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After selling vintage inspired bridal accessories on Etsy for 4 years, HOUSEofLOVELY is ready to go WHOLESALE! Let's do this!
71 backers pledged $6,386 to help bring this project to life.
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Hey there. Thank you SO much for taking the time to check out this project! For those of you who know me, I already owe a huge thanks for your support and encouragement that helped me get here! For those of you who don't already know me, my name is Lauren Ray and I am the owner and designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. 

This company started when one of my best friends asked me to make her a silk flower for her hair. This was the very beginning of my love for combining tulle, lace, silk and crystals! For the past 4 years, I have been designing, creating, and selling ready-made and custom bridal accessories through my online Etsy shop. I have been totally blown away with the love I have received through each bride I have worked with! So far, I have created belts, sashes, garters, veils, handkerchiefs, wedding dresses, heirloom pieces, silk flowers, flower halos, hair combs and headbands! HOUSEofLOVELY has been showcased and mentioned on tons of blogs and wedding websites so far- a few of these include: Ashley's Bride Guide, Green Wedding Shoes, The Westchester Wedding Planner, Wedding 101, Style Me Pretty's "The Little Black Book" Best Wedding Vedors, Savvy Deets Bridal, One Wed, Juno+Joy, Rustic Wedding Chic, Artfully Wed, Be U Weddings and more!

I have loved using Etsy as my business outlet and have found it very successful! However, it is a new chapter for HOUSEofLOVELY and it is time for this business to take the next, scary, exciting, wonderful step of going WHOLESALE- and I need YOUR help! This project is a way for me to raise funds to get everything started- and also a way for me to give a little something back to those who feel led to financially support! 

Kickstarter is such a great tool for campaigning businesses and allowing everyone to contribute. However, if this pledge goal is not reached, the actual funding for this project will not take place. That being said, anyone who can support me with a financial pledge, with spreading the word on social media and word of mouth- please do! I am so appreciative of any and all types of contributions! (The descriptions for the pledge rewards are explained on the right side of the page. The photos of the rewards are shown below, at the bottom of the page.)

So, I bet you are wondering what "everything" is that needs to get started, huh?! My current hope and dream for this business is to participate as an exhibitor at the Atlanta Bridal Market in September 2014. In order to do this, I need to source materials, redesign my website for wholesale, order labels, create collection samples, research and travel to bridal boutiques across the south, fund a booth, prepare paperwork, and the list goes on! Throughout my journey I will be sending out update emails to all my backers to keep everyone up to speed on how it's all coming along. I am completely blown away with how God has led me here and I am so overwhelmed with excitement to hit the ground running. 

The collection that I will be exhibiting at the Atlanta Market will consist of about 30 mass produced pieces that boutiques will be able to carry in-store and also re-order. These pieces will be garters, veils, silk flowers and headpieces. I will also be exhibiting one-of-a-kind pieces created with vintage jewelry and unique materials. These pieces are in a higher, more couture category of bridal accessories!

After experiencing the wedding industry for 4 years- seeing what sells in my shop, talking to hundreds of brides about custom pieces and observing what is currently available in different bridal boutiques, I am fully confident that these products would be successful! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at houseoflovely@gmail.com!

BACKER REWARD OPTIONS:

HAIR TIES • $10 PLEDGE
HAIR TIES • $10 PLEDGE
CAFFEINE SLEEVE • $25 PLEDGE
CAFFEINE SLEEVE • $25 PLEDGE
VINTAGE STYLE HEADBAND • $40 PLEDGE
VINTAGE STYLE HEADBAND • $40 PLEDGE
VINTAGE STYLE HEADBAND DETAIL • $40 PLEDGE
VINTAGE STYLE HEADBAND DETAIL • $40 PLEDGE
HIPPIE HEADBAND • $40 PLEDGE
HIPPIE HEADBAND • $40 PLEDGE
HIPPIE HEADBAND • $40 PLEDGE
HIPPIE HEADBAND • $40 PLEDGE
CLUTCH • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- OPEN • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- OPEN • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- GOLD COLOR-BLOCKING • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- GOLD COLOR-BLOCKING • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- SIDE DETAIL • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- SIDE DETAIL • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- LEATHER DETAIL • $100 PLEDGE
CLUTCH- LEATHER DETAIL • $100 PLEDGE
TOTE BAG • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE BAG • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE BAG • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE BAG • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- UNFOLDED • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- UNFOLDED • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- FOLDED • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- FOLDED • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- INSIDE • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- INSIDE • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- DETAIL • $200 PLEDGE
TOTE- DETAIL • $200 PLEDGE
WHITE ROSE LIMITED EDITION PRINT • $50 (small) $75 (large)
WHITE ROSE LIMITED EDITION PRINT • $50 (small) $75 (large)
DEER HALO LIMITED EDITION PRINT • $50 (small) $75 (large)
DEER HALO LIMITED EDITION PRINT • $50 (small) $75 (large)
AUTUMN POPPIES LIMITED EDITION PRINT • $50 (small) $75 (large)
AUTUMN POPPIES LIMITED EDITION PRINT • $50 (small) $75 (large)
ORIGINAL 5 PIECE PAINTING • $600 PLEDGE
ORIGINAL 5 PIECE PAINTING • $600 PLEDGE
ORIGINAL 5 PIECE PAINTING DETAIL • $600 PLEDGE
ORIGINAL 5 PIECE PAINTING DETAIL • $600 PLEDGE

Risks and challenges

Right now, everything created for this company is solely created by me. Estimated arrival times for backer gifts depend on the amount of backers. In any case, I will do my best to keep everything up to speed and everyone totally informed with the progress! Thank you for your support and understanding!

