This idea is too great. Wrap up those random bottles and labels for your upcoming events – from showers to bbqs – with beautiful scraps of favorite scrapbooking or wrapping paper (maybe even fun stickers or remnants of vintage wallpaper?). Nicely ties signature drinks in with the party *theme* and hides unsightly labels (or two buck chuck!).
I really love the reusable glass jar as well – a great way to hold and identify mixers such as cranberry juice, oj, or club soda again and again for each get together.
We have big carafes from C&B that we keep around for the same use – guests can build their own mimosas for a Sunday morning brunch or elaborate cocktails at a dinner party. Image from Martha Stewart.
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I’m feeling inspired today to share one of my favorite winter-y color combinations… all shades purple, lilac and lavender. Set against a snowy white backdrop it really does make a lovely party or shower theme.
These inspiration boards were built from images found at Style Me Pretty — forever a favorite! I love the idea of homemade purple candies wrapped in doilies, a mis-mash of jars & vases full of flowers, and soft purple ribbons draped about silverware & centerpieces. Read more »
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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New Years to find beauty in the old — to embrace the well-worn as well-done and honor the original craftsmanship of ‘outdated pieces’ by providing them a new lease on life.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 (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).
Wow! is all I have to say to that. Follow the jump for three more refashions by Sommers. Read more »
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