16 February 2017

Almost-Spring Tablescape Inspiration

Are you ready for some lovely leafy greenery, fresh floral inspiration, and beautifully personal tables? (I always am!) I don't know about you, but, after the craziness of the holidays, I just want to see simpler, more laid-back table styling. 

February can be a long, dreary month for those of you in cold climates, and you are probably yearning for a little hint of spring, right? I hope these table ideas will help you get through those last few cold weeks and inspire you to freshen up your tablescapes, to look forward to the sunnier days ahead.

I'm really into a more rustic look, right now, such as beautifully imperfect china and wooden boxes full of succulents and roses. I love the brass, rose gold, and copper trends going on, as well as matte black finishes, especially for ceramics. Berries, branches, and small fruit are wonderful elements, along with cut flowers. I also love seeing gum leaves, protea, and wildflowers on the table. They look so natural and informal (and they grow well here in South Australia, so that's a bonus for me!) Personal touches, like handmade place cards, are such a lovely way to let your guests know you appreciate them. Finally, let's not forget how gorgeous indoor bulbs can be in late winter, to bring a bit of spring into your home.

Any time of year, it's nice to see something verdant and welcoming, as we sit at the table. Enjoy...

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A wish list collage for my dream table...

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23 December 2016

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a beautiful, happy, and safe holiday. 
Cheers to a wonderful New Year!

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09 December 2016

Gorgeously Green Christmas Decorating

Every time the Christmas season approaches, I find myself drawn to gorgeous greenery for holiday decoration. Pine boughs, rosemary wreaths, ivy, palm fronds--almost any greenery can become beautiful holiday decor. I especially enjoy seeing greenery paired with the always-beautiful colour combination of blue and white. It's such a classic look. Gold adds the perfect shimmer. I found some lovely examples of these styles, which I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.

Happy holidays, everyone!

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