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A true celebration was had this weekend: Lillian’s Flamingo Fete!

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The littlest shoppe girl at Emily McCarthy Studio celebrated her 1st birthday in true coastal fashion. Planning her birthday party and deciding which special elements to use from the shoppe was a true joy! As you may recall, it was just over a year ago that I created the flamingo bamboo pattern specifically for Lillian’s nursery. Little did I know this special ode to my sweet daughter would be a shoppe favorite, selling in upholstery, coasters, folded note cards, wallpaper… and so much more!

It’s all about details, especially first a first birthday party! We stayed true to the tropical, Southern flare we always love. The frosted flamingo party cups were just the beginning of the flamingo fete fun. You can see that there were notes of the classic Emily McCarthy favorite emerald green tied in, as well.

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From the shoppe: Ceramic Pineapple (in shoppe only) // Frosted Flamingo Cups

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From the shoppe: Custom Cocktail Napkins (similar here)

Sweet Lillian received a very special gift reminiscent of her great grandmother, the first Lillian. Grandma Lillian made a baby grand piano for me when I was a young girl, and it was (and is) one of the most special gifts I’ve ever received. I wanted to do something special and memorable for my own Lillian.

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Baby Grand Piano Bench: Custom painted by Emily McCarthy

The joy in her face as she played with her newest instrument was just as real as the joy she experienced when she got to take her brand new wheels for a spin! Decked out in her own custom monogram, she can now travel the world (or the driveway) along side her big brother until her heart’s content!

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Aside from the gifts… what about the food? We can admit, often the decor is more a nod toward Mom and Dad’s tastes (for a first birthday!) but the food has to be all about the guest of honor! We chose easy foods that Lillian loves, and made sure the presentation was fun and accessible for little hands.

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Palm Beach Wooden Swizzle Stick Set // Pink Confetti (in shoppe only)
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Overall, a good time was had by all! Family and friends made the day so special for our favorite flamingo princess. Rhett was such a proud big brother, and had no shortage on the fun or the messy face!

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While it’s hard to believe an entire year has passed, it’s hard to imagine life before this perfect Red-Head joined our family. Making this day special for her was an honor and a blessing, just as having her in our lives is to us. Looking forward to more special, styled events for the youngest McCarthy and the entire family.

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Want ideas for your own special party? We can consult on an array of events. Inquire within!

Emily McCarthy

2 comments

  1. FG lulu says

    Well tearful again seeing these fabulous pictures the thing that really gets to me is the genuine rhett has for his little sister !!! He seems so proud and patient and adoring !!! What a fabulous party with all the stops pulled out but that’s the emily way !!! Another fabulous day in the life of EJM !!!! ❤️❤️


    June 2, 2016
  2. FG lulu says

    Genuine LOVE Rhett has for Lillian !!!!


    June 2, 2016
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We were so excited to hear from Smith’s Jewelers on new branding for their current retail business. With a green and gold palette, we were thrilled with how this turned out! Interested in my branding design services? Email [email protected] for more information.

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Wearing a tie every day can be boring, but not when you’re working with what we’ve got.. and what we’ve found. Our tie clips make a statement, and on the right tie they can elevate anyone from associate to CEO (no matter what the business card may say). Imagine how they would pair with our brand new menswear crush, Mill City Fineries, for example. Mill City Fineries has all of the Southern charm and class that a true gentleman needs, yet it hails from the midwest.
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Put one of these brass beauties on a necktie made for today’s man and described as, “Not skinny. Not wide. Simply a great modern cut.” You don’t have to stop at neckties, though. (Well, maybe for the clip.) They also offer pocket squares, handmade bowties, and bespoke wedding accessories. (How could we maintain our coastal devotion without a shout out to the bowtie?) Click here to be brought right to their website. While you’re shopping for Father’s Day you can also check off the list of “What to Wear” for the man in your life during wedding season. We think that’s just perfect, don’t you?

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You know how much we adore custom fabrics, so you’ll appreciate that the founders of Mill City Fineries take pride in traveling far and wide to find fabrics that will make a statement (a statement no one else will be making).

Dad won’t just be fashionable, he’ll be fashion forward. You can thank us after he opens his gift and delights in the package! Oh, and quick! It looks like you’re just in time to find they’ve created a Memorial Day Sale. (Click here for the sale) Let them know your friends at Emily McCarthy shoppe sent you!

In the meantime, find all of our ideas for Dapper Dads by clicking here! We’ve created an entire category so that you’ll be able to keep your eye on the prize.

Emily McCarthy

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Dear Father’s Day Gift Giver,

We come to you in a time where you may be wondering, “what on earth does my dad not already have?” Hold it right there! We know what Dad doesn’t have, so you can relax and breathe easy. Always leave it to us.

We did all of the leg work searching high and low for things that would make Dad say, “I haven’t seen this before!” and things that will make you say, “This is not a boring gift at all!” We even made it a bit easier so that you don’t have to do a ton of clicking around and we placed all our favorites in the “New Arrivals” category in our online shoppe! Click right here to be brought directly to everything your dad’s heart desires.

Care for a cocktail? Here’s a carry-on cocktail for all occasions! No flight required. This novelty will be appreciated and utilized without a doubt. Whether Dad prefers an early morning Bloody Mary, or an Old Fashioned night cap… there are 5 Carry On Cocktails to choose from!

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If Dad is a dapper man, you may find that these brass dipped combs are a special (necessary) edition to his every day accoutrement. One for the side part, and one for the beard, respectively.

