Monday, July 19, 2010

E. Isabella Designs giveaway!

I considered naming today's post, "Delicious foods on beautiful plates."

I mean, wow. Desserts should be served on pedestals all the time, don't you think? Especially when the pedestals are as gorgeous as those made by Elizabeth of E. Isabella Designs. I could gush more about how much I love her designs, and how E. Isabella was rightfully chosen as one of Martha Stewart's favorite things in the summer 2010 Martha Stewart Weddings issue, but in this case, a picture really is worth a thousand words.



Sorry, I got a little excited there. And you should be excited too, because E. Isabella is offering a $50 gift card to one fortunate Bridal Bubbly reader. To enter the drawing, email with E. Isabella Designs in the subject line. 


So pretty you should use it at your wedding and all the days ever after.  In fact, these pedestals may singlehandedly inspire me to start baking again, just so I can display this glass gorgeousness in my kitchen. 

Elizabeth was kind enough to take time out her busy designing day to answer a few questions for us:

How did you start your business?
I'd made several Dessert Pedestals for myself and friends in the past and just for the "heck of it " I decided to put several in a local consignment shop to see what would happen. Well, I haden't even finished un-wrapping them and one sold! I thought WOW! That was fun! So I began taking it a little more seriously and that's how my Etsy shop was born!

Describe your product line.
My Dessert Pedestals come in many styles. I use vintage as well as new materials to create each one. I never know what I may come across , I really enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Sometimes it may takes monthes before a top is " married " ( no pun intended!) to a base. Just like real life...they need to be compatable and compliment each other to live happily ever after.

What inspires you?
My customers enthusiasm is contagious and inspiring.  I get great satisfaction knowing that my Dessert Pedestals are being used on a bride's special day. A day where you want everything to be beautiful and perfect; there is no greater compliment than that. And, of course, being honored in Martha Stewart Weddings as an Etsy favorite find is reason to keep me on my toes as well!

What are some fun ways brides have used your dessert stands?
One June bride purchased several custom Dessert Pedestals to be given as gifts to people that she wanted to thank. She gave me a brief discription of each personaliy and their likes. With that I was able to create a personalized gift just for them!

What is your favorite (or most popular)product from your line?
I have so many favorites! They don't make it to " for sale " unless I really like them. But I will have to VERY favorites aren't for sale...I can't give them up!

What would be one piece of advice you'd give a bride?
You know, there is one piece of advice that I have. But I have it "saved " to tell to my daughter on her wedding day. Although a wedding is not yet in her immediate future....I'm sure she'll be reading this! So I'll have to keep quite for now!

Thanks to Elizabeth, and good luck to all our readers! 

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