Monday, January 17, 2011


I am trying to getting organized for the New Year and am taking stock of supplies that I have "on hand". I hate going to any get together empty handed and I thought these pretty votive candles simply embellished with color co-ordinated tape would make a "prettie original" hostess gift packaged in a cello or glassine bag topped with a hand dyed doily or just tied with a ribbon!.

The Japanese masking tape I purchased from here and the votive candles came in a bulk bag of 250 from Ikea...

I am linking this post to: Made by You Mondays, Making the World Cuter Mondays

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I have long been a fan of Julie Collings of The Adventures of Bluegirl xo. She is an extremely talented crafter and author who provides creative inspiration generously and in great detail. Her Etsy store is full of gorgeous vintage delights and eye candy - perfect for any of your packaging needs or party decor elements!

Please share any links that you have to some of your own favorite embellishments! xo

Monday, January 3, 2011

PRETTIE....INSPIRED #3 Golden Globes and Academy Awards

Now the holidays are officially over I am getting in gear for the "Awards Season" which is my not so secret guilty pleasure and a great opportunity to get together with the girls! These are 2 Inspiration Boards I put together and will use for planning each of the festivities!

For the Golden Globes (Jan 18th)

Colors Silver/White/Gold

Style Old Hollywood, Vintage Glamour - Elegant and Understated

Decor Balloons in theme colors, string lights, glittered garlands, flower bouquets, tinsel and glass ornaments, Hollywood inspired backdrop, framed pictures of Hollywood legends, paper lantern chandeliers

Tableware Set up as buffet style with movie inspired centerpieces (cut outs, vintage cameras/movie reels), linen table cloth or table runner, white cocktail plates, gold chargers for food presentation, shimmering gold or silver napkins, gold or silver utensils wrapped in tinsel or vintage white or ivory lace, vintage champagne glasses.

Food Finger-foods on served on white paper doilies or in silver cupcake liners, tiered plates of mini sandwiches, chicken skewers, mini quiches, fruit, petit fors, vanilla cupcakes, lemon bar bites, sparkling flavored water, white wine and champagne on ice.

Music Shuffled mix of old show tunes from movies and TV

Favors Rosettes, Movie Candy or caramel popcorn in glassine or cellophane bags embellished with tinsel and lace

For the Academy Awards (Feb 27)

Colors Black/Platinum/Red

Style Modern Movie Star - Simple and Sophisticated

Decor Balloons in theme colors, contemporary vases filled with fresh flowers in monochromatic colors, votive and perfumed candles, glass beaded garlands, sparkling ribbons and streamers

Tableware Set up buffet style with a movie inspired centerpiece or "oscar" replica, sleek fabric tablerunner, black and/or white cocktail plates, red chargers for food presentation, bundled black or red napkins, utensils wrapped together with satin or grossgrained ribbon, cocktail or martini glasses

Food Fingerfoods - filet of beef mini rolls, brushetta, antipasto plate, smoked salmon toasts, cheese plates, signature Hollywood cocktail mixes, sparkling red wine, red velvet cupcakes, rich chocolate cake bites or tarts and strawberries

Music Shuffled compilation of music from nominated movies
Activities Best Dressed, Oscar bingo and ballots

Favors Take home martini glasses with cocktail recipes, boxed chocolate truffles


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