Quick and Easy Plexiglass Placemats

Published July 30, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1434" align="alignright" width="224"] Here I used a patterned green paper but any colour scheme will work[/caption] I love finding alternative uses for materials and plexiglass is a perfect example. This clear, synthetic resin is available in various sizes, thicknesses... Continue reading →

Summer Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Published July 17, 2015

I am always amazed how people set their buffet tables over the summer and the creativity that unfolds. Here are a few of my favourites that I have seen over the spring and summer months. All are very easy to... Continue reading →

Making the Most of summer: Hosta Coasters, Salal Chargers

Published April 27, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1444" align="alignright" width="300"] Pretty Placemats from fresh salal leaves[/caption] The summer seems to slip by so fast and it’s nice to enjoy some outdoor entertaining while we can. If you are planning a late summer barbeque then here are... Continue reading →

Superbowl Entertaining Ideas

Published January 21, 2015

This week's column is for football lovers. The Super Bowl is just around the corner and this year you may want to host some friends and family at your home. Feb. 1 is the official date for the big game... Continue reading →

Ringing In The New Year

Published December 31, 2014

White Christmases are infrequent in Vancouver. However, that doesn't mean we can't decorate our homes to replicate the beauty of a snowy, white holiday season. Ring in the New Year with a table setting that will dazzle your guests. A... Continue reading →

Chalkboard Placemats

Published October 15, 2014

Once in awhile I come across a product that I think is very clever. You may have seen these 30 x 30 centimetre chalkboard mats in and around craft stores but did you know how adaptable they could be? These... Continue reading →

Pre-Punched Papers for Votives

Published September 17, 2014

It's not always necessary to invest in expensive candleholders when you can put together a few pretty votives with relative ease using craft supplies. Creative supplies can be found everywhere from your local craft outlet to neighbourhood dollar stores. Be... Continue reading →

Garden Parties

Published September 03, 2014

It seems we are having some of the nicest late summer weather in years. Traditionally September is a beautiful month here in Vancouver, so why not extend the summer by hosting a few dinner parties outside? Whether you have a... Continue reading →

LED Outdoor/Indoor Decorative Balls

Published July 22, 2014

One of this year's hot products for summer entertaining is the indoor/outdoor LED light ball. This ball light is fantastic for entertaining on your outdoor deck or decorating a room for an indoor soiree. Illuminating your outdoor patio can be... Continue reading →

Edible Summer Flowers

Published June 25, 2014

Did you know there are many types of edible flowers? Pansies, violas, nasturtiums and impatiens are just a few examples of what is available and waiting for you to use in your kitchen. With the warmer weather upon us it's... Continue reading →