Simple Summer Centrepiece Ideas

Published August 17, 2015

Fresh flowers are always pretty in the centre of a summer table but sometimes it's nice to make a table centrepiece that will last for weeks. I recently came across a variation of this idea at a friend's place and... Continue reading →

Lovely Lavender

Published August 05, 2015

The hot and dry summer we have been experiencing this year has been wonderful for lavender in the garden. I love the versatility of this plant and how you can dry it for use in so many home decor ideas.... Continue reading →

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 →

Colourful Kid's Party Place Setting Ideas

Published February 25, 2015

There are so many inspiring ideas out in the marketplace for a kids party. If you're planning a specific theme or perhaps just a bright and colourful table setting you should be able to find a variety of ideas in... 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 →

Thanksgiving Table Arrangement

Published October 08, 2014

It's during this time of year that we all give thanks for our families, friends and all the fortunate things in our lives. It's a wonderful time to gather family and friends around the table and celebrate the autumn months.... Continue reading →