It’s always exciting to see a fellow blogger launch a new venture, so I was really excited to hear from Jen about her new online store, Cabin 7. Jen teamed up with Charlotte Jenks Lewis to pull together a lovely spring time photo shoot around some of the products she is selling in her new shop and the images were so adorable I couldn’t resist sharing a few here on Once Wed. Jen was also kind enough to send over some great DIY ideas from the shoot to help you recreate your own spring time celebration…
One thing I’ve missed from my former life as a magazine editor is producing large-scale home photo shoots. And I was itching to throw a spring party in my apartment! With this shoot, I was also able to create some pretty photos using objects from the collection that I’ve been working on, Cabin 7. That Liberty print was really the jumping off point for the decorations. The centerpiece simply involved a couple vintage hardware drawers (I lined with moss) and a blooming begonia plant in a moss pot. The moss pot was another easy DIY — I just layered moss around the plastic pot that the plant came in, and kept the moss in place with some floral wire.
Above the main party table, I hung a bunch of paper accordian fans that I’d made. The Liberty floral print was definitely one of the starting points for decorating, so I actually used patterns from my Reprodepot Flora book to create my own floral patterned paper using the book CD and my printer.
To label the different homemade party dips that I made (from this book), I displayed one of Anna’s Rifle Design recipe cards as a menu in a Cabin 7 gilded cardholder. The thank you favors for the party were chalkboard jars filled with a few blooms. Oh, and I love any reason to use rubber stamps, so I stamped some white paper napkins to make practical, pretty napkins for the party.
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