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DIY Post: Simple Lanterns

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1- Clip your wire into a circle and hot glue. Reinforce joint by wrapping with wire to make your circle extra secure. Note: each lantern requires 2 loops – 1 for top and 1 for bottom. (Our loop shown here is 10 inches in diameter)

2- Make a cross bar with your wire. This is only necessary for your lantern’s top loop, and is used for hanging.

3- You should now have 2 loops of the same size- 1 with a cross bar and 1 without

4- Hot glue your top loop about 1/2 inch or so from the edge of your paper making a 3D shape. Do the same with your bottom loop on the bottom edge of your paper.

5- You should now have a tube like shape. Use your hot glue to seal the seam down the side of your tube.

6- Voila! You’ve got a lantern. Hang with fishing line for a floating effect & cluster different sizes and width lanterns to create a focal point!

We loved the effect of these lanterns for a pop of color and whimsy this season and we hope you do too! Try them out and send us your pics at info@libbystory.com – we’d love to see ‘em!

 

 

Fashion Post: Behind the Scenes

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“Is that real film we used in our lookbook???,” you ask. Well… Yeah! We absolutely love the grainy retro feel of real film and we thought (fingers crossed) you might appreciate it too. These are a few of our developed images and a little bit of the actual film as well. When planning our shoot, we talked about a fun bohemian 70′s appeal, and the first things that came to mind were all the fantastic film photos of our parents from the 70′s. Well, we figured we’d give it a go ourselves, and turns out, we kinda like it and you may just be seeing more where this came from!

Fashion Post: Kaleidoscope Eyes

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Happy Spring ya’ll! We are so excited for the new spring items rolling in and the great weather! We had a blast shooting this “Kaleidoscope Eyes Lookbook” and we’ll be bringing you some behind the scenes footage shortly! For now, check out the Lookbook on our site for full size images and make sure to pick up your favorite pieces for Spring!

 

Feature Post: Jet Set Tables!

One of the things we have been working on here at Libby Story for the New Year is creating not only one of a kind furniture pieces, but also a number of furniture designs that will be released as part of our original furniture line. That means these pieces, while still individually unique and handmade, will be part of a series produced in our shop in multiples and sold in our stores in various colors, sizes, etc. Watch out 2013…
As part of that plan we are proud to introduce to you one of our first series designs …
The Jet Set Table Series

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These tables are each made from vintage suitcases, seated on a frame work of salvaged wood. The design blends the sleek modern look of the squared legs along with the rustic textures from the salvaged wood and a vintage kick added by the classic look of the suitcase.
These tables are perfect for sofa end tables or bedside use. Lightweight and sturdy, you can stick one of these in the corner as the perfect table for a vintage lamp or slide it in and out of place as you need a tv tray, small writing surface… whatever you want.
Some of you guys may have seen these on our Facebook or Instagram, and there are now two different sets available in our Ridgeland store. More Jet Sets and original furniture to come!
– Jet Set Tables $78 each –
Also make sure you check out the recent vintage and antique furniture pieces and handmade chalkboards we have gotten in lately (some shown below)
- CT

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Personality Post: Introducing Charlie!

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Hey There! My name is Charlie Townsend. I am from Jackson, MS and my interests include music (any kind as long as it’s good), food, podcasts (This American Life being my favorite), Suits, hot English Breakfast tea, long stories, soft drinks (also hard drinks), sunflower seeds, TV on Blu Ray, Tie bars, my couch, Esquire magazine, quiet evenings, rowdy evenings, and fine carpentry.
Here at Libby Story I am the Retail Designer and Production Builder. My job is to help give the stores their look as well as to design and produce original, hand made pieces that will be sold at our various locations. These designs will be a variety of pieces for use in your home (or office) such as tables, chairs, hanging wall art or accent pieces, lighting fixtures etc. Some will be rehab pieces, some original builds. All will be made with an accent on vintage style usually with a rustic flavor
Along those lines you will soon be seeing some brand new lines of furniture coming out of the LS factory very soon. Each line will be handcrafted and designed so that no two pieces are exactly the same.

Happy Holidays & stay tuned for more updates….

CT

DIY Post: Festive Backdrop

It’s the holiday season- There are a million celebrations happening- maybe you’re even hosting an event of your own? Here’s a simple, cheap and festive way to decorate and give a little extra whimsy to any event. This backdrop texture also works WONDERS for photos. We chose bright colors for this DIY for the ease of visual instruction, but we’ve previously used all white tissue paper and this same technique for occasions and the positive feedback hasn’t stopped yet!

Step 1: Fold 3 sheets of tissue paper in 1/2, long ways (crease at the top).

Step 2: Fold the tissue paper in 1/2  and then in 1/2 once again, and cut the left and right bottom corners off of your tissue paper to form a point at the bottom.

Step 3: Fringe the bottom of your tissue paper, about 1/2 way up.

Step 4: Unfold back to the form you made in Step 1

Step 5: Seperate the top layer from the back layer and stagger to make the appearance of 2 layers. Then crease to this form.

Step 6: Tape these sections to your wall or location of choice working your way from bottom to top. Make sure to tape on the top crease and from the crease inside as well. The interior tape holds the multiple sheets of tissue paper in place.

 

That’s it. Really. It’s that simple. Try it out, let us know how it works for you and if you’re super inspired, send us a photo!

Happy Handmade Holidays!

Fashion Post: Holiday 2012 Video

Meet Chanelle – one of our most cheerful and contagiously happy models- We couldn’t have picked a better model fit for this short video! These Jeffrey Campbell boots also turned out to be contagious… so dreamy. Did we make that fake snow our selves, you ask?? Of course we did- the pinecones and present wrapping too!

Anyways, what we’re trying to say is we hope this clip brings cheer and inspiration to your holiday season!

 

Libby Story Holiday 2012 Promo from Libby Story on Vimeo.