Wednesday, January 28, 2009

GIVE AWAY

i am calling on the blogger world (that means YOU) for some help. if you have a spare second today (actually, you have until next wednesday, but why procrastinate!), would you mind pitching in? i sure would appreciate it.

so here's the deal. leave me a comment with your favorite website for event/party/wedding shopping and you will be entered to win a $30 gift card to pottery barn or crate & barrel. (ok look, i know it's not a lot, but it's $30 more than you have right now. AND it's $30 towards a fun store, which means you would have an excuse to get yourself a fun, little, sparkly something without spending your own money! you would be surprised what 30 bucks can get you...any of these these beauties!)

for full details of the contest, click here.

let the contest begin! so what is your favorite site for party shopping and why?

133 comments:

Linda said...

I love http://www.papermart.com/. It has everything you need to create cute favors.

Also, let's not forget http://www.bulkfoods.com/, so we can stuff the cute favors with YUMMY treats!

gene said...

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http://www.orientaltrading.com/

ok, not super chic, but cheap and has a wide variety for small projects.

love the contest.

gene said...

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http://www.partypro.com/

decent variety.

gene said...

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http://www.plumparty.com/index.shtml

an ok site for tablewares (mostly disposable)

gene said...

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http://www.etsy.com/

for all things unique and (sometimes) handmade.

they have some great gift tags on there.

Melissa T said...

http://www.beau-coup.com/

Great Contest!

Melissa T said...

http://www.thecelebrationshoppe.com/

gene said...

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http://www.oldtimecandy.com/

for the sweet tooth.

gene said...

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http://www.cherishedgiftfavors.com/

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.mjtrim.com (M&J Trimming, for fun little details---I always come away from this site inspired to be crafty and come up with darling favors).

http://paper-source.com (Paper Source rocks! I did my wedding invitations with Paper Source paper---their luxe line feels so expensive and has a fabulous weight to it).

http://www.flowersinthecity.com/ (Dulken & Derrick's trims are great! Their vintage flower collection is especially fun---reminiscent of the J.Crew vintage flower pin collection that sold out in nanoseconds this fall!)

http://stores.ebay.com/NATURAL-GREEN-MOSS-PRODUCTS
(Natural Green Moss Products has this ebay store that I LOVE. You can buy moss table runners, moss sheets in all shapes and sizes, loose sheet moss, etc. I stocked up on this moss when I threw a baby shower that was "nature-inspired." The moss table runners looked amazing).

http://www.nationalartcraft.com/
(This one might seem kind of non-glamorous...but National Artcraft is a gold mine of inexpensive supplies for favors and whatnot. I ordered cones from here for my wedding favors and they turned out great!)

http://pamelasparasols.com/
(LOVED my monogrammed parasol from Pamela's!)

http://sugarpaper.com/
(Fabulous paper stuff...and sometimes they carry special things like Snow & Graham candles and fun stuff by Carrot & Stick Press.)

https://www.frenchgeneral.com/
(this site speaks for itself. LOVE).

http://www.tinseltrading.com/
(Again, hoards of beautiful things just waiting for a creative person to grab them and apply them to a party!)

http://www.bellocchio.com/
(Lots of unique stuff here).

Okay, that's a start!
What a fun contest!

Babs Blog said...

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/
(Save on Crafts' name speaks for itself...but there is actually some stuff on here that looks really high-end).

http://www.pearlriver.com
(For paper parasols, lanterns, favor items, Asian-inspired everything...)

http://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/
(Technically, a home store...but so many fabulous odds and ends that are super-perfect for a big to-do!)

http://www.lunabazaar.com/
(lanterns, candles, parasols, decorative accents, table top decor...fun stuff!)

Babs Blog said...

I forgot these when I posted last night. :)
These are really fabulous paper/invitation/odds & ends stores. I love them. Sometimes I buy things, sometimes I just get inspired. Enjoy! :)

www.broadwaypaper.com

www.luxepaperie.com

www.thinkrockpaperscissors.com

www.virtuchicago.com

www.greerchicago.com

www.papermojo.com

www.redstamp.com

www.paperstyle.com

www.katespaperie.com

:)

Babs Blog said...

One more...

www.mountaincow.com

(this site has well-priced paper & envelopes in an array of colors. It also carries the Envelopments line AND you can buy affordable software to help you with your invitations if you aren't Mac & Photoshop savvy. :)---which, it seems that you are, Rachel! But it's a great site anyway!)

Allison Dias said...

I love the website "Hostess with the Mostess"! Its really for every occasion. Hope you enjoy it!

aron said...

oh this is going to be hard :)

i found this site for my christmas party this year and loved it!
http://www.impressrubberstamps.com/index.html

i will keep them coming :) do you want invitation sites also or no?

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

I love www.cb2.com for inexpensive entertaining/party pieces.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.paperpresentation.com/

Great prices on paper/invitation supplies.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.eluckydesigns.com/

Invitation design and overall, a great place for inspiration

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5358026

This Etsy shop is called Paloma's Nest. It's amazing for favors (or, again, really special ideas!)

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.hellolucky.com/

LOVE this invitation site...

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.dauphinepress.com/

Another glorious invitation site. :)

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.favorideas.com/

Favor Ideas---some of the stuff is cheesy and borderline tacky, but there are some diamonds in the rough here if you are a person with imagination! :)

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.moo.com/

Moo.com offers inexpensive printing and fun product options that are perfect for save-the-dates, favors, wedding labels, etc. Their idea gallery is full of ideas to get you started...

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.carrotandstickpress.com/

Invitations, correspondence...and just plain chic.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.tgkdesigns.com/

The Green Kangaroo: more invitation stuff.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.bellainvites.com/

Bella Invites: not in my budget, but so pretty...I usually just glean ideas off of this one, but I know that some budgets are bigger than mine! :)

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.stoningtonpaperie.com/

More fabulous paper & invites.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.velocityartanddesign.com/

Velocity Art & Design has been a "secret" of mine for awhile. I LOVE finding amazing things on this site that nobody else has seen and using them for my parties. Check out their Roost shop for AMAZING stuff---makes me want to throw a party just thinking about it!

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.ellastyle.net/

Unique tableware/serveware/party stuff from all over the place.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.kenziekate.com/

I love Kenzie Kate! Every year, she rolls out really creative stuff. Most of her original designs are hand-drawn, so the quality is really unique.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.papeteriestore.com/store/index.php

More invitations that I love.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://papercupdesign.com/

More invitations

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://paisleytreepress.com/

Beautiful letterpress, great design.

Kari Joy Hodgen said...

http://www.studio-olivine.com/

More beautiful letterpress.

Okay. I'm done for now. I HAVE to do my homework! But, this contest is fun and it's making me relive all those wonderful vendors I looked at when I got married. (sigh). :)

Babs Blog said...

http://www.foryourparty.com/index.php

Personalized coasters, place cards, table numbers, boxes, etc.

Babs Blog said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=73578

Papered Together is an Etsy shop. (I know people have already said "etsy," but it's such a big sea to wade through, so I thought I'd share some of my specific favorites. Is that okay? If it doesn't count, that's okay...I'll still share 'em with ya!)

Anyhoo, Papered Together does glorious, beautiful, yummy letterpress. I love it!

Babs Blog said...

http://www.messengerbirdpress.com/index.html

Messenger Bird Press has more beautiful letterpress. Invitations, coasters, whatnot...all in great design.

Babs Blog said...

http://www.joieletterpress.com/index.html

Joie Studio---beautiful letterpress. Custom and pre-designed.

Babs Blog said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5023513

Sarah Ridgley Letterpress on Etsy. Very fun stuff.

Babs Blog said...

http://www.bellafigura.com/

Bella Figura letterpress. (Free shipping and eco-friendly printing techniques).

Babs Blog said...

http://www.antiquemystique.com/glassware.htm

Antique Mystique is a great place to find lots of fun odds and ends, but I love it for the glassware. Vintage serveware and vases---so perfect for a shower or a to accent a wedding.

Jessica said...

Asian Ideas Paper Lanterns http://asianideas.com/lanterns2.html
For great lighting

Luna Bazaar (already mentioned but nice) http://www.lunabazaar.com/
They also have lighting but other items

Old Time Pottery (If you live near one has lots of things) http://oldtimepottery.com/

Babs Blog said...

http://delphinepress.com/

(different that Dauphine Press---that one's already been mentioned! Invitations and fun letterpress extras, too!)

Jamie said...

Rach- I don't have time to read the already given sites so I hope I don't overlap them for you. If so SORRY! I made my list right away but just now had time to post.

www.gooseypress.com

Jamie said...

www.papermojo.com (great paper store)

Jamie said...

I love this site! www.hobbylobby.com

Jamie said...

www.craftsetc.com (crafting)

Jamie said...

