This is a special treat. This should be a Wonderful Week of WOW-inducing eyecandy. But today for Wonderful Wednesday I am pleased to bring you Lindi of love the day
. I love Lindi, and by the end of this post, you will, too.
Love the day
is an incredible design shop on Etsy. She is amazingly talented. Her ready-made designs are fantastic. Her choices of colors, impeccable. “Print, cut, party.”
How cute are these little hats??
Pretty. Easy. Pretty AND easy. (my kind of party)
But there is more.
She does custom…like custom everything. She offers FREE printies
around the best spots on the web (which I may or may not stalk…) She styles parties. I die. This one was just released this week. (Disclaimer: yes, my garlands are in it, and she styled them so amazingly I cried…really, but shhh don’t tell anyone or it might ruin my tough gal…er…ok. Nevermind. I cried from the beautiful styling. Out of sheer joy. I love her. But that’s not why she is here.)
Lindi is a wonderful, kind and super sweet lady filled to the brim with many gorgeous talents. This is her daughter’s party. If I had a girl…this is perfect. Heck, I have two boys. It’s still perfect…now to find me a little girl to randomly throw a party for… Hundreds of butterflies. Little lovelies everywhere. Pretty darn perfect.
I honestly could write about pages and pages of how amazing this little lady is...Now, for the good stuff...I would love to introduce you to the LOVELY Lindi.
Here are her wonderful answers to my favorite questions.
1. As a printable designer, you have a wide range of styles in your portfolio. I love your versatility and ability to pick the perfect “fit” for the event. What 3 things most inspire you?
I find inspiration everywhere, especially from all the other amazingly talented party bloggers! But if I had to choose three things it would be:
funky color palates
and fun patterns
2. Not only can you make lovely printies, you are incredible at prop styling. What is your favorite thing to do?
Ahh, thanks Jenny. You are so cute. I am so torn between my love for designing printable party materials and actually styling a party. I love that moment when you find the perfect something to base your party inspiration on. Like the butterflies in the butterfly party. Once I saw those, my mind went crazy with fun ideas! But then again, I love starting with a blank screen and creating a design based on customer needs. I don't know, I love both!
3. How/why did you start your shop?
I owe starting my shop to my mom. As a fabric designer, she is always inspiring and encouraging me to take new risk and seek new opportunities. She helped me create Love The Day and is my daily business consultant/manager. I couldn't do it without her!
4. I LOVE your incredible Butterfly Party. It’s so gloriously girly and pretty. What was your inspiration?
It was those butterflies for sure! I found them (500 of them!!) 75% off at a craft store. They were white and just perfect. I knew with a little spray paint, they would look amazing hanging from my daughter's favorite tree. Then pair the butterflies with your ruffle garlands...lovely! I was so excited when I found them.
5. Tell us your FAVORITES…
COLOR? Favorite color! Ahh that's the hardest question so far! I LOVE color and am always inspired by new color combinations. You can ask my mom, I always drove her crazy as a teen because I would come down ready for school in the funkiest colors I could find. Burnt orange defines my High School career. But right now, today.....I'm loving coral.
PARTY GOODIE/DECOR? Why your ruffles of course. I'm not even kidding.
**INSERT ME BLUSHING HERE** See gratuitous garland shot above**
SECRET SOURCE FOR PARTY GOODIES? Don't judge, but I get almost ALL my party goods from the local thrift store. I get this crazy rush from turning something old and not loved into something beautiful and cherished. The butterfly party was 98% thrifted (the linens, china, flowers, etc..).
SOURCES: See more of her party on her blog
(and at an increasing number of major blogs on the web)
RUFFLE GARLAND – HANK AND HUNT
LEMON CURD TARTS, BLUEBERRIE PIES, CUPCAKES, CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, MARSHMALLOWS, DIPPED COOKIES – CITY SWEETS
A big THANK YOU
to Lindi for sharing her inspiration and shop
And a GIANT Thank You from me personally for letting me be a part of such a beautiful party.