All around Vintage Vendetta…

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It’s so exciting to see all the new treasures and vendors all around the shop. With so many different styles and vendors this makes Vintage Vendetta a truly unique vintage store ! Voted best vintage in the Inland Empire !

Come see us at 126 b main street Lake Elsinore, and make sure to say hi to Heidi , John and Fab !


New items at ” The Paper Mystique…”

Some new items I have added to my Boutique…

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Vintage needle point pillows and a French Market chalkboard.

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A linen dress form dressed with burlap and a paper brooch.

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Old salvaged wood I found,  I added  some crown hardware. Makes a great candle display ! Vintage shudders.

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Lot’s of vintage inspired paper items.

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French garden inspired watering cans, floras and a silver crown. Garden greenhouses.  A larger burlap and black rod ion screen. Covers up a back door !


I tag all items with a large kraft tag, and I use white ink.

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And lots of burlap wrapped spring floras. It’s hard replacing item that sell out over the weekend. I sold an old wine barrel , but I had so many items on it , I miss it all ready !

” The Paper Mystique ” will be hosting a full spring tea at ” Maria’s Antiques ” in Old town Lake Elsinore, Sat April 6th, come and join us !

Location 138 N. Main Street, Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Last Minute details for DIY Event

Last minute details for Tanya’s shower this Sunday

1. Pick up tablecloths that I pre- ordered all nine of them. Make sure they are the right colors and lengths.

2. Pick up the photos that I had blowed up to 16 x 20’s.

3. Make sure I have enough chalk for all the chalkboards.

4.Check out the fresh flowers at Costco and Trader Joe’s for the colors in stock to be picked up in the morning. Make sure I have enough vases.

5. Call the caterer, make sure the food is on time.

6. Stop by Dora’s to see the finished cake tonight. Pack cake knifes

7. Pack all my retro cameras and retro typewriter for the photo booth.

8.Candy station done, pom-pom made. Props done.

9. Dress to match table clothes dry cleaned

10. All batteries charged for cameras.

11. Start set-up at noon , party at aprox 60 people.

Photos from the party on my next post.

xoxo Cheryl

A Mad Hatter Tea Party…

I decorated my hat with silk flowers, a pearl button and an antique pin…..and brought out my brown dress with white polka dots.

And I wrapped Doras present with brown polka dot postage paper with a writing tablet as a card…..

The perfect place seating for every guest …..

A name card, teacup with honey spoon and a teabag that said” Drink Me !”…..


Food was by Holly…..

and I must say she did an excellent job , her presentation was stunning!!

and it was every bit as good down to the last bite

Claudia was enjoying her tea….I designed  her hat and pearls.

 Dora used my vintage green and cream chairs and  book stacks. Dora made  a magical cake !!!

A pink flamingo too cute …..

Such a fun party…

 xoxo Cheryl

 See a spring-mad-hatters-tea here !!

What I love about Spring …

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I love the simply style of spring, my top down on my saab, bike riding, baggy shorts, wearing flats,  straw hats,  coffee with the girls and fresh flowers. I love to photograph spring weddings.

by sacredcheryl featuring a cowl sweater

INHABIT cowl sweater
$345 –

AllSaints thong sandals
$195 –

Antique jewelry
$202 –

Round frame sunglasses
$369 –

Eugenia Kim fedora hat
$308 –

Sweet Azalea Delight Plants
$65 –

2011 in review…

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people.  This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011.  If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 66 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 75 posts. There were 232 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 196mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 5th with 330 views. The most popular post that day was Brian and Lilly...


Thanks wordpress and thanks to all of you who have visted my blog, this year I am going to post more photography , more event design and more romantic invitations, I hope you join me….and have a wonderful year , xoxo Cheryl. stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Flower photo friday…

I love flower photo friday….I have been going around with my camera and taking lots of pictures of flowers….which makes me smile. I took this photo last Sunday at a farmers market by my house.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend…and keep smiling !!

I love flowers…

These flowers are a brides bouquet  from a Wedding photo shoot I did for Brian and Lilly, I loved her very understated classic colors and style…grays , creams and black. She made this bouquet herself with some flowers from Costco and some black ribbon !

Have a simply beautiful weekend !