Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Makes you want to say, 'oh baby!'!!!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Each year we celebrate his week as 'Star Student' by making something for the kids to take home with them. This year he took back pack tags:
He enjoyed being a Star for a week, he is a STAR in my eyes and heart every day!
Designs by Mementos make their way into all kinds of everyday things we do. From making back pack tags and water bottles for Hadleys classroom and friends, to taking personalized chocolates to a Scout or Jaycee event, to a shower gift and favors...we like to celebrate any way we can, any time we can!Have a wonderful week!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Come see us, you will be glad you did!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Vintage valentines are among my favorites to display, I have one that I gave my dad when I was about 3rd grade...signed "Amanda". It is one of my favorite personal treasures...I love the thought that he held it in his hands...and that I ended up with it to cherish forever.
Another of my treasures is this sweet pair of 'Annalee' dolls:
Thursday, February 5, 2009
We celebrated Chinese New Year at a dinner last year. Mementos did the place setting and table decorations for several VIP guest tables at the event. Each guest was welcomed with a Chinese hat to wear. Place settings included water bottles and chocolate coins with custom labels, red 'to-go' container goodie boxes (with personalized labels on front, and fortune cookies and other treats inside!), and lots of other goodies. What the photo doesn't show are the ends of the tables with 3' pagodas, strands of hand-crafted firecrackers (no, not real ones!) and Chinese lanterns hanging above the tables...all done by Mementos. It was quite a festive event!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
It's about time for the shop to open again! Here are some, fresh garden-themed journals, tags and bottles...
And look at the lovely vintage banner 'kit' available at our space in Room With a Past:
Ooops, where did the A in VINTAGE go?! It is hiding, but it is there...
Grab a cuppa java and visit for a bit, we've got something for every occasion and taste!
(Please note - Mementos is the legal name of our business. Our web presence of Mementosdesigns.com was developed because the domain Mementos.com is owned by a company in Canada. We hold a business license in the State of California)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Mementos does full-color work. We often get requests to include a photo on a candy bar or other client work. Two of my favorite designs are in BLUE and GREEN which are my inspiration for todays post.
The first is a custom design for my dads retirement, candy bars for him to hand out to friends and collegues. He was in the Navy so I went with a patriotic theme. Those are the Blue Angels flying in the photos on the left and right, and of course, my dad on in the center photo. Those pictures just make you want to stand up and salute, don't they?!!!
My GREEN for the day was for a sweet little shop called "Weekends at the Cottage" here in the east bay area. The owner Sue is a doll...I did a special basket for her of all of Mementos 'best' stuff! Water bottles, full-size candy bars, mini candy bars, Tic Tacs, gift bag labels, even luggage tags, she got the works! All in a beautiful emerald green with gold text. Full-color Mementos at its finest!
These items can be designed for a wedding, birthday, baby shower, corporate event...just about anything you can celebrate, we can do them for!