Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ultra Glam

Meet one of our newest pieces, Ultra Glam Girl. She is in pristine condition and ready for her close up!

Pure gold and cream swankiness. Is that a word? Guess it must be if spell check didn't flag it. She's swanky and neutral and 78" wide x 34" deep x 38" tall.

Come on, brides -- embrace your inner Ultra Glam Girl!

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Favorite Flower -- Anemone

I have been seeing more and more anemones popping up in bouquets and centerpieces lately. I LOVE them. They are beautiful, and definitely eye catching. And maybe slightly retro-looking.

P.S. Have you "liked" Nostalgia Rentals on Facebook yet?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

House Parts

I'm really excited! See the old house below? Well, we bought the right to tear out all the doors, windows, trim, etc. that we want before the owner tears the rest of the house down. There is so much good stuff! I'm especially fond of those arched windows on the second floor and the porch columns and trim.

These items are great on their own, but I would also love to build bigger pieces with them. I'm just waiting for a client to ask! Check out the pics below -- there are a lot of great ideas, particularly for weddings.

Sometimes it's a bit tricky to stage a bride's grand entrance at an outdoor ceremony. This doorway would be a beautiful solution to the problem. We also have a fireplace surround/mantle now, too!

Here's a gorgeous archway made out of porch railings and trim. I think we will have enough materials now to construct something like this.

Decorating the top of a doorway piece with flowers looks pretty and romantic.

Here's a neat bar made from salvaged boards.

This faux church facade is amazing. Love it.

More inspiration goodies:

So, any takers for a custom "house parts" piece? Just give us a call -- we will make something beautiful and unique for your event!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sometimes I Wish I Was British

Maybe it's afternoon tea. Or big hats at weddings. Or words like "blimey" and "snog." I don't know what it is, but to me, everything seems a little bit cooler across the pond. I just came across two photography blogs that have solidified my opinion -- Rosie Parsons and Eliza Claire.

I love, love, love looking at U.S. wedding blogs, but sometimes you start seeing the same images over and over. If this is happening to you, too, I encourage you to check these blogs out -- lots of beautiful, fresh images and tons of vintage-y inspiration!

Eliza Claire

Rosie Parsons

While you're at it, check out: Kate Fletcher Events, Rock My Wedding, and OMG I'm Getting Married.

P.S. I picked up a few great items this weekend. Have a look right here!

Las Vegas Wedding Mood Board

In honor of a little upcoming Vegas wedding I've been told about, here's a mood board. I think a mod/rat pack style wedding in Las Vegas would be so fun!

Congratulations, you two crazy kids!

Vegas Wedding

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Say Cheese

Lately I have been picking up vintage cameras whenever I see one that is a good deal. I just like them. I miss film sometimes -- you would never know it from looking at my flickr photostream, but I did take photography classes in high school and college. (In my defense, I could probably take better photos, but I am just trying to slap inventory pictures up as fast as I can.) I loved the whole developing process... Developer! Stop bath! Fixer! Contact prints! Dodging! Burning! Ah, the memories. Also, I really can't get the hang of Photoshop, no matter how hard I try. Anyway, here are a few of my little treasures:

I don't know if any of them work. Probably not. But I do know that they make awesome props and decor. Just take a look at these centerpieces:

Gorgeous, right? Pssst... I have a bunch of apothecary jars, too, if you want this look for your event.

You know what is really cute? Babies with vintage cameras!

OK, you're right -- babies don't need vintage cameras to look cute. But it doesn't hurt, either.

While we're on the subject of cameras and picture taking, I thought I'd let you know that I am going to make these photo backdrops/props soon and will have them available to rent:

I loooooooove these old paper moon backdrops. They would be so great for a 1920s-1930s theme wedding.

I think a backdrop like this would be great with or without the openings to peek through. Hanging pictures of family members on it and using it as a wedding ceremony backdrop or reception decor would be a nice touch. We have dozens and dozens and dozens of frames -- I just need to find some great vintage wallpaper.

Better get to work, right? I will be sure to post pics when I'm done!