Friday Guest Blog Interview: All Things Lovely

Friday Guest Blog Interview: All Things Lovely

Welcome back to PDB’s Friday Guest Blog Interview series! The blogging world is so darn amazing… there are so many wonderful people in this great big world that share some of the neatest inspirations and projects. I hope you don’t mind my weekly interruptions to share some of my favorites… and I think you’ll really like this one.

This blog needs little in the ways of an introduction… the name alone is enough to giveaway how sweet Kylie’s daily stories and projects are! In Kylie’s words… All Things Lovely “is a collection of things I’ve been making, ideas I like and all things that I find lovely.” She spends her days in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia (and I am oh-so-jealous), being crafty and playing with her labrador, Indiana.

Friday Guest Blog Interview: All Things Lovely Refashions

I found this special blog through the above DIY lampshade refashion last year. I used it for my own bedroom lampshades and was so pleased with how they turned out!

Stop in for a peak at Kylie’s Etsy store, Avonlea Designs, to see her creations first hand. She also designs beautiful handmade invitations through her online company: Little Bird Blue.

BUT before you jump out to the blog, check out Kylie’s answers to PDB’s four Q’s (which I can’t help but read in a delightful Australian accent) and take a peak into her crafty workspace.

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{Pink & Lace} Tea Party Cupcake Toppers

Vintage Tea Party Cupcake Toppers

What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes me reminisce about tea parties… maybe it’s the vintage lace doilies, pink & red palette or delicious finger food treats. Lemon scones and mini buttercream cupcakes, anyone?

The super-creative Etsy artist JeanKnee makes these beautiful cupcake toppers by hand (see above) for just such occasions to add a little elegance to your petit fours, ice cream sundaes (served in tea cups?) and of course, cupcakes! How perfect for a bridal shower or little girl’s birthday party, too.

Check out her shop here. And don’t forget to mention you found your cupcake topper “sampler set” on PDB and receive 30% off of your order!

Oh yum. Now I’m ready for a cup of hot English Breakfast tea and an afternoon with the ladies…

Cupcake Tea Party DIY Handmade Pink Red

Image credits: JeanKnee, Le Cupcake, Martha Stewart table setting, Martha Stewart tea cups

Easy & Pretty Handmade Cake Stands

Easy DIY Handmade Cake Stand Main

Here’s a recent idea I found for an upcoming shower… I’m so excited to give these a try. I have a special affection for all things cake stands, especially pretty ones that make lovely silhouette shapes in my kitchen shelves!

Handmade cake stands are simple and easy, here are two tutorials that outline the step-by-step directions for (1) an eclectic vintage mix and (2) a lovely all-white dessert buffet:

Handmade Cakestand Vintage

Kate’s recycled cake stands (shared on design*sponge back in 2008) make the perfect eclectic tea party addition. These would make beautiful table centerpieces for an outdoor shower as well.

DIY Cake stand Hand Made All White

I originally found this classic white dessert bar tutorial on Weddings & Cookies, but Renee’s creations are featured here on design*sponge as well! I love the clean, crisp look of all white – it would make a lovely dessert buffet for a wedding or party.

These would also look perfect lined neatly in a buffet cabinet or on floating shelves in the kitchen/dining room (for a fraction of the price of a store-bought collection!)

Can you believe they started as this?

DIY Cake Stand Before

Before we jump into the How-To, be sure to check out great Etsy artists like Burlap & Blue as an easy alternative if you’re looking for an option to purchase.

Easy DIY Handmade Cake Stand 8

More pictures (and the How-To) after the jump!…

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