At Home: ‘DANCING TULIPS’

If someone was to ask me what’s my favorite room of our house, I would have to say “our living room” and my second favorite is definitely the master bedroom! We have a few projects on our ‘wish list’ that we would like to tackle in the living room and hopefully can start by the end of this year. I love that our living room is wide in size – which helps in creating different zones and this is what we would like to achieve in the near future.

When you walk into our living room, you will always see a fresh flower arrangement taking center stage on a tray stationed on the ottoman. I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to being able to have fresh flowers every other week…it’s one of my guilty pleasures! Fresh blooms simply brightens my day, they never disappoint, they are perfection in every way and it adds such prettiness to any room. This week, I received a spring bouquet of pink tulips in different shades. I decided to not peel off all the leaves and didn’t cut the stem too low. I love when a floral arrangement is not too structured and when working with tulips, especially, I let its natural beauty flow freely as they perk up and point in different directions. I call it ‘dancing tulips’ as they appear to go where they want amongst each other. Oh, what boquet excitement!

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

DANCING TULIPS

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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ELEGANT TEA PARTY IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year? If you need a few ideas, we’ve got you covered today with these elegant tea party ideas!

Mother’s Day is all about showing mom just how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you.  Therefore, what’s more perfect than showering her with an afternoon of delicate pastries paired with her favorite teas? Plus, a tea party is the perfect opportunity to put on those sun dresses you’ve been saving for the spring!

To help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day celebration, FTD curated the best tea party ideas around. They created these mood boards featuring ideas for unique centerpieces, creative finger foods and drinks to serve, as well as elegant tablescape ideas to impress mom!

Check out the ideas below to get started on planning the ultimate treat for mom this Mother’s Day!

ELEGANT TEA PARTY IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Top right Photo by: Kristyn Hogan , Florals & Styling: Cedarwood Weddings | Middle left Photo by: Tiny Tots Toy Hire | Middle right Photo by: Pinwheel Collective | Bottom left Photo by: Claire Macintyre Photography |Bottom right Photo by: Ken Kienow Photography

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4 BEAUTIFUL FLORAL DECORATED EASTER EGGS TO DRESS YOUR TABLE WITH

Will you be entertaining this Sunday? Looking for last minute ideas to decorate your Easter eggs with? I’ve rounded up 4 of my favorite floral decorated Easter eggs to dress your table with! Get ready to brighten up your dinner table with touches of spring with these clever and stylish DIY Easter egg ideas…

 

‘Hand Painted Easter Eggs’

via CraftBerry Bush

The colors of spring adorn these lovely hand painted easter eggs!

BEAUTIFUL FLORAL DECORATED EASTER EGGS TO DRESS YOUR TABLE WITH

 

‘DIY Flower Trimmed Eggs’

via It’s a Sparkly Life

I LOVE the monotones of these soft pink flower decorated eggs. This DIY is so simple and so pretty!

BEAUTIFUL FLOWER DECORATED EASTER EGGS TO DRESS YOUR TABLE WITH

 

‘DIY Whimsy Illustrated Eggshell Centerpiece’

via Little Inspiration

Sweet pink carnations and white baby’s breath are filled in these whimsical illustrated easter eggs.

BEAUTIFUL DECORATED EASTER EGGS TO DRESS YOUR TABLE WITH

 

‘DIY Egg Vase Centerpiece’

via Merrythought

Single full blooms are so attractive in an egg vase!

BEAUTIFUL FLOWER DECORATED EASTER EGGS TO DRESS YOUR TABLE WITH

 

For other decorated Easter egg ideas, check out my previous posts:

No Fuss, No Mess Easter Eggs

DIY Ombre-Watercolor Gold Foiled Easter Eggs

Happy Easter!

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COASTERS WITH A DIY GOLD-LEAF TRIM

This DIY is a simple way to transform your ordinary coasters to fashionably functional with its coveted look of gold edges!

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

On our bedside tables, we typically like to have a glass of water beside us or enjoy our morning coffee in the bedroom, while getting ready for the day. It’s important to protect the surface of the nightstands from watermarks or drink stains, so in order to avoid possible spills or damage, I like to use coasters. I purchased these gold rimmed coasters and have them displayed on the tray in the living room and I couldn’t find similar ones, since I wanted to coordinate with some of the gold decor elements in the bedroom. As an alternative, I found white marble coasters with subtle grey veining throughout and with a simple and easy DIY – I applied gold leaf to the four edges of the coasters.

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

I love the sophisticated, sparkling appearance the gold leaf adds to the marble coasters and it coordinates so well on top of the all-white nightstands. The best part of this DIY gold leaf application is the fact that it doesn’t have to look perfect! Each side of the coaster has its own imperfect character. If you prefer cleaner edges, I would suggest using paint or spray paint to acheive that look.

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

DIY GOLD LEAF RIMMED MARBLE COASTERS

For this DIY project, I used Martha Stewart’s Decoupage Gilded Sheets and her Gilding Adhesive.

-Photos + DIY by Rose Angel Lopez

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In the Studio: DESIGN BY OCCASIONS’ 40TH BIRTHDAY GREETING CARDS

I used to be afraid to work on custom designs for my customers who were looking for that special and personal greeting card because I was concerned I couldn’t deliver what they had in mind. I didn’t want to put myself through the stress so I avoided it. However, as of late – I’ve been accepting custom greeting card requests and I’m thrilled that the end results made my customers happy! I’ve learned that if there is something I cannot produce specifically for my customer, it’s ok to say I’m not able to but can hopefully provide an alternate or similar design.

Question…what do you look for when shopping for a greeting card? Is it the look? Is it the inside message or both? Do you prefer printed illustration cards vs. 3D handmade designs? I would appreciate your opinion on this, so let me know in the comment section below!

Below are two custom (age-specific) birthday cards I had created and are now available for purchase in my shop!

‘Champagne Bottle Cake Topper’

In the Studio: Design by Occasion Age Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

In the Studio: Age Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

In the Studio: Design by Occasion Age-Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

Similar to this ‘Cheers’ champagne bottle card I designed, I thought it would be cute to make a smaller version of the champagne bottle and use it as a cake topper. This card can be customized for any age, perhaps for that special person turning 21?!

 

’40 and Fabulous Confetti Birthday Card’

In the Studio: Age-Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

In the Studio: Design by Occasion Age-Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

This fun and vibrant 40th confetti birthday card is also available to be customized to any age number. Right now, I have age 50 available in my shop!

All of my greeting cards are designed on my signature square folded card that has a slight metallic sheen. Each greeting card comes with a coordinating hand-lined envelope for that added elegance. To shop for these cards or to view a variety of my unique designs for all occasions, head on over to my shop, here! Stay tuned to see a few new Mother’s day cards that will be featured here on the blog, in the coming weeks!

As always, thank you for supporting my small business!! xo

-Photos + Greeting Cards by Rose Angel Lopez for Design by Occasion

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