Jun 30, 2012

Cubic Zirconia Engagement Rings

Cubic zirconia engagement rings - so much for so little. Why wouldn't you or I want something as lovely as this Art Deco style engagement ring for less than $40? Made of 925 sterling silver, this stunning ring has a 1.00 carat round brilliant cut 6 mm cubic zirconia stone that is nearly as rock hard as a diamond, but because of its unique properties is absolutely flawless! Brighten up your cubic zirconia ring with an old soft-bristled toothbrush or clean make-up brush. Coat the brush bristles with a simple paste of baking soda and warm water. Brush your jewelry on all sides: top, bottom, inside and outside. Regular cleaning maintains all of your cubic zirconia stone's original brilliance, making them look like high priced diamonds!

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Jun 29, 2012

Wine Theme Bridal Shower Invitations

A wine themed bridal shower - make mine lovely and light Pinot Grigio!  Women and wine - a perfectly chilled glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Merlot sipped while playing bridal shower bingo or trying to put down in print your best "words of wisdom" for the bride-to-be.  I can't think of a better way to toast her future and good fortune!

Jun 25, 2012

Vintage Teapot Centerpieces

Vintage teapot centerpieces - easy and elegant to make with borrowed teapots and freshly picked peonies, roses and petunias from your mother's well-stocked garden. What lovely old lady in your grandmother's circle has a stash of beautiful bone china cups and teapots tucked away in a cabinet or attic for safe keeping? Put the word out among family, co-workers and friends. And what if no Royal Albert china with 22 carat gold rim seems to be coming your way? Recycle and reuse those old, but not quite as exquisite, floral teapots you find at the Salvation Army, garage sales or Goodwill.

vintage teapot centerpiece

vintage teacups with flowers

pink vintage teacup centerpieces

vintage teapot with pink roses

vintage teacups with candles
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Jun 16, 2012

Men's Black Laser Etched Tungsten Wedding Band

This laser etched tungsten wedding band has something you won't see on any other men's wedding band - a black satin finish with his own personal fingerprint in the design. Taken by pressing his finger onto a lead covered piece of paper, transferred to clear tape and then back on a clean piece of white paper, the image can be sent via Etsy convo and made into this black tungsten wedding band for less than $200. Free laser engraving up to 25 letters, this handsome 8 mm band is virtually scratch proof, hypoallergenic with an everlasting shine. Make sure your man gets measured by a local jeweler for the perfect fit.

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Jun 8, 2012

Purple Wedding Cupcake Ideas

Purple wedding cupcakes are a little more work but definitely worth the effort - like these Angel Food Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream. Tasty little angel food cupcake, I am forever in your debt with less than fifty calories (eaten plain) per serving.  These delicious low fat cupcakes have a rich buttercream icing made with unsalted butter, confectioners' sugar, blackberries and the juice of one fresh lemon. Twelve egg whites make this light and lovely, although a bit expensive to make. Cupcakes like these may take a little longer to prepare but are breathtakingly beautiful for birthdays, bridal showers, luncheon or afternoon tea.

purple wedding cupcakes

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Jun 5, 2012

Custom Candy Buffet Labels

Custom candy buffet labels - they are so lovely but they don't come cheap. These lovely vintage style lace candy labels will cost you $45.00 for a set of 10. A little bit less - $40 - for the scalloped and Candy Land inspired tags. Consider it a deal if you can repurpose these candy tags for birthdays, bridal showers, pot lucks and picnics. Or sell them to a friend, neighbor or co worker for half the price. Custom tags like these are just too exquisite to use only once.

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