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Vintage Typewriter

So I may have done something a little crazy. I just put a bid on a vintage typewriter I found on ebay.

How awesome would it be for the guest book? Just imagine a stack of nice thick paper in a box next to the typewriter. Guests can type up their messages to us, and afterward, we could have it bound as a book. (Jay had some papers bound a while back and it was very cheap – $5! Any copy shop can do it)

Here was my inspiration:

I found a website that sells an array of different vintage typewriters, along with supplies – ribbon, ink, what-have-you.  Very aptly named: The Vintage Typewriter Shoppe. There were also more on ebay that were a little more in my price range.

After doing a little snooping around, I found all sorts of different jewelry and crafts related to vintage typewriter keys. Like this etsy seller.

I mean, how cute is this?

one of her many products…

And finally, found this picture on A Practical Wedding.

seating cards

Do I sense a theme coming on? My head is spinning with the possibilities.

Freebie Fridays: Printable Hershey Candy Wrap

Getting in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, a chocolate related freebie comes in handy: printable candy wrap for Hershey’s Nuggets, including a template for a candy box to fit 6 nuggets. Courtesy of the fabulous Design. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Download Box of Chocolate template and candy wrap.zip

If you’re crafty enough, you could use your wedding monogram to package each candy and use them as favors. You can buy candy in bulk here and here. If you have time, wait for Valentine’s Day, Easter or Halloween sales. You can find candy for a lot cheaper right after these holidays.

Download individual candy wrap.doc

This template is editable so you can change everything and add your colors, fonts and your own style.

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Bittered Sling: The Perfect Signature Cocktail

Libations anyone? My answer to that question is always yes and yes!

A while back I did a story for the Charleston City Paper on retro cocktails and what could be more fitting for this here blog?  See, the thing about having a signature cocktail is not only can it tell a little story about you and your significant other, but also it can really cut down your bar tab!  Some of my favorite retro drinks that could be incorporated into your event are as follows:

French 75

Like the quick firing artillery piece it’s named after, the French 75 cocktail will drive you ballistic. Made of gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne, it’s a sure fire drink and lives up the 75mm howitzer that gave it the moniker.

Papa Doble

Ernest Hemingway loved a good Daiquiri. So much so he wrote about it in a letter to his son Patrick in 1939, saying, “We stayed up late, and I drank a few highly frozen Daiquiris just to see what their effect would be (it was moderately terrific and made me feel a friend of all mankind).”  Hemingway particularly enjoyed the ones served at his favorite bar in Havana, El Floridita, where he consumed many a Papa Doble. The cocktail mixes up white rum, lime, grapefruit juice, and a splash of grenadine with an orange slice garnish.

And if you’re feeling really wild try a …

Between the Sheets

They didn’t call them the “Roaring Twenties” for nothing. Modern day barfly’s may think themselves provocative ordering a Sex on the Beach or Buttery Nipple, but try requesting a “Between the Sheets” at a speakeasy in 1922! Guaranteed to have your guests naked and in a stranger’s bed faster than they can dance the Charleston. The original recipe is ¾ ounces brandy, ¾ ounces white rum, ¾ ounces Cointreau or triple sec,¾ ounces fresh lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon simple syrup. Sadly it doesn’t come with a ride home, it’s that strong!

Cheers! Kinsey

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