Use Interesting Objects: If you happen to have a group of matching candleholders fine. But if not, use a collection of items you may have around the house. If you don't have a collection get some objects of interesting shapes and spray paint them all the same color. This goes for cheap objects only though. Don't go spray painting your expensive crystal vase.
Fancy Up Your Napkins: Tie ribbon, cord, thick yarn or whatever you have to make plain napkins look special.
Try this floral centerpiece the next time you entertain. Send me a picture. I'd love to see it.
When I think of doilies, I picture the paper ones I sometimes use when I entertain. I place them under pastries and hors d'oeuvres. You can probably use them to display flowers too. But this post is about crocheted doilies.
There's a delightful new online magazine called Gatherings. Heather Spriggs Thompson, an artist and sylist, is the creative genius behind this new venture.
In her article, "Doily Delights", there's a great tutorial on how to make elegant yet unusual party favors using crocheted doilies.
Use them on tables for weddings, baby showers or as a topper on a fancy gift. The possibilities are endless.
Check out Gatherings and let me know what you think.
New York floral designer, DeJuan Stroud, created a large centerpiece made of small bouquets. At the end of an event, the smaller bouquets are given to each guest .
Isn't that a sweet idea? It's much better than people fighting over who will take the centerpiece. Okay, maybe they're not actually fighting, but you know what I mean.
I've been to events where the person with the winning number stuck to the bottom of their chair gets to take home the flowers. One person is extremely happy. Everyone else, except for the one allergic to flowers, feels disappointed.
At some events, the host just tells the guests to take the flowers. There's always one woman, sorry ladies, but it's true, who takes as many flowers as she can get her grubby little hands on. Too bad for everybody else.
But this idea for the centerpiece of mini bouquets has the potential to make everyone happy.
The Flower Truck, a revamped ice cream truck, is roaming the streets of Venice, Culver City and Santa Monica, California in search of flower people. Or should I say, people who want to buy fresh flowers.
The Flower Truck Owner
Jennifer Kaplan came up with the idea of a traveling flower shop from a collapsible flower vase given to her by a friend. Read more of her story on the about page of her website here.
Flower Truck Flowers
The Flower Truck specializes in unusual seasonal blooms. You won't find the standard carnations here. But if you're looking for exquisite calla lilies, gerbera daisies, lilies, thistle, bells of ireland and funky foliage this is the place for you.
Where to Find The Flower Truck
How do you know where The Flower Truck will be stationed? You simply follow posted locations online. Cool idea, huh?