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 16th, 2009 |

Italian Tiles

Aren’t these italian tiles just beautiful?!

Wait…they aren’t tiles, they are cookies!

Whipped Bake Shop has crafted these scalloped, square, vanilla sugar cookies with almond royal icing.  These delicious and gorgeous cookies come wrapped individually in a clear bag.  They would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, or a perfect party favor for a bridal shower or [...]

April 15th, 2009 |

Lunch Meeting at Home

Every now and then, you may have to host a meeting in your home….PTA board, a charity organization, a meeting with a client.  Obviously creating a welcoming space with plenty of seating room is most important – but having a light lunch and a couple pitchers of lemonade readily available will be much appreciated [...]

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 9th, 2009 |

New Tabletop from Jonathan Adler

I was so excited to get an e-mail from Jonathan Adler this morning announcing their new line of melamine plates.

Plates, bowls and trays are offered in two patterns and colors – and are priced incredibly well.  Perfect for your summer backyard parties – this fresh-looking collection is sure to make paper plates [...]

April 8th, 2009 |

Baking with M & M’s

Who knew you could come up with so many cute baked goods….all by using M & M’s?!  One is cuter than the next, and would be perfect for a child’s birthday party, a Spring brunch, Mother’s Day….or to give to someone as a gift.

Check out Bright Ideas for the how-to’s for these [...]

April 2nd, 2009 |

Loving these! Cocktail Napkins

Know anyone that loves their KitchenAid Mixer as much as I do?!

These cocktail napkins would be a fabulous gift….perfect for a cookie exchange party or to use for a casual lunch in the kitchen.

I found these in the Avrilloreti shop on [...]

April 2nd, 2009 |

Gift Idea: A Celebration Snack

I love this idea from Matthew Mead Style – a box full of celebratory snacks.  Perfect for the newlyweds as they depart their wedding, a lovely gesture for a special friend on her birthday, or even for a modern-day picnic in the park.

Packed full of specialty items such as champagne, crackers and [...]

March 30th, 2009 |

Couture Cookies

I like to think of myself as a cookie “artist” – I decorate sugar cookies for every holiday and have been known to get a couple of compliments.  BUT….my cookies don’t come close to these!  I’m totally jealous of their modern designs.

Gumdrop Cookie Shop offers “couture” cookies and will ship them right to your door!  Choose [...]

March 28th, 2009 |

The Gift of Chocolate

Looking for a great gift for a Chocolate lover?

Try these indulgent gifts from Plum Party – they would make a great hostess gift or birthday present!

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