Monthly Archives: September 2011

Brands We Love: Platters, Papers, Peace Signs & Poetic Pendants

Chalkboard China loves going to Market in Dallas! First, for the buzzing atmosphere Market creates and secondly, to see the amazing things our beloved friends are creating and designing. Dallas Total Home & Gift market introduced us to these ladies and their loot! Nora Fleming Nora Fleming's exquisite serving platters and adorable minis make every occasion fun. You know we love the idea of endless possibilities when it comes to creativity and with Nora Fleming's designs, you can be as creative as you want! Our favorite mini? Either the Ice Cream Cone mini or the Ring Box mini, but it's way too hard to choose. But with the holidays around the corner, we just added a few to our list. Peru Paper It's all in the name! Peru Paper has greeting cards, stationery, and 
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In The Studio: Fern

Come on, jump on our colors train of thought! Many people have been asking us why we chose Fern as one of our first four colors in our Colors Collection. Well, we think it's about time we answered that question! Here's a little peek into our thoughts about Fern. Fern's are a beautiful plants that are very reflective of their earthy, organic roots, and its shows in every one of their teeny tiny leaves. Our chalk-friendly fern is a lively green that pops when matched with shades of black, white, and gray. But loves to pop with friends paired with Honeysuckle, Mandarin, and Seaside. We wanted to create a green that could be used as a complementary hue with any decorating scheme or could be used as the center of your decorating 
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Shops We Dig: Elevenzees Chicago, IL

Dwelling in the Windy City full of excitement, creativity, and residing in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Elevenzees, one of our fab retailers, is a shop where you can find all things for the home. Elevenzees was founded by a mother-and-son team, Patty and Chad Johnson, and is an enchanting boutique carrying an incredible inventory, which ranges from gifts for home and baby as well as essentials to soothe the soul. Elevenzees strives to carry unique products and special items you can't find anywhere else. That's what makes them so special and a must-stop shop in Chicago! Chad Johnson of Elevenzees said, "We think Chalkboard China" Awww shucks, thanks Chad for sharing our product with your saavy brides and happening hostesses! Chicago readers, what is your favorite thing about Elevenzees? Do you 
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People We Admire: Camille Styles

If you haven't met Camille Styles, well its about time. She is a well-known design blogger and Austinite with a special knack for spotting and creating things innovative and chic. She is someone we just can't help but tell you about! Although her main topic of conversation is party planning, her creative ideas for design and decor, like her posts about mix and matching vases with flower arrangements (Genius!), always have us coming back to her blog for more. Not only does Camille Styles stay busy with blogging but she is owner and creative director of Camille Styles Events, "an event planning and styling firm that designs unforgettable private, nonprofit & corporate parties." Take a look at some of her projects. We love the party styled by Camille Styles that our friends 
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