Tuesday, April 29, 2014

cinco de mayo

yellow chargers topped with red chargers  then layered with striped plates matching towels as napkins

matching striped glasses and tablecloth.

 I have never celebrated Cinco de Mayo before but one day at the local dollar store they had these colorful plates, and all matching accessories and I came up with a tablescape of bright colors but what would I use them for?


And then I found the mini cake stands and I knew it would come together for Cinco De Mayo party on the 5th of May.This is a Holiday celebrated for the Mexican revolution,kinda like our 4th of July.I couldn't resist the mini colorful cake stands(why not? I can just add them to my collections)

I had red chili peppers that hang somewhere in my kitchen placed on top a bright red square cake stand, with matching red and blue, yellow candles. Oh yea and the ever favorite colored beads.

A blue bowl added for more height to display a mini stand

I tried to get a photo of the tri colored flatware but I can see I didn't do a very good job. Oh well, claiming photography skills is not on my resume.

I used red, yellow and blue flatware it doesn't show very well in the light but this was a real cute table to do.Hope you have a great week and pour me a Margarita please it has been one heck of a week.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter is over and I am moving on

I Love Easter but after having my Easter decor up for almost a month I am really excited to pack it away and move on to the next design.While taking it all down I wanted to come up with something fun and whimsical yet still stay in the color palette of Spring-like and before I jump into the Cinco- De -Mayo bold colors (do you plan ahead for what you want your tables to look like?) I came up with Pink and Teal. Wow do they pop together. I am really impressed with these two color blends. I haven't used these together before but I am glad I tried it.

I combined pink and teal beads in  a jar, and used two chargers off set on each other  in  pink ruffled on top of the flat blue. .I used pink and teal glassware from GW and the little polka dotted cake plates I made. I think they are so cute

I placed the little cake stand on a medium pink glass stand for a little more height and paired the two colors of the candles with different heights.My table runner is reversible and picked it up at clearance at Big Lots. I love when we play at our tablescapes how we use different textures to create our themes. Here I used glass, ceramic, mercury glass candle holders with crystal, satin and lace table cloths two colored Hydrangeas. 

This still looks so soft and pretty with the play again on different patterns. my napkins are homemade(I am not reknown for my sewing skills) and I made the napkin rings

Finding teal tapers was easy . I went to IKEA they have tons of colors. Here is another version of my polka dot mini cake stand( I made two so they look like bookends)

 Here are my glassware side by side. I never knew when I purchased them that they would be used together but I love them like this.

I added more beads and a pink ribbon on the pink glass cake stand. I think I have an obsession with pink. I never took myself for a girly girl but I do have alot of items in the pink categories.

I love using beads in so many different ways, ok I  probably have them in every color under the sun.But come on when you have a 40 percent coupon at Michael's their dirt cheap.

 Here we are looking down the length of the table. I used tall apothecary jars filled with colored paper ribbons. They are like my beads ,I have them in tons of colors and styles.I usually switch them out with cupcake liners because of all the patterns they come in.

The bunnies went bye bye and starting the transition out of all the bird and nest stuff to  my next all time favorite item sea shells.

When switching out for Easter  I changed out my hutch to my Pansy theme. Besides pink, purple is another happy color and who can resist little pansy flowers with their beautiful centers?

 I have been collecting this pattern for years.Please don't notice how many things I collect. Even I can't count

So here is my completed table I really had fun creating it. Isn't that why we do tablescapes for fun? hope you like it. I want to thank everyone in blogland for all your beautiful creative processes. you all inspire me. Susie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter china hutch

A place for  my cake plates ooh look a little bird has landed on top of my hutch where did he fly in from ?


MY cute bunny cake stand waiting for treats

I am so behind in my blogs. my computer has been in the shop for almost three weeks and the new hard drive that was put in was defected and had to be replaced AGAIN and it has been so frustrating especially when I couldn't post anything or answer anything

Oops sorry so blurry but a new spring wreath I made

I love sleeping bunnies aren't they just so cute

These are napkin rings  I grabbed up at a Thrift store for only 50 cents never used Score

the bunnies left alone are multiplying what do I do? I swear I can't leave them alone

this fellow came from an antique store he actually had a date on the bottom from 1943 and is in perfect shape. I love that he looks like he is sugar coated.

I have stated how I love CAKE PLATES and own quite a few.

 aflit on top of the bird cage the butterflies have morphed and ready to take flight

this little cake stand is all decked out in it's Easter finery

my hutch is adorned in all it's Easter Happiness don't you love it I love all the brightness it brings to the room

Easter has filled my home and I am loving it
                                                         The lambs are dressed in their finest wool

                                                 Especially since I filled this hutch with over 11 cake plates
so here are my hutches decorated in their spring finery and Easter  dress. hope you like my d├ęcor.Easter is coming this weekend lets enjoy the beauty and whimsy the holiday can bring.love to all of you. Happy Easter to my fellow bloggors. Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.       Hope you hop on over and enjoy my display.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's time for Easter

 Hi  yea Spring is finally here. I have been lost for two weeks my computer crashed with 6 viruses  and my hard-drive had to be rebuilt. I  didn't know what to do without a computer. when did ours lives become so wrapped up in our computers and cell phones?.(I finally joined the 21st century and bought a smart phone and although I am trying to get it working let's say I am on a personal name with all the Verizon employees in trying to figure it out)So because of these set backs I haven't been able to answer emails.any blogs or post any pictures. So Although I am a little late I am going to set these Spring Easter scapes in three different blogs.Here Mr and Mrs. Bunny have stopped by aren't they adorable? I love wreaths and love  looking at all the wreaths through out blog land so I couldn't decide which one to use and decided what the hey how  about a wall of wreaths?
My beautiful silver cake stand filled with Easter eggs.I think this cake stand is so regal and I get to use it for any occasion.

 The little bunnies are out to play

Here is one of my all time favorite milk glass cake stands with a bird cage on top. I think the ruffled edges remind of a spring Easter Hat



The butterflies have landed

 both on the bird cage and on the wreath this one made out of paper doilies.

This wreath is made of paper curls. this is the easiest wreath in the world to make. Just cut or tear scrapbook paper into 1 inch strips wrap around a pencil then hot glue on any wreath form I used grapevine here but Styrofoam, cardboard, even straw can be used. I pick up the papers at Michael's and Jo-Ann's when they are on sale 5 for $1.00 and this allows me to have one for every Holiday there is. 

My hurricane filled with  plastic eggs next to my Ice cream cone cake stand.

This nest has a little bird waiting for her eggs to hatch

Here is an Easter cakestand with little charms hanging inside a feathered boa wreath. I told you  I love wreaths.Sometimes they don't have to hang on the wall at all. well it's late and I'll share more Easter decorating for now I wish you all a great week with lots of sunshine and pretty  flowers to brighten your days.