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

Silver & Green New Year’s Inspiration!

Silver & Green Party New Year's Eve Inspiration

It’s almost time to chime in 2010! If you’re still searching for the perfect New Year’s Eve party inspiration, look no further than a green and silver soiree featuring your favorite left over Christmas decor and delicious lavender & mint cocktails.

Silver & Green New Year's Even Inspiration

Silver and white is an ideal palette to build on — you likely have all white dishware around the house and maybe even a few silver platters, stands, serving utensils or candle holders. Tie in a bit of green as a complimentary color and you’re set!

Silver, Lavender & Green Purple New Year's Even Inspiration

Freezing edible goodies in ice cubes is my favorite way to fancy up a favorite cocktail. You can find edible violets at a specialty super market (just be sure to call before hand to save yourself a trip) or at many high-end gardening stores (clarify that you’re looking for the organic, non-sprayed version).

More great images and ideas after the jump! Continue reading

In with the Old! New Year’s Refurbishing Inspiration

Ruthie Sommers Refashion Before and After

I am inspired this New Years to find beauty in the old — to embrace the well-worn as well-done and honor the original craftsmanship of ‘outdated pieces’ by providing them a new lease on life. Perhaps it’s a need to downsize, or maybe it’s that I’m not ready to throw in the decorating hat even though I have accumulated more than enough furniture to fill the house.

Ruthie Sommers Before & After

Refurbishing is clearly the answer! With the unfortunate lack of space to add more ‘stuff’ — I continue my decorating adventures without having to give up previous ‘stuff’.

Ruthie Sommers (spotlighted in December) is an excellent example of a very posh interior designer who regularly scrounges through the thrift store circuit to come up with THESE incredible projects! The room at top (how perfect is that room?) is filled with this sofa (above) and this dresser (below).

Ruthie Sommers Before & After: Chest

Wow! is all I have to say to that. Follow the jump for three more refashions by Sommers. Continue reading

A Golden New Year’s Celebration


Numbered champagne glasses (by Martha Stewart) have to be one of my favorite New Year’s party ideas… everyone is given a numbered glass upon arrival, and then as midnight fast approaches each party goer holds up their champagne to shout out their countdown number and cheers the New Year!

Apply window decals (for the easiest removal) to your own champagne glasses or add scrapbooking stickers to the plastic version.


For more golden ideas, check out Lollipop Events & Designs White Sugar Dessert Bar featuring delicious petit fours in New Year’s celebration colors. More gold ideas and buffet photos after the jump! Continue reading

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