Monday, June 29, 2015

The Perfect Stack of Bracelets

I love a good stack of bracelets and I'm crazy about this grouping!  You won't believe where it comes from and you will love the price!
I have worn them over and over but I love the unexpected pop of color they gave to one of my go-to summer dresses by Vivetta.  Vivetta is one of my favorite brands because I love their quirky blouses and dresses in unexpected color combinations.  Do you see the faces in profile?

Photography by Kelsey Foster

Friday, June 26, 2015

Saturday Steal: Elizabeth Showers Vintage

If you love a sale as much as I do, you will want to listen up!
I've been a fan of Elizabeth Showers jewelry for a long time and love it when she hosts a trunk show or sale but this one is even more special than most!

This time she is discounting a big batch of her vintage treasures that were discovered when she was moving her office!  Like these amazing earrings that are now only $58!

Imagine them against your new summer tan and at $58 they are not much more than the cost of bottle of sunscreen and a beach read! They are a must!

And these golden mother of pearl ($68) or Abalone carved earrings ($74) would make a statement! 

Don't forget to check out Elizabeth's blog.  She is always celebrating both inner and outer beauty and you will love following her!

Friday Faves

So getting this pillow....

Completely obsessed with this Rhubarb Leaf Lamp. LOVE!

I want a stack of these.

My son and I have been working on these all week - so relaxing.  Best stress relief ever!

Yes, this is an investment bathing suit covers the tummy and it doesn't have straps (two of my requirements!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Coral Crush

One of my favorite things about getting up to the beach in the summer is pulling out my Raynaud Cristobal dinnerware.  It was a part of my wedding registry ten years ago and I have had so much fun creating tables for special occasions with it throughout the years.

 I love love love using the Cristobal Raynaud Side Crescent Dish for salads.  

I'm not sure what kind of tables I set this summer but I'll be sure to share here so please check back in.  I think it's time to add a bit to my collection!  Maybe some other accents around the house!
I'd love to see your summer tablescapes so please share them here!

Happy Hosting!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ice Cream Sundae Centerpieces

I promised some details on our Sundae Centerpieces so here you go...
I had a blast putting these together and I hope you will try it too!

Here is what you need:
Pink Carnations (standard size)
Red Miniature Carnations (for the cherry on top!)

 Soak your Oasis floral foam in water for a little while and place it in the top of the sundae glass. 
The spheres I had fit perfectly into the top of the glass but you can always cut yours down a bit if you need to.

 Cut the stems of the pink carnations down to about three inches and start placing them in a tight arrangement, filling up the oasis.  Start at the top center and keep working your way around always turning the glass to make sure you are making an even dome.

Once it is filled in, add your cherry on top buy cutting your miniature red carnation so that it has about a four inch stem and stick it in at an angle.

I also made some sundae centerpieces with larger sundae glasses and minty green hydrangea by simply placing one hydrangea on the top of each glass and adding the miniature red carnation.

I hope you like our sweet centerpiece idea!  I'd love hear about your ideas for entertaining too!