FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ HOLIDAY EDITION | Felt garland, a sparkly dress I must have for a party next week, frosted gingerbread treats, DIY holiday postcards and tags…

I know, so cute!

A few quick notes before I get to the pretty stuff:

Today’s the last day to enter the free wedding photography giveaway by Gem Photo.  So, if you haven’t submitted your entry yet, I, uhh… I suggest you, uhh, get on that straight away.  Click here to find out more!

Vendor Love launched on Wednesday, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!  We’ve received incredible feedback about it, beyond-our-over-achieving-dreams-feedback, and we’re thrilled so many of you beautiful brides out there love it so much!  One could say that our goal is to be a bit like a dating site for brides and wedding vendors, creating ideal matches between brides and vendors, except without the high sex-on-the-first-date frequency.  So far, we’ve kept one-night-stands to a minimum, so we’re pretty thrilled about that! ;)  But seriously, we’re beyond glad everyone’s finding it so useful and easy to navigate, and just plain loving it so much (we do try to read all of your emails and tweets, we’re slowly but surely making our way through it all, so thank you EVERYONE for writing!).  Our vendors already started getting countless inquiries within the first 24 hours (!!!) of the launch, so we’re pretty freakin’ excited about that, obvs.

Brides: we’ll be continually adding vendors to the guide, so keep checking back for even more insane talent!

Ok, on to my holiday finds from around the interweb!

That adorable tray of cheery gingerbread cookies is from Ikea’s 140-page coffee table book, “Hembakat är Bäst” – which means “Homemade is Best.”  Styling by Evelina Bratellshot; photographed by Carl Kleiner; via Lushlee.

J’adore the sparkle factor below, ladies.  Smells like pretty.

Perfect for NYE, if you’re willing to freeze your nips off.


Really digging this felt ball garland project from Jordan Ferney’s Oh Happy Day!  I knew felt had its uses, but I didn’t know it could look this chic.

How CUTE is this DIY Holiday Paper Reindeer Postcard & Tag via Eat Drink Chic????!!!!!

Love it.  Go ahead and check it out if you want more of it.

Loooooving these hot cocoa ornament favors from Austin Wedding Blog.  Of course, I heart anything involving cocoa, so I’m biased.

Ok, that’s a wrap… for now.  Of course, there are approximately a LOT more of these awesome bits and pieces all over the web this time of year.  I just thought I’d gather up some of my absolute favorites for you guys to check out.  I’m dying to know what you think?  So, what think you?

Another thing I’m dying to know; what are your holiday plans?  Family, friends, parties… what are you guys up to this season?

Hope you’re having a happy Friday, friendlies!

xoxo!  – Alison

Label(s): {Friday's Fab Finds}, {Holiday}

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  1. Katherine on December 17, 2010

    I’ve been searching for the perfect NYE party dress! Done & done! :) THANK YOU!

  2. Kristin @ Little Miss Bride to Be on December 17, 2010

    I NEED that dress. Gorg.

  3. Emma on December 17, 2010

    These are awesome holiday finds! I definitely need to make that garland. And that reindeer diy really isn’t my aesthetic, but I am DRAWN to making it.

  4. Jules on December 17, 2010

    That dress is perfection. I am buying it right now. Thank you!

  5. postcards and pretties on December 17, 2010

    holy holiday goodies!! love every single one!!!

  6. Austin Weddings on December 17, 2010

    Thank you so much for including us in your Friday finds! I sooo love checking this out every week and it totally made my day when I saw we were part of it! Too cool :)

  7. Aleah + Nick Valley on December 17, 2010

    Ooh, so fun! I am loving that little felt garland. Maybe I’ll give it a shot. Wonderful round-up, Alison! Have a great weekend! A + N

  8. Brancoprata on December 17, 2010

    This is so cool!!!!! Love it!

  9. Erika {Borrowed&Bleu} on December 17, 2010

    I love everything ~ especially that darling felt garland!

  10. Lena on December 17, 2010

    The internet is such a magical place at Christmas time. I’m smitten with the adorable sequined holiday dress, but don’t think I could really go backless/braless…too bad!

    As for holiday plans, we’re trekking across the country! SF to Dallas, to Jersey, back to Dallas and finally home! Phew!

  11. RentMyChurch on December 17, 2010

    awesome finds! Luv the postcards!

  12. Candice Benjamin on December 18, 2010

    Can I please have a bride wear the sparkle dress during an engagement session. If anything to live out my sparkle-dreams in photo form. You will be on my list of BFFs.

  13. lizzie [love your way] on December 18, 2010

    LOVING your picks…it’s definitely been a crafty christmas over here…we’re not done yet so these are some great ideas for maybe last minute projects!

  14. shannon on December 22, 2010

    oh!! these are SO cute! what cute cute ideas! I can’t wait to get my craft on :)


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