I’ve been counting down the days when I could share this post with you guys, and couldn’t wait to show you the recently launched Lindsay Letters’ 2014 holiday collection. Friends, it is simply beautiful.
A few weeks ago, I had the sheer joy of getting to help with a styled shoot for some of the new stuff. Laura of Lark Photography (one of my “kindred” from college) has been shooting Lindsay’s work since the shop’s beginning. Not only is she a talented photographer, but the girl can prop style like nobody’s business. Laura and Lindsay have this amazing rhythm together, and it was so much fun to see it firsthand and be a small part of what they do.
The three of us had iced coffee, leggings, a Pandora Christmas station (in October), and a table full of vintage props. What more could you ask for in an afternoon, really?
This was actually the first time Lindsay and I met in person. We’ve been “friends” for a couple years now and have collaborated on a few things like this and this.
I’ve felt like a super creeper saying “my friend Lindsay…” and then explaining, “Well, we’ve never actually met, but we have a friend in common. Oh and we text and email all the time. No, it’s not creepy. Really! I promise.” So obviously I had a complex about it, but now there’s no need.
Lindsay was actually one of the first people who totally encouraged me to quit teaching and pursue creative work. I’ll always be grateful for that. If you’re wondering if she is as sweet and fun and hilarious in person as she seems online, the answer is yes. Yes, a million times.
CURIOUS ABOUT THAT GORGEOUS ROOM?
Laura’s friend Gwen (the Makerista) helped on day 2 of shooting (sadly another online “friend” I have yet to meet!) Also Gwen helped Laura totally redecorate her living room, and you can see more on Gwen’s blog. It’s a magazine-worthy space, and I’m completely jealous of Laura’s chandeliers. And sofa. And day bed. And Persian rugs…Mostly of the Persian rugs.
THE WISDOM OF HOME ALONE
Ok, remember that quote in Home Alone? Mrs. McCallister is trying desperately to buy someone’s seat on a sold out flight to get home to Kevin. After trying everything-including hawking her earrings to a little old lady- she has an epic freak out on the lady at the desk. Then good ol’ John Candy hears her and saves the day.
This quote is hilarious because on paper it looks so sentimental, but if you’ve seen the movie then you know that every syllable is punctuated with utter frustration by a mom who is on her last leg. Sometimes the holidays get us to that point. And sometimes solidarity comes from unlikely sources.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU!
Good news of the day? Lindsay is graciously offering FREE SHIPPING for your guys on anything in the Lindsay Letters Shop shop until Christmas! Just enter the code: DECORFIXSHIP
Also you can see more of the holiday collection in this beautiful LOOK BOOK. It will having you swooning and ready to decorate for the holidays. Peppermint hot chocolate, Home Alone, and some lovely lettering. That spells Christmas, friends.
*All images taken by the lovely Laura of LARK PHOTOGRAPHY.
Talk about a dream collaboration!! Y’all rocked it girls!
Thanks, Beth! It was a lot of fun.