Monday, November 22, 2010

Garden Inspiring Table Settings

What a perfect time of year for Ava Living to pick our table setting as one of the top 10! It will be running for 10 Days on Ava Living.



How to create

Enchanting garden inspired Thanksgiving tablescape.


Artichokes centerpiece in a rustic basket I think is a great way to have a simplistic Thanksgiving centerpiece.

These table top Finals are scattered around the basket.

available at Elan Interiors

Additions that I would make to make it more festive for Thanksgiving: Add  gold mercury glass votive candles for an additional sparkle like these. The gold votives will play off the plates that are also shown below



Dishes for the table:

Decorative appetizer plates 2413144

Photo Pier one

Layered on Chocolate brown round plate

And layered on distressed cream colored chargers

from Pier one

I would bring in some gold accents with the stemware.

pier one

To add more textile softness I would add a table runnerKenaf Table Runner

Pottery Barn

Napkins start with hemstitch linen

Linen Hemstitch Place Mat, Set of 6, Blush Pink

Pottery Barn

Layered with additional gold colored napkin add napkin ring of pearl clusters.

pier one

I would add great place card holder something like this but I would modify it and spray paint it gold or use a artichoke and spray paint it gold as well.

photo event group catering

If you need fabulous tablescaping done for your next holiday or party please contact me via e-mail or call me at



I will be off decorating for Christmas at the Genesee Grande for the next couple of days.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Customizable Wallpaper

Once again Dwell Studio has put out another great product.


Completely customizable wallpaper in the great Dwell Studio patterns. Here are a few if my favorites would love to see as an accent wall or as wallpaper insets framed by decorative molding.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Skye Blue Design

I finally have the courage to share on my blog Skye Blue Design. I have been dabbling with jewelry design that I have been selling locally under Skye Blue Design.

I have been making jewelry for years. It was one of my first jobs that I had and really loved. I worked for a women in Lincoln, NH who designed jewelry and taught me the basics. This is was during my trying to figure out what I really wanted to do and finding myself after college stage. It always seems not matter what I am doing I gravitate to design. 

It has been a bit of a dream for me that I always have held to do jewelry design again. So here are a few of the pieces of have been selling. I was originally inspired using antique chandelier crystals in my designs which I still do. These are mostly using Swarovski crystals.


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Chandelier Crystals
Chandelier Crystals
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Holiday Inspiration Board

I think inspiration boards are one of the best tools. I love how all of the sudden things start to fall into place and you see right away what is going to work and what will not work.

I created this board to get people excited for the holiday season. The palette-silver particularly mercury glass, clear glass, lots of creams in different textures, burlap and a hit of pale pale lavender and turquoise. I have added a bit of shimmer with glitter and crystals.


This board was created for Sissy’s a great little boutique in Baldwinsville. I am working with Sissy’s to help accessorizing clients homes. More to come on that topic.