Thursday, November 29, 2007

Friday Feature-Christmas Tablescapes

I am so excited to come to my 50th post. And just want to say that I love blogland and all of the great creative people I have met.

This week's feature is one of my favorites, Tablescapes! I have talked before about how I like to use hat boxes under the second layer of fabric to lift the platters off the table. Once the serving pieces are placed, the fun begins!

For this one, I used lots of berry and pinecone rings and pics to add some interest.

Choose a dramatic centerpiece for your table.

And fill in with fresh greenery (sprayed with glitter of course) from your yard if possible.

Try to use some color coordinated platters and bowls too.
You can use something different, like these mini urns for your utensils.

This bowl is more interesting on a pedestal with a pinecone berry ring.

Now I have taken the same tablescape, left all of the shades of white and changed from burgandies, greens and gold to pinks and silver. Which do you prefer?

The dessert station.

What's nice too, is that any of these ideas can be used on a much smaller scale, like just for a cocktail party or dessert station.

So if your dinner is going to be a sit down, here are some simpler centerpiece ideas.

White roses with fresh canberries in a trifle bowl. Love this one! Looks perfect with just a few candles on the table.

A low lying arrangement like this one allows you to see your guests accross the table.

And finally, some staggered candles and mini trees make a very pretty table.

Please send me an email if you need any ideas for creating your own tablescape.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tent Sale Tuesday!

Here is what I've added to the Tent today!

And guess what? Today is my 49th post! Check back for my 50th post for my first giveaway!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Open House Weekend!

I just thought I would share a few pics around the shop from my open house this weekend. I will be listing many more things this week including handmade Christmas decorations!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Some Great Gift Ideas

There are so many people to think of at the holidays. Besides friends and family, there are gifts needed for teachers, coaches, bus drivers, religion teachers, girl scout leaders, hairdressers, dog groomers and on and on. So, I would love to help make things a little easier. The following items with tent sale prices or 15% off will fall into these price ranges.
$10 and under

These make great hostess gifts!

Beautiful presentation if you are bringing cookies or wine to a party.

Pretty words of inspiration!

Under $20

For her Romantic Office

Visit my website for more beautiful gifts in all price ranges!

This week's sale!

15% OFF

The following categories:


Decorative Accessories

Elegant Entertaining

Berry Rings


Romantic Office

This offer is for regular priced merchandise only. Cannot be combined with other sales, coupons or offers. The discount will be applied to merchandise total, not shipping charges. To use coupon, go through checkout process and enter code 15%11/29 in the notes. Please note, your discount will not be applied until I process your order. Thank you. This offer expires 11/29/07. Don't forget to check back for next week's Friday Feature

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would just like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy this week with your family and friends. And remember to think of all you have to be thankful for!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Tent Sale Tuesday!

It's that time again to move some new things to the tent!

These hobnail votives come in great colors and look so pretty sitting on top of a berry ring!

This cast iron jewelry trellis displays your beautiful pieces.

Come and see what else is under the tent!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday Feature - Christmas Decorating

There seems to be a ton of glitter in this year's Christmas decorations and I love it! Can you tell? This front hall display is done in cream and white, silver and gold. It's fun to create little vignettes in places like these.
If you have evergreens on your property, just cut some of the branches and place them around your home. This little garland of greenery looks pretty over a mirror. And if you spray your greens with a little glitter, even better! A few hanging ornaments look great too.

This Snowman looks at home among the sparkling white feather trees!

Inside this urn, I placed a bunch of sparkling sprays of beaded greens and added some glistening hydrangeas around the perimeter. These hydrangeas are a silvery blue. Goes beautifully with the silver and creams.

Birds are very popular for all seasons as well. This chippy cast iron cutie looks perfect!

I love to add tons of flowers to my Christmas trees. This tree was done very simply with white lights, burgandy and pink roses, green paper hydrangeas, and some green berries. I also had some greenery stems that I never liked. The color was too bright and they really "looked fake". So I just sprayed them lightly with white spray paint and they add the perfect contrast to the dark green tree. Just what it needed! They look like they have been touched by the snow! And of course they were also sprayed with a little opal glitter.

Now here is something new I have been working on. They are Embellishing kits for your Christmas wreath or garland. I am creating clip on sprays for you to attach to your own base. I thought it would be great to have that fresh greenery wreath, but to add some really pretty embellishments that you can take off at the end of the season and reuse next year! You start out with your own wreath as shown above. This one is a mixed green and came with some pinecones.

And here is the wreath with my Embellishments! This one has glittered cream hydrangeas, some sparkly gold branches and a beautiful wine and gold colored ribbon. I am trying to come up with some ways to make your holiday decorating easier!

You can also use them to dress up a plain garland.

It's so simple!

You can also add some extra flowers and these star ornaments look beautiful too!

This is another color combination. Hydrangea Gold.

This one comes with one large spray and three small ones. All have a clip on the back. These can also be used to dress up your gift wrap or how about attached to your curtain tiebacks?

Here is the hydrangea gold on a garland with some added pink roses, gold finial ornaments and hanging crystal ornaments too!