Peacock Inspired Wedding Invitations from Dossie-a

Jessica Goldschmidt, the designer behind Dossie-a (website has subtle music, so heads up), a special event stationery company, is passionate about creating one-of-a-kind invitations that reflect the personal story behind the invites. These two wedding invitation suites not only show that passion, but they also give us a peek at Jessica’s creative process and show how she used a peacock feather as inspiration for designs that are, stylistically, as different as apples and oranges.

Melanie + Jordan’s Enchanted Invitations

The only requests that Jessica received from Melanie, the bride, were to incorporate the wedding’s enchanted forest theme and to use a peacock feather’s jeweled tones in the color palette. Jordan, the groom, wanted the invitations to look like a 1960’s vintage concert poster and pulled inspiration from the Grateful Dead, a favorite band. The couple also wanted to pay homage to their dog, who had just passed away.

The resulting invitations are a wonderful combination of vibrant color and a 60’s vibe, with an enchanted tree illustration that features their dog peeking out from the side. Pretty groovy, huh?


Grateful Dead + Enchanted Forest Wedding Invitations

Grateful Dead + Enchanted Forest Wedding Invitations


Instead of using table numbers, the bride and groom opted to continue the Grateful Dead theme and name the tables after their 15 favorite songs, and in lieu of traditional favors, they asked guests to make a donation to a charitable organization of the couple’s choice. Jessica created a favor sign that sat beside a basket of charity bracelets and gave information about the organization to which the guests were donating, as well as contact info for the organization.


Grateful Dead + Enchanted Forest Wedding Invitations

Grateful Dead + Enchanted Forest Wedding Invitations




Nicole + Joseph’s Flapper Chic Invitations

Nicole, the bride, also wanted to use a peacock feather as inspiration, but this time in a more straightforward way than Melanie and Jordan had in their Grateful Dead groovy invitations. Nicole wanted a vintage look, and Jessica was inspired by theater playbills from the 1800’s and roaring 20’s flapper style to create this wedding invitation suite, which features actual feathers in a way that brings to mind the hairpieces and headbands that flapper women wore. I especially love how Jessica used the feather on the invitation, incorporating it in the area where the printed flourishes come together to look exactly like an ornate headband.


Flapper Peacock Wedding Invitations

Flapper Peacock Wedding Invitations

Flapper Peacock Wedding Invitations

Flapper Peacock Wedding Invitations

images from Dossie-A / Jessica Goldschmidt

Canning Party Printables

Canning Party Printables

I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you these free canning party printables that I’ve been working on for Cottage Industrialist! I’ve been canning for a couple of years now, and I can’t believe that I didn’t start sooner. Homemade strawberry jam all year long? Yes, please!

In addition to the mason jar-themed printables, which include canning party invitations, envelope liners, recipe cards, jar labels and tags, you can find plenty of resources for getting set up to have your own canning party in my guest post over at Cottage Industrialist. Check it out!

images by Kristen Magee

Hygge Greeting Cards

Wow! These Hygge greeting cards at Lagom (UK) have just shot straight to the top of my wishlist. Hygge is a Danish word that, translated means “coziness” and “tranquility”, and that’s exactly what I’m feeling when I look at these. The tonal blue and white palette is perfect, reminiscent of Delftware, which I also love. I guess my blue obsession does, indeed, go beyond navy. Lagom ships worldwide, and I may be picking up several of these cards not only to give, but also to frame and hang on the wall.


Hygge Greeting Cards

Hygge Greeting Cards

images from Lagom

Weekly Wrap #32 : Summer Lovin’

Weekly Wrap

Gingham Ribbon Gift Box Carolyn Roehm

This gift packaging idea from Carolyn Roehm is the perfect wrap for summertime gifts and favors, don’t you think? The baby blue and white gingham bow is the cherry on top, and the white silk flower and white on white patterned gift box are light, sunny, and beautiful.

You can purchase the favor size boxes from Carolyn Roehm (half off, too!), but if you need a custom size or something a little larger you could also use embossed scrapbooking/craft paper or even the embossed, paintable wallpaper adhered to cardstock to create your own gift and favor boxes.

image from Carolyn Roehm

INK + WIT Birch Wood Print

I think that we all struggle from time to time with negative, chaotic emotions and internal chatter that can bring us down and define us if we’re not careful, which is why I love this “Pull Your Weeds Plant Good Seeds” birch wood print by INK + WIT. The print is a reminder that we need to constantly be pulling those weeds (i.e., negative thoughts and emotions) and, in their place, “planting” emotions like hope and compassion.

Read more about the inspiration behind this print at the INK + WIT blog.


Ink + Wit Birch Wood Print

Ink + Wit Birch Wood Print

Ink + Wit Birch Wood Print

images from INK + WIT