Saturday, June 15, 2013


At Design Studio we love the opportunity to help you choose gifts for friends and family, especially when you are celebrating a bridal shower, a wedding or a housewarming!


The bridal shower originated in 16th century Netherlands as an alternative to the dowry. Small gifts were given to strengthen the ties between the bride and her friends, provide moral support and help her prepare for marriage.

Bridal showers became popular in the U.S. in the 1890's when the idea came into fashion between upper middle class women. Because most women had been filling a "hope chest" since childhood, the custom of the shower was adopted to give a gift and to celebrate the camaraderie of friends during the 
exciting engagement period.


Weddings are steeped in tradition. The bridal dress, veil and train, the headpiece, 
something old/new/borrowed/blue,
rings, identically dressed attendants and throwing the garter/bouquet
are just a few of the wedding rituals we celebrate in the modern wedding.

We love the wonderful whimsical cards designed by Mary Ann Johnson! 
These are just a few of our sentimental favorites:


Made in the USA and available in three styles and six colors, these 
custom monograms are the perfect wedding/shower/housewarming gift!

We suggest you allow three weeks for delivery. Information and samples are at the shop.

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality
is finally better than your dreams!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013


A Dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up,
brushes you off and lets you try again.

A Dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find 
your own way even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt.

A Dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed and has faith even when you fail.

Is your dad the WORLD'S GREATEST DAD ( of course he is!!), or is he the MVP SPORTS FAN
or does he love his MAN CAVE???

Stop in the shop and see these reversible pillows with two pockets to hold his remote, his beverage, his snacks!! Priced at only 31.95 they are a great gift!!