A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

DIY {Waiting for Spring} White Winter Flowers

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I came across these beautiful handmade flowers while searching for the perfect year-round indoor bouquet – a little something lovely and sweet for a bud vase next to the bed, on the dresser or perched up in one of our doorless cabinets.

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Imagine my surprise when Rasa, the artist behind these creations and LiRaDesigne, not only offered to give me a sneak peak at the process of making the stems, but also step-by-step directions to share here!

DIY Handmade Winter White Flowers Cotton, Batting Glass Beads

I adore the simple and soft look of the cotton flowers – the glass beads in the center add a delicate touch.

Rasa calls them ‘Waiting for Spring’ Winter Flowers, but I would display them all the time for every season. If you’d like to purchase the finished product instead of making each by hand, check out LiRaDesigne shop here. They’re very much within the budget!

For step-by-step directions (with a super helpful photo gallery), follow the jump! Continue reading

{Valentine’s Day} Romantic Dinner Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to share this amazing giveaway today! PDB has partnered with Social Couture to offer a {romantic Valentine’s Day dinner} tablescape to one of our readers. Flytrap on Etsy finishes the perfect setting with beautiful canary napkins screen printed by hand.

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This giveaway includes:

*A chic rattan runner (for use anytime of the year)
*6 tall white taper candles
*2 red transluscent glass fishbowl vases
*1 ceramic heart shaped dessert dish
*2 gold chargers (for your dinner plates – or dessert, etc)
*4 gold rimmed dinner and salad plates (not just 2 – because you’ll want to reuse these again and again!)
*4 screen printed canary napkins in a rich red

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This would make the perfect dinner in with that special someone {see post below!} or a great cocktails-and-a-movie night with the girls (we were sure to include more than 2 place settings!). The giveaway is valued at $120.

Be sure to check out Social Couture‘s fabulous line of party decor and inspirational ideas for all events, and Flytrap‘s limited-edition screen printed goods which range from napkins to custom t-shirts.

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To Enter: share your favorite conversation heart candy saying or Valentine’s Day memory in the comments section. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway ends February 5th at midnight, PST. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced here on February 6th.

Inspiration for a Valentine’s Dinner at Home

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It’s almost time {two week countdown} for your LBD and that sweet *little date night* called Valentine’s Day. If you’re anything like my husband and me, this day often comes and goes without much ado. Life is too busy, after all, to buy roses and make dinner reservations! But this year I’m changing that. How sweet – sigh – would a romantic dinner at home be? Here’s a little inspiration to lead you in that direction:

{Shabby Chic & Sweet} Tea party-esque Valentine’s Day decor would make for a lovely evening. Wild roses from the garden, vintage plates and a tiered cake stand filled with morsels to share.

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{For the Heartfelt Romantics} For those of us who love a little whimsical, dress up your dinner table in layers of fabric, a touch of vintage lace and sweet mini bouquets.

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{Contemporary & Bright} Coral pink, blue and yellow make this modern Valentine’s Day table setting special. Incorporate patterned and geometric prints in a homemade menu, table cloth or napkin – white ceramic vases create a clean finish.

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And if you still cannot  be persuaded that a dinner in may just be the way to go, check back soon for a Romantic Dinner Giveaway to make prep for February 14 easy and pretty!

{Images: design*sponge, Style Me Pretty & Green Wedding Shoes}

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