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    •SET OF 4 HAIR TIES•
    In this package you will receive a set of 4 hair ties- 3 white and 1 blue. These ties are made with the same elastic that the bridal garters are built with. These could be used for every day-dos OR the "something blue" for the day you say "I DO!" Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •CAFFEINE SLEEVE• In this package you will receive a handmade, hand-painted caffeine sleeve to keep your hand from getting hot! These sleeves are made with 2 layers of natural canvas, 1 layer of hand-painted gold canvas, and a repurposed leather detail in the seam! (Because the leather is repurposed, the shade will vary from item to item.) Get this package and SIP in STYLE. This sleeve should fit any standard coffee house cup! Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •VINTAGE STYLE HEADBAND• In this package you will receive an adorable headband. This could be a great GIFT IDEA to any girlie-girl who loves pretty things! It is based with a metal headband and made with 2 types of vintage fabrics and lace! Who doesn't love THAT combination!? Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •HIPPIE HEADBAND• In this package you will receive an adorable headband. This could be a great GIFT IDEA. This headband is made SOLELY with materials I use for my garters: a couple different types of super soft dotted tulle (point d'esprit) and elastic around the back for a comfortable fit! Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •Limited Edition WHITE ROSE PRINT• In this package you will receive a 13" X 16" print of an original painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. This painting is the WHITE ROSE painting. Mixed into the painting are collected pieces of vintage paper creating a unique texture and collage composition. Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •Limited Edition DEER HALO PRINT• In this package you will receive a 13" X 16" print of an original painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. This painting is the DEER HALO painting. Mixed into the painting are collected pieces of vintage paper creating a unique texture and collage composition. Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •Limited Edition AUTUMN POPPIES PRINT• In this package you will receive a 13" X 16" print of an original painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. This painting is the AUTUMN POPPIES painting. Mixed into the painting are collected pieces of vintage paper creating a unique texture and collage composition. Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •Limited Edition WHITE ROSE PRINT• In this package you will receive a 22" X 26" print of an original painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. This painting is the WHITE ROSE painting. Mixed into the painting are collected pieces of vintage paper creating a unique texture and collage composition. Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •Limited Edition DEER HALO PRINT• In this package you will receive a 22" X 26" print of an original painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. This painting is the DEER HALO painting. Mixed into the painting are collected pieces of vintage paper creating a unique texture and collage composition. Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •Limited Edition AUTUMN POPPIES PRINT• In this package you will receive a 22" X 26" print of an original painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. This painting is the AUTUMN POPPIES painting. Mixed into the painting are collected pieces of vintage paper creating a unique texture and collage composition. Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •CLUTCH + HAIR TIES• In this package you will receive a handmade, hand-painted clutch and a set of 4 hair ties. This biased-cut clutch is made with a double layer of natural canvas with a hand-painted gold color-blocked bottom. Having the canvas cut on the bias allows for a super durable, non-ravel raw texture on all the edges as well as a softer drape and hand while you carry it. Inside the clutch is a small pocket and on each closure flap is a strip of repurposed leather. (Because the leather is repurposed, the shades of the leather will vary from item to item.) The dimensions are 12" wide, 6.5" tall, and 1" deep. This clutch is very versatile- you could dress it up or down. Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support! *GREAT GIFT IDEA*

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    •TOTE BAG + HAIR TIES• In this package you will receive a large handmade, hand-painted tote bag and a set of 4 hair ties! Like the clutch, this bag is cut on the bias for drape, texture and no-ravel raw edges. The bottom has a gold hand-painted color block. There is a large inside pocket as well as a key hook! The leather details are made from repurposed leather. (Because of this, the shade may vary from item to item. Also, I have limited amounts of dark green leather that will be available for Baylor Bear Backers upon request- SIC'EM BEARS!) The dimensions are 11" tall (8.5" with the top flap folded), 18" wide, and 3" deep. This is such a great size for a travel bag, school bag, or for a getting ready bag for the bride on her big day! Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support! This would be such an amazing GIFT for your wife, girlfriend, bride-to-be, mother, sister or friend!

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    •ORIGINAL PAINTING• This package includes a one-of-a-kind ORIGINAL collage and painting created by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY. The composition is built on 5 separate canvases that are 8" X 12" each. The painting is of 3 magnolias and a Japanese cherry blossom branch. The magnolia and cherry blossom petals are pieced together with pages out of a mid-century LIFE magazine. The leaves are vintage green stamps from an old Nashville estate. This piece is very unique and would warm up any room in your home! Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •CUSTOM ORIGINAL PAINTING• This package includes a CUSTOM ORIGINAL floral painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY (any size up to 24"X36" will be applicable). The subject, composition, colors, size, etc. will all be discussed with the pledged backer throughout the painting process. This is something that is totally collaborative, creative, and something that you could love for a lifetime! Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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    •LARGE CUSTOM ORIGINAL PAINTING• This package includes a LARGE CUSTOM ORIGINAL floral painting done by the designer of HOUSEofLOVELY (anything larger than a 24"X36" is considered large). The subject, composition, colors, size, etc. will all be discussed with the pledged backer throughout the painting process. This is something that is totally collaborative, creative, and something you could love for a lifetime! What a great statement piece for your home! Plus, a personal AND public thank you with a handwritten card from the designer as well as your name on the website for giving your support!

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