We’re preparing for our annual Halloween dinner party this coming Sunday and I’ve pulled together a quick round up of a few of the amazing *spookified* table settings & dessert bars that have caught my eye:
Finally, Sweets Indeed designed a delectable feature that’s full of Victorian-esq details – including lace patterned cookies, paper products, black swags and even filigree-inspired icing. More on table decor and those mouth-watering desserts here.
Purple seems to be the accent color of choice this year! I do love how it provides a soft contrast to the bright oranges, blood reds and black that we often see. I might just have to make it a feature color of our Halloween spread as well…
Hope you had a lovely weekend! We enjoyed our camping trip and the beautiful weather this past weekend brought. Saturday was spent enjoying the sunshine, a few water sports and delicious campfire foods such as – my favorite – s’mores.
After much deliberation between many different materials for the new backsplash, we decided that a glass tile in kiwi green would fit the look we were hoping to achieve. Our latest dilemma has been to determine the best design for the large space between the cabinets – subway tiles would provide a traditional spin on a more modern material (helping to blend that historic-meets-21st century look we love) but 1″ tiles mixed in might break up a wall of solid tile that’s on the verge of too plain.
Here’s Kevin and our friend, Dave holding up the new hood prior to installation (isn’t she perty!). A few quick photoshop renderings helped give us a visual of the four backsplash designs we’re deciding between:
1. Solid subway tiles – a clean and polished look that we love.
2. Subway tiles with a 1″ tile inlay that would sit right behind the range, perhaps providing a ‘pop’ for the stove area?
3. A boxed in version of #2 – this design would outline the 1″ tiles in a single row of subway tiles.
4. A beefed up version of design #3 using two subway tiles to border the 1″ tile rectangle.
We sat on these images for almost a week to make sure that our final choice was a well-thought out one. And I’m happy to say that Kevin just finished the last of the installation! I can’t wait to show a full update of the past week or so of work. Stay tuned…
What’s gooey, sticky and oh-so-delicious when paired with chocolate and graham crackers? Mmmmm, toasted marshmallows of course. We are getting ready to head out for our annual camping excursion with friends and these little bites (minus the sticky fingers because of the lollipop skewers – great idea) have me in the mood for a warm and toasty campfire.
Lisa over at With Style & Grace created these layered S’more Skewer Cupcakes for a contest at Pizzazzerie. Check out her post here for the full recipe. And just in case you enjoy this particular combination as much as I do… here is a bit more inspiration on the s’more front: