Fall & Winter at Adornments- A Fashion Must!

November 16, 2009 at 10:53 PM (Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , )

Fall has always been my favorite season- the best clothes, beautiful weather and lots of color!  This year is no exception!  Despite the rain, fall looks are coming out in all their colorful splendor and. of course, no look is complete without a trip to Adornments!  Come check out Fall & Winter clothing by Olia Zavozina: rich colors and textures sure to feel good and look great!  Pair that with some of Adornments’ one-of-a-kind jewelry and you’re on your way to having a stunning fall look!

This tunic is beautiful, soft and very comfortable!  A classy look that will keep you feeling cozy all winter long!

 

Brown Tunic with sash

Olia original Brown Tunic with sash & Adornments original "Mantis" pendant

 

 

Brown Tunic with sash

Olia original Brown Tunic with Sash & Adornments original "Mantis" pendant

 

Rich, beautiful color, luscious texture and a fun, funky cut make this jacket a must for this winter!

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

 

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

 

 

Not ready for Winter yet?  Get a jump on next year with on sale spring/summer lines by Olia Zavozina- paired with Adornments’ jewelry for a timelessly classic look sure to please on those last few warm summer-like days and give you something to look forward to for next spring!- a fashion must!

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New Artist: Craig McDonald!

October 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM (Adornments News, Guest Artists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Craig McDonald is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Nashville.  He works mainly in steel and stainless steel, often incorporating other materials such as marble, wood, stone, and fabrics into his work.  Much of his art is contemporary or modern in design and ranges along the scope of  functional to purely sculptural.  And without further ado, here’s a sample of his work that’s available at Adornments! Stop by and check them out!!

Melt - steel   29x30x20"

Melt - steel 29x30x20"

This piece is very fun- can be placed on a table or on the floor or can even be mounted on the wall!

 

Warp

Warp - steel 14x9x12- Sorry! Can't have this one! It has already sold! 🙂

Fun from every angle, this sculpture adds a special touch to any room- looks gorgeous by a fireplace!

Offset Table

Offset Table - steel/marble/glass 26x32x48"

Very modern, this table could set the tone for a whole room!  Sturdy and beautiful, this piece is sure to impress.

 

Zig Zag Wineholder

Zig Zag Wine Holder - steel 24x18x5"

A great gift, this wine holder will give you a place to store your featured wines with properly moistened corks without having to hide them away in a wine cellar!

Made from steel, this wine holder will give you a way to store and display that is sturdy as well as elegant.

Exploded Triangle

Exploded Triangle - steel 14x6.5x8"

Unusual, edgy and fun- this sculpture is perfectly suited to add interest to tight spaces either at home or the office!

 

Opposition Vase

Opposition Vase - steel 10.5x8x2.5"

Not your average vase, this sleek and modern design can hold some serious flowers or stand on its own!

All these and more are now available at Adornments!  Come get your contemporary and modern furniture, steel sculpture, and home items in time for Christmas!

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Lucinda’s Quest – Revisited

October 23, 2009 at 9:43 PM (Lucinda's Quest) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have been remiss in posting about my efforts to find the perfect dress for Laura’s wedding.  The wedding has come and gone, I was present and attired in a lovely gown.  Back to the efforts.  After spending hours in fruitless search at the mall (both Cool Springs and Green Hills) as well as online I was was feeling despondent.  Are there no more pretty dresses for women with less than perfect figures?  Frankly, there’s a lot of ugly out there.  Finally inspiration hit.  I have a friend who is a fashion designer here in Tennessee, Olia Zavozina.  We’ve done trunk shows for her in our shop and supplied our jewelry for her fashion photo sessions.  I asked her to create a dress for me for the wedding.  She came to the shop with her fabrics and Alexis, Laura and I chose some fabric and voila! a dress is created.  Have to tell you, I felt like Cinderella.  Imagine the scene where all of the critters are making her dress for the ball.  In my case it was Olia, Tamara (her seamstress), Alexis and Laura.  I just stood while beauty was made.  Ok, I got to hold the mirror due to a lack of birds.

