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Be my Valentine

A day to honor the Christian martyrs who sacrificed their lives for religion, Valentine's Day has become in modern times a celebration of love and friendship.




Jubilee Project

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 
― Dr. Seuss
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Gold Wedding Ideas

A gold wedding theme doesn't have to be garish.  Gold speaks luxury and opulence in combination with black and white.  From bridal gowns to wedding decor, here are some inspiration and ideas for the picking:

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Gatsby Green

"If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay... You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock."



Andrew Gn Pre Fall 2014

Il Mare Atelier on Etsy and Artfire

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Spring Color Trends

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (春节) as it is known, shall soon be upon us.  Before you dive into the shopping frenzy to revamp your wardrobe for a brand new year, inspire yourself with these 2015 Spring color trends.  I am definitely loving the pastels and natural landscape hues!


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Also check out Harper's Bazzar for 2015 Jewelry Trends:

Choke Hold by Ralph Lauren

If you are planning a wedding, hop over to Pantone's wedding color guide for ideas:

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Make Your Mark

Literally I mean.  If you love calligraphy and stationery like I do, you'll swoon over these for sure.

Wax Seals

First adopted in the Middle Ages to authenticate letters and packages, the use of wax seals has declined as electronic correspondence grew.  However, wax seals are still popular with those who practise the art of letter writing.  And these ones are exquisite!

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Letterpress Print

I always have a soft spot for letterpress print and finally indulged myself with a box of blank notecards by Inkadinkadoodle.  Check out this cute number below:


Letterpress print is also often used in business cards and wedding invitations.  How gorgeous are these!

The Painterly Floral wedding invitation by Rachel Marvin Creative

Downton Abbey-inspired wedding invitation by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence 

Black + White :: The Design Inspiration

For the minimalist :: The Design Inspiration

Calligraphy

Last Christmas, I received an awesome gift from Craft Varies whose work has been picked up by the likes of Chanel, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton.  Drop him a quote over at Instagram with #CraftVariesquoteme and see your quotes come to life!


The perfect stamp I've been waiting for:

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Holiday Cheer

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Christmas is a time for family gatherings, remembering friends and fun for the kids!  As we toast to the end of another fantastic year, I would like to give thanks to friends and clients who have supported Il Mare Atelier... here is wishing you great health and happiness in the new year!  Cheers!

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5 Ideas to Plant a little Love

If you are looking to be creative with your plant arrangements, check out these ideas below.

1. Planting seeds in an ice-cream cone is definitely a bio-degradable way to conserve the environment:


2. Learn how to set up your DIY book planter here:


3. Can driftwood go with succulents?  Take a look at this sophisticated arrangement below!

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4. How would you like to makeover a vintage bird cage:

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5. Fancy an egg shell garden?  How cute is this:

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