7 Course Dinner

I just finished eating the seven course meal Mr. Vanderberg and I prepared (blame all the Downton Abbey watching).  And I didn’t take one picture.  Can you believe it?  Here’s the menu and some pictures of the prep.  And what my table looked liked. I made that tablecloth for Thanksgiving.  That’s it.



Happy New Year – From Russia, With Love.


We celebrated at 3 pm because we’re parents and everyone knows we turn to stone at 9 pm (incidentally, we forced our friends to start celebrating that early as well).  But that just gave us a reason to eat different kinds of caviar and smoked fish and drink vodka because 3 pm’s when the Russians started 2013.  We ended up making it to New Years in Paris! which was quite a feat.  Happy New Year Y’all.  Hope it’s a good one.

Kari and Dan Holman Ranch Wedding

We did some styling and paper work for a couple o’ kids in Carmel Valley, CA this month.  The pictures are beautiful and the couple looks so at ease with each other.  They have a shared love of Steinbeck (hence the location) and we did a stich-bound book invitation for them complete with library card RSVP’s and a card catalog for the escort cards.  There were bookmarks as place cards and even table numbers made of old book pages.  It wasn’t easy to complete with a newborn but I REALLY like these two and am happy with the way they turned out.

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Brooke and Dan Postcard Inn Wedding

We just got back from FL! Brooke and Dan’s wedding was a blast…and to give you any indication of how good a party it was, the bride ended up in the pool, in her wedding gown!

We made paper chains, programs, table numbers, escort cards, centerpieces, coasters, floral arrangements, you name it! We all did all the organizing and planning so, needless to say, we need a rest.  It was the most fun wedding we’ve done yet and here are some detail shots of the event.  All images by Portrayable Photography. 

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A Birthday Party

I just finished a party for Trina and Ji in Long Beach Island, New Jersery…I’ve worked on a number of projects for this including screenprinting the tablecloth, the lace runner and the birthday banner! Finally, I’m so excited to share some pictures.

Oooh and the napkins! My favorite part! I handmade the little guys and then ironed on monograms for each guest that doubled as place settings!