About to arrive in the shop!

Update: They’re listed! Head over to see the “With this Ring” Box and the Blue Flower box.

Timeless, romantic, and beautiful, these ring boxes can be made to order exactly as you want them. Do you have a monogram or custom image that’s been designed and used in your reception materials or invitation. Would you like a custom quote or your wedding date? The possibilities are endless.

The lower ring box coordinates with the Floral Polka Dot invitation suite.

"With this Ring" Box | Lovely Designs

Blue Flower Ring Box | Lovely Designs


What a great week. Beautiful weather, good friends, and fun projects.

kitty grass snooze


Here’s the rundown for this week:
• A country gingham pattern giveaway
• Cute gift tags make with the gingham pattern giveaway
• A fun and easy project: DIY Solar Jars
• A new Floral Polka Dot Invitation in the shop


Going on holidays for the next couple weeks, so my posts may be sporadic. Hope everyone has a great and summery weekend!

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There’s a new item in our shop! This floral polka dot invitation is classy and whimsical. The ornate frames add elegance to the set and the forget-me-not blue and pussy willow grey conveys an old world charm.

This item can be purchased here.

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dotted floral invite

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These lovely DIY solar jars were a quick and easy project. I have wanted to do try my hand at making them for EVER. Now that I am finally in a house with a yard, I can! I was delighted with how they turned out – the deck is so bright and adorable on these warm summer nights we’ve had lately…

Here are your basic supplies. You will need the following
• Cheap solar lights (hello Target!)
• Cheap jars with glass lids (hello dollar store!)
• Frosted glass spray. (This is optional, but it makes the light diffuse and the jars appear to give off more light)
• Plastic gloves.
• Paper, or something to protect working surfaces

diy solar jars


Pull the jars apart and spray the inside of the bases (not the lids!) with the frosted glass. This took SEVERAL coats. I did probably 10-12 coats.

Take the solar lights apart and glue the solar part to the lid of the jar.

Reassemble the jars and enjoy the summery glow!

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A freebie this week are these country chic gingham patterns.

I thought I’d share what I made with them: Festive little gift tags!

Gingham gift tags


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Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a good long weekend. Lets start the week off with a freebie. I love repeating patterns, tesselations. These cheerful vector gingham patterns are an LD give-a-way.

Gingham Giveaway | Lovely Designs

Download the set here

These can be used for all sorts of fun projects. Let me know what you make and I’ll post it here.


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It’s so nice to be writing here regularly again. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

And in the spirit of summer bon fires:

Morgan Mike footfire


Here’s the breakdown for this week:

Beautiful Branding: The Swan Hotel & the General Cafe
Free Font: Valentina
DIY fire pit: How to

Goodies are already lined up for next week. Til then, Have a great long weekend.

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This DIY fire pit was such a fun project, of course, my husband did the heavy lifting! July long weekend is coming up! It’s time for celebrations, long warm nights, s’mores, and of course firelight. Whether you have one out camping in the woods, on the beach, or in your backyard, it is a great way to extend the party into the night.

While at the hardware store just recently, my husband turned to me with a sly twinkle in his eye and asked if I’d like a firepit. Well, of course I was all for it. We did a little research, and by that evening it was dug, gravelled and built. What seemed like a major undertaking was a surprisingly simple project.

Here’s how we did it.


Step 1: Measure out a circle, then cut and peel away the grass.

firepit 1


Step 2: Lay down gravel and layer your Bricks. Done!

firepit 2

When Mr.C had finished the construction, we went straight out for firewood. Unfortunately, prairie weather struck. In the 10 minutes it took us to go out and come back, the beautiful sunny day darkend and turned into a spectacular thunder storm.

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I’ll have to post again to show you the pit in it’s full glory.


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This font has it all. Charm, whimsy, elegance, and class. The designer, Pedro Arilla, created it as a tribute to his grandmother and is giving it away for free. What makes this typeface so extraordinary is the imaginative array of alternative glyphs and ligatures that are included.



Download here

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There hasn’t been a Beautiful Branding post in a while, so here goes!

Swan Hotel
This identity leaves me speechless. So obvious, so simple, so elegant. The visual identity was created for a hotel in Essex by Gareth Procter Studio. I just love the refined curve of the ‘s’ and the neutrals that were used throughout.

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General Cafe
*Sigh. Muted tones. Warm, inviting, comforting. The identity that was designed for the General Cafe by Clarke Harris is so cozy that just looking at it makes me want to do nothing but snuggle up with a book and some tea for the rest of the day.





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