Thursday, October 3, 2013

what we've been up to

some of the things we've been doing lately. all these photos are from our instagram feed (@nostalgiaresources)

'dolores' in her first wedding at the beautiful siena golf club

a day after wedding photo shoot in sunrise mountain

an amazing elopement in red rock

cannot wait to see the photos from the photographers!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

tutorial #2, ring pillow!

so, here i am again, a little bit late this time because we moved and you know how moving is...stressful and messy, but we are getting there and i will show some pics when we are settled.
in this new tutorial i am going to teach you how to make a simple, but beautiful ring pillow.  so let's get to it!

materials you need:  vintage (or new fabric), felt (wool felt preferably), ruler, polyester filling, thread, scissors, ribbon (not shown), button (optional)

cut a square of the fabric and a square of a coordinating piece of felt.  mine are 6x6 inches.  now the question is:  sew by hand or sew with machine?  either one is perfectly fine, the pillows are small so it is not going to take much time to sew by hand.

join the two squares together (wrong sides facing) by sewing around them, leaving a 5/8 seam allowance.  leave a portion of approximately 2 inches without sewing, so you can insert the filling (photo below).

insert the filling through the opening

sew the opening and trim the edges with pinking shears (so the fabric doesn't fray)

mark the center of the back and front of the pillow with a fabric marker (this is where you are going to sew the ribbon)

cut the ribbon to the desired length (remember that you are going to tie the rings with it) and place it on the top part to the pillow, sew it through all the layers.  now, for the back i added a vintage button, i think it looks more finished that way, but you can skip the button if you like.

and voilĂ ! your pillow is ready!  enjoy your creation and your wedding!

(oh, if you decide sewing is not for you, i am going to have some ring pillows for sale in my etsy shop!)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

boho, vintage, gypsy...dreamy!

when gaby contacted me and i saw her photos, i was in.  i LOVE her work!  for this shoot we didn't plan too much together, she told me what she was looking for and i put some things together, we met at mount charleston with candace and steven and then the magic happened, everything came together and this is the result.  enjoy!

Models: Candace Campbell & Steven Ray Tankersley | Vintage props and prop styling: Nostalgia Resources | Clothing & Jewelry: Indigo Moon Vintage | Hair: Candace Campbell

props:  george settee, green rug, goden mirror tray, brass candleholders, green trunk, floral tin cans, hindu candleholder, quilts, custom umbrella, eastern wood table, colourful bells, leather journal, flowers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

family photos at the park

there is so much to share in this space!  i am running behind, so i better get on it!  beautiful family portraits by ati grinspun photography.

props:  'dolores' settee, little three tier table, 'victoria' chair, suitcases, little sewing machine, books, toys, and of course, always flowers!

Monday, August 5, 2013

back to school

anybody ready for school??  we did a little photo shoot with our best (and only!) live in model.  loved playing with vintage paper for the set up.  let me know what you think!

props:  chippy white lockers, school desk, giant ruler, little ladder, slate, books, basket, vintage paper

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


we had an amazing shoot with gaby j, candace campbell and steven ray tannkersley at mount charleston last week.  it is so sad that the area is burning with wildfires right now...

dave made a little video of the shoot, hopefully this beautiful place will be back to its splendor soon.

here is the link to the video:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

tutorial #1

Hello Brides and DiYers!  I believe that handcrafted items give more meaning to any celebration, especially a wedding, so this month I am bringing you an easy tutorial for making beautiful and unique escort cards.

Materials you need:

faux flowers, tags, pen, x-acto knife, decorative tape (washi tape), number stamps, ink pad for stamps, scissors.

Step One:

Write the name of the guest with a pen in the lower left hand corner of the tag.  Stamp the table number next to the name.

Step Two:

Make a cut in center lower part of the tag.

Step Three:

Cut a flower with stem from the branch.  Insert stem of flower through the cut in the tag.

Step Four:

Tape to secure the stem of the flower to the back of the tag with either clear tape or decorative tape.

Step Five:

admire your work

Step Six:

Tape the tags to a door (this is our chippy pink door) or any other surface and let the guests find themselves!

(this is the first of a monthly tutorial column i will be writing, so come back often!)