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Thank you favor for guests – home entertaining

Posted by editor On September - 25 - 2009

Recently I just held a house blessing at home and I did a lot of research for what I should give my guests when it’s time to say good-bye. I would like to give them a thank note but I think that’s quite simple so I decided to buy these martha stewart favor package from michael’s – it’s a pretty easy craft project (everything is pre-cut ready to fold I just need to add ribbon to make it a little prettier and for the filling I just need to toss couple of chocolate inside each of the daisy box) then voila I got my thank-you favor for my guests.

Another idea I found rather sweet is to use the real pink flower as a placecards:


Celebration with a Cupcake Tower

Posted by editor On May - 24 - 2009

Bakerella created this sweet pink cupcakes tower for a first communion celebration. I just think it’s a very lovely creation, bakerella mentioned to be inspired by Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine (spring 09):

please visit her post here to find out bout the making of that beautiful cupcake tower. Isn’t it lovely?


Amazingly Glamourous Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Posted by editor On May - 21 - 2009

This wedding is glamorous from every way starting from the lavishly decorated wedding cake with more than 10 tiers making its own statement by its elegant placement from floor to ceiling covered with white flowers – looks like white roses.

Then followed by the altar decoration for the blessing ceremony – it’s just marvelous. Who make all this happen? You must be wondering if this is a top notch celebrity wedding party and event. Indeed this all happen “halfway across the world” as Roseanne Dela stated in weddingbells’ blog.
This Jakarta based wedding in Indonesia decorated by a very talented event and floral designer name Nefianto Setiono famously known as Nefi. I am a big fan of Preston Bailey but to be honest Nefi is really creative and when you really come to see his portfolio you’ll be blown away by his innovative decorations.

And who made all this wonderful event into a beautiful memory to enable all of us to share with each other?
Thanks to David from Axioo Photography – one of a kind photographer with a unique twist that will never bore you. His innovative angle and humorous approach truly made a lasting memory in a sweet way.

Please visit sources for more info.
Axioo Photography


A house furnish with shells for celeb’s wedding decoration

Posted by editor On April - 29 - 2009

I believe this picture is taken on one of celebrity’s wedding. I just want to share this thoughtful decoration – to put sea shells all along exterior walls as decoration, sure it will make you feel not too far from beach. This is a good idea to have beach theme wedding without the beach =)


Natural Egg Decoration for Easter

Posted by editor On April - 15 - 2009

This is just an awesome idea to decorate egg this Easter season from natural properties such as branches, leaves, flower petals, and natural dyes turmeric for yellow, red cabbage for blue and beets for pink. And the other idea is to use natural element and wrap it with stocking – how creative!



Gemma Flutes from Vellum – Sip It Up with Style

Posted by editor On March - 31 - 2009

How do you like to drink with style? If you don’t like it that’s fine but your guests will sure love it. Entertain and surprise your guest with 18K gold etched trim Gemma hand-blown 8 oz. This glass from Vellum is hand-blown by Italian glass blowers, trim hand-etched by Italian artisans. Its design is very lovely kind of remind me of those kings and queens ages and baroque period.


DIFFA events – my favorite dining by design tables.

Posted by editor On March - 29 - 2009

These designers are very inspirational especially when it comes time for entertaining guests. I have seen many dining by design pictures from magazines and media but bellow I choose some dining table designs I love (note since I love cascading bubble chandelier, most of my picks are dining tables decorate with wonderful crystal or glass bubble chandelier):

2008 DIFFA event, table from Preston Lee & Jennifer Dyer. I just love the bubble cascading chandelier idea.

2008 DIFFA event, table also from Preston Lee & Jennifer Dyer. This is an idea to steal – decorate dining table with red roses – I think this is classic and good for all time entertaining be it a Valentine’s a Christmas day or anniversary celebration.

if I am not mistaken this one is from the 2007 DIFFA’s event, table designed by Elaine Griffin. My all time favorite the romantic glass handblown chandelier. This one is customa made from Suzan Etkin.

a very good combination of yellow, black and white – truly a chic one. I believe the above table is from 2007 DIFFA event for more pictures go here.


The Art of Towel Folding From Carnival Cruise Ships

Posted by editor On March - 20 - 2009

A dog in resting position

An elephant                                 Mother and Baby Seals

I just got back from the Mexico weekender cruise by Carnival. I remembered I had so much fun while I join the origami towel session (lesson to make stuff animal from folding towels – above pictures are my own creation). Yes the Cruise Ships stewards actually do this as a customary to greet their guests, so each night their guest came back to their cabin they had folded towels into neat animals. Won’t it be fun to treat guests coming to your place with these stuff animal towels? especially for if you’re thinking of making event this Easter season – it surely can be a good part of Easter’s gathering activity.

Watch how to do it here:

here are couple more stuff animals made by others:

source: hubpages.com


Easter decoration ideas: bunny candles,

Posted by editor On March - 18 - 2009

Celebrate this Easter season with a little style. You may start by putting this cute bunny Easter candles as a center piece or on top of welcome cupcakes, such as featured above (it’s from wrapables.com). Decorating the table with these cute vintage chick salt and pepper shakers as table ornaments may also be a good idea.

Another one not to be left out is a very sweet carrot guest place holders can really get the Easter spirit going.

I also took some photographs from my April ’09 Better Homes and Gardens magazine, hope this small scans can bring inspirational ideas for you:

keeping the interior with sunny bright color palettes is a great idea for this spring.

Try to accentuate the home with accent pieces from organic material such as planting plants and flowers inside hatched eggs.

Eggs as decorations. Shown above painted eggs with carnations as center piece and eggs glued with decorating paper and ribbon as decorations and door-prize.

Better Homes and Gardens magazine April 2009


I can never forget my visit to Huset Tage Andersen in Ny Adelgade. As an interior student at that time his creations amazed me, the truth is until now I still think it’s the most beautiful flower shop I’ve ever been. So I’d like to share it with all of you especially those passionate about flower and design:

If you happen to be in Copenhagen, Denmark then I think a visit to Tage Andersen’s Floral house is a must. The floral house is also a small museum with a small fee to get in – but it’s worth it.
Here are some more pictures. I really admire his creation:

bellow are some close-up flower arrangements:

Tage Andersen’s website



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