ENTERTAINING WITH APPETIZERS & SANGRIA AL FRESCO

end of summer party- appetizers and sangria

Summer may be coming to a close, but backyard entertaining is still in full swing as we enjoy cooler temperatures and less humidity. My favorite way to entertain friends has always been with appetizers and drinks, and setting up a little happy hour al fresco is just the ticket! I was recently contacted by Pacific […]

BRIDESMAID LUNCHEON WITH MENU & RECIPES :: MOD MEETS VINTAGE

bridesmaid luncheon

I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this party design all summer, ever since I got some gold-tone entertaining accessories and pretty new/vintage glassware. I wanted to show how you can combine vintage treasures with modern trends to get a beautiful, unique look perfect for a Bridesmaids Luncheon {for some shopping resources see this inspiration board}. Thrift […]

SUMMER ENTERTAINING + 4 LAYER ORANGE CAKE RECIPE

Summer Entertaining

I have to tell you I’m thrilled with how today’s photo shoot turned out and I’m excited to share it with you! Not only did I create a design for summer entertaining, I developed a cake recipe that’s the perfect dessert to serve for this party. I was asked to come up with some ideas […]

NATURE-INSPIRED TABLETOP :: FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

nature-inspired-table-setting

There’s a TON of party inspiration designed for women, especially since we girls celebrate all the milestones like weddings, babies, special birthdays, Friday night  So to find something for the men in our lives is a little more difficult. That’s why I decided to design a special lunch/dinner table with men in mind, and it’s […]

TABLE FOR TWO :: DINING AL FRESCO

dining al fresco

Last year I set up this al fresco dining table-for-two for an article for Homes.com. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it, and as I was looking through photos I thought, “Wow! what a difference a year makes!” I’m talking photography people! I know I learn something new about photography about every six […]

TREND ALERT :: OVERFLOWING FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

overflowing flower arrangements

PIN this post Flowers can MAKE a table setting. If you don’t believe me just take a quick look on Pinterest, at “tablescapes” and you’ll see how many tables are simply set but have an amazing floral arrangement which truly takes it to another level. One of the things I’m observing now is that trailing or […]

SHABBY CHIC GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS

GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS_SHABBY CHIC

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have the second graduation party I styled for Pear Tree Greetings, and it’s completely different from the modern-classic design here. This time I used the painted year gold foil announcement with kraft paper accents, and was inspired to create a shabby chic party with boxed lunches and a few vintage-y […]