What a glorious day today. I love winter because it makes us appreciate the warm days so much more. Topping off above 60 degrees today I went for an early morning walk with a friend. Winter gives me the ability to sit back and relax more than in the summer. On the weekends, I love lighting a fire, turning on various lamps for ambience and making a wonderful pot of soup or stew for dinner that has been simmering on the stove all day. The anticipation of all the bulbs coming up that I planted in the fall creates an excitment in my heart. But for now, I will sit back and enjoy a good book in front of the fire.
Did you get out and enjoy the day today?
I always love creating a donation for the Everson Festival of Trees held each year in Syracuse, New York. This year I decided to create a centerpiece. A candle, inserted in the middle of the faux greens, jeweled fruit, leopard feathers, glittered leaves and red bendable curls added sparkle to the piece. The centerpiece sold the night of the opening preview party and I visualized seeing it on top of a stand in the middle of a Holiday Open House gracefully cascading down amongst wonderfully displayed appetizers. Enjoy!
My sister and I recently had a baby shower at the Cavalry Club in Manlius, New York for my niece, Alison. Since she was having a girl my sister and I decided upon tones of pink (what else!). Alison wanted a theme of zebras, elephants and giraffes.
I used a wonderful fabric from Kravet Fabrics with animals on it for the center of the table to add color and I built off of that. The wild and unusual flowers were suggested and ordered from Whistlestop Florist in East Syracuse, New York. I used fiddles head and lime green mums among other flowers to give it a “wild” look for the animal theme. Different baby rattles hung from the flower arrangements on each table. Bursting from the napkins were paper pom poms I made. It added wonderful color to the table. Larger pom poms hung over the gift table which I situated in front of a large mirror to add color and dimension to the room.
I carried the animal fabric over to the gift table and added wonderful ribbon my sister found to the front of the table. Alison wanted a cozy room feel so I brought over my wonderful wicker chairs from my deck added a table and hung a painting of a mother and daughter on the beach over the window.
So very fun!!