January 22, 2008
Beautiful oil painting before it was antiqued. The frame was tranformed from gold to aged black. DRAMATIC difference and a huge update to this "granny" painting. It now looks like it belongs in a European Villa. Look for treasures like these that can be tranformed with a little time and just the right paint.
January 20, 2008
We have some friends that our moving to Madrid Spain. We put on a farewell party for them and served desserts and coffee!
I made a floral arrangement and put their photo's in the vase. It really made the flowers personal. I gave the flowers to the guests of honor after the party was over.
I put all the plates, napkins and silverware in an old vintage suitcase. Decorated with other suitcases on the table as well - going with the whole travel theme. I put luggage tags on the suitcases and put sayings on the tags like "life's a trip, wish we were going with you", "we'll miss you", etc.
Used a new spanish style rug as my table cloth, of course the napkins coordinated perfectly!
Placed floral arrangement on top of a mirror and put mini cakes on the mirror. The cakes were all decorated in festive Spanish colors.
Each mini cake had Spanish sayings on them "Buen Viage", "Adios"
I had Spanish music playing and served Sangria - fun was had by all!
January 17, 2008
This set of 4 blue chairs was screaming COUNTRA... but I saw that they had potential. The carving in the wood and the shape of the chair made me think that I could transform them into an awesome spanish chair! Hasta la vista country style and welcome the "new" Spanish chairs. Here you go!