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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Last Minute Gift Guide for Your Guy

Last Minute Gift Guide for Your GuyIt’s Christmas Eve and if you’re like me, you probably still have gifts you need to get, whether you plan on having them in time or not. Because Christmas is so close, you may need help with some ideas for those guys in your life. Here are some great last minute gift ideas to help keep your guy stylish, organized and manly.

 

 

  1. Maple Bluetooth Keyboard by Orée. [$165]

    These keyboards may be on the pricier side of your gifts but these gorgeous Maple wood keyboards are great for any guy who has to type anything. Since it is bluetooth it is simple and easy to connect it to tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktop computers.

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  3. Pad & Quill Cases [$40-$120]

    Pad & Quill’s cases are beautifully designed, holding a likeness to Moleskin notebooks. These cases are great for every device your guy has. From his iPhone to his iPad (or iPad mini) to Kindle and more.

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  5. Vurm 4-Bottle Wine Rack by Ikea [$10]
    This gorgeous stainless steel wine rack will help keep your guy’s wines organized and show them off. The racks are designed to tesselate and fit with itself, so they look great with multiple racks along one wall.
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  7. Hopside Down Glass by Fred & Friends [$20]
    The Hopside Down Glass is a fun edition to any guys glassware collection. It holds 16 oz and thus is prefect size for any brew.
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  9. Native American Cardigan by Carapace [$50]

    This stylish Native American inspired Cardigan has a shawl collar, ribbed hem and cufffs and fits true to size.

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  11. Washed Canvas Backpack by J. Campbell [$70]

    With 4 outer pockets & 3 inner organizational pockets, this backpack is perfect for hauling all of your guy’s gear and looks great.

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  13. “Audio Video Disco” Vinyl by Justice [$25]

    Being one of the greatest albums of the year (in my opinion), this is the perfect gift for your guy, the music lover.

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  15. The Art of Manliness by Brett and Kate McKay [$10]

    Brett and Kate take lessons from classic gentlemen such as Theodore Roosevelt and Benjamin Franklin and put together a collection of useful advice your man needs to know.

 

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