Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thoughtful Day for Sunday Suppers

I am sure by now most of you have seen or heard about Sunday Suppers; the past couple of weeks tons of beautiful images have been floating around the internet which has been great! Karen Mordechai, one of the ladies behind Sunday Suppers just sent over these photos of all of the paper items I designed for the Moroccan supper. At the same event I also designed all of the patterns for Amy Atlas's dessert table so I decided to use the same custom designed mandala but compose it to better fit the tablescape and blend with the gorgeous moroccan tiles that were the centerpiece. The patterns were scaled to fit appropriately with each item, whether it was the belly band that surrounded the menu or the tags that hung on the lemon preserves. I just love the yellow of the lemons with the turquoise and gray of the favor tag. A great color combo! All of the menu and recipe cards had their own unique custom designed border that complimented the colorful patterns and mandala. It was such a fun project to work on with so much immense talent. So much work goes into one of these suppers and fortunately for all of us it is beautifully documented by Karen!

{all graphics by thoughtful day and all photos by karen mordechai}

Sweetness Redefined

Lately my posts have been a bit few and far between, but I couldn't resist popping in really quick to post about the lovely cakes of the Caketress. Usually I am a fan of a simple cake with minimal color, but Lori Hutchinson's cakes are totally over the top in a truly amazing way! In the bottom photo, the flowers that appear to be stitched - no! Each thread was hand painted. Incredible.

For more cake inspiration, check out the Caketress blog.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!!

{the top 3 photos are from the talented rowell photography}

{via kim vallee}