Teacups and Little Girls


I knew from the initial correspondence with Natalie from Fetetopia that the party she was planning would be incredible because of her attention to every meticulous detail.  And when I delivered the dishes, I was blown away by what had already been staged. THEN when the photos by Jenn Thompson Photography hit my inbox…well let’s just say that I could not contain my squeals and smiles.

Not only are these little girls absolutely adorable, the co-birthday party that their mother’s collaborated to host is something I will refer to again and again.  I love putting teacups in the small hands of little girls. 

4edited9copyright26edited33edited43edited45edited48editedJenn Thompson Photography Her Facebook

Natalie Wilson Fetetopia Her Facebook

Not So Vintage- Or Is It?

This photo shoot was modern in every way- a combination of the freshest ideas at a fresh modern venue, MEET downtown Vegas.  I love it when I am challenged to add vintage touches to a modern theme.  Just because a piece is vintage, it doesn’t mean it has to be sweet and delicate.  And this is a great example.
When Simply Weddings sent me their inspiration board, I packed up some possibilities in a milk crate and sent them on their way.  Look at what happened!
MEET Styled Shoot When this flatware was given to Dirty Dishes, I was told that it is vintage restaurant ware from the Bacchanal Room at Ceasar’s Palace- Vegas Vintage!
Place Setting
The silvered vintage bowl is a part of a mid-century salad set.
Steampunk Modern
And AHHH Mid-Century Vintage Barware…
Always a good choice to partner with today’s clean lines.Vintage Barware
Congratulations to everyone involved in this project! View more photos.
Cake and Desserts- Gimme Some Sugar
Decor/Floral- Naakiti Floral 
Wedding Gowns- Couture Bride
Stationery- Paper & Home
Make Up and Hair- Ameila C & Co
Coordination- Simply Weddings
Officiant- Pastor Pete Starzyk

From Savers to Saks


I’ve recently started telling people that Dirty Dishes is like a dishes orphanage. It’s a place where single saucers are paired with lonely teacups and placed back on the table for tea. And as I’ve mentioned before, pieces sitting on thrift store shelves are rescued, as they would be simply thrown away when their time in the store expired.

As I prepared for a tea luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue, hosted by Gustav Mauhler, our local celebrity chef,  I thought about how most of the teacups could claim a true rags to riches story.  Sitting pretty on a table set for ladies that most likely did not darken the door of a thrift store, these cups and saucers made the big time.

So although I run this orphanage, I hope that I am more of a Mamma Warbucks than a Miss Hannigan. (Although I do think Cameron Diaz is pretty funny.) It’s a hard knock life…. and that’s ok, as long as nothing is chipped.

Related Links:

Saks Fifth Avenue – Fashion Show Mall

Chef Gustav Mauhler – Spiedini Italian Restorante

Annie – In Theaters This Christmas