December 21, 2012

HWTM Party of 5 Pick!

I am so excited and honored to be chosen as a Party of 5 pick on Hostess with the Mostess blog today! Hostess with the Mostess is one of my favorite party blogs and I access it quite often for party inspiration.  It is an awesome party resource!

December 14, 2012

Holiday Mantel

Last year, I went with a nontraditional purple and silver theme for my mantel and holiday table. This year, I wanted to use more traditional colors in my home and focused on whites and metallic colors for the mantel.

 I used silver mosaic goblet candle holders, a feather wreath hung with "diamond" ribbon and a rhinestone embellished feather tree. 

I placed a silver leaf garland over a silver scarf and added some feather ornaments. A simple mantel to go with both my glam holiday tablescape and "bling" Christmas tree!

December 13, 2012

Glam Holiday Tablescape

For my holiday tablescape this year, I wanted to use metallic colors to create a glamorous tablescape. Last year I used a nontraditional color palate for my Winter Wonderland tablescape and I wanted to go back to simple and elegant colors this year. My inspiration came from gold sequin fabric that I used for the tablecloth and gold and silver plates from Crate and Barrel . This is a table that is appropriate for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's. These beautiful pictures were taken by my very talented friend, Laura.

I bought this beautiful potted manzanita tree and draped strands of crystals from it's branches. The tree is lighted which only illuminated more light.

 I used some elements that I brought into my winter wonderland tablescape last year including the snow globe place card holders and ornament picks. This year, I designed place cards in platinum as well as tags in a chevron pattern to add to the stems of wine glasses.

 I displayed white rose balls in silver and gold mercury glass vases.

I draped the middle of the table with gold, bronze, and silver layered tinsel. Metallic ornaments were wired   to the tinsel.

I kept the place setting simple. With simple platinum napkins, silver chargers, so the silver and gold dinner plates would "pop".

 Happy Holidays!!!

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December 12, 2012

Our "Bling" Tree

For the past few years, I have gone all out with holiday decorations. To many, and my husband, our basement usually looks like a decorator's warehouse.We are in the process of getting our home ready to be put on the market and much of my holiday decorations are in storage.  This year has been challenging with decorating. I am trying to be rational and also be true to my creative side. Last year we had two trees. To cut down on the chaos, we have "minimized" our holiday decorations this year and have put up only one tree, our "bling tree", this year. 


October 10, 2012

A Chevron Rainbow Birthday Party

My niece, Dalia turned two this year. To celebrate her birthday, her mother, Lisa, asked if I would help plan her birthday party. Lisa is a talented graphic designer and designed all of the printable elements for this party. It was a bright and colorful party that featured all of Dalia's favorite foods.

I bought colorful fans and scattered them in the trees.

I made this fridge garland using tissue paper in rainbow colors. I used a tutorial for Studio DIY.

This rainbow tablecloth was made from plastic tableclothes. It was a windy day, no I was not able to get great pictures.

Water bottle labels designed by Lisa. I love these!

Rainbow veggie and fruit platters.

Lollipop topiary centerpiece

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