Saturday, June 23, 2018

~Garden to Table Birthday Party & Craft~

I wanted to share photos of a
 ~Garden to Table Birthday Party~
 I hosted for my friend, Mary.
I had the party outside in our garden.
Rooster French Script plates were used from Williams Sonoma.
 I picked flowers and herbs for the tablesetting. 
Our friends Kim and David gave us the old barnwood,
 Stan made a beautiful farm table from it.
Fresh rosemary and cute little ceramic pigs added a nice touch.
I found pretty pillows at Kirklands Home Decor 
for the cottage bench.
Eucalyptus was used for the centerpiece.
I picked fresh flowers and herbs and used vintage mason jars.
I had cabbages inside old teapots and 
an old antique iron and vintage "Rival" Clothes Wringer 
displayed on the buffet.
A chalkboard in the kitchen read,
"Garden to Table"
A cupboard nook had more whimsical things for the Garden theme.
~Chilled Cosmopolitans~
Appetizers
Watermelon, feta cheese and balsamic vinegar topped with fresh mint.
Crostini with brie, apples from the garden & honey drizzled on top,
Gruyere cheese with mustard seed and fig butter and
nuts and olives.
Arugula salad with beets, goat cheese and candied walnuts.
~Butternut Squash & Zucchini Lasagna~
Homemade ricotta cheese,
spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
I used the KitchenAid Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment. I bought it at Sur La Table. It creates sheets of zucchini and vegetables to make healthy versions of your favorite dishes!
It was delicious!
The Birthday Cake was a
~Lemon Pound Cake with Candied Bees~

Lavender shortbread cookies & chocolate bark with sea salt & almonds.
Vintage rooster cordial glasses were used with Tuaca,
 an Italian brandy.
 For the craft, I collected flowers from the garden, dried & pressed them weeks before the party.
The girls loved being creative making pressed flower designs in glass frames I found at Michaels craft store.  The second craft was decorating flameless LED vanilla scented candles I found at Walmart.
We used Mod Podge and glued the flowers onto the scented candles. They all turned out so pretty.


With the flowers,
 I also made handmade thank you cards for the girls. 
It was a fun 
"Garden to Table Birthday Party"
 for my friend, Mary!
(in the background, Me, Linda, Tami & Mary)
Yuri & Virginia

Saturday, May 5, 2018

~Celebrate Spring with Flowers from your Garden~

I wanted to share with you photos of a floral project,
 I just finished.
I used a vintage ladder with bouquets of flowers 
from our garden.
A Paris Flea Market sign was hung with it.
I picked fresh flowers from the garden
 and tied them with jute.



The corner of room is next to our kitchen.
You can see a chalkboard with flowers and a collection of old antique rolling pins.

I always have flowers from the garden in the house.
Some are fresh picked or drying.
Celebrate Spring with flowers from your garden!!

Monday, March 12, 2018

~Flower Crown Wreath~

I wanted to share with you a flower crown wreath that I made.
I used flowers from the garden.
Waxflowers, baby's breath, wisteria and floral wire.
You can use any flowers blooming in your garden.
This was my mother's statue she had in her garden.
A Spring crown is just what she needed.

My little girl statue wanted one too!


I loved making these flower crowns, 
making more soon!
Our beautiful Tabebuia Tree in bloom!
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