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With the spring season officially here, let the Easter planning commence! I’m kicking things off with floral vase ideas that are perfect for both Spring and Easter.
I found this $3 Easter bunny at Target (in the dollar section) and thought it would be cute to use it as a floral vase versus the traditional candy bowl. For a springy touch, I added white tulips and yellow daffodils.
Combine this cute themed floral-filled bunny with a second vase filled with yellow roses and you have an adorable centerpiece for your Easter table or vignette!
I found this white ‘cracked’ egg vase at Pat Catan’s and I knew I could transform it to something a bit more glam that complements my home decor. A little DIY using Martha Stewart Decoupage Gilding Sheets and her Gilding Adhesive transformed this ordinary egg to a chic one!
Even though the weather here in PA is not feeling exactly like springtime, adding a few festive touches around the house, makes me feel like it’s spring.
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Wondering how I was able to pull this inspiration shoot after yesterday’s post? I had my partner’s help, of course! I was itching to do something creative and my partner actually suggested that I go for it because simply, it made me happy! My better half volunteered to collect and carry everything I needed so that I can put this holiday tabletop and dessert bar together. What would normally take me a few hours to complete, took me a weekend to pull off!
Keep reading for more inspiration on how to throw a beautifully blush Galentine’s Day Soiree!
Are you gearing up for Valentine’s day? Get ready to celebrate all the amazing ladies in your life. Chocolates, champagne, blush roses & hydrangeas, and Valentine’s inspired candy, cupcakes & cookies, are a perfect excuse to celebrate Galentine’s day with your gals!
I set the table in this blush and gold color palette. Since Valentine’s is the last winter holiday before the spring season begins, I decided to add a touch of early spring by making a simple wreath for each dinner plate – using English Ivy. These personalized heart-shaped cookies by RPConfections were a great way to use as a name tag for each place setting and a sweet treat perfectly packaged for guests to take home. As a final touch, I took the cloth dinner napkins and folded them into a rose shape. You can check out this tutorial, here!
I decided to use these gold glitter ‘love’ cupcake toppers by Party Fix to hold a sour gummy lip and placed it on the rim of each champagne filled glass.
Lindt chocolate truffles were paired with heart-shaped marshmallows.
I was pretty satisfied that I was able to pull off making this blooming with love floral arrangement. To recreate this on your own, you will need the following:
- Roses (I chose white and blush colored ones)
- Hydrangeas (I was able to find these naturally blush and green ones)
- (1) Wet Foam block
- Depending on the size of your table, you can use either a medium-sized platter in a rectangle shape (as I did) or a large-sized one
- Let the wet foam block soak in water until the block submerges in the water on its own
- Remove the wet foam from the water and place it on the platter
- I started forming my arrangement by using the hydrangeas first. I removed the leaves off the hydrangea, cut the stem to size and inserted the first one on the bottom-end of the foam block. I placed two hydrangeas on each corner of the platter and then proceeded to insert them in the middle of the foam block as well.
- I then started to strategically fill the empty spaces with my roses. You will want to remove the leaves off the roses as well and cut to size.
- If you have large gaps of space in your arrangement, add more hydrangeas to fill it in
- I made sure that whatever I inserted in the front of the arrangement, I tried to mimic on the other side.
This adorable dessert bar was filled with an array of Valentine’s candy, delicious treats from chocolate truffles and decorated cookies & cupcakes to cherry topped brownies.
You can’t ever go wrong with Georgetown Cupcake! This ‘rose gold dozen’ is sure to be a crowd pleaser!!
My sweetheart actually made this Galentine’s inspired wreath by wrapping English Ivy around a wreath metal frame. This rose gold ‘Love’ balloon from West Side Apartment was attached to the middle of the wreath and small rose buds were cut and glued onto the wreath. My partner did a great job, wouldn’t you agree?! I say…good job, honey. We make a great team!
Minutes before your guests arrive, pop the chilled champagne and pour some in your champagne flutes. When your guests start to arrive, welcome each of them with a glass and let the soiree begin!
Add some color and flavor to your water by dropping in two fresh raspberries and mint!
These ombre ‘heart sugar cookies’ from PFConfections have such pretty embossed details!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Galentine’s day entertaining tips and decorating ideas.
Cheers to girlfriends and Happy Galentine’s Day!!
Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography
When I thought about a fall tablescape, I wanted to create something beautiful that highlights fall, as you dine with friends. When I think of the autumn season, the first word that comes to mind is ‘cozy’. Whether you are dining by a roaring fire or set up a cluster of pillar candles down the center of a table; it instantly brings a warm inviting ambiance and is a perfect way to spend an evening with friends, family, wine and the fall flavors of a comforting harvest fare.
For my cozy, fall tablescape, I dressed the table with a quilted textured fabric that was soft to the touch and also brought that warm element I was after. The color of the fabric had a combination of gray, purple and blue hues. The fabric color allowed my gold rimmed white antique dinnerware to stand out.
DINNERWARE & PLACE SETTINGS
I mixed some antique white milk glass salad dishes and candlestick holders with my gold flatware. The combination of gold accents and pops of white add a modern touch to this welcoming table. At each place setting, I placed a mini white pumpkin along with a festive tented place card.
For the floral centerpiece, I used a mix of white hydrangeas and white floral stems to coordinate with the white table settings, dried snow cone hydrangeas added a different texture and red and green foliage stems. I incorporated pears and plums to the tablescape to add texture and capture different colors the autumn season.
I hope my ideas of colors and the look of mixing antiques with modern elements will help you in creating your cozy fall look. Celebrate and enjoy this time of year with those you love.
-Photos + Tablescape Styling by Rose Angel Lopez
Let the dark shadows and flickering candlelight that cast a glowing greeting inspire a tablescape for your indoor halloween entertaining.
It didn’t take much to evoke an enchanting, yet alluring mystery of a dark autumn halloween night. I created a less frightful and spookishly tabletop. I instead, conjured up a marvelously moody, romantic table for all to gather – fit for a halloween fête (costumes optional).
As a backdrop for the spellbound hallows eve, I covered the table in a black flock velvet damask fabric and draped it to the floor. I created a runner by layering a black toiled netting cloth along the center of the table. For the place setting, I kept the chic black theme from the dinnerware and flatware, to my vintage silver rimmed glassware. For a lustrous glow, I added small gold pumpkin candles and gold doilies, placed on each plate, underneath the coupe glass. Black taper candles that features a gold patterned design were inserted in clear glass candelabras. For a bit of halloween decor, I used beaded spider ornaments (similar found here) made out of black acrylic gems and I wrapped each one to a dinner napkin – creating a napkin holder. Red roses are the essence of modern romance, so I created a centerpiece filled with an abundance of long stem roses. I housed the roses in a black lacquered vessel that featured scroll design handles, which mimicked the damask table fabric.
We all know that halloween is about tricks and treats, so don’t forget the sweets!
I hope you’ve been inspired to transform your table into a moody, romantic halloweens scene. Below are some links to some of the items I used and others are similar in style.
Black & Gold Vase or simply spray paint a large vase using a high gloss finish
Gold Glitter Pumpkin Votive Candle Holders or check your nearest Home Goods, TJMaxx, or Marshalls for a set of gold pumpkin candles
-Photos + Tablescape Styling by Rose Angel Lopez
One thing that will bring an instant smile to my face any day are flowers – there is something about them that are so cheerful! Whether I’m viewing a beautiful garden with an array of colorful flowers, perusing stunning arrangements on instagram or making one of my own, they inspire my creative spirit. As of late, I’ve been admiring a particular style of impressive floral arrangements from a few florists I follow. The drama of the way the designers position each flower to appear as though each bloom is mingling with the next, the way they let particular florals drape in its natural form, the free flowing design that is not structured and brings your eye in and around has a garden-style aesthetic – that is truly a creative work of art!
A look into some of the talented florists that inspire me with this type of floral design:
As of late, this way of styling a floral arrangement has inspired me to try my hand at it. I obviously have to keep at it in order to perfect my arrangements but I sure do have fun trying! In the first picture above, I created this flower arrangement using about nine different blooms. I centered the hydrangeas, since they are the larger blooms and I cut each other stem in a various of sizes so that the florals didn’t look so meticulously arranged. I styled an early fall vignette that lets the pink pop from all the natural white and browns.
Of course, I couldn’t help myself but to style this arrangement as a centerpiece for a tablescape design.
So what do you think? How did I do? If you are a florist and would like to share some tips, we are all ears! Feel free to comment below.
-Photos + Styling by Rose Angel Lopez