My dining room is too small to fit the 15 to 20 people that come over for Thanksgiving dinner, so I always host it outside on our patio. Living in Southern California, it’s usually safe to do this. However, this year there were cold temperatures (62 degrees. brrr!) and a threat of rain. (Yes, yes, […]
Pairing rustic and glam elements together: Everything looks better if you put it in a champagne bucket.
I love to play rustic items against the sparkle of silver and glass. Makes me happy and the two really play off of each other that way. I put together this little grouping of sparkly glass and silver on the buffet in our dining room. I especially love, love, love the rusticity of the sticks […]
Make your own frosted, icy branches.
To buy decorative frosty or icy branches in the store can be very expensive. They’re actually quite easy to make on your own using epsom salt, glitter and glue. Check out this easy tutorial.
“Loco” is Spanish for “creative” right…?
I have less than a week to come up with a fabulous Thanksgiving tablescape and decor. I just reposted what I did last year, hoping to inspire someone out there in blogland, but also hoping to inspire myself. Just yesterday I was telling my friend Betsy that I needed Creative Defibrillator paddles to shock me into […]
Spray paint takes Halloween into Thanksgiving…
I usually hate my mantel, but for Halloween I was pretty happy with it. I really liked all of the elements and the balance the large Raven artwork helped to create for the champagne bucket full of black sticks. Obviously I can’t leave the Raven up there, so I will need to find something else […]
Orchids can celebrate Halloween too…
I love orchids! They are a quick, easy, cheap way to have fresh flowers in your house. They’re easy to pop into different containers and have them look like a million bucks. They’re often thought of as a spring or summer flower as far as decorating goes, but adding just a few elements can make […]
Black sticks & silver mini-pumpkins… mmm mmm good!
Yes, yes, more pumpkins… Does it make a different that these are little guys and not from the Dollar Store…? No? These guys started out as little orange fakers. I sprayed them with Krylon’s silver metallic paint, then took a black Sharpie to add a little contrast to the stems. Then they just got dumped […]
Easy floral arrangement using fruit & flowers.
A few days ago I posted my Mother’s Day Brunch wrap up and told you I’d be back with the simple way to make this centerpiece using store bought fruit and roses from my yard. As promised: Gather your supplies. In this case, roses and hydrangeas from my yard, an empty olive jar, a glass […]
The Blue Twig Chandelier. (who knew?)
This is the project I did for last week’s One Month To Win It challenge. It gave me so many problems that I almost included a “rest in peace” wreath when I sent it off to the judges. Shockingly, this project won for the week. (In spite of my son telling me it looked like […]
Twig and leaf fall centerpieces.
I love entertaining. I feel like a grown up now that we host Thanksgiving each year. I love any excuse to make new centerpieces or to try a new recipe. (I also appreciate the motivation to really clean the house…) This year, I have been loving sticks and branches. First of all, they’re free. Second, […]