I love seashells especially fro a good price

www.usshell.com

Jamie said...

more seashells...

www.qualityshells.com

Jamie said...

yet another seashell store

Blue Seas Trading Co., Inc.

www.shellshopping.com

Jamie said...

Great paper store- Lemon Tree Paperie

www.lemontreepaperie.com

Jamie said...

Etsy Shop

Every Jot and Tittle's Shop

Such cute label designs

I am unsure how to direct you to the address, I tried but kept failing. It's just saved under my favorites!

Jamie said...

Etsy Shop

Lucky Me Bead (Jewelery by Whitney Phippen)

so this isn't really about home decor but you would love her necklaces so I just had to tell you about it.

Jamie said...

This paper site is currently under constucion but for future reference...

Chelle Paperie

www.chellepaperie.com

Jamie said...

I love this store for decorating and it's not too expensive and has a great selection.

Z Gallerie

www.zgallerie.com

Jamie said...

Some of my next pics are on the less affordable end but if you search the sites you can find some great finds for a good deal.

This is one of my favorite for beach decor

www.seasideinspired.cim

Jamie said...

oops .com on the last one : )

Jamie said...

Great home decor
Room Service Home

www.roomservicehome.com

Jamie said...

Another one I love for amazing dishes and accesories for the home

Rosanna

www.rosannainc.com

Jamie said...

www.lavenderfields.com

Lavender Fields

Jamie said...

Great for contemporary design

Design My World

www.designmyworld.net

Jamie said...

www.usawallpaper.com

expensive items at a discount (somewhat?)

Jamie said...

I love this store for creative ideas with handling branches, flowers, foliage etc.

Nettlton Hollow

www.nettletonhollow.com

check out their blog from the website

Jamie said...

oops disregard my save on crafts! You already know about that great store

Jamie said...

Wedding Paper Divas

www.weddingpaperdivas.com

Jamie said...

Wedding, party and baby shower favors that are so cute!

www.beau-coup.com

Flowergirlz said...

This is my favorite site for design inspiration and they just started to blog..so even more yummy details!www.stoneblossom.com.
I think you'll love it!!

Babs Blog said...

www.westelm.com

West Elm is great for inexpensive, modern candlesticks and serving pieces.

Babs Blog said...

www.globaltable.com

Great unique stuff for table top and decorating.

Babs Blog said...

www.smithandhawken.com

Garden stuff---have used this site lots when I'm throwing an outdoor shower.

Babs Blog said...

www.branchhome.com

Unique decor items, fun tabletop.

Babs Blog said...

www.tinyprints.com

Online printer with some fun designs. Easy to incorporate your own photographs into announcements, save-the-dates, and invitations.

Babs Blog said...

www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com

Jayson Home and Garden's selection of "accessories" is amazing for party details. Love this site! Good floral ideas, too.

Babs Blog said...

www.wisteria.com

A home store that has fun, sometimes vintage-inspired odds and ends that make for a great tabletop and/or centerpieces. Check this site regularly, because the inventory changes quite a bit.

Babs Blog said...

www.thevintagetable.net

Vintage table linens

Babs Blog said...

www.rickrack.com

Vintage fabrics and vintage feedsacks---fun!

Babs Blog said...

www.reprodepot.com

Reprodepot Fabrics---lots of fun vintage-inspired fabrics for custom tablerunners, tableclothes, etc.

Babs Blog said...

www.fishseddy.com

Fishs Eddy was one of my biggest weaknesses while I lived in New York City for awhile...and now that I'm not there, the website is a huge weakness! Amazing, affordable tabletop stuff. I LOVE Fish's Eddy!

Babs Blog said...

www.creativecandles.com

Candles in every color and size---and these are high-quality and burn very nicely.

Babs Blog said...

www.papermoss.com

Paper goods. Very nice stuff.

Babs Blog said...

www.mccallisters.com

McCallisters is an affordable arts & crafts supply site. Lots of creativity to be had here.

Babs Blog said...

www.psprint.com

Online printing for your own Photoshop creations:
save-the-dates, invitations, announcements, etc.

Babs Blog said...

www.directfloral.com

Floral supply online.

Babs Blog said...

www.bloomsbythebox.com

Flowers delivered in bulk to your door for your party/wedding/shower. I used these people for my wedding and had hundreds of roses delivered for the reception centerpieces. The flowers were healthy, long-lasting, and high-quality.

