Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We love Etsy

As we continue to grow and serve brides all over the world, we have found that Etsy is one of most important tools to reach the creative bride. If you surf the net, which I have spent many hours doing, it is so hard to find anything unique. Most sites have the same inventory of flip flop, elephant, snowflake....I have even seen Hawaiian shirt place card holders. What is a bride to do? In the multitude of wedding sites out there The Funky Shack website has been found by many of those brides and wedding planners. It is so cool that Etsy is able to help us reach even more people searching for just the right party and wedding decor. In fact, if you see something on our blog that is not listed on our website, most likely it will be in our Etsy store. There are just two of us running this show and we have found that if we want to quickly list a product Etsy is the place. We have been working on our website, but it is a work in progress, totally functional but there is so much more we are working towards.
Of course we tweet and follow others we think are important in the business and our FaceBook fan page has been quite a hit. Check us out!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Rustic Wedding Decor

I am so excited about these new holders! Their possibilities are endless. They look great as a display with the black and white photos. They would also look be great for postcards, menus, signs, place cards, escort cards, table numbers and so much more! The hand cut 2 1/2" blocks are all slightly different and have a unique wood grain pattern that shows gently through the black stain. Sizes and be customized from 5" to 10" tall. We can also offer them in white and brown and you can choose the silver or the rustic wire. You will be able to shop on our website soon, but for now if you would like to inquire about ordering just click here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Just a Few More Days to Win

Don't forget to sign our guestbook to enter to win this adorable centerpiece!!! We are working on a fabulous July giveaway. It will go with our Christmas in July wedding theme. Start planning your holiday wedding now.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Charming Bud Vase Centerpiece

These charming bud vases are so cute and great for any occasion. For more information on these adorable little vases click on the following link


Monday, June 14, 2010

New Rustic Picture Holder

This charming picture holder is handcrafted from reclaimed wood and rustic wire. It holds 7 pictures or cards. A great piece for your wedding. Can be used as a centerpiece or on an accent table. Because this piece is made from reclaimed wood, each one is unique and slightly different. It measures approximately 25". It will be listed soon on the website, but for more information on ordering click on the following link


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bird Feeder Blessing Box / Card Holder

This bird feeder is handcrafted from reclaimed wood. It is perfect for a blessing box at your wedding or is great to hold the cards on the gift table. It could even be used to hold a flower arrangement. The best part about it is that it is a keepsake for bride and groom.
It will be listed on the The Funky Shack website soon. If you would like information on ordering please contact us by using the following link


Rustic Table Number Holder

I have been taking pictures tonight and just couldn't wait to post this one. I have more to come and I will reveal our giveaway tonight.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Too Cute Bird Nest Earings and Choker

Fabulous!!!! I just love these handcrafted earrings. They look like dainty little bird nests. They are so delicate that you can barely feel them when you have them on. What a beautiful elegant jewelry set to compliment your wedding dress. This set and many more will soon be listed on our website, but if you would like information on purchasing this set you can contact us by clicking on the following link http://thefunkyshack.com/contact.htm

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Painted Boxes

Look at this awesome green. More custom colors to come.

New Handcrafted Boxes

We have lots of great ideas for these handcrafted boxes. I can't wait to paint some Tiffany Blue and put them on my desk. They are also great for your big day. You can use them for a card box, on your escort table or for your centerpieces. Be creative!

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Rocker and the Princess

The Rocker and the Princess

The first time I saw these pictures I knew I wanted to share them with our readers. The bride and groom graciously agreed. I love how neither one of them compromised their persona. The bride so chic and romantic and the groom so charming and stylish.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Totally Inspired

escort card tables

I just love Abby Larson from Style Me Pretty for sharing all these wonderful pictures with us. Some of our new rustic designs will be out soon. This inspiration board should make you want to come back for more. We are lucky enough to have a very talented craftsman working with us on our new wood designs. We will have a few pictures later this week.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Christmas in July Sneak Peek

We have been busy since last Christmas brainstorming, designing and creating some super cool ideas for your Christmas event. Whether you are hosting a lavish party or planning your wedding, keep checking back. You will definitely want to see what we have been hiding. As you can see in the picture, we have been inspired by rustic charm. Just wait and see what we have done with flowers!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Outdoor Summer/Fall Weddings

Rustic Bud Vase Place Card Holders

$3.00 each contact using the following link to place an order

Wire Holders for Place Cards and Table Numbers

These can be made out of the rustic wire pictured above or silver wire. Pricing is determined by size and quantity.

Contact http://thefunkyshack/contact.htm

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Adventure Begins

So I did it!! After 24 years in the restaurant business, I took that leap of faith to come on board full time with Jennifer at The Funky Shack!! It was a long time coming and the decision, though a little scary and a lot out of my comfort zone, felt so right. Jennifer is my sister , my BFF, and we spend the day working, brainstorming, laughing and planning the rest of out lives. It is a perfect situation, but what would make it more perfect is if Tami, our other sister and BFF would come join us!!!

My job title, Studio Manager, sounds very chic. It pretty much includes a little of everything from stopping at Starbuck's to get my "boss" coffee, making lunch for the kids, all the paperwork, packing, painting and everything "computer." I have to say I love every minute of it! I can go to work in my pj's, kick my shoes off and dig in.

The test is going to be this summer trying to work and keep five kids(6yrs. 7yrs, 7yrs, 10yrs, and 13yrs.) busy and productive. We have somewhat come up with a plan now it is time to enact and hold ourselves accountable. It is going to take a lot of organization from two Moms who usually just "wing it."

It is not going to be business as usual this summer. Our plan is to aggressively attack and conquer the world of weddings and party decor. We pretty much have decided that our husbands work too hard running around to make extra money and it is our goal to grow and land at some financial peace.

Check back because I will be starting a seperate blog to share this adventure with you!