Social events - wrap up with a GIFT BAR
December 23, 2015 | in the studio with loretta, pretty this + that, rock paper scissors

Cheers! It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year. As we mix + mingle at social events and intimate kickbacks to share good times with friends & family.  

Here at the studio, we had  a rather fantastic time discovering pretty little things to wrap up the season.

We hit up The Renegade Craft Fair and Artists and Fleas where we were re-inspired to wrap up the hostess gift + party swag with a new attitude.

At The Renegade Craft Fair.

We fell in love with the design sensibility of make shop nyc. Little goodies hand crafted right out of Brooklyn. We scooped up the spool wrapped confetti garland.  

Back at the studio, we couldn't wait to play with the confetti garland. What do we think about mixing it up with natural cotton and pops of confetti garland?? I think I kinda really like it:)

collection of vintage bottles with florals for the tablescape

Leif Shop always delights as we gathered up wish-ful ornaments of glittery shine.

vintage Christmas ornaments + velvet ribbon gift wrap presents

Good ole' flea market finds make for the most charming details. These mini round balls in pastel shades of Holiday reminiscent of days gone by.....Did you know that during the 1940's Christmas ornaments were traditionally designed in pastel??

Kraft paper leaves us to our imagination as we hand stamped dreamy pink snowflakes.

ideas wrap gifts kraft paper rubber stamps, twine mini Christmas trees Chelsea Market

 At Artists and Fleas we got very happy over these adorable mini christmas tree decorations. I just can NOT take the itty bitty tree seated on the spool of thread. Captures such a sweet vignette.

out bound links, fairy light factory

Streets of NYC during the Holiday Season are filled with festive inspiration. On the corner of Mulberry, The Market NYC had us falling hard for The Fairy Lights Factory.

These cotton balls of color and flair are a HAPPY way to light up any PARTY.  We plan on bringing a pop of color to our lighting design in 2016!


For those who love to wrap up their social events with a fresh feel. Think about topping off your gift with dried lavender tied in twine. I do love the calling card feel of the oak hangtags, hand stamped with a personal message. Make your way over to the Seaport, NYC and swing by Emily Thompson Flower Shop for hand made pine tree ornaments and your very own field guide to the high line!!


 To all of us shopping, wrapping, sipping, baking, mingling and laughing.


See you at the party, Loretta xo