Babs Blog said...

www.walnutwallpaper.com

Walnut Wallpaper offers wallpaper that is normally only available to-the-trade. I love using wallpaper (especially vintage-inspired patterns) in my party designs. Walnut Wallpaper makes even design from Kelly Wearstler available to us regular folks. :)

Rochelle said...

www.nettletonhollow.com
is a website that I stumbled across looking for branch centerpiece ideas - hope you like it.

Kat said...

Hi Rach,

here are a few... not sure if you've seen them or heard of them... but here you go.

http://www.weddingbee.com/

Kat said...

And...

http://astunningaffair.com/

Babs Blog said...

http://www.hammondscandies.com/

There are lots of candy sites out there, but I especially like Hammond's Candies because many of their confections are old-fashioned and have that super-sweet style to them. :)

Babs Blog said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6276375

Lucky 13 is an Etsy shop that does custom and pre-designed announcements and invitations. Their designs are modern and use great color!

Babs Blog said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5750053

Ink Spot Workshop on Etsy. Their motto says it all:
"Handcrafted paper goodies that make you smile!"

Babs Blog said...

www.magnetstreet.com

For those who like to do the save-the-date magnets and such. :)

Babs Blog said...

www.shopgreenink.com

More fun invitations and paper stuff.

Babs Blog said...

www.12toomany.blogspot.com

This blog rocks! Through this blog, brides and event planners can sell off small lots of gently used party stuff: Table linens, centerpieces, etc. This is a GREAT way to get stuff for an event...or sell it when you don't know what to do with 200 table runners from your wedding. I love this site. You have to check back with regularity if you are looking to buy something, but the savings can be so worth it.

Babs Blog said...

http://www.stranodesigns.com/

Strano Designs has GREAT ribbon. Their grosgrain collection is great. High quality stuff, too.

Jamie said...

here's some more...

www.cafepress.com

Jamie said...

www.touchofclass.com

bananafish said...

definitely
http://www.rebeccathuss.com/ she's so inspirational...and of course my former employer Paper Source. So many good diy supplies. this site
http://portovert.com/home is another favorite for green weddings and
http://kenziekate.blogspot.com/ this is a really good one too.

Jamie said...

www.mymms.com

this is so great for parties or showers b/c you can personalize your MM's. I went to a baby shower that had them and absolutely loved it. They were blue and said it's a boY!

Jamie said...

www.themepartiesnmore.com

Jamie said...

French Blue Papers

www.frenchbluepapers.com

Jamie said...

www.candles4less.com

candles 4 less

Jamie said...

variety of vases offered here

www.wholesaleglassvaseint.com

Jamie said...

more vases...

www.vasesgalore.com

aron said...

alright here we go... my invitation sites :)

http://www.announcingit.com/

aron said...

http://www.paperstyle.com/is-bin/

aron said...

http://www.myexpression.com/

aron said...

http://corporate.tinyprints.com/

aron said...

http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/

aron said...

http://www.invitationbox.com/

aron said...

http://www.paperbuzz.com/

aron said...

http://www.finestationery.com/

aron said...

http://www.partycat.com/

aron said...

http://www.invitingco.com/

aron said...

http://www.impressinprint.com/

aron said...

https://www.partyinvitations.com/

aron said...

http://www.sweetpeadesigns.com/

aron said...

other things...

http://www.justbrads.com/

aron said...

this is where i got the paper plates, etc for julias bachelorette. i love their stuff :)

http://www.platesandnapkins.com/

Allison Dias said...

Ok! I have one more! heartpapersoul.com! I love it! After my last comment I saw you already had that icon on your page! Hope you like this one!

Allison Dias said...

Oh Ok! One more! msandmrs.com! Really cute stuff!

Allison Dias said...

And another! sarahandabraham.com! Very cute personalized stuff!

Jamie said...

Great party lights and paper lanterns

www.partylights.com

Jamie said...

my favorite ribbon and party supply shop ever!!!

Midori Ribbons
www.midoriribbons.com

Jamie said...

This website has some great fonts for invitations or labels

www.myfonts.com

Jamie said...

For custom printed invitations and Announcements
www.vistaprint.com

Jamie said...

Free invitations

www.print-birthdaycards.com/invitations/

Jamie said...

This site offers great recipes and craft ideas for parties

www.kaboose.com

Jamie said...

party favors

www.bellissimofavors.com

Jamie said...

www.thestationarystudio.com

Jamie said...

www.usbox.com

Jamie said...

www.wrapwithus.com

Jamie said...

that last site has personalized ribbon and it's affordable

www.partycat.com