So I’ve changed the name of my favorite fabric show-and-tell postings to “Fabric of the Week”, which more aptly explains the purpose of sharing my favorite prints that I get so darn giddy over (old name: Fabric of the Day, despite the fact that I kept just one beautiful design posted all week!).
This week’s fabric, a rich velvet by Du Barry, is a gorgeous print that has caught my eye with it’s vibrant colors and bold texture. You want to reach out and pet the walls thats how great the fabric/wallpaper combo looks. Du Barry Velvets is part of the Spring 2009 collection over at Osborne & Little (a treasure trove of great fabrics and wallpapers to check out). I’d LOVE to reupholster a bench or settee for the end of my bed in this bright purple or fuscia — I wonder if the husband would concede.
Since these little brownie pops were so fun to make, I thought I’d share a quick How-To. I used rainbow nonpareils (round sprinkles) for dipping, but any candied sugar or colored sprinkles would do the trick to match your theme (mini Halloween pumpkins, anyone?)
Begin with a baked brownie pan (standard brownie mix or purchase pre-made Costco bites) and use a small round cookie cutter to shape lollipops. Brownie pan should be between 1/2 – 3/4″ thick for the best lollipop shape. Continue reading →
I’ve wanted to bring a really, really great (I mean really great) giveaway to the blog for some time, and after much consideration and planning, Pepper is collaborating with several incredible designers for a beautiful tablescape giveaway!
The inspiration and feature are these handmade fabric flower napkin rings by Alexis of My Mama Made It (don’t you love the colors! and see that delicate grey and pearl center? so much love has gone into these). Join us Monday for the start of the giveaway and to see the rest of the decor for a very modern and lovely affair. (I’m just waiting – patiently – on a few more centerpiece additions in the mail…)