friends calls these little somethings “sussies.” Apparently it’s a southern thing, and I think its adorable. So we’re going with it!
Here’s a roundup of some great DIY projects for making sussies for your friends, family, co-workers, or maybe even random neighbors and the mail man. It’s a perfect excuse to spread a little love!
Clockwise from the top left:
1. How adorable is this handmade card? All you need is birthday candles! [via Real Simple]
2. DIY Quill of DATE NIGHT Arrows?! Stop it right now. [via one of our most fave gals ever at Sugar & Cloth]
3. Little felt candle holders. Perfect quick and easy sussy! I especially love this one for co-workers and maybe for your kids to take to their friends at school. [via Purl Bee]
4. DIY treat bags. There are a million cute ways to make Valentine’s cookies and candies, but I think its ALL about the presentation. How adorable is this bag you can print yourself? [via Twig & Thistle]
Don’t you just love LOVE? Happy DIY-ing, ladies!