Favorites Of The Week | Inspiration For Spring

Happy weekend friends.  Enjoy a few favorites from the week.

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FAVORITES POSTS

Have you ever wanted to try upholstering walls?  I love the idea and was this how-to tutorial on One Kings Lane.  They make it look easy and the end result is fabulous.

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Etsy, the marketplace for vintage and handmade item. Etsy just made the whole concept of handmade and DIY more fun with the introduction of  Etsy Studio.  Etsy Studio is a marketplace for DIY supplies and projects. All of the unique materials, parts and components you need to create one-of-a kind items will now be shopable at one place. I’m super excited and can’t wait to try some of the projects featured on their site like this gorgeous clutch.  And I’m going to make my own version of this tassel necklace–so cute!

Such a beautiful home tour.

FAVORITE PINS

Love how the Ikea Expedit bookshelf was used to create this simple but chic cocktail station.

If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed that I’ve been pinning lots of images of boxed flower arrangements like these.  I think this is such a unique gift giving idea.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

A little something pretty for your kitchen from Anthropologie. 

Lots of cute new arrivals at H and M Home, including this blue and white bathroom rug.

And this round glass vase is another favorite.

These personalized necklaces are just some of the cute items I spotted in JillMakes Etsy shop.  

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Round Acrylic Initial Necklace

Spring Thyme | Recipes & Style Blog Hop

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. The weather is getting warmer,  flowers are blooming and it’s almost time for picnics in the park and long evening walks.  The coming of spring is such a mood booster for me and I’m just giddy that it is staying light outside until almost 9:00 o’clock.

Now that spring is here, I’m starting to see lots of spring blog tours popping up on the web.  I don’t do much in the way of decorating for spring but I do love creating pretty seasonal tablescapes. And it just so happens that my friend Tamyra with Positively Southern is hosting a fun ‘Spring Thyme Recipe & Style’ blog hop and invited me join the fun.

There are a total of 9 bloggers on this tour and today is just part one of the blog hop.  We’ll all be back next Tuesday (3/28) to share more spring style and recipe inspiration so mark your calendars.

If you’re coming over from Clutter Cafe, welcome.  Lisa is one talented (and sweet) lady and a hard act to follow.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Whenever I plan a seasonal tablescape, I look for something to inspire the theme.  Can you guess what my inspiration was for my spring Easter table?  Rabbits of course!  I spotted the rabbit beverage pitcher at HomeGoods and immediately knew I wanted to use it as a flower vase. #unexpecteddecor

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Rabbit Pitcher (similar here )

Once I had the pitcher home, my color palette of green, pink and white fell into place and I went on the hunt for a green and white table runner. #fail.

After searching a few stores without any luck, I decided to make my own using inexpensive cotton fabric.  The fabric is a soft green color with an all-over white lattice pattern.  It’s exactly the design I wanted for my tablescape. Once I cut the fabric to size I used iron-on hem tape to finish the edges and had my runner done in about 10 minutes. And it cost me less than $10 to make the runner and 6 napkins.  #score

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Green and white fabric from Hobby Lobby

Flowers are always part of any tablescape I create so I surrounded the bunny pitcher with a mix of floral styles and colors.  I combined hot pink orchids, white anemone, green hydrangea and pink peonies.  The flowers are cascaded down the center of the table and add so much dimension to the centerpiece.  Once I had the flowers in place, I tucked a few ceramic bunnies amongst the flowers to bring my Easter theme to life.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Noritake Ranier China // Bamboo Flatware // Green Ribbon

I opted not to use traditional placards on my table and instead did some hand-lettering on ombre tags I picked up at Michaels.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Ceramic Bunny–Target Dollar Spot

Did you notice the floral placemats under each place setting? Well it’s actually scrapbook paper I had in my craft stash.  Scrapbook paper is the perfect size for a placemat and the floral pattern and colors worked great with my table decor.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Ribbon // Floral Paper //Noritake Ranier China

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Whenever you build a tablescape you should create layers with your decor. I used the mini cake stands to add height and placed a small dip bowl on top filled with chocolate eggs for added color.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

The white dinner plates are my mom and dad’s wedding china and I love the pretty etched floral design around the edge.  It coordinates perfectly with my paper placemats.  The black and white place plates are from C. Wonder which is no longer in business. #imissthatstore

And if you hadn’t already guessed it, all the flowers except the tulips are silk.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Now that I’ve created my Easter table, I’m pretty sure the Easter bunny will be dropping off an Easter basket at my front door.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

I hope my Spring Thyme tablescape has inspired you to add a little spring happy around your house.  For more spring cheer, hop (no pun intended) over to Totally Tailgates and check out Heather’s spring inspiration.

And there’s a list of all the participating bloggers on the Spring Thyme Recipe & Style blog hop listed below so make sure to stop by and check them out.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

A  big shout out to Tamyra for hosting such a fun and fabulous blog hop.

Spring is definitely in the air and I’m ready to enjoy the season!

 

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Favorites Of The Week | A little of this and a little of that

Between working on projects and dealing with the insurance company after my car was hit, this week has been a bit frenzied.   I’m glad to see the weekend and very happy to have a little down time.

Isn’t this basket the cutest?  It’s a simple DIY project I spotted on the OKL site and you can recreate it for less than $25 with these tassels and this basket.

Favorites of the week-- Posts, Projects and Pins

 

It’s a boots and sweater kind of day and I’m off to run errands, attend a blogger meet-up and then its game night at my brothers.

A few favorites from the past week, enjoy!

Diary of a room makeover.  So good!
Fill the gap between passion and success.
Five plants that can detoxify your home.  I’m headed to the nursery this weekend to pick up one or two.
How to make cut Hydrangeas last longer.
Love these chic fabric DIY’s.

Valentine’s Day Tablescape In My Favorite Colors

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

This year Valentine’s Day was going to be super low-key because my hubby was scheduled to have dental surgery that morning.  Luck was on our side and his dental work was pushed up to this week so now we can plan something a little more special.  We thought about going out to dinner but have decided to stay in, relax and enjoy the evening.

 To make the table feel a little special I pulled together this colorful Valentines tablescape using my favorite colors along with a few of my blue & white ceramic pieces.

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Whenever I’m creating a tablescape, I start with the centerpiece.  I’ve always want to use tissue paper honeycomb balls down the center of the table and this was the perfect occasion.   PaperMart, one of my go-to sources for gift wrap and paper products sells tissue paper honeycomb balls in 2 sizes and 9 great colors.  I used a combination of the 8″ and 10″ balls in red, pink and white.  The smaller white honeycomb balls came from Ikea.

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

I place a red table runner down the center of the table and filled a vintage milk glass vase with faux peonies. I placed two of my vintage (and thrifted) blue and white chinoiserie jars on each side of the flower vase. And the final step was scattering the honeycomb balls down the table, in and round the vase and jars.

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

As with all the tablescapes I create, this one includes layers of color, texture and pattern.

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Once the centerpiece was complete I added my place settings.

I used black and white striped placemats to add a graphic pattern to the table.  Square white dinner plates and the new blue and white floral plates I found at HomeGoods recently finished the place setting.

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Valentine's Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

This is one of the easiest centerpiece I’ve ever pulled together and I love the way it turned out.

I’m going to have fun using these honeycomb balls for all sorts of party and entertaining decor this year. And they have even spurred an idea for my 2017 Christmas decor.

Love is definitely in the air at our house?  How do you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day?

SOURCE LIST:

8″ Tissue Paper Honeycomb Balls ||  10″ Tissue Paper Honeycomb Balls ||  Small White Honeycomb Balls
White Milk Glass Vase (vintage)–similar here || Faux Peony’s–Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart ||Red Table Runner–HomeGoods || Black and White Placemats
White Dinner Plates–HomeGoods || Blue & White Floral Plates–HomeGoods || Red Monogram Dinner Napkins (my DIY)

 

Refresh Your Decor for the New Year

Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

Every year when the Christmas decor comes down I feel like my decor has lost its luster.  My living room feel bare, my decor feels stale and everything that I loved before Christmas feels like it needs fresh, new energy.  I know I’m not alone in this feeling and that many of you are looking at your decor right now and wondering how you can inject some life and energy into it.

Over the years I’ve learned and employed some simple and inexpensive decorating tricks the refresh my decor for the new year.

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Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

Every now and then you need to change things up in your decor to give it a new feeling.  The start of a new year is the perfect time to try a new furniture arrangement, move pieces from one room to another or re-arrange your accessories.  Move lamps around a room or even consider layer a smaller rug over the top of a larger one.  Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspective to see something familiar in a totally new light.

Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

Many time when I’m feeling a sense of uneasiness with my decor it has to do with clutter and disorganization.  Dedicate the month of January to cleaning, organizing and purging every room in your home.  Donate the things that you no longer use, organized the spaces (drawers, closets and tabletop surfaces) that use most offend and give your entire home a deep cleaning.  Clutter in you physical surroundings will clutter your mind and spirit.

Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

Color is an immediate mood booster so try adding in a new accent color into your decor to refresh the palette.  Switching out pillows is easy and cost-effective and will add big pops of color within your decor.  Color accents can also be added with small accent furniture, blankets & throws, artwork and decorative accessories.  In decorating, it’s often the little things that make the biggest impact.

tip:  when shopping for pillows, look for covers with hidden zippers so you can reuse the inserts when you change your pillow decor

Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

During the holiday season we are surrounded with and abundance of patterns and colors.  Once the Christmas decor is down your surroundings may feel flat and lifeless.  The quick fix for that is pattern mixing.  Combine different pattern styles and colors to re-energize your decor.

tip:  a winning pattern mix combines small patterns against large ones and includes one big solid ( on sofa, floor, or wall) in the room. 

Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

You might think that once artwork is hung on the wall it’s there to stay.   That doesn’t have to be the case.  During the winter months you can bring a room to life by simply switching out a piece of artwork with a mirror.  Mirrors enhance the light within a room(both natural and decorative) and will instantly make a room feel lighter, brighter and more open.

tip:  oversized floor mirrors will make small spaces feel bigger in addition to making the decor feel more important


Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

Look around the rooms in your home and see where you can create a cozy seating area or reading nook.  Cozy areas will make your home feel more intimate and personal which is the feeling your home had when all your Christmas decor was up.

Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

Plants and flowers will  make your decor feel special anytime of the year but during the winter months the emotional energy these elements add is enhanced.  Place small plants or a vase on flowers on tabletop surfaces in the main living areas of your home as well as the bedroom and bathroom.

tip: if you don’t have a green thumb, decorating with artificial plants and flowers–they provide the same emotional lift that real greenery does.

Refresh Your Decor for The New Year

Candles are my go-to accessory during the cold winter months.  Not only can candles provide a sense of warmth but the glow increases the sense of relaxation and coziness that a room has.  Arrange a group of candles on the coffee table or along the mantel.

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It doesn’t take a lot to give your home a fresh, new feeling for the new year so use one or all of these design tips to refresh your decor.

     

all images via Ballard Design

2016 Fall Tablescape–Autumn Colors With A Twist

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 I’m excited to share my fall tablescape with you today.  If you remember, a few weeks ago I shared the fall inspiration board below.  The vision was a table that included blue and white with pops of orange, white and gold.  Like all inspiration boards, the elements were meant to inspire the pattern, color and style direction I wanted for my table.

Fall Entertaining--Fall Tablescape

Here’s where the inspiration led me…

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I had so much fun pulling together this fall tablescape and love the orange and navy color palette even more than I thought I would. In the end I decided to pump up the color impact and use orange and blue in more dominant ways.  I also created a more colorful floral arrangement using sunflowers which are one of my favorite flowers.

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that one of the most important elements to a beautiful table setting is the layers.  I went all out with this table and included layers from the linens up.  The plush blue tablecloth was made from a remnant piece of velvet I found at JoAnn fabrics.  The orange runner layered on top (it’s actually a tablecloth folded in thirds) was a $5.00 find at a consignment store.  The subtle plaid pattern adds even more visual interest to the table. The last fabric element I added were orange napkins in a slightly darker hue than the runner. The napkins came from HomeGoods.

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In creating the place settings, I knew I wanted to use my wood chargers as the foundation. I layered the dinnerware starting with my vintage Blue Willow plates.  Then I added a small wood cheese board and a small blue and white ironstone plate. The wood charger and cheese board add a rustic touch to the table.

