Friday, April 22, 2011

A good friday...

Today was a quiet day around our Good Friday's
usually are.

We are hosting Easter dinner on Sunday and so I spent some time today prepping for that. It's been so busy around here, I hadn't done any decorating for Easter.

Above is an egg dyed by Julian at school this week.
Note to self: have white eggs around the house for school egg dying projects as the lighter colours didn't quite take.

I gathered some items together to add a touch of vintage
Easter whimsy.

This is one of my favorite vintage Easter pieces. It's a victorian milk glass egg. I found it an an antique store in Quebec after hunting for a long time.

Some of my collection of vintage milk glass hens.

Tomorrow we will make some chocolate in the vintage molds I picked up on Etsy. I'll try to share some photos of those afterwards.

I wish you and your family a joyful Easter!

Debra xo

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Big De-Clutter!

Hello :) Today you can find me over at Oh My Handmade Goodness where I share a mini-makeover I did in my studio. It really is a big de-clutter. Don't judge me by my before picture, I swear I'm not a candidate for Hoarders!

See my studio's before and after, along with a little vintage shopping guide.

Contributors over at Oh My Handmade have been blogging this month about spring cleaning! I'm sure you will find it a very inspirational visit.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Summer Party Season is on it's way...

Some Etsy finds I discovered recently... I love the fresh colours.

Display your birthday boy/girl's cupcake
on this sweet personalized Birthday Cupcake Stand

When I'm styling a party I always try to include some vintage elements. It's pretty easy to do as I have a modest collection of vintage. But I'm always on the lookout for more.
It's like candy for me :)

Vintage birthday candles and holders, from Funkey Finds

Perfectly sweet Peppermint Candy Buttons!
Imagine these as cupcake decorations or packaged
like buttons as a favor!

Bunny Boo Hand Screened Pillow from Erin Flett

Origami Stars cake toppers from The Unbirthday Party

Fun party favors! Mr. Little Moustache Pocket Mirror

Fun decor! Crochet Grannies Garland from Little Tea Wagon

A charming vintage book "Let's Give a Party!" from Oopsee Daisies

Speaking of summer parties... did you know Summer with Matthew Mead is available to order right now?

I'm always inspired by the beautiful photography and well edited stories that grace the pages of his magazines. They sit cheerfully on the shelf in my studio. They really are books that you will want to keep, treasure and return to season after season.

Visit the website today to enter a great giveaway!
Psst...Did I tell you I am proud to have designed some product for the newest Summer Holiday with Matthew Mead Magazine
available in May. I am so thrilled to be able to contribute.

Hurry and order your copy..I can't wait to get mine!

Debra xo

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Mail ..

look what arrived in the mail today!

a lovely package of goodies from Kate over at Pennello Lane

I was lucky enough to win the giveaway of gorgeous paper goods and a print from one of my favorite designers Fiona Richards of Cartolina.

I can't wait to frame the print and hang it in my entranceway.

Thanks Fiona & Kate!