Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina





for the love of light.

Got my For the Love of Light: A Tribute to the Art of Polaorid book in the mail the other day. I love it. It is so satisfying. I also received a postcard and original polaroid print, and the whole package was all worth it.


Maggie Valley Rustic Wedding

Here are a few shots taking from my cousin's wedding this past weekend just outside of Asheville, NC in Maggie Valley. The bridal party stayed in the Lodge below which was also where the rehearsal dinner and reception took place. It was the ultimate rustic wedding.


Have a Lovely Weekend.

[polaroid image from my nest collection]
I'm off for a wedding-filled weekend in Asheville, NC. My cousin is getting married and I am headed up the mountain to support her. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the summer air :)


Toots and Magoo

[all images by Julia Parris]
I have had the opportunity to freelance with a new boutique in downtown Chapel Hill on Franklin Street called Toots and Magoo. I am so happy to be working with a store that shares the love of paper goods and interesting finds the same way that I do. The store is great because they have just a little bit of everything. There is a definite command of beautiful letterpress printed goods and antiques however you can also find bags, jewelry, shoes, and more. I love having meetings at the store because every time I go in it's a little different with something new to discover. Toots and Magoo also has a small weddings department, offering the best in letterpress invitations. And coming soon...they are going to start providing workshops.
If you are familiar with the Chapel Hill area, it is located betweeen Sugarland and the former SchoolKids Records.


Programs: Sneak Peek

I'm mid-way through production of my wedding programs so I just wanted to post a sneak peek...more to come later with this one :)


. oh my deer . wedding

When I posted about Tec Petaja, I had no idea his wife of oh my deer would check out my blog -OR- that they had an amazing wedding. Here are a few detail shots of their big day, images by Jose Villa.
So fun :-)



When I think pop-up card, a cheesy hallmark image comes into my mind...but the work of Tracy Chong is not that at all. Aren't these modern pop-ups clever? I love how the cut outs can be rather complex but are contrasted with a simple color palette.

[images from tracychong]


Vintage Spools

[image from grandmothersattic]
Doesn't this description sound lovely, "Lot of 30 Vintage Wooden Thread Spools." Not exactly sure what you could do with such a prize, but isn't this a great find?!