April 22nd, 2009 |

May Day Celebration

May Day is a celebrated tradition all over the world.  Celebrated on May 1st (half way between the spring equinox and the summer equinox) the traditions surrounding May Day vary by country. The common theme in most celebrations – the use of flowers!

May Day is a wonderful opportunity to gather your loved [...]

April 17th, 2009 |

Couples Shower with a Texas BBQ Theme

Start off BBQ season with a couples shower full of cowboy boots, rustic centerpieces, and plenty of good old-fashioned BBQ food!  This adorable invitation from Wedding Paper Divas says it perfectly – “Yee Haw!”

Send your guests home with the perfect BBQ favor – s’mores in a bag!  Little effort to assemble….big impact [...]

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 14th, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Tied with a Flower

I love, love, love this week’s Napkin of the Week.  Found in one of my favorite party planning books, Napkins with a Twist, this napkin would bring springtime cheer to any table.  You could really adapt this idea to any color palette or use different types of flowers.  I think this particular combination is [...]

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 9th, 2009 |

COLOR: Sassy Sherbet

For my first post on COLOR, I decided to use a piece of Trina Turk for Schumacher fabric.  This new Collection is launching this Spring – and makes me dream of decorating a fabulous vacation home in Palm Beach!  Can’t you just picture the bold, vibrant colors….the clean, modern, white furniture….the pool in the [...]

April 8th, 2009 |

Easy Way To Embellish Your Table

If you are looking to spice up your table, try these festive placecards.  Blumebud offers these darling placecard + bud vase in a variety of colors and patterns. What an easy way to embellish your table in a flash….great for those last minute dinner parties!

Images via Blumebud and Hostess with [...]

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 [...]

April 7th, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Hop to it

I thought I would give you one more bunny-inspired napkin before Easter is upon us…..

This happy-faced bunny napkin is sure to be a charming companion to your Easter-theme party.  You need napkins, jelly beans, and licorice strings – these come together quickly (you know how fast bunnies multiple!) so they are great [...]

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