Orange County Props
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  • June14th

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    I have had a blast on all my shoots, bringing in props,  and styling shoots… so it was only fitting it was finally MY turn to use my props for my sister’s bridal shower!  I had been waiting for this moment and was also excited I was not gonna have to go far to set up the party!  My sister Andrea said I could do whatever I wanted… I was in heaven!  I came up with the whole theme in about an hour, yes I have “the sickness” as we creative geeks say.  I kept it all very simple and of course wish I had a large budget, but had to face reality!  My goal was to throw in my mix of modern/vintage and make this bridal shower not stuffy!  It was a perfect sunny day on June 4th, but sadly too bright for great pics, and the fact I don’t know how to shoot in bright light!  As I have been spoiled with amazing photographers, I did not have the luxury on this day… so in between setting it all up, I shot a couple casual pics… but I still hope you enjoy!

    Above: I wanted a flirty name for our signature drink… no stuffy shower here!


    I had to use my famous Door Table!  This seems to be a staple now my family parties.  We rented the chairs and grey table cloths, but I made the lace runners and finished the look with simple bud vases which I love.

    A cute little dessert bar.  I took a vintage frame and added lace behind it and the yellow ribbon for a little pop of color.  The felt yellow flowers were a total impulse buy but ended being a cute little add in for the desserts!

    Always the detail junkie…  had to have these Martha Stewart picks.

    Initial napkins for Andrea and Tom.  One of my new favorite yellow vases.

    The Beautiful bride to be: Andrea



  • February10th

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    Just because a girl is single should not mean she should be left out on Valentines day!  I love these cheeky valentine cards made by my talented friend Janel Kaden!  She is selling them on Facebook and she can even mail some of them out for you!  I am posting this a little late but check it out.  Below are a few of my “Single girl” favs.  She does have “couple” valentines available too…



  • December21st

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    I got the urge the other day to make some ornaments and I could not stop!  I ended up making a few for some of my friends and loved making each one unique just for them.  My mom is really into giant chalkboards so it inspired me to make her chalkboard Christmas ornaments!  To keep up with the industrial vibe, I hung them on some wire.  I did not have great lighting for this picture as you can see… I need to ask Santa for studio lights!


  • November6th


    Where do I begin…its Martha Stewart…I am still pinching myself!  I was so excited when I got the call from Cortnie from canvas and canopy saying she needed a few of my props for this Metallic Hollywood Regency shoot that was going to be featured on Martha Stewart’s blog.  Leila Khalil of  Be Inspired PR gathered up a bunch of gifted wedding vendors to collaborate on this shoot. So of course I said when and where and gathered all the items that I thought would fit the whole vibe of the shoot.  I could not wait to begin!  When I got to Shade hotel I was blown away by all the amazing people that collaborated for this shoot!  I have to say, I had a blast!  Was I really working?  Then the best part… the photos.  They were all taken by talented Jose Villa .  They were absolutely gorgeous.  I tried so hard to narrow down for this post so here are a few of my favs:

    Carissa from JL designs made the most amazing flower arrangements, the colors were so perfect for this Metallic series.  The flowers truly stole she show or (shoot) I should say.  I was also dying over the vintage china!  They were provided by Jason from Small Masterpiece.

    The gorgeous couple Troy and Aimee Grover who were our models for the day.  I was in love with this sequin dress… so fun and flirty!  Hair and Make up was done by the lovely Erica from 1011 makeup

    The hairpiece was made by Carissa.  I just love her creativity.  It just goes to show, how one simple piece can make such a statement!

    The desserts were made by Cupcakes Couture.  We mixed in some of Jason’s dishware and a few of my gold chargers.  Of course we were happy to taste these awesome creations after… they were sooooo good!

    The stationary was made by Kristy from Momental designs

    Last but not least…my awesome props!  I was so pleased to see how well they all went with the whole look.  I have 2 of these vintage stools, they are one of my favorite finds.

    A vintage candelabra… definitely Hollywood Regency.

    I was trying so hard to find a way to hang this chandelier of mine!  Where we were shooting it just did not work, but Jose was so sweet to take a couple photos of it…Love!

    My vintage drinking cart and head bust (aka Fabio).  Cortnie made the cutest greyhound drinks…

    Cortnie made these great DIY mirrored name tags with Carissa adding on the gold succulent.

    One last shot of Troy and Aimee.

    Another big Thank you to Leila for getting us all together!  To see all of the gorgeous images make sure you check out the feature on Martha Stewart\’s blog: Brides guide


  • July4th

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    Lets all be honest, who has the time these days to run around and get decor for the holidays?  Not many of us, including me!  Having a prop house has its benefits at these times, I can just go grab a couple things and have my instant decor!  My mom was happy to use my favorite silver vintage tray for her cupcakes:

    I also grabbed some of my old bottles and vases for the flowers (which I got at Trader Joes).  I had some cute red,white and blue ribbon that I knotted around and there you go…simple little touches for the fourth!  As I was running around for the party, I once again forgot to take a couple photos before everyone arrived so just took a couple quick ones with my iphone, so yes they are blurry.  What can I say…I am a woman on the go!