Friday, September 30, 2011

Doilies, Doilies, Doilies!

These little gems are sometimes passed up as grandmotherly and old, but we want you toss out those notions because doilies are RAD and back in action! They're a great element to sneak in some subtle vintage charm. Use them as part of your centerpieces, as a unique seating chart, or as an inspiration for your cake. The possibilities are endless. Make your grandmother proud and rent some for your event!

Amanda photos by Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Real Simple Weddings

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Independent Wedding Association

We are so pleased to be part of the Independent Wedding Association! IWA is a great group of super creative, passionate, and just downright excellent wedding vendors. Check out the website and the wonderful people who are part of it!


Independent Wedding Association logo

Friday, September 23, 2011

Got Milk...Glass?

We love milk glass! Creamy and dainty, it's great as a centerpiece and adds a charming vintage element to any event. Milk glass was first made in the 16th century in Venice, Italy and came in many different colors including pink, brown, blue, yellow, and of course, white. In the Gilded Age the pieces were incredibly intricate and are highly collectible. Milk glass had great popularity in the United States during the Great Depression. Depression era milk glass was distributed for free or at a very low cost. Some manufacturers even gave it away in food boxes or for simply coming into their business. With so many interesting shapes and patterns, milk glass is still highly collectible.  Why not rent some for your next event?

Amanda photo by Kara Schultz photo by Andi, In. and Dove Photography

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Unleash Your Inner Groom

Have a wedding to plan? Grab your groom and make your way to the Independent Wedding Association wedding event on October 13th from 5:30-9:00 at Pinstripes in Edina. This is unlike any wedding fair you've been to. It's a night to unlease your inner groom! There will be bowling, suit fitting demos, cigar sampling, drink tasting, and much, much more. Tell your friends and get your tickets here!

independent wedding fair and grooms night

Friday, September 16, 2011

Things We Love: Juliane James Place!

You must, must, must check out this amazing gem of a venue! Everytime I see a photo of Juliane James Place, the beauty makes me melt. It's situated two hours north of the cities on a serene pond near Finlayson, Minnesota. Owners, Alyson and Jesse Newquist, are committed to making your wedding or event everything you could imagine. They are super flexible and very willing to work with individual preferences for catering, rentals, alcohol, etc., which means you can have all of your favorite vendors in one place. Now for the bonus (at least for pet lovers like me)...Juliane James Place allows your canine companions to hang out for the weekend. 8 of your favorite critters can relax for the duration of your stay. You know that even Fido wants to see his people get hitched! I just love it!

(c) Photogen-Inc.

In addition to the pure beauty provided by nature, Juliane James Place has some amazing vintage pieces to add character and charm. 

(c) Photogen-Inc.

Alyson and Jesse have put lots of love into this amazing venue, and it shows. Juliane James Place is truly unique and they have thought of every detail to help make your event magnificent! Check out their website and bask in all the natural beauty!!

I think I might just go live there!  


(c) Juliane James Place

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Welcome Edith(s)!

The Ediths are the newest additions to the Lime Canary family. Aren't they simply stunning? These two lovely ladies are super versatile and can blend in with any decor. 2 Ediths = 2 times the fun!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Check out this cool post from Apartment Therapy. It's a gallery of vintage style living rooms. Totally eclectic and they each have their own distinct personality!

From Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy

Friday, September 9, 2011

Things I Love: Minnesota Landmark Illustrations

Check out these super sweet illustrations of Minnesota landmarks from Christy at redshoes26 Design. She has many other landmarks on her etsy page and I want to own them all! I love Christy's illustration style and they look perfect on my bookshelf!


Illustration from redshoes26designs

Illustration from redshoes26designs
Illustration from redshoes26designs

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Work, Work, Work

I hope everyone had a splendid holdiday weekend! We were up to our necks in house projects at the Lime Canary homestead. We're in the process of spiffing up our kitchen on a low budget, which means a lot of manual labor. In addition to renting vintage pieces, I really enjoy refinishing things and giving them a second life. As a result, I've been working tirelessly at revamping our kitchen cabinets from their dated 60s look to someting fresh and new. I can't wait to show you pictures of the finished project (in what I hope will be the near future)!