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 →

Valentines Day Treats Made Easy

Published February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day is just a few days from now so you may want to start thinking about what you would like to give to your special someone this year. We all have busy schedules and it's not always easy to... Continue reading →

Valentine's Ideas….by Lita Lane

Published February 08, 2015

Valentine's Day Delights Lita R. Lane February 1, 2015 Love is in the air!  On February 14th,  children all over this country will be celebrating Valentine's Day. My collection of delights for this year's Valentine's Day include small take home... 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 →

Christmas Centerpiece Idea

Published December 25, 2014

Pillar candles should be at the top of everyone's Christmas decorating list. Not only do they provide a rosy glow for wintertime festivities but they also make a lofty statement at a dinner party. Giving pillar candles a luxe appeal... Continue reading →

Pine Needles Add Festive Flair

Published December 18, 2014

I am always inspired by the many different ways that friends and family wrap their gifts during the holidays. I love to see the combinations of silver and gold, and the eclectic pairing of rustic with contemporary. There are many... Continue reading →

Painted Glass Ornaments

Published December 13, 2014

I've always believed that Christmas trees should be sparkly and attractive but at the same time approachable and touchable. They should reflect the sentiments of the family while at the same time beckon a child's curious hands. Homemade ornaments are... Continue reading →

White Winter Rose Wreath

Published December 03, 2014

It's always nice to make a different kind of wreath every year for the holiday season. Over the past years I have made many traditional evergreen wreaths, ones with colourful baubles and some very modern feather ones. This year I... Continue reading →

Christmas 2014…by Lita Lane

Published December 02, 2014

Decorating for Christmas is all about capturing the true magic and richness of the holiday. Infusing your personal style into the details conveys a welcoming, festive feel that is uniquely yours. One of the best and easiest techniques for presenting... Continue reading →

Stringing Lights on Your Christmas Tree

Published November 27, 2014

It seems Christmas arrives earlier every year. The store windows are decorated for the holidays and exterior lights are appearing everywhere on homes around the North Shore. Many families have a tradition to put up their tree Dec. 1 to... Continue reading →