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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summery Birdcage.

Last month, I created this eye- catching centerpiece, using fresh Vendela roses, ivy and shells to embellish my white birdcage... a romantic tulle bow finished it off.

As I love a very simple look for things around my home, I left it this way after its debut as a centerpiece, ready to be displayed in the living room.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

My Christmas-in-August Tea Party.

What could better suggest Christmas atmosphere in the middle of summer, than sunflowers, starfish and baubles??

Today I hosted a 'Christmas in August' Party with some friends, completely enjoying the simple pleasure of a scrumptious afternoon tea in the garden!

For this special occasion I arranged this centerpiece with fresh sunflowers and herbs from the garden-soo summery and divinely scented!
Naturally I added vintage baubles...

The buffet under the patio was cozy and easy-to-prepare. Summer suggests a relaxed atmosphere also for the hostess, doesn't it! LOL

Cucumber sandwiches are the #1 of appreciated tea delicacies...

... together with jam tartelettes (the ones featured here are 'Bonne Maman Lemon and Raspberry Tartelettes')...

and pineapple and lime juice.

I definitely had a terrific afternoon! This is such a clever idea for lazy summer days!