To celebrate the first breath of spring, I’m sharing last year’s Easter brunch tablescape: a single branch of flowering dogwood in a white porcelain pitcher flanked by milk glass candle stick holders and potted birds’ nests. When most people think of spring flowers, they think of vibrant tulips, daffodils, and other bulbs cascading across the bare … More Tablescape Architecture: Twigs and Nests
I promised to share some of the highlights of the Philadelphia Flower Show. The theme? Springtime in Paris. Some of the participants followed this concept, albeit loosely. Others did not bother, as far as I could tell. Some of the guests really got into it, with Paris-themed shirts and accessories. Forgive the graininess of the … More Springtime in Philadelphia… er Paris.
Another Snow Day? Your kids are probably under your feet chanting “I’m Bored. I’m Bored. I’m Bored.” Or your neighbors/siblings/cousins/mail carriers were in a pinch and dropped their kids on your doorstep because you have nothing better to do. Either way, it’s time to get crafty! First, send the kids to gather some woodland stuff, like … More Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again
Holiday Gift Wrapping Dilemma #4: How to make gifts look pretty without sending wad after wad of paper (not to mention cardboard rolls) to the trash? This year I used peppermint themed dish linens. They’re bright, colorful, and help cushion breakables during shipment. The giftee can use them in the kitchen, or wrap a gift in … More The Attack of the Peppermints (I ran out of Wrapping Paper Again)
Every spring, my boyfriend’s mom Susan asks me to do a floral centerpiece for Easter Dinner. Last year, we used mostly household items and annuals from the Garden Center to create a cheerful, but inexpensive tablescape. Several weeks before Easter, Susan grew a batch of grass from seed in her windowsill and wanted to use … More Tablescape Architecture: DIY Spring Egglings
My cherry blossom pendant was on the Front Page of Etsy today, along with a whole slew of talented Cape Cod Artists. I’m so honored!! You can see the front page below. Click on the any of the images and it will take you to the Vault, where you can explore each shop further. I … More Cape Cod Artists Featured on Etsy’s Front Page
GIFT WRAPPING DILEMMA #3: TEENY TINY BOXES FROM OLD GREETING CARDS Unable to find a jewelry box small enough to fit my Sweetheart Necklaces, I crawled the web in search of the perfect origami box pattern. After testing eight different patterns, I found these adorable little flower boxes. For my purposes, it was necessary to adapt the original … More The Flying Chicken Box