April 29th, 2009 |

Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Patio

Celebrate the women in your life this year with lunch on the patio.  Outdoor entertaining can be easy – a simple menu, a refreshing cocktail and a clean, Spring-like table will set the mood for a festive day!

Set up your party out on the patio with a color palette of blue & white, with an accent [...]

April 24th, 2009 |

Kentucky Derby: Day in the Garden

For 135 years, the Kentucky Derby has been everyone’s race – from the dapper men and beautiful women, all in hats and [...]

April 23rd, 2009 |

Creative Spring Centerpiece

I love this idea from Simply Stated…..what a great centerpiece idea for Mother’s Day, a baby shower or little girl’s birthday party!

What You’ll Need:

Sharp scissors
Drinking straws
2 boxes of wheatgrass (sold in flats or boxes at health-food stores and flower shops)
12 to 16 gerbera daisies
A pencil

For such a creative look – this is [...]

April 22nd, 2009 |

May Day Flower Basket

One of the most popular May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of spring flowers on a neighbor’s doorknob. The trick is you don’t want the neighbor to see you.  If you get caught, you are supposed to get a kiss!

Put a smile on your neighbor or friend’s face this [...]

April 20th, 2009 |

Celebrate: Earth Day 2009

April 22, 2009 marks the 39th Earth Day celebration.  Celebrate by planning a day of activities that will encourage your children to learn about planting and recycling, followed by an alfresco dinner with friends.

If it’s true that you are what you eat, then you might want to take a look at the [...]

April 17th, 2009 |

Spring Flowers with an Edible Twist

Incorporate Spring’s fresh vegetables into your next centerpiece….here are easy-to-follow instructions from Epicurious on how to create a spectacular floral arrangement:

Step 1: Gather your materials

Materials needed:2 cube glass vases, one large (6″) and one small (4″); 1 small square  of floral clay; 4″-square flower frog; 5 floral stakes; 2 bunches peonies (approximately [...]

April 15th, 2009 |

Modern Light

I love these exquisite hand blown glass tealight holders, designed by Marie Olofsson for Sagaform.  This unique Swedish designed votive will add a warm glow to any room or outdoor table setting.  The simple, modern design is made from two pieces of glass.  Lift the top, place in a votive candle, cover and it [...]

April 13th, 2009 |

A Modern Twist on a Black & White Wedding

 

There are so many options when it comes to planning a wedding with a black & white color palette….an elegant black tie affair, a modern event in a lounge with all white furniture….or you could go this route:

Clean polka dots and stripes, happy flowers and a ruffle here or there – creates a modern, somewhat preppy [...]

April 10th, 2009 |

COLOR: Ocean Blues & Green

Today’s COLOR inspiration comes from the ocean blues and green that I pulled out of a selection of fabrics from Calico Corners.  This modern combination will have sun seekers dreaming of the ocean!

Not only do I love the combination of colors – but also the playfulness of these patterns together.  It’s great [...]

April 8th, 2009 |

Flowers + Fruit = Stunning Spring Centerpiece

A simple idea from Williams Sonoma: using multicolored winter citrus fruits and the first blossoms of spring is all it takes to make an inventive centerpiece. You can reproduce it throughout the year with the hard fruits and flowers of other seasons.

Choose a wide, low, clear glass vase or container, so that [...]

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