Find beautiful arrangements plus unique greenery for your own creations at
The ladies of The Boxwood Garden Club create fabulous wreaths and table arrangements for you to purchase at the Holiday Gifts & Greens Market at Grace Baptist Church in Windsor Farms. The key to scoring something wonderful for your holiday home is to get there when the doors open. The outstanding designs sell out very quickly.
I bought these two topiaries last year and put them in the large metal cachepots. Though the boxwood and magnolias were live and green when purchased, I have let them dry throughout the year, and they still look beautiful to me.
A lot of the arrangements that you will find at the sale look similar to these greenery arrangements gracing the pages of Pinterest.
In addition to arrangements and a small selection of curated vendors selling Christmas presents, you can also purchase fresh and often hard-to-find greenery to create your own holiday designs.
Put December 7, 2012 on your smartphone calendar and be at Grace Baptist Church in Windsor Farms by 10 a.m. This is one shopping event that you really will not want to miss.
My friends and I have reached the age and stage where our (no longer) little girls are heading off to college. Along with getting sorority recs lined up and finding the perfect collegiate wardrobe, the summer before a coed’s freshmen year is spent coordinating decor with her soon-to-be roommate and shopping for her first dorm room. By the time she is settled in to her new space, mom is exhausted but excited to share the results with her posse.
Dorm rooms sure have come a long way since I went to college. This beautifully decorated room features custom designs from Blue Moon Bedding, a favorite of Ole Miss coeds. Everything is just right, and the monogrammed shams add the perfect finishing touch.
While pictures are a must, the best way to personalize a dorm room and truly make it your own (or at least your side of it) is with monograms. Easy yet distinctive, a monogram reflects its owner’s taste and style and lets her hall-mates know who lives there. A monogrammed pillow or blanket is classic, but a monogram can also become unifying wall decor.
Monograms seem to be popping up everywhere. Have you seen the vast collection on Pinterest? So much monogram inspiration to be had there.
Got any pictures of your coed’s monogrammed space to share? Let’s get them pinned!
After the (very) brief bout with winter on Sunday and Monday, it’s time to bring on Spring. For me, nothing feels Springier than Lilly Pulitzer. Maybe that is why I am always upping the Lilly factor in my daughter’s bedroom.
Check out her (relatively) new curtains that Sheilla’s Shades (804.740.4030) made from two of Lilly Pulitzer’s king flat sheets in Monkey Trouble Hibiscus that I ordered from Garnet Hill last year. Each sheet was the perfect width for one panel, and hanging this way gives the pattern a colorful damask look. Now I smile every time I walk by that bedroom even though its occupant is away at college.
I was tickled pink when the top 10 social media site, Pinterest, sent me an email yesterday announcing that Lilly Pulitzer was following me on its super-cool and red-hot site. Even the serious business pages are taking note of Pinterest’s astounding growth due to its user-friendly and visually-appealling platform, and smart retailers like Lilly Pulitzer are jumping on board. What a great marketing idea for Lilly, as the company apparently began following its many followers and not just flattering me.
Have you visited Pinterest yet and opened your own account? If you don’t want to set up an account through Facebook or twitter, just request an invite by email. It will arrive shortly. Then you can start saving all of your favorite internet images and organizing them in any way that makes sense to you. As the team at Pinterest likes to say, Happy Pinning!
Happy Birthday to my dear friend, K! She is so much younger than I but such an inspiration to me, especially in the baking department. K has a real knack for creating the most divine confections.
In honor of her skills and her special day, I would like to share some images of stunning birthday cakes that I have collected on Pinterest and only wish that I could create for K and her fabulous family.
The colors of K’s breakfast room.
Wonder what is inside?
For grown-up girls.
Purple is K’s favorite color.
K has fun teaching kids to cook.
Pretty in Pink Details
Where would you put all 40-some candles on this stunner?
A sparkling good time is in store with this glamour cake!
Hope that you enjoyed a visual taste of these cakes without the calories. Have an awesome day, K!
Valentine’s Flowers with Candy
for our celebration.
Hope that your Valentine’s Day is as sweet as can be!
Second photo by Avad Fan.
I couldn’t find any on-line inspiration pictures for Super Bowl flowers. Even the much buzzed about and beloved site, Pinterest, failed me, so I created my own floral centerpiece for our family-friendly Super Bowl party à la the designs of The Greenhouse II. I think it looks pretty good sitting on our astroturf tablecloth.
Don’t you think the big orchid kind of looks like a “V” for Victory? The tiny yellow flowers are “twinkle” orchids that remind me of penalty flags. These babies have been a big hit in Richmond.
Hope your favorite team wins. I’m cheering for the commercials!
Photo by Avad Fan.