Creative Menu Idea

August 16th 2009

 

menu Creative Menu Idea

I love the idea of getting creative with your menu display. The gourmet goddesses over at Sunday Suppers came up with this rustic (yet sophisticated) option for displaying your individual menus: a paper bag.

Other creative menu displaying ideas are  mini chalkboards and/or small framed menus. Have fun and get a little creative when it comes time to let guests know what you’ll be serving.

 

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Decorating with Photos

May 20th 2009

photo decorations

Using family photos is a great way to decorate not only your home, but also any party space. The next time you are entertaining in your home, consider using personal photos as decoration. If you are hosting a formal dinner party with friends, gather a few photos of your guests and place them in simple frames. Set the photos in your entry way, the bar area, or the dessert table. Not only will this add a personal touch– I am sure the photographs will stir up conversation as well.

If you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, bridal shower, or other memorable occasion– gather photos of the guest of honor to display. Selecting candid shots always gives framed photos a sense of life that others will enjoy looking at.

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Memorial Day Touches

May 16th 2009

Memorial weekend is just around the corner! If you are planning to entertain with a back yard BBQ or even just have a festive family dinner, here are a couple red, white, and blue touches to get you in the patriotic spirit!

Memorial Day Drinks

Make these festive drink parasols to add patriotic flare to any beverage! See  Martha Stewart’s easy how-to instructions. 

fruit drink stirrers

Turn ordinary wooden skewers into festive red and blue drink stirrers by simply garnishing with some fresh fruit. Thanks Country Living for the idea!

What Memorial Day touches to you suggest? Share them here!

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Spring Trends in Home Decor

May 7th 2009

Spring cleaning? Well, why you’re at it- how about giving a room in your home a spring makeover? It’s wonders what a vibrant coat of paint can do! Check out a few of the hot new color combos in home decor this Spring.

teal and pink home decor

Fun and flirty teal and fuchsia

natural green decor

Natural and neutral green and beige

bold red and balck decor

Bold and classic black and Merlot

Get more spring makeover inspiration and check out these other color trends over at HGTV.

What room are you dying to makeover? Share what room colors you’re considering  with us!

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Reuse Items for Unique Home Decor

April 8th 2009

Take a double look, these items are not what they appear to be. A new green trend is to reuse and re-purpose items around the house to fit your needs. Here are two creative ideas I just had to share!

Books for shelves? License plates as bookends? Who would have thought?

Recycled book shelf

Get the scoop on how to turn your old books into a new and unique bookshelf. Find the instructions over at Inhabitat.

recycled bookends

This bookend idea is so creative. Dig out those old license plates from the garage and put them to good use! Check out how the how-to from Fun in the Making.

The key here is those well known three R’s… recycle, reduce, and reuse! Now, go find something old to make new in your home and come back and share with us!

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