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I created my floral arrangement in a gold pedestal bowl I bought at HomeGoods last year.  The texture of the bowl resembles the bark of a tree–another visual detail. Surrounding the floral arrangement are different sizes of faux pumpkins, mostly in white and gold.  One orange velvet pumpkin was added as an unexpected element.  Did you notice the feather stems I mixed in with the flowers?  Feathers are a fun fall accent.

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To visually elongate the centerpiece, I placed two blue and white ginger jars on each side of the floral arrangement.  The blue and white  chinoiserie pattern plays off the pattern in the dinner plates.

Fall tablescape by ConfettiStyle

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The name cards are DIY using blank white business cards, a gold metallic Sharpie and pumpkin cocktail picks from the craft store.

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As with most of the tablescapes I create, this one included items I’ve thrifted or purchased for a bargain.  The wood leaf bowl I scored at a thrift store for $2.00 along with the brass candlesticks which were $6.00 for the pair. The white ceramic squirrels I found in the dollar spot at Target. #score

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Fall Tablescape–Autumn Colors With A Twist

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I had so fun much putting my fall tablescape together and love the way it turned out.

For more fall and Thanksgiving  table tips, check out this post.

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Favorite Post, Pins and PROJECTS!

Hi folks, I’ve got a great round-up of links for you today with a little twist.  Instead of sharing some of my favorite pins, this week I decided to share some easy and inspirational diy/craft projects for you to check out.  I loved all of these projects so much that they have made it onto my ever-growing craft to-do list.   Enjoy these links and most of all enjoy your weekend!

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FAVORITE POSTS

This is how to have fun and give back to others.

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This home tour had me swooning…every inch of it.

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My girl KariAnne shows you how to create really stunning centerpieces with these 5 unique  centerpiece ideas.

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FAVORITE PROJECTS

This DIY Pom Pom Door Hanger is so fun and I can think of a million different ways to use it (ie:  gift wrap, wine bottle charm, curtain tie-backs….)

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I have a thing for mugs and this Alcohol Ink Project is a fun way to create your own designs.

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This DIY Tassel project will make you want to add tassels to all your summer sandals.

DIY Tassel Shoes

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

I just ordered this Crossbody Clutch and can’t wait to get it.  And it’s on sale for $39!

Black Clutch

Love these Hexagonal Pillar Candleholders.  They are also available in a silver finish.

Kline Hexagonal Pillar Candleholder

This Multicolored Striped Knit Bag would make a great weekend bag when out shopping.  Don’t miss out on the $5.99 price.

Multi Colored Striped Knit Bag

The Chinoiserie Melamine Plates are selling quick so don’t hesitate to snag yours.

Chinoiserie Melamine Plate

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Favorite Posts, Pins and Products of The Week!

Favorites Of The Week

Yay for Friday!  It’s been a busy week and I’m excited that the weekend is here because I get to spend time working on a few fun things like planning for my nephews college graduation next week, finalizing the details of our anniversary trip (so excited) and working on a stencil project.

Lots to do but all things that put a smile on my face.  Enjoy my favorite posts, pins and products of the week and have a super weekend. I’ll see you back here Monday.

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FAVORITE POSTS

This flower arrangement is just stunning and Anatashia walks you through the easy steps to create your own.

Garden Wisteria and Iris Arrangement

Flower Arrangement

I loved seeing the reveal of this truly stunning bathroom by Maggie Holmes. And I would kill to own that vintage gorgeous glass and brass vanity mirror!

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FAVORITE PINS

One of my favorite vignette combinations….malachite + black + gold and stripes.  And check out that simple nailhead detail around the door.

Design Chic Vignette

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Do you get Style at Home magazine?  It’s Canada’s leading home decor and interiors magazine and one of my favorite publications.  The spaces they showcase in the magazine as beautiful and inspiring.  You can follow their Pinterest board here.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

I love that block heels are a hot fashion trend right now and I can’t resist tassels so I had to buy these adorable sandals.

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I recently discovered this great Etsy shop, OneDayLongAgo which sells beautiful Turkish gift wrap and other unique paper products.  Many of the design have a chinoiserie vibe and most of the sheets are under $3.00. The shop is currently running a 15% off sale for purchase over $35 (good thru June 30th)!

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