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Keep him footloose and fancy free with these practical accessories. Especially if Dad is a traveler, a shoe bag is simple but makes a difference in a tight piece of luggage (we know he travels light). A shoe horn may not seem like the best gift ever, but when you read the sentiment it’ll be a symbolic keepsake that just happens to be practical.

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Finally, we have to talk about these decanters one more time. Make Dad the highlight of the party and the most coveted bar tender in town while he can brandish his own emblem on a custom decanter new to the shoppe. Available in 4 different styles, whatever he picks as his poison will be beautifully displayed in a way that won’t clash with your home.

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Deadline to order the custom decanters and get them by Father’s Day is June 1st! Click right here to see all 4 in the online shoppe.

Need more ideas? We’ll keep them coming! Remember, click here to see everything we mentioned above… and more! 

Emily McCarthy

 

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Ah, the end of may. Graduations have come and gone (for the most part) and now we focus on our favorite season of all: wedding season! Wedding gifts are no easy task. What can you get that will be unique, stand apart from everything else, and show off your penchant for perfect gifting?

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As always, we have you on our mind and we have the answer to the gifting question: our cutting boards. They’re a perfect statement piece in the kitchen or dining room. Oh, yes, and they are fully functional and ready for long term use.

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These elegant cutting boards are laser engraved and are made with premium quality maple wood to make a great work surface or serving tray. Each board comes with rubber feet for a secure grip and is sealed with butcher block conditioner to ensure long-lasting durability. There is also the option to add hand-forged iron handles that come in various finishes (see photo gallery in the online shoppe by clicking the shape you like: square // round // rectangle).

 

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Available in four sizes, small (16×10), medium (18×12), large (20×14), and extra large (24×15). Handle finishes are rust and nickel, and the handles can be twisted or hammered.

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Choose your monogram style, we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll look like the hero of the wedding gift table! Here’s another special hint… pair the cutting board with a set of our cocktail napkins and really hit it out of the park!

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Happy Wedding Season!

Emily McCarthy

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We were so excited to hear from Sloan Ward on new branding for  her current interior design business. With an aqua, gold, green, orange and pink color palette, we were thrilled with how this turned out! Interested in my branding design services? Email [email protected] for more information.Emily McCarthy | Sloan Ward Emily McCarthy | Sloan Ward Emily McCarthy | Sloan Ward Emily McCarthy | Sloan Ward

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“Inspired by all things current, clever, and creative. [These new arrivals are] a modern day solution for table-top accessories and gifts that satisfy the inner creative in everyone.” What a joy to be able to carry these products in our shoppe, as these are our exact goals for each and every item we offer! We want to bring your best ideas to life, and by consistently offering you the creme de la creme, we know we can achieve that.

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Jewelry boxes don’t have to be boring, they can be a statement piece. We’re offering a black and a dalmatian, both available with our custom monogram option. Click here to see them online.

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The little brass elephant that could… for any ‘Bama fan in your life that loves elephant trinkets – or any shelf that needs a king of the jungle.

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Keepsakes have a new home with the dazzling leopard trinket box! (Shown here with Lauren Milmine beauty of a necklace!)

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You’ll never have to risk looking too matchy-matchy by featuring one of these gorgeous trays in your home. Available by themselves or with a custom monogram, which will you choose? Click here to take a look.

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Click the following to see the direct link in our online shoppe! Cockatoo bottle opener // Pretzel bottle opener // Botanical Leaf Trinket Tray // Brass Banana Leaf Tray

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Click here to see the following: Brass Pineapple Tray // Pineapple Salt and Pepper Shakers 

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Stemless Palm Wine Glass // Botanical Leaf Table Runner 

Bar accessories abound for the conscious entertaining woman or man. So coastal and so fresh, we can’t wait to see how quickly these fly off the shelves and into your home.

Cheers!

Emily McCarthy

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We were so excited to hear from Sharon Gilkey  on new branding for her current interior design business.   With ablue and gold color palette, we were thrilled with how this turned out! Interested in my branding design services? Email [email protected] for more information.

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Ahhh, the at-home bar. So often under-rated, we need to talk about it! We always try and help you think about special touches around your home and how they can honestly bring your entertaining and aesthetic to a new level. How about the at-home bar accessories? So easy to inject into any current set up, and packing a big punch of impact with guests.

Our new shapes and sizes of decanters are our newest obsession. Take your custom monogram or choose from a style we can make for you, and create your emblem. We also heard a rumor that Father’s Day is coming up soon and that this could be EXACTLY the gift that Dad needs, and Mom approves of. (Call us selfish, but it’s never a bad idea to give a gift that goes with the rest of the home decor!) Dad will feel even more official pouring up his favorite spirits with something uniquely him.

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Aside from Dad, you know we’ve got options at our Gift Bar that will be great gifts for others… or, for yourself! (We believe in self-gifting here, in case you needed an excuse!)

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Finally, come one come all for our slate coasters! These are another specialty that has “DAD” written all over it. Masculine, but perfect to blend in with any feminine flares you may already have around the home.

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Keep an eye out for the fabulous gold accessories to be featured later this week!

Want to make an order for Father’s Day? Hurry up! We’ll make sure it gets to Dad in time.

Emily McCarthy

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We were so excited to hear from Savannah OBGYN on new branding for their current practice. With a black, grey, taupe and silver color palette, we were thrilled with how this turned out! Interested in my branding design services? Email [email protected] for more information.

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