Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Such Pretty Things!


One day my friend Janet and I were on the phone doing our usual, "Have you seen this? Did you see that?" I wanted to show her a beautiful blog I had been following, Such Pretty Things. Janet was way ahead of me, and had been following this blog for some time now.

Jessica of Such Pretty Things is a designer, wife and mom, who loves an array of pretty vintage things. She loves to collect vintage textiles and wallpapers from the 1930's and 1940's. Reading her blog is the best eye-candy you can imagine, so come follow along...


Jessica is constantly cooking or baking up a storm...making such lovely things for her daughters' birthdays, such as these decorated sugar cubes...

Or a Princess Party for her daughter, with the best favors you've ever seen!

Custom "Juicy" invites for the party girls

How about this insanely fabulous Juicy Couture themed slumber party?

The party included a stay at a hotel and a trip to the Juicy Couture shop. Each girl was presented with a Juicy shopping bag filled with goodies that Jessica had amassed for months.

Jessica and her daughter made tiny edible fondant crowns and hearts embellished with edible pink pearls and placed them on pink cupcakes. Can I be one of your daughters Jessica?

Everything she does inspires me, such as her "Target Tuesdays." Jessica goes to Target and buys something ordinary and turns it into extraordinary, such as this floral corsage tank top.

Starting with a simple t-shirt for $7.99 and some other supplies, she adds, embellishes, cuts and sews, until walla! A creation is made. I love how Jessica walks you through visuals of the whole creating process, as well as a step-by-step guide to make it. Move over Martha Stewart!


Being the candy lover that I am, here is the part that I (and Janet) Flip Out! It's called "The Cabinet." It's a strictly off limits to all family members and holds Jessica's beloved collection of sprinkles, sugars, and candies from all over the world. They are reserved for only for her most special baking projects.

No touching...no snacking allowed!

From craft tutorials & baking, to party ideas & interior design, Simply Pretty Things is awe-inspiring! And, I must add that Jessica takes the most amazing photos.

Please do yourself a favor and go visit her blog here and her photos gallery on Flickr here. You will be in for a treat!


All photos from Such Pretty Things

12 comments:

Ali said...

such gorgeous colors!! I love the target tank makeover!!

Cashon&Co said...

oh my. oh my. this is where my ADD kicks in. I don't know which image to look at longer and I keep scrolling up and down, back and forth, can't get enough. I went to her site and talk about sugar rush! I am going to try those sugar hearts and flowers this weekend. Thanks for this post, it's totally up my alley.

a. said...

So pretty! I'm adding it to my blog reader list right now.

La Dolfina said...

I'm heading over there now!
Thanks for sharing :)

The Fab Miss B said...

Holy smokes. The Candy closet. I'm speechless.

One Cheap B*tch said...

The name of that blog is right on - it really does show such pretty things!

Jacqueline said...

Oh how wonderful, Lynn.
I love Jessica's cupboard. I want a cupboard like that. Jessica is very talented and a lovely mum. It must be brilliant, being her daughter. XXXX

Mélanie said...

I've been looking at her blog but it has been a while since I've stopped there. After your beautiful post and her beautiful pics, 'm running

Albury Hotel said...

wow how nice who would not want to be Jessica's daughter after reading that.. thanks for taking the time to share.. the candy closet would want to have a lock on it with my kids around ha ha..

Beatnheart said...

What an beautiful bit of eye candy...I'll be a regular!!
Thank You...

FrenchBlue said...

GrAte post Lynn! Uh uh uh!
She is the BEST!

Cashon&Co said...

i am so happy, just read your sweet comments. Does that mean you have a big birthday coming up? you must post which day so we can all send you birthday wishes!!!l