Happy Halloween!

This time of year, my holiday decor is overshadowed by children's costumes and parties, but here's a look at my creepy skull themed dining room.  Maybe next year we'll have a blood-curdling adult soiree!



All American Girl Birthday Party

Oh, how I love throwing a birthday party!  I am so thrilled to share with you a party I designed for my daughter's birthday party last year.  Featuring a dessert display from our sister company, EyeCandy, this theme is so fun and I am proud to show off how cute everything turned out!!  While much of this is on EyeCandy's blog (see it here) , I wanted to highlight some of the decor elements for you too.

I chose red white and blue for the American Girl theme, with circles from the birthday girl's 8 and little touches of green and butterflies for the decor.

Decor above the craft table.  The girls created hats and scarves for themselves and their dolls, thanks to Nana.

And had a fashion show on a red carpet runway.

The table full of red, white and blue with special seats constructed for the dolls to sit too.

Pom pom embellishments for the chandelier

Clear glass vessels were used as the centerpiece display -- check out the floating butterflies in the bell jar.

And the big feature -- a dessert table by EyeCandy with treats for the dolls too!
 Little parfaits, teensy popcorn miniature candied apples, tiny red velvet whoopie pies and the cutest mini three tiered cake were the stars in this red, white and blue table.
Custom designed sugar cookies by If So Inklined Calligraphy and Illustration
and gorgeous labels too!

The drink station with more glass vessels and polka dots!

Such an adorable party!

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Wall Sconce Headboard

Just wanted to share a project we just completed in a spare bedroom re-do.  The room is still a work in progress, but the new headboard panels are up and I think they look great!

I started with frames purchased at Michael's, primed and painted them in a fabulous plum shade.  Using the backs of the frames, I covered them in batting and fabric.  

Here's a close-up of the cool paint color:
Drilling through the backs of the frames, the sconces were added directly onto the frame.  They'll serve as a headboard, lighting and art all in one!

 I can't wait to reveal the finished space!
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