Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tea party...

I had a delightful time getting ready for a Tea Party at my house! Decorating the table was  so much fun.
 Before it looked like this...

Then I added a pretty floral tablecloth....


and theses dishes. I got a whole set at the thrift store for cheap and they're fine china!


Then the silverware I got a long time ago at another thrift store for only 10cents each piece. They were really tarnished and it took alot of polishing but they turned out beautiful...

 I made some favors, tulip chocolates on a stick, and tied silk flowers around the stem. They looked great tucked into the green napkins. ( Floral theme - can you tell? )


I also used my cricut - which I love, to cut out little tea cups which I taped to the napkin rings


and then I thought I could also use my cricut to make place cards. They turned out too cute! First I printed names on floral paper, then I centered my cricut and cut out tea kettles. I glued a piece of folded paper to the back so they would stand up. Love it...


Some flowers and greens for a centerpiece and we were all set for Tea...


Oh , by the way, the reason you don't see any Tea cups is because everyone brings their own.





Thursday, January 5, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year Celebration! Now what?! I have taken down all of my Christmas decorations and cleaned house and it always feels so spacious after everything is put away. The one thing I don't care for after Christmas is my outside . I always put up sooooooo much stuff that after I take it down it looks so bare and dreary. So this year I decided to make a winter wreath and put up a couple of decorations. I didn't want to put up too much and then have to take it all down again but I did want something to welcome you when you come in the door. I thought since it's winter I would make a snow ball wreath.
 Here's what I did...
Start with a white styrofoam circle and a bunch of snow balls in different sizes ( they're on clearance right now)and some snowflakes


 start  by tying a pretty ribbon at the top and then, using your glue gun, with the largest snowball first start gluing....
then fill in with smaller snow balls...
keep adding more...
I cut some of my snowflakes in half so they looked like they were coming out of the wreath...
I love the way it turned out...
Then I added some ribbon, snowflakes, tule, and a snowman ...
Since this fence is always by the door, it needed a little decoration. I cut out the words using my cricut and simply stuck the letters to some clear tape and taped it to the fence. I even piled some snow around the snowman( or should I say Snow-woman).
 Winter Welcome...
Much better than a blank wall.

What do you think?!

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