Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'm Planning a Party

I'm planning a party! There will be lots of french blue and white balloonsChampagne will be served
Magical twinkling lights
Beautiful dresses
Luscious cupcakes
Pretty jewelry
Classically beautiful pearls
But above all ...... lots of fun
With fabulously, gorgeous friends!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Flowers and Inventive Ways to Display

With both spring and autumn we enjoy beautiful flushes of flowers just begging to be picked and displayedFrom the contrast of beauty to the rustic of an old tin
Metal buckets are oh so in especially if you like Shabby Chic style

I love how here they mix the crispness of white china vases with jam jars

( My Summerhouse)
Or placed simply into a crate

Perhaps you have a stash of ribbons just begging to be wrapped around a vase

Or pretty fabrics tied with lace

Maybe corks are the new way to hold flowers in place

Or simply line the vase in sliced limes or oranges! So many wonderful ideas to choose from. What about you? Do you have any other fun ways to display flowers? Enjoy the flowers where-ever you are today.

Sharing over at Feathered Nest Friday

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Blue Baby Shower for Kirsty

Kirsty's having a boy!

So to celebrate the "Baby Shower" she made these gorgeous cupcakesHer theme was obviously blue but with lots of polka dots
She cooked the cakes directly into the cute paper holders and the colours of icing was just perfect(Dont you just love blue with brown)

The sweetest polka dot cloth and tuille with my yellow roses for the final touch (providing the contrast so as not to be twee)

Even my blue china had polka dots altho not easily seen in these pics

They played the funniest game of pin the ?

Yesterday i had such fun picking up her present for when he arrives ( I think she'll love the dots and stripes)

Perfectly matching teddy bear soap

A book!

One must always remember books!!!!!

Cutest elephant paper that can be used later in frames or scrapbooking

Can't wait till he comes now!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Easy Ideas for More Spring Pretties

The English Country Homes and Interiors magazine showed this delightful setting for Summer which I thought was perfect for our Spring.

Once again pink is the order of the day but they have mixed pale pink with bright pink and white with lots of pretty blooms. Notice that the blooms are all in small containers, both glass and tin.

Pretty soft pink stripes for the chair cushionsFrom tumbler is this Sring table setting using a floral table runner, lots of green elements and a rustic setting

Several paper crafts are suggested such as this clever idea of punching flowers as table confetti

I really love this one, cutting out flowers from wrapping paper and glueing on sticks for a novel way to serve sandwiches

Using doilies to cut your own cupcake wrappers

And choosing some pretty papers to make gift boxes

I cant wait to try all of these ideas!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spring Inspiration and My Table Too

Its that time of year when out comes the prettiest flowers just perfect for food and celebrations and of course some pretty floral cloths.Adding bright pops of colour, accessorises the floral cloths perfectly
Whether it's plates or serviettes, vases or glassware

It definitely brings it all together to make the perfect spring setting

Here is my take on Spring using a bright floral cloth

Adding more pink thru the plates


And of course the flowers. One must have lots of flowers!!

Sharing this at "Show and Tell Friday"
And Feathered Nest Friday
And The French Cupboard