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Are you a fool for flowers? I know I am. For years I’ve wanted one of those immaculate homes filled with seasonal decor, arrangements, flowers and plants, all surrounded by stunning garden.
The problem? I have taste and style, but no money or talent. I can’t buy, I can’t DIY, at least not unless the project’s foolproof!
So that’s what you’ll find on these pages: foolproof style.
Ever wondered why it is that florists and designers trees look better than yours? It’s likely because they work to a theme, so why don’t you? It’s fun to build a collection of ornaments and still vary your theme year by year – this time why not try a Victorian ‘nutcracker’ theme?read more
The essence of successful seasonal decorating is to make use of what you have around you, but Thanksgiving in the USA is not well timed from that point of view, or at least, not here in New Hampshire, so Thanksgiving Centerpieces can be a problem. Our scenery in...read more
Looking for an effective centerpiece that is easy to make, looks great and wont break the bank? Candles are always a winner, they add soft light, romance and even if you can afford nothing else, will make your table look special. If, however you have a little more time to spend, or want to go to just a little more bother, these ideas will help your create a floating candle centerpiece you can be proud of.read more
True blue, traditional red and white, or icy, sparkling silver. There are so many different ways to decorate a Christmas Tree, but here are some of the decorating ideas that have impressed me for 2016.read more
Not the first color you associate with Christmas, my family thought I’d lost the plot when I decided to give it a try, but I’m pleased with the result, and in the process I came up with lots of different ideas on how to approach decorating a pink Christmas tree.read more
This designer tree can be yours, but only if you stick to the theme and color scheme. The expensive part is the tree, don’t skimp, buy a good one and plenty of inexpensive decorations. If you splash out on one or two make sure they are gold or crystal, colors that will mix and match will almost any theme.read more
Sometimes the trimmed, decorated Christmas tree is just not wild enough, it doesn’t show the raw side of Christmas, the cold, the dark, the short days. If you’re looking for a tree idea with a little more wilderness and wow, try the snow tree.read more
The sheer size of Christmas Tree means it tends to dominate your Christmas decorations, yet many decorate their tree as an afterthought, or even leave the children to do it. Nothing looks more sad, than a sparse or badly decorated Christmas tree.
If you want a stunning tree as the centerpiece for your holiday celebrations, learn to decorate your tree in the right order, and using the appropriate number of lights, garlands and ornaments.
Every bride wants to walk into her wedding reception and be stunned by how gorgeous the room, the tables, the flowers look. Even an important private dinner at home will benefit from flowers, but what form should the centerpiece take? In this post we look at tall centerpieces, ideal for large rooms with tall ceilings, but don’t forget that flowers at all levels can look gorgeous in your own home. But low flowers on your dinner table, and taller, larger flowers on the buffet, and wherever your guests look, they’ll see something beautiful. As for tall wedding centerpieces, well, we have lots of ideas if you read on.read more
It’s a long time since I’ve made a really large arrangement, but I wanted a Thanksgiving centerpiece that would really make a statement for our first real Thanksgiving celebration in the USA. As a result, I broke the arrangement down into small peices and made each one separately. It’s a simple process to follow, and you don’t have the same sort of vase as I have, you can use any three containers of different heights.read more