Vintage labels, especially those from old french perfume labels, have really caught my attention lately. Many of them have been an inspiration to me as I prepare for the new Violette Bath & Body line. Here are a few I'd like to share (you can tell I have a thing for the violette labels!), that induce a sweet longing for spring and everything pretty ; ) And, a little idea for brides who happen to love the way these look: What about designing your invitations in old label style!?
Attention all you earthy brides! I must share one of my favorite "woodland" books, 'Woodland Style: Ideas and Projects for Bringing Foraged and Found Elements Into Your Home' by Marlene Hurley Marshall. This is one of the books that influenced me to start Nature Inspires in the first place!
It is full of beautiful projects using natural elements such as twigs, vines, roots, pinecones, acorns, seedpods, moss, bark, flowers, and stones.
With the turn of every page I am inspired with ideas for wedding ceremony and reception decorations. From masks and hats made of moss and seeds (perfect for a woodland masquerade!) to wreaths and baskets of birch bark, and magical moss-covered tables. Marshall shows us that the possibilites with foraged materials are nearly endless. I would love to see someone make one of the twisted vine structures like the one artist Patrick Dougherty makes, perhaps into an archway at a wedding ceremony site!
Take a look. You won't be dissappointed with this book.