Lucinda checking out the back of the bodice.

Olia gathering her pins after pinning me into the bodice of my mother of the bride dress.

This was a fairly painless way to get a dress.  Certainly less painful than running from store to store and not finding anything great or even good. Laura created this necklace for me to wear with this gown.  Then Olia adjusted the neckline to compliment the necklace.  How cool is that?  This was definitely and Adornments wedding!  I was soooo adorned.  Wait until you see the finished ensemble!  Thank you Olia and Laura for making me feel beautiful.

Laura's necklace and Olia's dress

Laura's necklace and Olia's dress

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Adornments Creates Jewelry for Adoption Benefit!

October 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM (Adornments News, Jewelry) (, , , , , , , , )

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Adornments recently donated custom jewelry created with adoption in mind for auction at An Orphan’s Ticket Home adoption benefit.  All proceeds from the auction went towards helping families with the costs of adopting overseas orphans.

It was a lovely event coordinated by Courtney Hammons from “A Magical Affair” with live music by Sparrow Recording Artist, Britt Nicole,  and guest speaker and author of Fields of the Fatherless and Red Letters, Tom Davis.

Adornments donated two original pieces for this benefit:

A pendant entitled “Family” featuring a Copper and Silver parent figures embracing a 14k yellow gold child figure adorned with a ruby as well as a blue handbag entitled “It Takes A Village…” featuring Copper and Brass adult figures celebrating the first steps of a Silver child.

Here are some in progress shots of the pendant!

We started with a concept drawing. The red indicates the various layers of metal we plan to use.

We started with a concept drawing. The red indicates the various layers of metal we plan to use.

First step after drawing is cutting out the metal layers.

Silver & copper layers ready to be cut.

Silver & copper layers ready to be cut.

This is what the pieces look like just after sawing them out.. Are you scared yet?? 🙂

Silver & copper layers cutAfter the pieces are all cut out, we domed them slightly and then set them up to be soldered together.

Yikes! Fire!!

Yikes! Fire!!

This is the pendant just after soldering all the pieces together (well, ok, we cleaned it up a bit with sandpaper too). Ready to be polished!

Soldered "Family" pendant

Soldered "Family" pendant

Haha! Safety first!! I love what that mask does to my ear!

Suiting up to polish!

Suiting up to polish!

Polishing!

Polishing!

And, finally! The finished piece!

"Family"

"Family"

We were honored to be asked to participate in this event and had a great time at the Gala! For more information on an Orphan’s Ticket Home and how to get involved with this program, please visit http://www.orphanstickethome.org/. And on a final note, we leave you with this… love it when they have photo booths at events!

The Adornments ladies at the Gala!

The Adornments ladies at the Gala

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The most excellent wedding entrance…ever!

July 23, 2009 at 7:21 PM (Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , )

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Adornments to host trunk show for fashion designer Olia Zavozina!

July 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Come see Olia’s new line of summer and bridal wear in the gorgeous Adornments gallery Upstairs at the Factory at Franklin!  Cocktails and refreshments will be served and there will be two drawings for fabulous prizes from both Olia Zavozina and the jewelers at Adornments!  Come mingle, see what’s hot in fashion and jewelry this season, and take home a fabulous new addition to your wardrobe at exclusive Trunk Show prices!

See you there!

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Save the Date card by Weddings by Adornments!

July 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, Laura's Wedding, Pour Tu De Moi) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Calling all Nashvillians- and super awesome people around the world!  Check out the latest Save the Date by Weddings by Adornments!

This custom made save the date card features a hand-drawn portrait of the bride and groom to be in their wedding colors: Red, Black and White!  These are very hot colors for Nashville, TN weddings this year.  This save the date is very personal, appealing to the bride & groom who want the custom touch!  A new twist on the popular trend of using photos of the couple on the card!

Save the Date Card by Weddings By Adornments

Save the Date Card by Weddings By Adornments

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Get it done right!

