On the eve of our 1st Country Living Fair April 21, 2015 13:22 1 Comment
Only days away from our first Country Living Fair Event in Tennessee, we thought we'd take a moment to share a little bit about our business. It seems like just yesterday (August 2012) that we were in Ocean City, NJ and sold our first boutique silverware pouch. 2014 marked our second complete year of business, and 2015 is already full of new and exciting opportunities.
Our love of silverware pouches continues to grow, and creating new designs is a true passion. We started to collect our favorite tabletop accents, and now offer our "must haves" on our website. We are so excited to be a select retailer at the 2015 Country Living Fairs, and are thrilled to get the chance to introduce our products to new customers in the South, Upstate New York, and the Midwest . The Country Living Fair Events will be held in Nashville, Tennessee (April 24-26, 2015), Rhinebeck, NY (June 5-7, 2015), Columbus, Ohio (September 18-20, 2015) and Atlanta, GA (October 23-25, 2015). It's quite the lineup! If you are interested in checking out the events, tickets for each event can be purchased here.
In other exciting news, late last year we received our official trademark from the US Patent Office! This is such a great achievement and makes us really proud. We have a few strategic partnerships in the works, but we'll need to keep that quiet until we've sealed the deal. We promise that it is truly exciting!! We look forward to continuing to grow our business, so if you want to stay on top of our latest news, make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Please help us spread the word to your friends to follow along too. We love building these online communities to inspire you to decorate and entertain at home.
In retail, our partnership with Le Cadeuax, our wholesale partner, continues to flourish. We launched our new spring line at all the major gift/home shows this winter and will be featuring a new "elegant" collection for the 2015 Holiday season. In addition, we created a wedding and special occasions collection and look forward to developing key relationships with wedding and event planners. If you are involved in the industry and would like to collaborate, please feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com or by phone at (215) 654-8167. We love working with the entertaining and decorating industries, and hope to bring a little fun and happiness to your home or event in 2015 and beyond!
Wishing you a bright future.
Petra & Alison
May your silverware never be naked again!
Winter Wedding Ideas March 19, 2015 21:00
If you recently got engaged and are planning a winter wedding, we have got some gorgeous tips and ideas for you. A winter wedding is a special one because you can take advantage of the simplicity of the season. It almost gives you a blank canvas on which to plan an elaborate gilded wedding. You can also embrace the minimalism and keep things crisp with sharp lines and utilize what nature has left behind with simple branches or pine cones.
Holiday colors of gold, silver and deep greens can become a great palette to work from as you plan your wedding for any time between December and March. We love this color palette that One Fab Day has developed. Deep reds and plaids that remind you of cozy cabin days with your loved one are great jumping off points for a bold bouquet, warm tweeds for the men's suits and a stripped down cake.
For a simple, intimate wedding, a hot chocolate bar is an adorable way to keep everyone warm and filled with joy. Hot chocolate automatically makes you smile and that's perfect for your wedding day. We love the twine and chalkboard accents here on this hot chocolate bar from Upcycled Treasures.
Adding a touch of snow to your winter wedding ideas is a cute accent in the form of snowflake necklaces for your bridesmaids. These from Sprig Jewelry have just the right touch of whimsy and are a piece that the girls can wear after your wedding day to remember the excitement that they shared with you.
The days are shorter in the winter, so see how you can make candles a part of your table decor. These gilded ones from Weddingstar are gorgeous and we can just see the light bouncing off of them at a beautiful barn or country club setting. Big open windows at a loft wedding in the city would also be great for these as they shimmer on a long banquet table for your place cards or a dessert bar.
Our wedding collection has some great options for mixing the rustic feel of burlap with the elegance of ribbons, tulle, and these fantastic photo cards that let you personalize your winter wedding or winter vows renewal. If you are shopping for a wedding, pouches are sold per piece with a minimum order of 100. For smaller quantities, sets of 8 can be purchased at retail under the Silverware Pouches tab on our site.
Other table setting accents for a winter wedding can pick up on those frozen fractals of the season with these mason style jars. We like these from make+haus and the tealights in the birch logs are a great pairing with our burlap pouches for a warm winter table.
Last, but not least are some great dessert options! Gilded marshmallows from Make and Tell are a festive touch and the White Wedding Cake Milkshake from Will Cook for Smiles is a great sweet treat to add some fun to the end of the evening.
What winter wedding ideas are you loving right now? Don't forget to check out some more inspiration on our Winter Wedding Pinterest board!
Fall Wedding Ideas December 4, 2014 10:27
For those of you who just celebrated a fall wedding, congratulations! We hope that you had great fall wedding ideas and a beautiful ceremony and reception. Fall has become a popular season in which to get married and with nature's backdrop at arguably its finest, who could blame folks for choosing it. We saw many weddings being held around town and loved seeing the colors in the bride's bouquet or those worn by the bridesmaids. Now, as the temperature dips, we are entering into the engagement season with the Winter Holidays and New Year's Eve approaching. As those engagements happen and for those of you who are already looking for fall wedding ideas for next year, we thought we'd round up some of our favorites for your wedding inspiration.
Fall Wedding Ideas: Save the Date and Invitations
How adorable is this Save the Date with the pumpkins for an autumn wedding?
Photo Courtesy of George Street Photo
Fall Wedding Ideas: Bridal Party
Bridal parties can take advantage of the fall color schemes and embrace woody browns, beiges, and deep reds.
Photo Courtesy of The Bride Link
Fall Wedding Ideas: Favors and Decorations
Autumn weddings can enjoy the best of the recent harvest with popcorn favors. Also, you can bring fallen leaves right into the mix with a beautiful banner or DIY garland that members of the bridal party and groomsmen can craft together for the bride and groom.
New Opportunities Abound March 23, 2014 20:58
The Philadelphia Flower Show is now a distant memory and one which allowed us to meet so many great people. The show presented us with terrific new opportunities, and we are so grateful to everyone who generously shared their ideas for new products and potential venues. We met specialty retailers, restauranteurs, Bed & Breakfast owners and wedding/event planners who all embraced our vision of the power of the pouch. We are especially thankful to MyEasternShoreWedding.com for highlighting our silverware pouches in their blog post and including such beautiful images as the one above. We are preparing for an exciting April and hope you can join us on the road at one of our events. Happy Spring!