Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring is in full Swing!

If you missed my Spring Display on Celebrations at Home, here's your chance to catch up!
Remember this spring tablescape? Here's the sweets display to compliment the design.
Spring is now in Full "Swing"!
I selected a festive fabric and used it throughout my design.  I selected a vibrant fabric as my starting point for the design. To reflect my theme, I used a serving tray as a "swing", and hung it using jute twine so it will be elevated above the table.
 Sitting on the swing were can cakes wrapped with the same fabric used on the table and twine. Fresh rose petals were sprinkled on the swing for a fresh spring feel and to tie in with the centerpiece from the tablescape.
Some of the sweets included assorted gumballs in mini glass flower pots,
Lemon tarts,
Strawberry and vanilla cupcakes embellished with an edible DIY swirlpop cupcake topper made from marshmallow straws!
 Last but not least, Lemon flavored water was a must to balance all the sweets on the table! Lemon yellow drinking straws were embellished fabric flags. Of course... the same fabric!
There's a few more weeks of Spring left.. Enjoy it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Celebrations at Home Feature

Head over to Celebrations at Home to see my Spring Sweets Display!  Thanks Chris for the feature!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Simple Spring Tablescape

Happy Friday!
What are you planning for Mother's Day this weekend? Are you putting together a special breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner for Moms on Sunday?  I have a super simple, vibrant, tablescape I created in the spirit of celebrating Spring for my studio space.  It's the perfect inspiration for designing your Mother's Day tablescape! Choosing a festive fabric was my starting point, and used it throughout my design. 
This fabric definitely has a lot going on, but isn't it pretty? I paired it with a yellow gingham tablecloth..
so Spring!
Fabric wrapped around the centerpiece, gorgeous pink roses!
Adding interest, I paired a round dinner plate, with a square salad plate, and a fun fabric napkin set atop a rattan charger for texture.
In keeping with the spring feel, fresh herbs dill and rosemary were used as a parting favor.
This is perfect to double as a placecard, simply tie the name of your guest to the plant or set a tent card right in front.

As a prelude to the highly anticipated desert table, I added tiny cupcakes inside tealight holders for a taste of whats to come!

Happy Mother's Day to all! Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guacamole, Yes Please!

It doesn't have to be Cinco de Mayo for me to indulge... but since it is.. Guacamole! Yes Please!

Charred Corn Guacamole with Cumin
Chipotle Guacamole
Tomatillo Avocado Dip
Goat Cheese Guacamole

Check out What's Gabby Cooking for these delicious recipes!
Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!

Spring Tablescape

A Vibrant Spring tablecape Coming soon!
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bottoms Up: Margarita Madness!

Tired of the same old traditional margarita?  Well mix things up and simply adding fruit flavor! And don't forget to garnish!  Right in time for Cinco de Mayo!

Watermelon Margarita
Cuervo Especial Pomegranate Margarita Martini
 Delish for recipes

Mango Margaria
Food.com for recipe
Strawberry Margarita

Check out the websites about for tons of drink ideas!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Festive Fiesta

I'm ready for some margaritas! Who's having a Cinco De Mayo celebration?  If you are looking for inspiration to get started, look no further! Chris from Celebrations at Home hit the nail on the head with her Mexican Fiesta!  I'm totally loving the ruffle tablecloth (shower curtain) she combined with a traditional Mexican Serape Blanket used for her tablescape design.

LOVE THIS! The ruffles are the perfect compliment to the Mexican Serape Blanket. I have a blanket already, just have snag one of those curtains!  
You'll want to check out Chris' contribution to the Celebrations blog and pick some tips and pointers on how to pull off your own Mexican Fiesta!