This glamorous Peacock/Bird Tree was inspired by my love of birds, bird decor, and teal. Do you have themed Christmas trees?
If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than the things YOU love. Christmas is another perfect time to express your personal style. What do you collect? What colors speak to you? Christmas doesn’t have to be about Red & Green anymore… get bold, get creative! A Mermaid tree perhaps (I’ve done this one in the past, it’s so whimsical).
Themed Christmas trees also give you a purpose while ornament shopping. A fun way to go on the hunt for your perfect style expressions. Think matching wrapping paper, too… Ho.Ho.Ho!
Tis the season…to be fabulous!
Treats that’ll do the trick…
Boo! Are you DYING to have a Halloween Party? Then check-out my Spooktacular Dinner Party……if you dare…mwwwahahahaha!
Spiked Fruit Punch for “Blood” and Margarita’s for “Witches Brew”
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Brain Jello Mold & Spaghetti for Worms = an eye popping centerpiece
For the sit down dinner we served lot’s of FINGER food!
A Ghoulishly good time was had by all….
My In-laws had just returned from an Italian holiday, celebrating their dual 60th birthday’s. Upon their return, they spoke fondly of Tuscany… the food, the ease of life, the romance of it all. And thus, my inspiration for their California-Birthday-Bash was conceived. With a few easy decor staples, I effortlessly transformed our backyard into “An Evening Under the Tuscan Stars”.
Each place-setting received a mini-bottle of Aged Balsamic Vinegar. While multi-colored napkins, clean, white plates & a stripped runner (cut from the fabric store) helped to complete the look. Arrangements: fresh sunflowers and ivy placed in Italian pottery, that I purchased at a local pottery store…no trip to Italy required I finished-off the tables with bread sticks, olives, Olive Oil, blu’ Italy mineral water and of course, Chianti…and “perfecto” a quintessentially Tuscan table emerged!
Robert Evans Photography
Over the years I’ve randomly come upon an abundance of various candlesticks… from wood, to pewter, to crystal, to porcelain. Now to my knowledge, I was never intentionally collecting candlesticks. Yet, here they all are? Hmmm? Conspiracy theories aside (like a subliminal message to buy multiple candlesticks at every store) I decided to use them as a statement piece in my most recent designs. What collections do you have to mix & match, for an out-of-the-ordinary focal point?
“Green tea” anyone? Anything can be turned into a living garden…for example, I wanted to create an Alice-in-Wonderland-Spring-Tea-Party-Garden. Doesn’t everyone? First, I went on the hunt for an inexpensive silver-plated tea set. (Check thift stores, antique shops, even yard sales!) I snagged this beauty at the Pasadena Flea Market! Next stop, the garden center. Here, I picked-up Baby Tears, Gerber Daisies, & Moss. And finally, the planting and placement…I chose a shady spot under my Carrotwood tree, hydrated by a perfectly placed sprinkler. Voila, with a little imagination…a whimsical spring garden emerged!
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We fell in love, in a love-at-first-sight-soul-mate kinda way. Had a sweeping romance, a fairy tale wedding, and an extended honeymoon phase. But life is not a fairy tale. This is the tale of two love birds…brought together by fate, held together by faith…