Place Settings

Published July 20, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1541" align="alignright" width="230"] Cut small pieces of Kalanchoe for this idea[/caption] Sometimes it’s a nice touch to add a little place card setting at your guest’s table. It not only takes the awkwardness out of where everyone should sit,... 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 →

Autumn Wreath

Published July 19, 2012

This is the time of year to really appreciate all the beautiful fall colours that surround us. As the last of our flowers in the garden start to fade, we begin to think about the bulbs we would like to... Continue reading →

Outdoor Party Ideas…Cutlery in Dried Peas

Organizing an outdoor soiree can be challenging and costly. Next time you plan for an outdoor event, why not use some items from your own pantry and garden? Setting a beautiful table is easy and if you plan ahead most... Continue reading →

Creative Gift Wrap: Brown Wine Paper Wrap with miniature garden tools

There are so many pretty wrapping papers on retail shelves at the moment. Spring-inspired floral print, pastel coloured solid papers and interesting textured paper as well. It can be difficult to choose just the right paper for a gift recipient.... Continue reading →

Harvest Table: Apples As Tealights

Its been done with gourds and sunflowers so why not autumn apples?  A beautiful autumn table display can be assembled using apples from your crisper and colourful seasonal foliage. Combine deep reds, oranges and yellow tones to create a stunning... Continue reading →

Thanksgiving Table Arrangement: Miniature Artificial Gourd Napkin Holders

Published July 15, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1448" align="alignright" width="217"] Pretty Thanksgiving Table Arrangement[/caption] I love Autumn. The leaves are changing colour and the temperature is just slightly cool. It’s a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors and truly appreciate the beauty that Vancouver... Continue reading →

Lorea's Famous Cornbread sausage stuffing

*Make the cornbread the day ahead! Cornbread (Makes one 8-inch square) 1 cup all purpose flour 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1-cup milk 1 egg 1/3 cup sugar 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 2tbsp... Continue reading →