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As seen on Classic Bride blog: wedding bells are ringing… ours!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010


Hop on over to Classic Bride blog today & tomorrow where the lovely Sarah Darcy (now living a dreamy life over in Europe) blogs about classic wedding details. Today, our own little vintage-style elopement back in August made it into her coveted posts. Yay! {We’ll be there tomorrow, too…}

Hey, did you notice those glittering vintage earrings in her post? I loved them so much as soon as I found them that I picked up a second pair I happened to find while online wedding shopping. These vintage Farrah Fawcett rhinestone earrings have incredible beauty that’s fitting of this memorable icon of film & genuine joie de vivre. Find them in our vintage bridal accessories shoppe. Very Old Hollywood for a vintage wedding, these dazzling danglers drop a full 3 1/4 inches with starlet-style crystal glitz. I didn’t even wear a necklace with mine… they command attention on their own. $125 from orangeandblossom.

Can’t wait to see what Sarah puts together for tomorrow’s post… !

Midsummer night’s dream bridal bouquet for woodland weddings

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Are you in love?

The first in a new, limited edition of “forever bouquets” we’ve created for our etsy shoppe, comes our Midsummer Night’s Dream bouquet.

Shakespeare’s theme comes alive in this little faux floral dreamscape. Shades of purple & hues of green swirl over big golden leaves & a hand-tied handle in our signature double-fold style. (The handle even has a hidden layer of cotton padding for extra comfort whilst carrying it.)

Beautifully whimisial for a bride; equally dazzling for bridesmaids & older flower girls…

Its lilac purple & forest green scheme sparkles with just a bit of pixie dust. The roses are edged with glitter; the ferns are dipped in it.

Just $85, and it lasts forever… Same as your love.

Tea party for one: Tracy Porter mini teapots for quiet afternoons

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


Some hot tea and a few tasties are all you really need for a civilized afternoon tea party for one. Of course, pretty accessories don’t hurt either. Our 3-tiered High Tea for Alice tea and cupcake stands are meant to be used with just two or even one tier as well, for times when the afternoon tea takes on a smaller scale. For a hot cup of Earl Grey, try one of Tracy Porter’s Tea for One pots on for size. Hand-painted fine earthenware tells a whimsical story in vibrant colors & sculptural shapes. Choose Zoe, Chrysanthemum or Artesian Road; $38 each. Check the Tracy Porter blog for sales, or visit her very new Santa Barbara, CA store!

Holiday wedding aisle decor & santa flower girl basket petal cones

Monday, October 25th, 2010


I know it’s a bit to early to even think about the sound of jingle bells. Unless you own a retail store or are planning a Christmas wedding! In that case, you’ve been jingling holiday thoughts in your brain for several months now…

Still, it is not too early to unveil what I like to call the cutest darn Santa flower girl basket the world has ever seen. I know it’s not humble of me, but seriously, it’s too precious!

Fill our little red Santa flower girl basket to hold snow-white rose petals. The gold Christmas jingle bell lets guests know she’s starting her walk down the aisle. What a darling sight!

Made very sturdy of red paper & finished with fluffy white faux fur trim, black satin ribbon “belt,” a gold-tone metal buckle & white satin ribbon handle, this seasonal favorite cone makes an easy & unexpected alternative to a traditional petal basket.

We can create these cones in a larger size for your ceremony aisle chairs, bride & groom chairs, church pews, to hold programs, decorate doors, or any other ideas you have. Order your Christmas wedding cones early; they make fun alternatives to stockings or favor gift bags for holidays parties, too!

Three new vintage bridal shrugs, toasty for winter weddings

Thursday, October 21st, 2010


We sold out of our pretty vintage bridal wraps, jackets & shrugs last year and we’ve been receiving many requests to restock them. To be honest with you, they’re not easy to find! We look for vintage wedding coats, jackets & shrugs in ivory, cream and white/off white that have glamorous cuts (generally from the 1950s & 1960s high-style eras), with fabulous Jackie-O.-worthy details that are in lovely condition to slip into & go. Our first three new vintage bridal shrugs landed in the shoppe today! If you are looking for something that you don’t see here, do drop us a line. As always, all of our vintage wedding items include free shipping right to your home. Stay cozy!

Together is the nicest place… wouldn’t you agree?

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

If you’ve ordered a vintage item lately from the shoppe, you’ve been one of the first to receive it all wrapped up with our new tags. Aren’t they darling? And true? It’s simple… Live your life together & you’ll never be apart.

As seen on: Preston Bailey’s Entertaining blog… blushing with glee!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010


A week ago, I woke to a message from my now-friend Andrea at Superfine Bakery in L.A. She had seen one of our vintage tea, cake, cupcake display stands on a blog & wanted to drop a sweet note. Only thing was, it wasn’t just any blog; it was Mr. Preston Bailey’s Entertaining blog. Yes, we were thrilled! That’s a given, right?

Two of our stands flew out of the etsy shoppe that day, before I could even add them here on Orange & Blossom. It’s been a whirlwind ever since.

We do have a new tea stand on etsy (and more to come there & on this site, too), which actually has hints of colors found on Andrea’s glamorous Petite Regal cake above. Can you believe the detail?!? The gold circles, the gilt damask, not to mention that clever stand it’s sitting in… Stunning for a plum/eggplant winter wedding.

But… I will tell you all about Superfine Bakery’s super yummy things next week. Including delicious edible wedding favors that have nothing to do with cake at all. Happy Friday! May something good happen for you!

As seen on: etsy’s front page!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Recognize that vintage tea stand with the pink butterfly on top? How thrilled was I to see it featured on etsy’s front page last Friday morning? We’ll be adding more to the shoppe very soon, just in time for the holidays…

Nilla wafers on a tea stand, a treat for anytime, even without vanilla

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

One of the best things about our new vintage tea & cupcake stands is that you can use either of the 2 tiers of a 3-tiered stand to create a smaller display in a more everyday size.

Say you & hubby are having an afternoon snack some Saturday. Well, why not serve it up on vintage china?!

The other day I decided to indulge in Nilla wafer sandwiches with lemon frosting inside. They looked quite happy sitting there on a two-tier cake stand, assembled with just the top and middle plates of a 3-tier stand.

One thing I discovered, though, that has nothing to do with vintage china tea stands at all: Nilla wafers make no mention of vanilla on the box! Not real vanilla extract, not vanilla beans, not vanilla-esque flavoring or otherwise. I’m still filled with shock & awe.

Truly, it was dismaying. I moved on to adding Nutella between the wafers to cheer myself up.

If you’re a fan of s’mores, you may also have noticed lately that the Honey Maid graham crackers are NOT the same recipe we all remember from growing up. Is nothing sacred? Does nothing last? At least vintage china stands will remain the same year after year, no matter what you serve upon them.

Something blue bottle garland for DIY reception flowers

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Also available in clear & amber glass, we like these cobalt blue glass vases handstrung on wire by Laura of the koniver shop on etsy.

Group these long, color-saturated strands of blue bottle garland together & string them up anywhere you please.

Float them over tables, along fences, in trees, around a gazebo, in windows, across a mantle, in doorways…

Add strings of garden lights alongside them & watch them glow from within like only blue glass can. Just $14 for a string of 3.

Looking for more cobalt blue? Check our sculpted wedding “vase” cones for DIY flower arragements.

Hang them down the wedding aisle, on church pews, or to mark chairs for the bride & groom or special guests.

We make them in smaller sizes for a custom alternative to the flower girl basket, too.

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