April 7, 2009 at 6:39 PM (Laura's Wedding) (, , , , , )

So, a few weeks ago, Jim and I had an unwelcome surprise: Aaron Mayo, the man who was helping us plan our wedding at one Eleven, has left the company. We wish Aaron the best of luck and know that he will do well wherever he goes, but where, exactly did that leave us? Luckily, we know just the person to step in and fill the breech: Amy Parman with Williamson County Weddings!

Williamson County Weddings Staff

Williamson County Weddings Staff

Amy was amazing when she helped us with Alexis’ wedding last year, so we knew right from the start that she would be easy to work with and do everything she could to help us get the wedding we want. When you sign on with Williamson County Weddings and their experienced team of planners, you are guaranteeing yourself not only a beautiful wedding, but also a stress-free (as much as possible) wedding day. She was there from start to finish with Alexis, and we know she’ll be there for us as well, doing what she can to get the vendors we need at a great price!

Check out their website for more information: Williamson County Weddings!
Thanks Amy!

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And the winner is…

February 25, 2009 at 9:41 PM (Laura's Wedding) (, , , , )

It has begun in earnest!  The date has been set, the venue chosen and even the officiant secured!  (Cheers & choirs of angels!)  It was a busy week.  Jim and I took Lucinda and Alexis to see One Eleven and Chappy’s

Chappy's on Church

Chappy's on Church

(heretofore I have not written about Chappy’s- let me catch you up briefly: Chappy’s on Church is a French Creole restaurant in downtown Nashville- Fantastic Food!  (They even do that wrapping your leftovers in aluminum foil shaped like a swan thing- I know, easily amused am I!)  We were looking through the Pink Book and saw, to our surprise, that Chappy’s has a ballroom!  The Napoleon Ballroom has a capacity for 300 people, beautiful imported glass chandeliers, and  fountains with lion heads lining the walls!

The Bride Room (sorry, no pics of the ballroom)

The Bride Room (sorry, no pics of the ballroom)

The best part- the room is free!  That is, they require a minimum amount of $5,000 spent of the food & spirits, but the room is complimentary complete with tables,  chairs and linens!  They will even do the flowers and a custom menu for your event!  They have several packages for the food and spirits, so it’s easy to figure out what you want and they will do anything from a multi-course sit-down meal to a buffet with appetizers served on trays.  It’s really a great deal for a beautiful room that requires very little decoration (mostly just table decorations and maybe a few flowers here and there) and really great food!  The people there are very friendly and helpful (Thanks Suzette, Lucian and, of course, Chappy!)- it’s really a fun place.)

Now, I realize that, after a review like that, you’re expecting my announcement to be that we chose Chappy’s….but we didn’t.  We decided that we wanted to have little more control over the feel of the room- it didn’t quite fit with our vision already and there was very little we could do about it- in the end, we decided that it was not quite the right fit for for us despite its many attractions, but it was a close one (we may just try to get them to cater)!  We have chosen…(drum roll)…One Eleven!  Hurray!

One Eleven

One Eleven

So- we are getting married on October 4, 2009 at One Eleven!  It’s such a relief to have actual progress- not we just have to figure everything else out!  😉

Wish me luck!

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A Successful Adornments Wedding- Us!

February 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Abdul and Alexis' Wedding Feature on Ashley's Bride Guide

Abdul and Alexis' Wedding Feature on Ashley's Bride Guide

As many of you know, we got started down the path of wedding work when we discovered the addictive power of planning my (Alexis) wedding late last year. Well, for those of you wondering just how that first trial went, our wedding is currently being featured on two wedding blogs!!  Ashley of Ashley’s Bride Guide  as well as Amy from Williamson County Weddings and CJs off the Square both wrote articles on our wedding this week (I know- how loved are we?!)! So, once again thanks to everyone who chipped in to make our wedding so great! I’m sure that Laura’s upcoming wedding will be even more of a triumph!  So check out our features at Wilcowed Blogspot and Ashley’s Daily Scoop! And a big thanks to Ashley for putting us up on her blog! Yay!

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