Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Auction Item 12: Custom party invitations by (the uh-maz-ing) Natalina Marlow

Some of the most special and important events in my life, my kids' lives, and my friends' lives have been made even more special by the thoughtful, exquisite, handcrafted invitations by the one-and-only Natalina Marlow. She is truly a talent like no other.

See that little library card up there on the top right? That's for a literary-themed baby shower for a dear friend of ours. She took classic books that were headed for the dump and repurposed their covers into baby shower invitations. And those glass bottles with the vintage maps attached? Those were for my son's pirate-themed third birthday. When she showed up with a box of bottles stuffed with the invitations, sand, and treasure, my son's eyes were so full of happiness.

If you have a birthday party, wedding shower, going away party, baby shower, or even a Flag Day party coming up in the next year, bid on this item! Here's the rub: Natalina doesn't have a business doing this. She does this for fun, only making these out of the goodness of her really, really good heart for friends and loved-ones. As in, this is your only chance to get in on some Natalina amazingness. (Unless you know her too.) Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Here's what's included: up to 25 custom designed invitations or announcements for your special event. It includes all design, printing, supplies, and assembly. Even the envelopes (and take a look at her Curious and Pirate birthday parties for the amazing ways in which she interprets "envelope"). Winner will need to give Natalina at least two weeks to create your masterpieces. And it's good until May 12, 2015.

Starting bid: $35

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I cannot thank Natalina enough for this incredibly generous gift of time and talent.


  1. Jamie Dillon jdillon@uh.edu $75

  2. $100 from Rufus Marlow
    ***to be used for a new family member announcement or Christmas card from the Etues :)