Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fave New Five: Candleholders

Welcome back to another installment of our fave new five series! This week we're highlighting the latest additions to our candleholder category. We're big fans of having candles on every tablescape, and these will give people more options. Depending on how you combine these candleholders with different elements, they'll evoke different aesthetics, from rustic to classic to romantic.

These wood pillar holders will add height to your tablescape. We picture them in woodsy-feeling green, amber, and brown centerpieces like this, but they will blend with any color scheme. You can rent them for $3 each, or $7.50 for all three!

We've nicknamed this wire candleabra "Steampunk Lumière" due to his industrial edge. The votives are removable so you can customize the look of this piece. He would be a great accent on a head table or buffet. He's one-of-a-kind, but that won't stop us from searching for more on our shopping expeditions! Rent him for $3!

These were a custom search item sourced for our July bride Anna, and we couldn't be any happier that she wanted them for her big day, because they're a great addition to our inventory! The champagne color is classic, yet chameleonic--it'll work with almost any palette. We're dying to pair them with emerald, aqua, or scarlet. And these puppies are so easy to clean candle residue out of! They rent for $1 each and we have 55 of them.

Oh, beautiful lacy votives--you so would be #1, if only we had more of you! There are just two of these lovelies in our inventory so far, as they're the only ones we've ever found on our shopping trips. The lace pattern is actually printed onto the glass. Here's hoping that we find more! They rent for $1.50 each.

This last one may seem a little strange, but trust us! These 1950's kitchen staples are so great as votive holders. (We also repurpose them around the office to hold pushpins, paper clips, and other little bits). They're just a touch whimsical, they have a gorgeous scalloped shape, and they look right at home in rustic centerpieces, but also play nice with more classic pieces like our clear striped votives (see the picture below for proof!)

Plus, when you remove the melted candle from inside, it's in the cutest scalloped shape with "Jell-O" stamped on its bottom! And no need to worry about the heat on the metal--when we cleaned up the shower where we used these, the tin votives were cooler to the touch than the glass ones! We have 37 of these renting for $0.75 each. And be sure to check out their cousins, the tin heart molds!

Stay tuned for more of our favorite finds!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fave New Five: Rustic Decor

Hello, all! We apologize for our long absence from this slice of the internet...since I was living in Montana August-May of this year, we took a little hiatus. We've been busy this summer unpacking and settling in, rephotographing our old inventory and our latest finds, revamping our website, networking with other professionals, styling events, and setting up our beautiful studio!

Now we're geared up and ready for weekly updates here. We plan on highlighting our favorite new finds from all of our inventory categories, including a whole new one, linens & furniture!

First up, our top 2013 finds for Rustic Decor! We're working on getting all of these listed on our website, Click here to contact us and inquire about their availability!

#5: Oil Cans

These galvanized oil cans would make beautiful vases, or you could use them to stash sparklers for a grand exit. They rent for $5 apiece and we currently have 3 in our inventory!

#4: Metal Flower Frogs

These worn metal flower frogs can be used for floral arranging, sure, but we think they' be even cooler as table number holders, photo displayers, or even for labeling items on a buffet. They rent for $2 each, and we currently have 2 in our inventory, but hope to get more soon!

#3: Bronze Birdcage & Pedestal Stand

This find is a little tricky to include on a Top 5 list since it's really like 2 items in one! This bronze birdcage comes on a great pedestal stand. Put them together and display pillar candles on it, or separate them and use the bottom as a cake stand and the top as a cage for over a floral display. You can rent the top and the bottom separately for $4 each, or the two pieces together for $7.

#2: White Wooden Planter with Chalkboard Sign

This chippy estate sale find has two of our favorite things: weathered wood and a chalkboard! We envision it holding cards (as evidenced in the photo above), programs, or flowers, but the possibilities really are endless. You can rent it for $3.

#1: Chicken Feeder Trays

This one might seem strange, but these former farm implements can find new life at your next event as chic trays! We used them at a July 6th wedding to corral vases and votive holders in the centerpieces (see the picture below). Perfect for adding just a little country flair to your tablescapes. Imagine lining the bottoms and filling them with candy or appetizers! The 5 small trays rent for $3 each, the medium one for $5, and the large (not pictured) for $8.

(Don't worry, we'll share more photos and styling secrets from this wedding next week).

What do you think of our favorite rustic finds for 2013 (thus far)? Fingers crossed that we'll find more to share soon!