Etsy Shop Feature: Ruffled

 A lovely lady from Perth loved one of The Traveling Cabinet's clutches and used it in her wedding, see her wedding and the clutch featured here on Ruffled, a lovely vintage wedding blog. When I read the advice she had to share from her wedding my insides shouted YES!, it should absolutely be applied to the rest of our self-conscious lives.  Take that "be-original-obsessed-elitists!" .... Phew! I'm done.

Katherine (the bride): Don’t be afraid to take inspiration from all the amazing wedding blogs out there. I don’t think I had a single original idea throughout the whole wedding process! But if you want to get philosophical about it, is an original idea even possible these days? An awesome quote that really helped me: “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to the soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” – Jim Jarmusch (film maker). Source here

**note the lovely Blooming Fall Clutch resting next to the baby's breath in glass**
images by Jen Regan of Anna Rose via here