Golden branch stationery, customized by Teaspoon of Nose

Interview AND GIVEAWAY with Confidently Elegant!

Happy Thursday, friends!

Gold stationery, customized by Teaspoon of Nose

I just wanted to tell you about something super exciting: I did an interview with Elizabeth of Confidently Elegant! She wanted to hear a bit about my design shop and my stationery inspiration, and we had a blast.

Confidently Elegant is an NYC-based lifestyle blog where Elizabeth shares her joie de vivre of  her Manhattan life. I had a blast getting to know her and I know you will too!

You can read the interview here.

Even better, Elizabeth and I teamed up to host a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a set of my stationery of their choice!

Golden branch stationery, customized by Teaspoon of Nose

Here’s how to enter:

  • leave a comment on either this post or the interview post (1 point per comment) – you have to do this one so we know who you are!
  • Follow Teaspoon of Nose on Instagram or Pinterest (1 point each)
  • Follow Confidently Elegant on Pinterest or Twitter (1 point each)

The giveaway closes on Thursday, June 22 at midnight EST so enter now! We’ll share the winner next week!

Antique sewing machine stationery, customized by Teaspoon of Nose

If you won, what stationery would you choose? Let me know below!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited.  Open to legal US residents (incl. DC), who are 18+ (19+ in NE and AL; 21+ in MS) at entry.  Begins 07:00:01 AM ET on June 15, 2017; ends 11:59:59 PM ET on June 22, 2017.  To enter, comment on blog posts and do option follows. One winner will be awarded one set of custom stationery.  Total ARV of all prizes: $15.  Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. THIS GIVEAWAY IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INC., PINTEREST, INC., OR INSTAGRAM, INC. ]

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Gold foil pressed wedding invitations custom handmade elegant scroll

Wedding invitations: Sage + Joseph

Is it just me, or are wedding invitations flooding your mailbox right now?

Gold foil pressed wedding invitations custom handmade elegant scroll

It must the time of year! We’ve received all our summer wedding invites just in the past two weeks. Since our move to Oklahoma means we can’t head back for them, it’s a little bittersweet, but I am SO excited for our friends tying the knot!!!

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Custom handmade gold foil pressed stationery

Teaspoon of Nose stationery

Happy Wednesday, friends!!

I realized the other day that I haven’t shared my latest stationery creations here on the blog. I’m always dreaming up new icons to put on my stationery, but I don’t necessarily publicize them here.

Custom handmade gold foil pressed stationery

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Here are some great not-too-cheesy games for the next bridal shower!

Bridal Shower Games

Bridal shower games get a bad rap.

Yes they can be cheesy and at times dumb, but I want to make the case that when done right, they offer something way more than just a everybody uncomfortable together.

Games are great at showers because they create some space for everyone to interact together. Rather than six or eight clusters of folks rotating through to chat with the bride-to-be, games bring everyone together for a few moments. I love opportunities to offer far-flung parts of communities the chance to interact and share their stories and love of the couple!

Here are some great not-too-cheesy games for the next bridal shower!

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Throwing a spring bridal shower means decorations that are equally elegant and joyful!

A Spring Bridal Shower

Is it just me, or has spring become bridal shower season?

It makes sense that if your wedding takes place that summer, the shower would fall a few months before. It seems like the past few springs have been dominated with bridal showers and I’m LOVING it! Spring feels like such a renewal after winter, such a celebration of life and beauty and joy, that celebrating an upcoming marriage seems to fit right in!

One of my favorite things about showers is that you get to see a cross-section of the bride & groom’s community. Gathering people who know you differently but love and support you the same in one room is such a beautifully powerful thing! That’s probably what I love most about showers: bringing your team, your tribe, your community together into one room for an afternoon.

Throwing a spring bridal shower means decorations that are equally elegant and joyful!

So when throwing Sage’s bridal shower last weekend, we wanted it to be fun and relaxed. The hope was to reflect our bride: silly and elegant in equal measures! I ended up doing most of the decor and I knew this would be a chance to stretch my creative muscles and experiment with some beautiful things for my Etsy shop.

With Sage’s mom and the other bridesmaids, we settled on a color scheme of green, white and gold. We wanted cheerful colors that could communicate joy, and I love the way they popped!

The first thing I envisioned was a name banner. I love using word banners because they can be hung pretty much anywhere and add personalization to the space. For this banner,  I went with simple and classic to hang along the mantle.

Throwing a spring bridal shower means decorations that are equally elegant and joyful!

To add a little more playfulness to our space, I made polka dot garlands! The great thing about these is they’re super versatile. They can be hung above doorways or along countertops. We put several hanging straight down in the windows to add some colorful accents. You can even hang all of them next to each other to create a photo booth backdrop, as I did below! We even threw one across the door to confirm to guests that they’d found the right house.

Throwing a spring bridal shower means decorations that are equally elegant and joyful!

On my Etsy shop I have a couple of color suggestions, but the options are endless. Message me if you’ve something in mind!

Another small decor item were menu item table tents. Sage is gluten-free and we chose the food with her in mind. But there were some gluten-full cupcakes too, so the tent cards detailed what each thing one and told dietary options as well! It’s always nice to know what you’re getting in a buffet line.

Throwing a spring bridal shower means decorations that are equally elegant and joyful!

Sage’s shower was really special and I loved making these things! Stay tuned in the next few weeks for a few of our games!

If something you see here catches your eye, please check out my Etsy shop for more decor and paper creations! I’d love to help you design something to make your next party perfect!

Throwing a spring bridal shower means decorations that are equally elegant and joyful!

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Check out my Etsy page for beautiful hand crafted foil press stationery!

Teaspoon of Nose does stationery!

I am so excited to share with you that I’ve opened my paper goods shop on Etsy!

Check out my Etsy page for beautiful hand crafted foil press stationery!

I adore stationery. I love the personal touches, the finding that something that’s cute and fun and offers something that’s uniquely you on paper.

Since moving across the country, keeping up with faraway loved ones has become even more important to me. What better way than with beautiful stationery?!?

I make custom designed foil press stationery: the gold foil gives a touch of elegance without taking itself too seriously. Because everything deserves a touch of glam!

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