Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ahoy! It's a Birthday!

Ahoy there bloggers and friends! 
Nautical themed birthday parties are all the rage!  Recently, HH Design House created many of the fun and unique decorations for a little sailor's first birthday. We'd love to share some pictures of swashbuckling party.  Anchors aweigh!

You're invited!  These navy, red, and powder blue tri-fold invitations were sent out to friends and family for Noah's first birthday. We created a unique monogram, anchors, whales, and sailboats which were used throughout the party and for decoration!

Mommy created a door hanger out of an old life preserver.

Look how much this sailor has grown!  Mommy came up with the idea to take a picture of Noah each month.  These picture frames are topped with a decal, created by HH Design House to indicate which month each picture was taken up to a year!

In lieu of a guest book, guests signed a canvas with the special Noah nautical monogram!

Drinks were served in custom cups

Guests had a whale of a time with these water bottles wrapped in HH Design House custom labels!

Ye still thirst matey? Sip smoothly with these straws for Sailor's Delight Sangria!

The party was hosted in the back yard of Mommy and Daddy's house.  Nautical center pieces included red, white, and navy balloons and lanterns.  Guests could play with beach balls and enjoy yummy how-you-like-it grilled cheese sandwiches prepared by the chef!

Matching cupcake toppers and food cards were created for all the yummy treats!

Napkin ties had Noah's monogram attached!

We hope you didn't make too much of a mess, but just in case, monogrammed napkins were with in reach!

What a fun table setting complete with a banner!

We think this sailor enjoyed his birthday adventure!

Thanks for dropping an anchor!  Cookies by Baked by Drake were given as favors to guests.  Hayley says they were as good to eat as they were to look at!  They must have been absolutely DE-LISH!

Tags created by HH Design House were attached to the goodie bags.


Just like waves in the ocean, there are ups and downs to every party, but we think that everyone had a great time!  

Like what you see?  Want your own?  Need a gift?  Come by our store in downtown Galveston, Texas, visit our website, or email us at or  We'd love to hear from you!

**Most items shown are available through HH Design House. We can make your dream party come to life!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Golden Thread

Get excited bloggers and friends!  HH Design House is now offering a line of beautiful personalized jewelry from Golden Thread!!!  We are so excited to be working with one of our fabulous clients, Jennifer Welker, who is the founder of Golden Thread!  The Golden Thread jewelry line is an interesting and intriguing collection of true personalization and style, two qualities found in everything we offer at HH.  We love how Golden Thread mixes trends and classics and includes stackable customizable pieces that can be tailored to express YOU!  Designs include just about anything you can think of from diamond initials to monogrammed discs to beautiful charms and gemstones.  You are just three simple steps away from your unique personalized necklace!

Step 1:  Pick your chain!  

We offer solid-gold chains and gold-filled chains...perfect for any budget! Choose from five different lengths of 16" inches to 30" inches.

Step 2:  Pick your personalized style! 

14 karat yellow-gold approximately 
the size of a dime (18mm).
$680 (charm only)

Golden Thread is a great gift idea for fashionistas of all ages and pocket book sizes!  The Diana Collection (right) is just one of the many styles offered in our solid-gold line. With round brilliant-cut diamonds, these pendants are sure to turn heads. 

Below are the pendants offered in the Emma Collection (left).  They are 14 K gold vermeil discs available with a precious birthstone or diamond option.  These discs are engravable (front and back)  with a monogram or initial.  

14 yellow gold vermeil. 
 Sizes from 10mm-31mm.
$100-$200 (charms only)

14 karat gold-filled.
$40 (charm only)

In the Ellis Collection (right), you can choose from several different shapes from Texas to hearts.  All of these shapes are engravable with names, dates, numerals, numbers,  monograms, and initials.  

Antiqued 14 karat 
gold-filled 26mm.
$120 (charm only)

The McKenzie Collection (left) offers an old world touch with every day style.  Antiqued yellow gold filled pieces are beautifully monogrammed with a vintage feel.  These pieces truly look an feel like a valuable family heirloom. 

Stamped one-initial.
14 karat gold-filled 

 (charm only)

The Sykes Collection (right) consists of stamped charms available with monograms, initials, numerals, names, and dates.  These pieces are great for stacking!  We think it's great to add husbands, children's, and even pet's names or initials on these pieces!

Step 3:  Pick your charms and gemstones!  

14 k gold-filled.

From arrows to keys, to owls, to Texas,  and fluer-de-lis...Golden Thread offers beautiful hand-crafted charms to add to your necklaces.  Add as many pieces as you would like or mix-n-match!  Also available are brilliant bezelled gemstones and wire-wrapped gemstones.  Add birthstones, school colors, or simply a color you love to add that pop to any outfit! 

Bezelled Gemstones.
14 karat gold-filled.

Wire-wrapped gemstones.
14 kgold-filled.

Hootie Hoo!
This is a great charm for a
Chi Omega
Rice student!
Add a gemstone for more spirit!
Two major events are happening this fall: football season and sorority recruitment!  Show your spirit with a unique charm or add your colors to a Texas charm from the Ellis Collection!  Add your child's number, name, or your graduation year.  The possibilities are endless! 

We offer so many beautiful, unique, and fun items in our store in Galveston, TX located at 532 Tremont Street.  Please feel free to visit our website at for custom wedding invitations and more by artist Hayley Hardcastle.  

Questions? Comments? Orders? Compliments?  Email us at or or by phone at 409.974.4122. Thank you! :)