Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Garden Tablescape - Orange and Moss

Welcome to my Spring Garden Tablescape.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny have been busy working in their garden.
At least they have been able to work in the garden, we have had one nice day here so far.  I came down this morning and it was snowing.  Don't ever believe that groundhog when he says it is going to be an early spring!
I don't think Mrs. Bunny is too happy with him either, seems something has been rummaging through her flowers!
I am going to blame that broken pot on that groundhog who didn't seem to get his prediction right!
This beautiful April Cornell table cloth inspired the color scheme.
We were supposed to go out of town for the weekend last weekend and our plans got cancelled at the last minute.  But my husband surprised me with a day trip to the Fiesta Ware Outlet, great guy that he is!!  I picked up the orange luncheon plates, they were seconds that were on special for  $2.00 a plate.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tablecloth  - Homegoods
Flatware and stemware - World Market
Napkins - Stein Mart
Orange Sprinkling Can - Ikea
Galvanized tray - Marshalls
I made the moss Napkin Rings by just covering paper towel tube with moss using a glue gun

I am linking to the following Parties:
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
It's Party Time @ Three Mango Seeds
Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gift Wrapping with Jewelry

Have you ever wanted to make a gift just a little more special than your usual gift wrap.   Using jewelry is a good way to jazz up a gift and take it from ordinary to glam.

I should really start at the beginning of my thought process though!  I bought this black paper to do some chalkboard gifts for some of the men in the family.  Truthfully, I could not find black wrapping paper - so what I ended up buying was some bulletin board paper from Joann Fabrics

This paper worked pretty good- it folded nicely and it has a bit of a matte finish.  I just used a white paint marker to do the lettering.

This was all fine for the guys, but when it came time for my daughter's birthday - I knew I wanted to glam it up a bit.  So I went for some bling!  
I found the roll of bling - faux rhinestones at Pat Catans ( I am not sure how many states have Catan  stores  - it originated in Ohio.  It is a very large craft supply store for those of you who don't have one near you!)  The roll of sparkle tulle, along with the grey rhinestone and pearl flower embellishment are from Hobby Lobby.  Then I found this great necklace at Versona ( an accessory store, a lot like Charming Charlie)  on sale for $4.99!  It had 4 or 5 pieces to take apart and use on different gifts. 

For the butterfly gift I folded over six layers of the sparkly tulle and cut out a circle from the stack.  I tacked them together in the middle with needle and thread, then cut the circle like a pie, just shy of going all the way to the center where I tacked it, fluffing up the six layers a bit.  After trying to fix the butterfly on with jewelry glue unsuccessfully, I turned to my trusty hot glue gun - it worked great! 
This one is my favorite and the easiest!  I bought this embellishment cheaper than I could make it- It was $2.99 less my 40% off coupon- so for $1.79 or so I think it makes a great bow.  I don't remember how much I paid for the roll of bling but it wasn't that much, something like $4.99 and of course I used a coupon - so this look was less that $5.00 and I have plenty of the roll of bling left for more projects.
Using recycled ribbon, the flower and a little bit of the chain from the necklace made this package look elegant.   I don't think this one photographed as well as it looks in person.
I cut out some scroll work with my Cricut and added some rhinestones a the end of the curls.  I made the ribbon flower by using a needle and thread to run a gathering stitch along the one side, gathered it up and rolled it into layers to form the flower.  I tacked the back side and then used my glue gun to attach it to the gift. 
None of these looks cost more than buying a roll of ribbon and a nice bow, but it just adds that little something that says the recipient is special. 

Thanks for stopping by!

I am linking up at the following parties:
The Creative Spark @Clean & Scentsible
Wow Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Friday, April 5, 2013

Yellow and Grey - Spring Tablescape

Yellow and Grey pretty much sums up our Spring so far around here!  So when I saw this fabric I knew it was going to be for my Spring Tablescape.

We have had such grey weather for so long, I almost forgot what the sun looked like!  And as I was putting this together today - the sun came out and was shining brightly!  I think it was a sign of good days to come.  At least I hope it was.
The fabric I used for the napkins kind of reminded me of all the rain drops we have seen so far this spring.
And the fabric in the runners sang April Showers Bring May Flowers to me!
And what would go better with the grey than my galvanized sprinkling can and flower box?
 These Tete-a-tete Narcissus were half price at a local nursery, just perfect for my little flower pots - which I showed on last year's  Office Book Shelves ReDo
I had to quick get this done before my tulips croaked!

I bought these beautiful faux silver rabbits for Easter, but they were patiently waiting in the wings until it was their time to be featured!
I think Mr. Rabbit is enjoying this photo shoot! 
More than my dog, Brandy, who fell asleep under the table!
Some assistant she is!  She should have told me that my flatware was not straight!
 Here's to hoping that all the rain and gloom will lead to a garden of beautiful blooms!

Silver Chargers - Pottery Barn
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery
Yellow Plaid Plates - ElderBeerman's last year
Grey Salad Plate - Marshals last year
White square plate - Christmas Tree Shops- last year
Flatware - World Market
Yellow Napkins - Home Goods
Print Napkins and Runners - Fabric from Hobby Lobby
Silver Rabbits - Dutch Valley Gifts in Sugar Creek, Ohio

That was the nice thing about this table - I had most of these items already, you may have seen many of them in previous tablescape posts, just put a new theme on them.

I am joining in the fun at the following parties:
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
It's Party Time @ Three Mango Seeds
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Inspire Me Tuesday @A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen