Summer Table Topping Ideas: Using Fruit as A Centerpiece

Published July 20, 2012

Do you always find yourself frantically trying to set up some kind of table before your guests arrive for a barbeque? If so, you’re not alone. If seems the table is always the last thing we think about when we... Continue reading →

Springtime Centerpiece: Tea Light Inside Tulip

I love tulips, especially when they all come out for spring. A nice way to show off the splendor of tulips is to use them in a spring centerpiece for your next dinner party. I try to use a multitude... Continue reading →

Salal Chargers

[caption id="attachment_1463" align="alignright" width="300"] Simple salal leaves from your garden make beautiful placemats[/caption] Looking for a pretty way to dress up your table this summer? Try making these homemade chargers. Made from fresh salal leaves, these chargers will act as... Continue reading →

Forcing Branches

A large vase filled with blooming cherry blossoms is one way to chase away the winter blues. Redbuds, witch hazel and forsythia are just three examples of favorites from the garden that can be made to bloom early inside. The... Continue reading →

Rose Petals as a Centerpiece

Every so often I come upon an idea by accident. While grocery shopping one morning I noticed the clerk in the floral department tossing beautiful, multicolored rose petals in the garbage receptacle. I thought to myself what a waste of... Continue reading →

All Tied Up! Unique Floral Hostess Gift Idea

[caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignright" width="199"] Use a favorite fabric for this idea[/caption] Are you looking for a unique hostess gift? Here’s an idea that may spark your interest. A simple tin can embellished with beautiful fabric and ribbon makes a wonderful... Continue reading →

Simple Greens As A Centerpiece

Sometimes the most effective table arrangements are the simplest ones. With spring now upon us, it’s nice to put together a centerpiece that is dramatic yet modern in its appeal. If you have some clear, symmetrical vases at home that... Continue reading →

Pretty Autumn Place Settings

At this time of year there seems to be a lot of dinner parties. Maybe it's because the weather is turning and most people have settled back home after the summer season. Whatever the reason, having friends and family over... Continue reading →

Mother’s Day Gift

This year why not take some time and present your Mother with a gift that clearly shows the time and thought you put behind it? There is no better way to show your Mom how much you appreciate her than... Continue reading →

Garden Luncheon Arrangement

Published July 19, 2012

. Outdoor entertaining can be easy if you are well prepared for the elements and bugs. All it takes is a little pre-planning to get the elements in place for an easy, no-fuss meal. With all the flowers in bloom... Continue reading →