Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Cupcakes Anyone"...

Just loved this time for baking @all but the display of xmas balls inside the beautiful ceramic cupcake holder is great!  I am signing off until next week due to the holidays. 

Peace on Earth!

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Table Decorations"...for the holidays

Love decorating tables, especially during the holidays...since I am Traditional, I find it so convenient to be able to use things I love, or have collected for a long time.  Most of the items were purchase long ago at consignment stores or were purchase at trade show since I am in the business of designing.  Traveling, is another way for me to purchase unique items.  I tend to use items, I don't put them away with the idea of what if...
A tip, White china is always a great idea, because it can be used during the entire year...


Friday, December 16, 2011

"Pillow Talk"

In love with this elegant Christmas wreath pillow.  The amount of work on the hand stitching and materials is incredible.  The fabric is 100 % Cotton with a small baby self welt, but the additional decorations is what pops out! 

image amazon

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Holiday Decorations"...anything goes

Leave it to the imagination of someone who loves to create...these rolls of heavy threat is just an example of how cute and organic regular home items  can be turned into little snow man.  All we need is the rolls, some wire in the shape of a pipe and round beads. 

Just love it!

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Silver and Burgundy"...

Time to take out all the Silver chinaware and mugs...lets decorate the table for the upcoming formal dinner with beautiful strong colors. Make the centerpiece with fresh fruits like red delicious apples and grapes.  Don't have to use holiday plates, utilizing a simple white colored china will be sufficient to get the right look.  If you don't have silver items, check a local consignment store or the market...

Friday, December 9, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...burlap

My fascination for textiles is very complex...I adore utilizing fabrics which someone normally wouldn't use.  These burlap pillows are constructed of a natural burlap fiber but very soft to the touch.  The stamped monogramming and the meaning is just beautiful, as well as the shape!

Happy Friday
image pottery barn

Monday, December 5, 2011

"Pop Art"...

Some times the most amazing items can be used as artwork...a good example is the big M letter in this image.  So, how do we get unique items like that?  Very simple, look into salvage places, store and business that are going out of business.  Also, you can make your own with plexi glass...uh mm, that's a project!

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 2, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...

A Simple quilted holiday berries pillow is all you need to decorate and a tree!  This type of quilting is very intricate and at the same time elegant.  It makes the pillow softer and gives body, plus since fabric has so many layers, it's more durable.  Pillow would look stunning against a slip covered sofa!