Recently Centsational Girl began a terrific little weekly ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ round-up that I’ve really enjoyed checking out. When this idea popped up by Ruffled, it reminded me immediately of these West Elm lanterns that I used in this outdoor inspiration board for the May issue of San Diego Magazine.
Pretty similar, right?
So simple and so lovely – these would look beautiful around a garden party or as centerpieces for a wedding. And I love that they’re made out of the metal found on a used radiator cover!! Really, I know it’s crazy. So resourceful. You could also use upcycled perforated metal sheets or purchase from a major home supply store.
A bit of white spray paint for the metal and an immediate transformation. The clover design is an added perk.
Full tutorial here.
Hope you had a lovely weekend! We traveled out to South Bend, Indiana for my brother’s graduation from the University of Notre Dame. We’re having a great time and I had the chance to celebrate my birthday on Sunday with family while there!
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I saw this tutorial over at TomKat Studios and I can’t wait to replicate for a future celebration.
So cute, right? You could use any cookie cutter and decorate in so many different ways to customize for a kids or holiday party.
Head on over to Sweetopia for more adorable baking ideas!
In depth step-by-step directions for the Daisy Cookie Pops right here.
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Easter is just around the corner! I picked up a bouquet of daffodils and tulips just the other day at the market and they added such a bright and fresh touch to our kitchen and dining room. Any type of bulb flower at a sweet price is a definite nod that spring is here.
Here are some of my favorite Easter entertaining ideas – after all, it’s a mere two and a half weeks away!
We’re celebrating Easter with family and I think a casual brunch outdoors would be a lovely way to relax.
Purples, pinks, corals, creams… the inspirational palette for this year.
I have several white paper lanterns that I hang at varied heights for just such occasions.
A simple spread of french toast, boysenberry syrup and fresh squeezed oj? Yes please. Served atop vintage dishware with mismatched glasses around a centerpiece of beautiful flowers – double yes.
Alright, so I probably won’t hang antique chandeliers above the table, but it’s pretty, right?
Here are a few more inspirational Easter ideas!
Tags: Decorating, Dinner Parties, Easter, Parties & Entertaining, Pink, Purple
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