Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gazebo Dreaming

As the weather warms, I dream of all the possibilities

for our property -do you? One of these would be

a gazebo. I dream of days dining al fresco in my gazebo.
Think of the tablescapes!

Or a smaller gazebo as a focal point in the yard.

Summer days lounging in the gazebo with iced tea . . .

Or reading a favorite novel . . .

The beautiful landscape surrounding me

The sound of waves in the background

(never mind that I live in KY)

In my beautiful summer white gown . . .

Okay maybe all the rain has made me delirious

but a gazebo would be a wonderful addition

and the beginning of the season

always holds infinite inspiration.

I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Treat Bags

I made these Easter treat bags with two of my favorite

things - jelly beans and vintage clip art.
First, I stuffed these polka dot clear plastic
bags with a few handfuls of jelly beans.

Then I filled these yellow paper sacks with the

jelly bean bags, folded over the top and hole

punched the center.

Finally, I tied off the tag with different color spool ribbon.
I'm joining Show and Tell & My Favorite Things.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Creative Containers II

Tonight I thought I would share a few

arrangements in containers at the store.

These are all artificial of course, but you get the idea. A simple water can would be a great display.
Or how about tulips in a bowl. I used a depression glass

yellow bowl for these yellow tulips.
Hopefully you have a few new ideas of what to

use on your table top this Easter.
I'm joining Tabletop Tuesday

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Creative Easter Containers

For this week I thought I would share some photos of Easter centerpieces

to help give you ideas if you don't already home something in mind. For our cloche fans, the above is an adorable combination of things. I like the hat filled with place card eggs, particularly for an outside celebration.
White flowers on clear glass cake plates is stunning and simple. I like the way the flowers are used as nests for the eggs.
Tea any one? Wouldn't this be cute at each place setting or along a line at the buffet?

Finally, the simplicity of carry out containers filled makes an easy, inexpensive idea.

Tomorrow some ideas of my own containers from the store.

I'm joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Historic Home Tag Sale

This Saturday Beeutiful by Design will be at the
Nunnlea House for their annual Antique, Craft and Tag Sale. Built in the 1850's, the home and outbuildings are on the

National Register of Historic Places. The park like setting and gracious gardens are a perfect place for weddings, events and parties.
Nunnlea contains beautiful crystal chandeliers and a marble fireplace with the original mantle in every room. 141/2 foot ceilings, tall windows and floors of herringbone patterned oak add to the elegance.

I was lucky enough to secure a space inside the home for the sale.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the home and grounds.

All photos are from the Nunnlea House website.