Whenever I am decorating for a party, holiday, or any special occasion, I start with what I already have and repurpose things to fit the theme! Case in point is this rosé-themed tablescape that incorporates myrtle topiaries from my backyard, a few odd napkins, scraps of ribbon, and a homemade garland.
In my last post, I showed you how to surround your bottles of rosé (I love the Harry & David rosé shown above!) with a wreath of blooming summer roses. Now I’ll show you how to keep the rosé chilled with frozen rose buds!
I would have made these in an ice cube tray, but because I have an automatic ice maker at home I didn’t have any trays on hand. I did, however, have plastic shot glasses, so I decided to go with them. Continue Reading…
This summer, everything is coming up roses and rosé! And that means lots of fabulous party décor in today’s trendiest color-pink! Here’s a particularly pretty way to display your rosé while keeping it chill at the same time.
I love putting the right combination of flowers and container together to create a gift that speaks to a person’s heart. This time it spoke to my heart as well because I was creating a Mother’s Day gift for my granddaughter to give to her mom, my daughter-in-law Lina.
Lina and I both love objects with a story and history, and she has always admired my collection of Made in America hobnail milk glass from the Fenton® company!
I have given Lina a few pieces over the years, including this cachepot. It’s one of my favorite shapes and sizes. It looks stunning filled with fresh-cut flowers and just as fabulous when empty with an LED votive light inside. It gives the milk glass a pretty warm glow.
Once we chose the container, it was time to choose the flowers for our bouquet. Olivia knows what she likes and pink is her favorite color!
My grandson Manny was impressed by a Valentine’s post that I did showing how to use a wood-burning pen to personalize a birch container, and asked me to help him make one for his mom for Mother’s Day. Of course I said yes!
I chose a tall cylindrical shape vase for him to work with because it is the perfect shape to fill with beautiful spring tulips.
We started by making a template for the heart.
As easy as it looks to use a Sharpie® to give your mom’s gift that personal touch, it just might not be your thing!
Well here’s a super cute and super easy solution! I picked up multiples of this perfect little “mug with a message” at my favorite off-price lifestyle store. I immediately thought of so many mom friends that I wanted to surprise with a little something on their special day! Continue Reading…
The hottest plant in home décor is by far the succulent! I have a bit of an obsession with them (that’s a whole other story and someday I’ll tell you all about it!), but right now, I want to show you a few easy ways to personalize a succulent garden specifically for your mom.
Like this one that my granddaughter Juliette wore for my niece’s wedding on Block Island!
It was so much fun watching Juliette and her cousin Abigail enjoying all of the magical moments of their cousin Jenna’s wedding. They were living their own fairy tale! When Jenna placed the flower crowns on their sweet little heads, it was truly their “crowning moment”!
Wouldn’t it be great if the beautiful blooms someone has sent you could last forever, especially if there’s a special sentiment attached to them? There are a few ways that you can preserve and re-purpose your flowers, allowing you to enjoy them for much longer than you would think! There’s drying and pressing, but one of my favorite methods of preserving flowers is waxing. I’ve written about waxing flowers in the past and loved all the feedback and questions the post generated, so I thought I’d let you know about my recent find that makes waxing flowers even easier to do!
OK I have officially moved on from pallet wood to birch as my go to obsession. Birch fits in so perfectly with my home décor style, bringing in natural texture and personality. Birch trees and birch bark are in themselves works of art with limitless uses and opportunities for combining with other elements to create even more beauty!I have several different size and shape birch vases and planters and have been dying to try burning a heart into as you would see on a real tree where someone romantically declared their love. Being a florist in February I am thinking love and romance 24/7 these days. And my daughter is just starting to plan her wedding which she envisions in a tent with lots of natural décor elements. So, if not now when? Continue Reading…