Friday, February 29, 2008

Just a quick post to show a few bags by designer Maureen, creator of "Bliss Bags"

Above are some of her recent designs.... I will post more detail shots later!!I jove the fun she puts into every bag, whether a vintage button or great trimmings or both or the japanese fabirc from the wizard of oz, she just rocks!!

I have to run for the weekend to help run auditions for Weathervane Playhouse
I'm very excited!!

Have a great leap year weekend!!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Three Designs, for three very different people...

So I thought I would share with you some current projects...

Please note these are just "proof" shots so there may be a spelling issue in the designs, or they are yet to be completed.

First I wanted to share a wedding invitation. Yes it says Carr!! Its for my business partner Elizabeth....I'm so happy for her. She wanted to do something bold, bright, classic, with a twist. So I designed a three panel raised invite, in poppy & sapphire blue. With a buck silhouette & laurel wreath, accented with a clear swarovski crystal.

Next is a logo development project for a wonderful woman in Cleveland, Ohio. This is for her new venture "Fragrance & Fancies" a lavender sachet business she has sort of fallen into. I'm so excited for her, and this logo fits her perfect.

And finally a save the date for my sister. Wait till you see the invitations. Her colors are petal & chocolate. The actual finished date card receives 2 pink swarovski crystals in the frame around the monogram.

OK, well i hope you enjoy!!

Check in tomorrow when you can see why I have not been posting for a week. Lots of cleaning and organizing has been going on around the Green Velvet.
Have a tremendous Thursday!!


(PS.. did i mention that i am so excited that the spell checking button is now fixed on my blogger so i can actually not offend all of you fine people with my horrendous spelling)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My deepest appologies....

Hello all..... So sorry it took so long to post!! It has been a crazy snow ridden week. I wanted to give you something to see, so i will post a picture of a wedding cake topper I did for a wonderful bride to be. Her wedding colors are red & black. I hope you enjoy.

this first picture is a close up of the fabulous vintage image i discovered that worked perfectly. You can also see the wax coated flowers from the bride to be's, Grandmother's Cake Topper that I incorporated , there are also flowers from the bride's mother as well.
Here is the shot of the entire toppe finished it measure approx 14" tall and 10" wide. You can see the vintage lamp base i used as the base to this topper.

ok, so i was in picture mode, and decided to try and catch some daytime shots of my new window dislplay. The glare is very bad but you can get an idea.
Its the "Tale of Peter Rabbit". With a garden of vegtables made of tissue paper & a tissue paper tree, with foam leaves. I will try and take better shots one evening this week so you can see it without the glare. Hope you enjoy!!

So I hope that was worth the 5 days of no posts, i promise to try harder to post more often.

Have a great night and if your in the mid-west be careful this eve & tomorrow am when you are out & about in the winter storm.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!

Hello everyone!!
I just wanted to share a couple of beautiful antique valentines with you today & wish you a happy V-Day!!

Ok, well back to work!! Lots of cards to pack !

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Goodbye post-it notes, Hello! Courtesty Note Pad Sets!!

The everyday postable notes with the sticky backs are blah!! We want to bring a little more class to messages, notes & to do lists. We are proud to show you green velvet glitters newest creation.; The Courtesy Note Pad Sets. Each set retails for only $22.50; it contains 4 pads each with 100 sheets ( one pad is 5.5"x8.5", one pad is 5.5" x4.25", and the other two pads are both 4.25"x2.75)

They come in 8 styles currently 20 more soon to come.

First, I'll show the Darling's List Pad Set . Featuring the lovely Miss Hepburn.

Next is the Quotable Crown Set. This set features some of the best quotes.

Then we have the Brilliance Set. A classic design in a energetic sorbet coloring will make your note leaving all the prettier, not to mention add that touch of class.

Finally a peek at the Notes from Paris Set. This set is completly in french, not english.....add the european flare in the perfect petal pink. Simply "Tres Chic".

These wonderful Note Sets will be up for sale on our site soon!! But!! If you cant wait just give the store a call at 740.587.0515 or email us and we will be happy to get you a set.

Well, that is it for today!! I need to close down the store and head out for dinner!!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

To pin or not to pin?

whether you want an exquisite piece of art to put on your cute vintage side table, or if you are a sewer whom has/needs it all, or if you just like pretty cool things... These pin cushions are for you!!

Kathy C. our friend & artist from German Village, in Columbus is the artists behind these amazing cushions. I would have to say there is not question.....the answer is "to pin". So come in to the store and pick one or 12 up and enjoy!!

I promise they will be up in the boutique when we get the webstore running.

Its snowy, freezy & breezy out today!! Brrrrrrrr!!! Its tea, good book & a chair by the fire day for sure.
For the tea i recommend Tangerine Fruit Infusioin by Petali Teas
yummy tea by Joy from Mootz Run & Petali Teas
For the book I recommend Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
An amazing take on the poison apple, one of my favs, from the author of "Wicked".

I hope that helps warm up your wintery day!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

We are at the miday point in the first day of our trunk show!!!

Its fridgid outside.....brrrrrr!!! Any way here are some other fun finds we are currently showcasing in the trunk show!!!

