Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin's Refined Rustic

Refined Rustic

I was recently honored to be asked to bring my line of Lillyan Lou to join all the unique artists at Refined Rustic in downtown Lake Geneva, WI.  Philip Sassano and his crew have worked hard to share their work of design & creative uses of old vintage finds in this great shop.  The shop is filled with a mix of Old and New pieces and anitque vintage finds.  Here is a sneak peek at what you can find at Refined Rustic.



Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kat & Pete's Vintage Chic Wedding!

Kat & Pete's Vintage Chic Wedding!

My family & I have had such an eventful summer, so much so that I have fallen behind on my blog postings =)  Not to worry, I will catch up someday!  

One of my memorable times this summer was my cousin Katryna's wedding.  The wedding ceremony & reception were held in Pecatonica, IL, with the reception out in a country field in July.  Although it was a hot day, it was a great time and turned out beautiful.  Katryna chose a Vintage Chic theme and tied in antiques and unique pieces for her wedding decor.  Her wedding made me so excited for my Sister Kelsey's wedding coming up next May!

The bride & groom, Katryna & Pete!

Sweet sign painted by my cousin on a piece of barn board.

Kat found an old suitcase to use as a wedding prop at her reception entrance.  
She created her own framed chalkboard for the welcome sign.

At the entrance, Kat had a table full of family wedding memories, 
including this pic of my grandparents on their cherished wedding day.

Place cards were lined up on a piece of old wood. 


My cousin wrapped a touch of lace, burlap, & ribbon around vases for centerpieces.

My Mom created this adoreable Mr. & Mrs. sign for my cousin for the Wedding Party table.

What wedding doesn't have a table full of delicious SWEETs!

Kat used old wooden pop cases & crates to embellish her cupcake table.

My Aunt also bought old ivory doilies to place on the table with some vintage books.


Love this piece of a tree trunk that my cousin burned her & her 
new husband's initials & wedding date on for the cake table.

In all the fun, we managed to capture a quick family photo...say CHEESE!

This old crochet set kept the kids busy!

The flower girl Miss Harper showing off one of my Lillyan Lou flower pieces!

Mr. Man & his glowing smile!

Sparklers & Glow sticks were my kid's favorites of the wedding events!

Miss Paige enjoying her sparklers!

My favorite part was lighting and sending off these awesome lanterns into the night sky!


It was a great night full of wonderful memories!  Hope you enjoyed the pictures =)