First Joy, from petali teas & mootz run tea farm brought in our new green velvet signature teas. Oh how delicious..... 3 new flavors: Roasted Almond Chai, Orange Blossom & Cupid. I seriously can't decide which one i like more & neither can my They each have chosen two when they purchase.

And finally, our newest bath and home accessory line from the Soap & Paper Company. Choose your favorite paper design each matched with a fabulous scent. Current offerings from them include the wrapping paper kit (6 sheets of paper, ribbon & tags), scented drawer liners & fab paper wrapped soaps in verbena, fig & many more fragrances.

Ok, so that may be it for today my hands are a lil soar from typing emails and such....i need to step away from the computer.



Fabulous Jewels

I wanted to share with you some of the exceptional talent that our jewelry designers are showing this weekend in our trunk show.

Our first designer's are "La Trunk". Two fun sisiters from granville, whom have a knack for fashion. This is their debut at green velvet. How fitting that "la trunk" debut at a "Trunk" show. Ha ha ha....ok I tried to make a joke. Its still early forgive me!! These designs feature hot vintage finds mixed with hardware store chains, vintage metal chains, lots of sparkle, funky charms, and some handmade charms . These sisters price their jewelry to move....the "Chunky Charms start at $60.Next is Belle Street, Designer Mellissa has been with us since november 2007. Her designs are modern yet classic, and surprisingly affordable... Each is made of precious and semi-precious stones. Pictured below is the "Sydney" for $70 ; these pieces of ear candy are made of gold vermile & aqua marine.

This next designer has a great talent for the funky and obscure. Her line is "Bijoux Anew" a collection of vintage & brass findings mixed with genuine swarovski, vintage, & glass crystals. Check this wonderful "Lucky" bracelet composed of whimsical good luck charms in brass with 12 yes, 12 vintage 1930's bakelite dice. It's only $80.

Finally, last but not least is "Vintage Vamp". Designer Theresa M. uses vintage rhinestones from all era's to compose her pieces. Each piece made with gold or sterling links and closures she raises the bar for vintage re-worked jewels. This unbelievably exquisite bracelet is only $150 with 7 chunky rhinestone buttons from the eairly 1900's. WOW!!!

Thats only the top of the cake here in the boutique this weekend as each designer has close to 4- pieces each they are showing.
Like any piece call the store today and if you are lucky it still could be here.

Have a great afternoon. More fun trunk show finds to come later today!!

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Vintage Inspiration

People always ask us, " Where do you find your color inspirations?". The answer is's all in the threads. Whenever im looking for a color combo or a new color for our stationery line i line up our collection of vintage threads its fantastic. This pic shows our vintage thread collection in the original display case. Its totally fantastic.
Now i pulled the chartreuse and aqua for a Bride to be to get the perfect wedding color pallette.
Here is a picture of the invitation proof I designed for her.

Take note of the hand glittered tree's and the swarovski crystal stars.

Well that is our fun vintage item for the day!!
Tomorrow is the beginning of our "love letters trunk show".
We have some great new items from some of our jewelry designers that are to die for.

We will post some pictures of the event tomorrow.

ciao for today- B

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A craft.....from yours truely for Amy Butler

As promised here is a fun craft project.

I composed this craft for Miss Amy Butler for her website. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I recommend the use of Amy's papers from "K & Company" (coming soon to because they have the right thickness, any paper will do however.

Also speaking of Amy Butler, make sure you check out our website Mid march as we launch all of her products in our webstore. She's so fantastic we have given her an entire section dedicated to her fabrics, paper, stationery & patterns.

Well happy crafting....more to come tomorrow!! Let see? I think maybe fabulous vintage finds.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I thought I would share a picture of our wonderful display at the January 2008 Dallas Gift Show. We are very excited to be featured in the Portico Collection Showroom on the 5th floor of the Trade Center Building. It truly is one of the nicest showrooms. If you are a retailer you should check them out.

you should really visit..

We met some wonderful companies while we were there.
Click on there links below to discover some great finds.
A delectibly delicious bath and body line. Its so great its one of the only bath lines we have carried non-stop since we opened Green Velvet.
These are a lil modern for our store to carry, but I personally purchase them for use in my own home.
Nicole Renee Atelier
Such a charming woman and fabulous candles
ME! Bath
This whimsical ice cream scoop shaped bath fizz
is a pure indulgence.
I'm a guy and loved the lavender samples we recieved.

Well I hope you enjoyed our fun lil..blip.. for the day!
More tomorrow......
I smell a craft project.

"The purpose of life is to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly & without fear for newer and richer experience."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Ciao- Brice Corder, Designer Green Velvet Glitters

Monday, February 4, 2008

Welcom to Green Velvet's Blog

Welcome to our first Blog!!

Please visit us as much as you can to discover wonderful inspriation images, news from our boutique, craft ideas, fun sewing tips, great vintage inspiration items, and much more. We are still working with our web-developer to finish up our site, until then we hope to make a few postings a week onto the blog. You may have to bear with us for a while as we learn the ropes of blog postings.

Visit often and tell your friends. Enjoy!!
Photo: We hope you enjoy an image from our "store archives". It is from last summers window display, designed by Brice, for a Circus inspired trunk show!

Sunday, February 3, 2008